Personal Development in National City

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Four-Hour Master Public Speaker Course at Leadership Foundation Academy (57% Off)

Leadership Foundation Academy

San Diego

From the merchant: Master your Appearance-Body language-Conversation. Practice storytelling, hone in your message, build your confidence.

$460 $198

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Three-Hour Photography Workshop for One or Two from The Workshoppe (Up to 61% Off)

The Workshoppe

Balboa Park

Small groups roam Balboa Park in walking snapshot workshops led by working photographers

$79 $33

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$60 for Six Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Classes at The International Spanish Institute ($125 Value)

The International Spanish Institute

Mission Valley East

Instructors Nora and Anna guide students through Spanish fundamentals, from basic phrases to more advanced conversational skills

$125 $54

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Photography 101 Class for One or Two at Local Photo Classes (Up to 53% Off).

Local Photo Classes

San Diego

Team of five instructors offers 16 photography classes for students of all skill levels

$40 $19

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$523 for $950 Worth of Academic Classes — Memory Prep

Memory Prep

San Diego

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$950 $523

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One Learning Assessment and Two Tutoring Sessions from The Inspired Mind Learning Ctr (55% Off)

The Inspired Mind Learning Ctr

Rancho Bernardo

From the merchant: Students will receive a math skills evaluation by Dr. Ashlee Lain, PhD and two lessons with a professional tutor.

$129 $58

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$75 for $150 Groupon — MACSD

Multi Access Connect

Kearny Mesa

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $75

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$65 for Four 30-Minute Private Sessions at US Music Lessons ($140 Value)

US Music Lessons

Rancho Bernardo

Experienced music instructors help students begin or continue their exploration of drums, piano, guitar, bass, and voice

$140 $65

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30-Hour Bartending Certification at School of Spirits Bartending College (Up to 60% Off). Four Options.

School of Spirits Bartending College

San Diego

Professional bartenders instruct 18–12 students in mixology, free pouring, and making garnishes during two-week certification courses

$199 $79

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Five or 10 90-Minute Group Spanish Classes at Saber Spanish Language Cultural Center (Up to 56% Off)

Saber Spanish Language Cultural Center

Kearny Mesa

Skilled instructors aid students of all levels in Spanish vocabulary and grammar, as well as oral and written communication skills

$100 $49

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Online or In-Class California Real-Estate License-Certification Course from Adhi Schools (Up to 51% Off)

Adhi Schools

Carmel Valley

Instructors help students earn real-estate licenses through self-study online or in-person courses with included textbooks

$507 $249

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$74 for One-Hour Beach Flying Lesson from San Diego Beach Flights ($149 Value)

San Diego Beach Flights

Otay Mesa

Flight lesson over the beach from veteran pilot with 30 years of experience as an FAA-certified flight mechanic

$149 $74

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$923 for Four Flight Lessons from Fly with Mark ($1,918.80 Value)

Fly With Mark

San Diego

Students climb into a four-seater plane with a pilot who has been flying for two decades and teaching for three

$1,918.80 $923

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A Private Music Lesson from Mo'orea Music Pele Productions (54% Off)

Moorea Music Pele Productions

San Diego

Develop your voice to its fullest potential! Learn an incredible technique for a solid foundation for singers and speakers.

$150 $69

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Try Scuba Class or Open-Water Certification from Unified Team Diving (60% Off)

Unified Team Diving

UTD San Diego Training Center

Try Scuba classes welcome newbies; certification classes require six four-hour classes and dives

$125 $50

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$149 for a Four-Week Kids’ Introduction to Robotics Class with Beginner Kit at Robolink ($300 Value)

Robolink

Sorrento Valley

Using a beginner kit, students learn robotics fundamentals as they build bots that can trace lines or play games

$300 $140

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One or Two Months of Math Tutoring at Mathnasium of Rancho PQ (Up to 67% Off)

Mathnasium of Rancho PQ

San Diego

Math tutors help students in grades K-12 learn how to solve problems that they are struggling with using the Mathnasium Method

$430 $154

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One- or Two-Year Membership to Parenting 101 from The Parent Connection (Up to 63% Off)

The Parent Connection

San Diego

Programs teach parents how to handle baby sleep training, terrible twos & potty training while connecting families through play groups

$20 $9

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$199 for Flight-Lesson Package for 1 Student and 2 Passengers from Learn To Fly San Diego ($592 Value)

Learn To Fly San Diego

Kearny Mesa

Introductory flight lesson with necessities for beginner pilots

$592 $199

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4 or 8 Educational Classes (K-8) or SAT Prep Program with Materials at Brainy Learning Center (Up to 76% Off)

Brainy Learning Center

Brainy Learning Center

Educational experts help kids get ahead in school with tutoring sessions and SAT prep programs

$230 $59

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Bartending Courses from Professional Bartenders School (Up to 82% Off). Four Options Available.

