A pupil’s holiday letter addressed to “Mr. Vargas” captures the heart of Vargas Conservatory of Music in one simple sentence: “You are one of my favorite teachers.” Michael Vargas and a team of degreed instructors—who are trained by Vargas himself—work hard to motivate and encourage their students, forming genuine friendships as they instruct pupils in music theory and sight-reading. The private lessons tackle everything from classical to jazz to pop music, depending on the student’s tastes.
Signature Service: Art on Tap
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Blick acrylic paints
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
All of your supplies and needs are taken care of. You receive a free beverage to get you in the creative mood.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
The instructors have masters' degrees in fine arts and are credentialed school teachers, which is something other companies do not offer. Our experienced teaching methods put you at ease and guide you step-by-step. We only have one rule: it is impossible to make a mistake. What one deems as a mistake can lead a painter into a unique masterpiece.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Art on Tap is an adult painting class, held at Claremont Craft Ales, where creativity flows from giant kegs of craft ale right into your paintbrush.
It's fitting that the daily mantra at Iron Works Gym is "Strike while the iron is hot." Not only does this motto reflect the gym's industrious name and spirit—it also reflects the staff's focus on helping clients achieve their full fitness potential. To aid in this pursuit, the gym is filled with health and exercise gear that ranges from ellipticals and stationary bikes to free weights, resistance bands, and a steamy sauna. The gym also guides visitors toward health with services that include personal training, sports-specific training, and group classes.