Personal Development in Oak Hills

3, 6, or 9 Cognitive Skills Sessions at Think Straight Training and Homeschool Support LLC (Up to 53% Off)

Think Straight Training and Homeschool Support LLC

Rose Springs Center

Kids or adults improve cognitive skills, focus, and coordination with a combination of balance, auditory, and vision exercises

$180 $89

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One or Two Two-Hour Couples-Massage Classes at The Love Lab (Up to 54% Value)

The Love Lab

Pearl

Partners learn the essentials of professional back, scalp, & foot massage or the basics of arms, legs, and hand massage as they enjoy treats

$135 $65

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Four or 12 Hours of Kids' Spanish Immersion Class at Eduplin Spanish Christian School (Up to 67% Off)

Eduplin Spanish Christian School

NW Portland -- Cedar Mill

Social studies, music, dance, exercise, and science for four hours a day in Spanish immersion class that covers language and Latin culture

$200 $72

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Violin or Fiddle Lessons at Red Barn Studios (Up to 63% Off)

Red Barn Studios

Multiple Locations

2011 National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest winner teaches students to play fiddle or violin employing the Suzuki method

$120 $52

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$20 for art instruction for adults $40 Groupon — Creative Roots

Creative Roots

Northwest District

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

$40 $20

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$35 for Four Group Lessons for Guitar, Piano, or Voice at Every Family Needs Music ($130 Value)

Every Family Needs Music

Brooklyn

In group music lessons, teachers emphasize importance of fun over technical skill, fostering a deep-felt love of song

$130 $35

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Hum Strum Drum (Up to 63% Off)

Hum Strum Drum

Portland

Students aged 9 and older take part in classes available on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday

$80 $32

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Four or Eight One-Hour Guitar Lessons from Ryan Meagher (50% Off)

Ryan Meagher

Hazelwood

Jazz guitarist Ryan Meagher uses his experience as a recording musician and composer to guide students in their own musicianship

$240 $120

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A Private Music Lesson from North Tabor Guitar Studio (55% Off)

North Tabor Guitar Studio

North Tabor

Students learn how to play a guitar during four 30-minute guitar lessons with a professional music coach

$110 $49

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Seven-Day Film Course at Ayin Sparks (45% Off)

Ayin Sparks

Portland

DIY personal-narrative-documentary film workshop; explore your creativity, free your voice, and discover yourself anew

$400 $220

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$65 for a Skills Assessment, Two Hours of Tutoring, and a Report-Card Evaluation at Sylvan Learning (Up to $350 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

Diagnostic assessment starts a personalized approach designed for kids in grades K–12 in subjects including, math, reading, and writing

$350 $65

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One, Four, or Eight African-Drumming Classes at Sound and Rhythm Drumming Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Sound and Rhythm Drumming Studio

Portland

Internationally accomplished instructor teaches students to play the drums during 60-minute African-drumming classes

$12.50 $6

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Seven-Day Voice Course at Blueprint Ensemble Arts (60% Off)

Blueprint Ensemble Arts

Cedar Hills - Cedar Mill North

Seven weeks of singing with one of Blueprint Ensemble's choirs; includes one day per week

$80 $32

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African-Drumming Classes for Adults and Children at African World Music (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

African World Music

Portland

International performer and founder of the African World Music Project shares his taste of Ghanain music and culture with students

$50 $25

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$16 for $35 Worth of Drum Lessons — The Rhythm Lab

The Rhythm Lab

Portland

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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Four-Day Musical Instrument Course at MusicWerks Studio (60% Off)

Musicwerks Studio

Portland

From the merchant: A four-week course exploring the basics of music in a fun and engaging group setting; choose between guitar and piano

$135 $54

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$175 for $350 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Smile at the Rain Tutoring

Smile At The Rain Tutoring

Portland

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

$350 $175

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$99 for Diagnostic Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning Center ($370 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Cascade Park

After thorough skills assessment, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student’s learning needs

$370 $99

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Four or Six Math or English Tutoring Sessions for One Child at Best in Class Education Center (Up to 75% Off)

Best in Class Education Center

Lake Oswego

During 60-minute sessions, tutors help students strengthen critical thinking or creative writing skills

$170 $43

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$32 for $55 Worth of Music Lessons — Kit Taylor School Of Music

Kit Taylor

Jennings Lodge

Furthering skills on the piano for any age and any skill level. One-on-one lessons. Fun, no pressure environment.