Professional Bartenders School

Multiple Locations

Work with real glassware, bottles, and soda guns while learning to mix cocktails; an online course allows at-home certification

$195 $61

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Piano Lessons from Music Pillars (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Music Pillars

San Diego

Professional pianist blends Classical and Suzuki methods to teach students in their choice of genre, from Bach to pop

$45 $17

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One Private Driving Lesson at MATT Driving School (57% Off)

Matt Driving School

San Diego

From the merchant: one-on-one in-car training for six hours

$360 $155

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Four Dance Classes from Visionary School for the Performing Arts (64% Off)

Visionary School For The Performing Arts

San Diego

From the merchant: Choose from ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, and musical theatre classes

$70 $25

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5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at Body Evolution (Up to 71% Off)

Body Evolution

Kearny Mesa

In 60 minutes, instructors can lead you through resistance training and body conditioning

$100 $39

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$81 for $150 Worth of Digital-Media Classes — Media Arts Center San Diego

Media Arts Center San Diego

San Diego

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $81

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$65 for a Two-Hour Couples Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Hosted inside Yoga One

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

$135 $65

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Four 60-Minute Group Piano Lessons or Four 30-Minute Private Lessons at T.K. Musik Akademy (Up to 70% Off)

T.K. Musik Akademy

San Diego

Thai Khuong, who has had formal training from world-class jazz pianist Kamau Kenyatta, teaches aspiring pianists

$70 $21

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$15 for $30 Groupon — A Plus Driving School

A Plus Driving School

Lemon Grove

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 $15

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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Ukelele, or Bass Lessons with Diogo Andrade (Up to 64% Off)

Guitar Player

La Mesa

A classical guitarist since he was 12, Diogo Andrade teaches students the fundamentals of playing guitar, ukulele, or bass

$40 $16

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60-Minute Introductory Flight Lesson from Apus Air (53% Off)

Apus Air

El Cajon

The flight-instruction package includes ground training, certificate of initial flight, and 30 minutes of flight

$130 $61

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One-Week or Three-Day Preschool Programs for Infants, Toddlers, or Kids Aged 3–6 at Rise N Shine (Up to 54% Off)

Rise N Shine

Lakeside

Three- and five-day programs teach motor, cognitive, and social skills for kids as young as 6 weeks and kindergarten prep for kids 3–6

$195 $89

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Four or Eight In-Home or In-Studio Private Music Lessons from Kenny Mathews Music (Up to 59% Off)

Kenny Mathews Music

North County San Diego

Band teacher with 20 years of experience coaches students on instruments such as the guitar, piano, trumpet, flute, and ukelele

$100 $49

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$49 for Complete Computer Repair and Diagnosis at Computer Services Unlimited ($250 Value)

Computer Services Unlimited

Escondido

Technicians remove unwanted programs and repair almost any computer problem

$250 $49

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$29 for $65 Groupon — AmeriForex

Ameriforex

Carlsbad

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$65 $29

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Three-Hour Makeup Workshop for 1 or 2 or a 2-Hour One-on-one lesson at CAMMUA Makeup Academy (Up to 65% Off)

CAMMUA Makeup Academy

Multiple Locations

Group classes hone skills such as foundation and concealer application and tailoring eye looks to bone structures

$200 $79

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$199 for a Two-Hour Flight-Lesson Package at Skyline Flight Training ($621 Value)

Skyline Flight Training

Carlsbad

Steer an aircraft high above the city while an FAA-certified instructor looks on and lends his flying wisdom

$621 $199

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One-Hour Voice Lesson at Voice Lessons for Kids and Teens (42% Off)

Voice Lessons For Kids And Teens

Vista

From the merchant: A fun and affordable way to learn singing techniques and musicality, as well as audition and performance prep.

$45 $26

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2.5-Hour Intro Class or One-Day Quick Start Market Trading Class at Forex 365 (Up to 69% Off)

Forex 365

Oceanside

Beginner-level courses demystify the biggest trading market around: foreign currency exchange

$99 $35

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$49 for a Discover Scuba Class Including Equipment Rental at Oceanside Scuba and Swim Center ($99 Value)

Oceanside Scuba and Swim Center

Multiple Locations

3-hour intro to scuba course located at onsite pool includes equipment

$99 $49

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Three 90-Minute Group or Private Spanish Language Courses from B-Blingual (Up to 50% Off)

B-Blingual

Oceanside

Get a head start on learning the spanish language with 90-minute sessions of natural conversation and language exercises

$110 $55

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$16 for $35 Worth of Music Lessons — Music Coach Mike

Music Coach Mike

Oceanside

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$35 $16

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$25 for a Seven-Hour SAT Skills Seminar at Achieve SAT Test Prep ($99 Value)

Achieve SAT Test Prep

Temecula

Seven-hour seminar is geared toward students just about to take the SAT; designed to review the most heavily tested types of questions

$99 $25

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$95 for a Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning ($370 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

Personal, detailed help with math, writing, or reading during tutoring sessions.

$370 $95

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8 or 12 Group Piano Lessons with Lesson Book at Temecula Music Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Temecula Music Academy

Temecula

In lessons grouped according to age and skill, students learn to read notes, develop their ear, play chords, and understand music theory

$230 $115

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Individual Tutoring Sessions for All Grades and Subjects at Guaranteed Results Tutoring (50% Off)

Guaranteed Results Tutoring

Temecula

Private tutoring sessions can aid students in achieving academic excellence in many different subject matters

$160 $80

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4 or 10 Group Salsa Classes from Espie Hernandez Dance (Up to 56% Off)

Espie Hernandez Dance

Temecula

Certified dance instructor with 14-plus years of professional dance experience teaches students sultry salsa moves

$35 $17

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$800 for a Private SCUBA Certification and Four Dives with Scuba Center Temecula ($1,500 Value)

Scuba Center Temecula

Temecula

Skilled instructors work one-on-one with students during PADI SCUBA certification courses, with dives near Catalina Island and La Jolla

$1,500 $800

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Online Driver's Ed Course or 6 Hours of Behind-the-Wheel Training from Guaranteed Driving School (Up to 37% Off)

Guaranteed Driving School

San Clemente, Orange County

An online course let you work toward your learner’s permit at home and behind-the-wheel instruction hones your road skills

$350 $249

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$12 for an Online Course from Zaki Traffic School ($20 Value)

Zaki Traffic School

Online

School helps students return to the road after a court-ordered driving hiatus

$20 $12

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$168 for Scuba Certification Course for One at Extreme Adventures LLC ($1,275 Value)

Extreme Adventures LLC

Murrieta

Become certified to scuba dive via class sessions and guided dives

$1,275 $168

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Three-Hour Photography Class at maxExposure4 Photography (50% Off)

Maxexposure4 Photography

Dana Point

From the merchant: Learn the basics of your digital camera! This hands on participation class will teach you how to shoot great shots!

$98 $49

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$45 for Three 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at The Music Stand ($90 Value). Nine Options Available.

The Music Stand

Laguna Niguel

For 15 years, expert instructors have taught kids & adults alike everything from guitar & bass to piano, voice & most orchestral instruments

$90 $40

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Four or Eight Guitar Lessons at Pat Hurley Music School (Up to 65% Off)

Pat Hurley Music School

Laguna Niguel

Music instructor with more than 35 years of experience teaches students to play the guitar at their own pace

$130 $52

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One Month of 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Music Ed 4 U, Inc. (60% Off). Two Options Available.

Music Ed 4 U, Inc.

Ladera Ranch

Using a step-by-step program, a piano teacher with 40+ years of experience teaches the instrument to students of all ages

$120 $48

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Two or Four Semiprivate Music Lessons at My Music School (Up to 57% Off)

My Music School

Lake Elsinore

Groups of up to four hone skills on guitar, piano, violin, bass, or ukelele; valid for students between the ages of 6 and 17

$30 $14

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One, Two, or Three 2-Hour Reading and Writing Tutoring Sessions at JMLearning365 (Up to 66% Off)

JMLearning365

Aliso Viejo

Instructor Jeff Lake draws on his teaching experience to help students build reading, writing, and test-taking skills

$80 $27

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Four-Hour Weekend Digital-Photography Workshop for One or Two from My Artist Loft (Up to 57% Off)