$55 $32

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$36 for $60 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — FAST

Fast

Wilsonville

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

$60 $36

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5 or 10 Private Piano Lessons at Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio (Up to 69% Off)

Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio

Oregon City

Students hone their technique and musicality in private piano lessons

$100 $35

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$40 for $90 Worth of Music Lessons — Park Place Music Academy

Park Place Music Academy

Park Place

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

$90 $40

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$45 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Your Music Tutor

Your Music Tutor

Gresham

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

$100 $45

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Four Guitar, Drum, Ukulele or Bass Lessons for One or Two Students at Canby Music (Up to 58% Off)

Canby Music

Canby

Lessons in playing the guitar, bass, drum, or ukulele meet once per week over the course of a month

$99 $43

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Discover Scuba or Open-Water Diver-Certification Course for One or Two at HydroSports Dive and Travel (Up to 60% Off)

HydroSports Dive and Travel

Keizer

Staff teaches basic diving and safety skills in controlled pool; pupils train for open-water dives with class that can beget certification

$50 $25

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Two-Hour Outdoor Photography Class for One or Two at Gregory Dean Design / Photography (Up to 55% Off)

Gregory Dean Design / Photography

Central Area

Instructors offer practical tips on composition, lighting, and exposure before students snap shots of scenic locations around town

$99 $49

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$70 for a Tutoring Package at Sylvan Learning Center ($350 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Salem

Diagnostic assessment starts a personalized approach designed for kids in grades K–12 in subjects such as math, reading, and writing

$350 $70

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$80 for Two-Year Car-Care Package at Trinity's Quality Auto Care ($320 Value)

Trinity's Quality Auto Care

Morningside

GM Master– and ASE Master–certified tech keeps cars rolling worry free with a maintenance package that looks after autos for two full years

$320 $80

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Staffed entirely by DMV–certified instructors, Oregon Driver Education Center has been filling potholes in the knowledge of novice and experienced drivers since 1987. The center's masters of the open road send teens and adults on the path to earning their driver's licenses and maintaining clean driving records with comprehensive DMV drive test prep courses and defense driving classes. With an intimate understanding of the unique challenges facing Oregonian motorists, ODEC also offers an Xtreme Driver Control course that focuses on navigating vehicles through rain, ice, and throngs of rabid snowmen. Additionally, the center's specialty courses teach precautionary practices to medically at-risk drivers.

18550 Southwest Kinnaman Road
Beaverton,
OR
US

As part of its mission to trumpet the joys of natural living and community-fueled sustainability, Common Circle Education conducts a Sustainability in Motion tour, teaming bicyclists up with a like-minded biker gang of 20–40 riders for a scenic week of riding, eating, camping, and learning. Each tour begins with a guide leading the group through bike safety and mechanical fundamentals before escorting them out onto scenic, low-traffic farm roads. Pedal pushers spend the week eating healthy, organic vegan fare, visiting organic farms, and biking anywhere from two to six hours (20–60 miles) every other day. During nonbiking days, the group absorbs the productive philosophies of permaculture, sustainability, and regenerative design via hands-on activities—providing a productive respite from mind-numbing TV shows such as News, Sport, and Louder News.

14525 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton,
OR
US

Brains need workouts, too, according to the founders of Braingystics, a licensed Brainobrain learning center. Here, adults, seniors, and children aged 4–14 hone their abilities to listen, learn, and tackle nearly any problem that comes their way. The center’s whole-brain development program revolves around games, coaching, and brain training that incorporates neuro-feedback, music therapy, and multisensory exercises. As kids hone their math and reading skills, they build confidence, creativity, and a vocabulary as broad and sophisticated as an ocean with a British accent. To help all children achieve their true potential, the center offers learning assessments and therapy for gifted children as well as those with challenges such as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism-spectrum disorders. Seniors can attend classes that use both instructor-based and technologically enhanced exercises to keep mental faculties sharp and improve emotional health. Adults 18 years and older can also benefit from brain training, beginning with an assessment to determine mental fitness and continuing with small-group classes or one-on-one coaching, which can enhance focus, memory, and communication skills, and even help with weight-loss and stress-relief efforts.

5215 Northeast Elam Young Parkway
Hillsboro,
OR
US

Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Center’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them to firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chest. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.

1322 NE Orenco Station Pkwy
Hillsboro,
OR
US

To best prepare their students for the unexpected, the NRA- and DPSST-certified instructors at RazorSix Tactical fuse modern mixed martial arts techniques with operational training based on historical units such as the WWII Office of Strategic Services and the U.S. Navy Seals. Within a controlled environment at either the client’s home or the business’s gym, they create combat scenarios based on actual street fights and demonstrate basic survival techniques. Outside the gym, the staff’s passion is in creating equipment based on its signature design theory.

1419 NE 25th Ave.
Hillsboro,
OR
US

Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.

5509 Southeast 80th Avenue
Portland,
OR
US