My Artist Loft

Laguna Beach

Photo expert Mary Gulino imparts digital-photography basics throughout four-hour outdoor or indoor workshops

$149 $69

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$29 for Three 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Reid Music Academy (Up to $70 Value)

Reid Music Academy

Mission Viejo

A multi-instrumentalist with 15-plus years of teaching experience helps students with musical skills such as singing and playing sax

$70 $29

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at Ladera Ranch Dance Academy is now THE URGE DANCE COMPLEX (65% Off)

Ladera Ranch Dance Academy

Mission Viejo

From the merchant: Everyone loves to dance! Come have fun as we dance the day away with lots of different class options to choose from.

$125 $44

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$69 for a Six-Hour Guest Service Gold Workshop at Hospitality Institute of California ($150 Value)

Hospitality Institute of California

Laguna Hills

Instructors teach students the hospitality practices necessary to advance in the guest-services industry; all course materials included

$150 $69

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Outdoor Book Club for One or Two from Reading Solutions (Up to 50% Off)

Reading Solutions

Laguna Hills

Book club on Laguna Beach teaches kids, parents, and teachers reading strategies, comprehension, and critical thinking

$10 $5

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$149 for 12-Week Real Estate License Course at Nationwide Real Estate Schools

Nationwide Real Estate Schools

Multiple Locations

Class time and materials help students get their real-estate-salesperson license with practice exams and study material

$309 $149

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Lessons or Studio Time at Music Vault Academy (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

Music Vault Academy

Laguna Hills

Instructors aim to improve students’ musical proficiency at their instrument and competence playing with others

$130 $59

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Healthy Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, or Newborn/Infant Care Course at Beach Cities Midwifery (Up to 80% Off)

Beach Cities Midwifery

Multiple Locations

Led by certified nurse midwives, these classes help answer questions on what to expect during pregnancy and preparing for birth of a baby

$129 $26

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$189 for a Scuba-Certification Course at Sea Stallion Scuba Outfitters ($495 Value)

Sea Stallion Scuba Outfitters

Irvine Industrial Complex-East

Certified instructors prep students for open-water dives with classroom and pool sessions during SSI dive-certification courses

$495 $189

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A Private Music Lesson from California Sound Studios, Inc. (56% Off)

California Sound Studios, Inc.

Lake Forest

Professional instructor, all skill levels (beginner/advanced); learn how to read and write music. All ages welcome!!!

$90 $40

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Two or Four 30-Minute Classical Piano Lessons at Joyce Piano (Up to 74% Off)

Joyce Piano

Lake Forest

Instructor with 15 years of experience leads private lessons in classical piano playing six days a week

$60 $17

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$8 for $15 Groupon — Accredited Driving School

Accredited Driving School

San Jacinto

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 $8

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One or Two 40-Minute Piano Lessons at EZPiano (Up to 80% Off)

EZPiano

Irvine Business Complex

Experienced instructors blend aspects of teaching methods such as Suzuki and Kodály to meet the needs of each individual

$40 $10

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$18 towards 2 Mommy and Me "Learn, Sign & Play" Classes

Little Sign of Mine

Irvine

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $18

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$99 for One Month of Weekly Enrichment-Program Classes at USA Academy of Performing Arts ($295 Value)

USA Academy of Performing Arts

Northwood

Kids aged 3 and up take classes to improve their skills in singing, dance, martial arts, music, art, acting, foreign languages, and more

$295 $99

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Five Group Language Classes or Three Private Language Lessons at Spectrum Languages (Up to 56% Off)

Spectrum Languages

Irvine Business Complex

Group classes typically host up to eight students, and during private lessons, students work on fluency in a choice of Spanish or Italian

$45 $22

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Four Private Music Lessons from Irvine Music Academy (51% Off)

Irvine Music Academy

Irvine

30-minute piano, guitar, and violin lessons available; instructors specialize in teaching children ages 5 and up

$175 $86

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Four or Eight ESL Pronunciation and Grammar Group Classes at Irvine Education Center (Up to 70% Off)

Irvine Education Center

John Wayne Airport

Language classes form the majority of this education center's curriculum

$196 $79

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One or Two Basic Digital-Photography Classes at iWink Studios (Up to 80% Off)

iWink Studios

Newport Beach

Taught in one day, two three-hour courses cover photography basics such as camera settings and shooting moving objects

$159 $36

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Academic Tutoring Sessions or SAT and ACT Test Prep from TutorNerds LLC (50% Off). Three Options Available.

TutorNerds LLC

Irvine

Tutors travel to a location of your choosing to help teach students course material and improve their time-management and study skills

$280 $139

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$18 for $40 at I Am You - Self Discovery Center

Speaking Circles

Newport Beach

Mastering the art of public speaking, starting with learning to breathe while an audience is present. We practice in small groups.

$40 $18

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Some methods of typing are classically inefficient—pecking out words with only your index fingers, for example, or staring at the keyboard and searching for the letter you need. Keyboard Pro's online typing courses help typists abandon those strategies for seamless touch-typing.

Its video-based lessons, which are endorsed by Microsoft, proceed at a custom pace, allowing for a variety of learning styles and speeds. And its focus extends beyond speed—Keyboard Pro also aids with accuracy and even helps typists improve their posture at the computer. When users pass the academy's typing exam, they receive a downloadable diploma, which they can proudly hang on their wall or the fridge of the neighbors whose own children never accomplish anything.

891 Showroom Place, Suite 101
Chula Vista,
CA
US

While her husband was in Iraq, KinderJam founder El Brown struggled to entertain her toddler with high-energy, enriching activities that would prepare him for kindergarten. Drawing on her master's degree in early-childhood education and more than a decade as an educator for children around the globe, Brown devised a program that has since become a preschool franchise reaching more than 1,300 children in four countries. The KinderJam curriculum, designed to mesh with NAEYC framework and Developmentally Appropriate Practice standards, fosters creativity and school skills with vibrant props, creative movement, and boisterous music. For younger participants, weekly BabyJam sessions strengthen bonds between infants and parents through music-fueled tickling, cuddling, and trigonometry-proof analysis.

25 Ford Rd.
San Diego,
California
US

The Sylvester family had bartending in its blood. Whether it was Uncle Mickey holding court with 40 years' worth of regulars or Tony Sr. mixing one of his signature Skip and Go Nakeds, they exemplified the easy grace and no-nonsense craftsmanship found in a true barman's barman. That dedication to well-poured drinks carried over to Tony Jr., who has spent the last 35 years training mixologists nationwide through the curriculum of his ABC Bartending Schools. Taught behind fully functional bars, his courses educate students in topics ranging from drink recipes and equipment setup to flair moves and alcohol awareness. His schools also emphasize employment; after graduation, students can take advantage of a nationwide job placement service to land gigs in Miami nightclubs, Las Vegas casinos, or the bar cars of Chicago's El trains.

3568 30th Street
San Diego,
CA
US

In bar classrooms outfitted with real equipment and experienced instructors, the students at Professional Bartenders School learn to mix, pour, and serve their way into the barkeeping industry. Courses ranging from six hours to two weeks instill pupils with the tenets of professional drinksmanship, such as free pouring, drink recipes, and customer service. Students fill glasses with spurts from soda guns, simulated liquor from real bottles, and garnishes carved from organic plastic lemons as they learn drink recipes and mixing techniques. Upon certification, newly minted bartenders receive lifetime job-placement help, with access to a database of hospitality employers.

7850 Mission Center Court
San Diego,
CA
US

Award-winning artisan and sculptor James Stone draws upon 27 years of craftsmanship and artistry to teach his students the ways of transmogrifying ordinary glass into masterworks. During hands-on demonstrations, James leads groups of up to six pupils in wielding 2,300-degree torches that turn brittle glass into malleable liquid ready to be shaped into art or slathered onto injured windows. Each day, the ovens also churn out tumblers and sculptures available for sale, and the studio routinely takes orders for custom projects and ornaments.

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego,
CA
US

Every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the affable instructors at Pacific Surf School educate students with the healing benefits of yoga alongside the radical benefits of surfing. For the first hour, a series of specific yoga poses will help increase blood flow, improve breathing, and stretch surfing muscles to ensure nimble thumbs and pinkies are prepared for tubular signaling. After the banquet of stretching has ceased, the next two hours are devoted to beginner surf lessons. All equipment is provided, including the surfboard, Lycra wetsuit, quality instruction, and surfside lingo. The pre-meditated yoga session will perk up your surf skills by instilling feelings of focus, body-mind awareness, and the ability to attract suitors with a newly acquired phytoplankton glow.

735 Santa Clara Pl
San Diego,
CA
US