Learning in Oregon

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

American Guitar Academy

Eugene

$129.95 $49

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

$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

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

Your Music Tutor

Gresham

$100 $45

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$49 for One Month of Weekly Piano Lessons at American Music Academies ($129.95 Value)

American Music Academies

Cooper Mountain - Aloha North

$129.95 $49

Students meet with instructors once each week to learn piano theory and techniques; complimentary e-book included

Four or Six Math or English Tutoring Sessions for One Child at Best in Class Education Center (Up to 71% Off)

Best in Class Education Center

Lake Oswego

$170 $49

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

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

$50 $25

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

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

Park Place Music Academy

Park Place

$90 $40

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

Kit Taylor

Jennings Lodge

$55 $32

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

Four Guitar, Drum, Ukulele or Bass Lessons for One or Two Students at Canby Music (Up to 52% Off)

Canby Music

Canby

$99 $49

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

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

African World Music

Portland

$50 $25

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

$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

5 or 10 Private Piano Lessons at Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Perhaps Piano the Laura McMillan Studio

Oregon City

$100 $40

Students hone their technique and musicality in private piano lessons

$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

$350 $65

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

Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Hum Strum Drum (Up to 53% Off)

Hum Strum Drum

Portland

$80 $40

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

$299 for SOI Learning or Vocational Abilities Assessment at Noteworthy Learning ($720 Value)

NoteWorthy Learning

Cal Young

$720 $299

In-depth analysis charts each student or worker's strengths and weaknesses, and designs a blueprint for academic or career success

$79 for a Tutoring Package at Sylvan Learning Center ($350 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Salem

$350 $79

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

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

The Rhythm Lab

Portland

$35 $16

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

One or Four Private Drum Classes or a Two-Hour African Drum Circle at Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio (Up to 71% Off)

Sound & Rhythm Drumming Studio

Alberta Arts

$25 $12

Internationally accomplished instructor teaches students to play the drums in private lessons or leads groups in a fun African drum circle

Two-Hour Intro to Feltmaking Class with Supplies for One or Two at Eugene Textile Center (Up to 50% Off)

Eugene Textile Center

Eugene

$40 $20

Experienced instructor imparts felt-making basics during two-hour class for students aged 9 and older

$99 for Online Guitar-Teacher Course from American Music Teacher Certification Board ($239 Value)

American Music Teacher Certification Board

Online Deal

$239 $99

Learn valuable teaching & business skills that culminate in certification; one year of marketing service included to help acquire students

Four-Week Introductory Salsa Course for One or Two at Salsa Con Coco Dance Company (51% Off)

Salsa Con Coco Dance Company

Portland

$75 $37

In eight classes, the Foundation Salsa course covers elementary footwork and partnering; combination of ballroom and street dancing

Two or Four Months of Guitar Lessons from R & B Music (Up to 55% Off)

R & B Music

Cedar Hills - Cedar Mill

$200 $99

Professional music teachers instruct students in guitar with lessons specifically designed for pupil's age and skill level

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

Creative Roots

Northwest District

$40 $20

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$39 for an On-Demand Voiceover Acting for Beginners Course ($219 Value)

Gravy For The Brain

Online Deal

$219 $39

Prolific UK voiceover artist Peter Dickson helped craft this comprehensive beginners course in professional-grade voiceover skills

$79 for Online Child Psychology, Daycare, or Teaching Assistant Course from Online Academies (81% Off)

Online Academies

Online Deal

$415.99 $79

Convenient online courses grant certification in fields of child psychology, daycare, or teaching assistance

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$15 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Portland Drum Lessons.com

Portland Drum Lessons

Redeem from Home

$30 $15

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

Blueprint Ensemble Arts

Cedar Hills - Cedar Mill North

$80 $32

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

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

Smile At The Rain Tutoring

Portland

$350 $175

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In 1976, Joan Barnes—a California mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time—took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play and Music. In the decades since Gymboree’s founding, Joan’s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children's cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classes for parents, newborns, and children under 1 year that cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beckwith to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.

17400 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Portland,
OR
US

Through exhibits that explore everything from astronomy and physics to biology and paleontology, the Science Factory inspires a lifelong love of science in children as well as adults. Above all else, the nonprofit embraces a motto of "please touch," creating safe, engaging opportunities for children to act on their curiosity and gain insight into the principles underlying scientific and technological theories.

The Exploration Dome exemplifies the immersive nature of the Museum, surrounding audiences with a full-dome screen that displays digital and live-action films. These educational features can take guests to virtually any location in the world and beyond, including the heart of the Borneo rainforest, the depths of prehistoric oceans, the edge of our galaxy's super-massive black hole, and a universe where popcorn kernels never get stuck in your teeth. Permanent exhibits—including a feature on responsible recycling as well as a terrarium of lizards, frogs, and plants, complete with Renegade, the Museum's resident iguana—explore topics in more depth, complementing both the Exploration Dome’s videos and an ever-changing roster of special attractions.

2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
Eugene,
OR
US

At Adventures Unlimited, infants to 12-year-olds develop their love of learning through hands-on exploration in a safe environment, overseen by a team of first-aid- and CPR-certified caretakers. The center combines a park-like outdoor play area, ideal for aspiring tag-players and botanists alike, with an onsite trove of dress-up clothes to aid children as they become pirates or tiara-wearing pirates. Adventures Unlimited also fuels fun with snacks throughout the day, though children are responsible for bringing their own sack lunches.

Age-targeted activities abound throughout the year, with story time for infants and toddlers, after-school activities and transportation to local elementary schools for school-age children, and a pre-school for 3- and 4-year-olds with semi-structured art, science, math, and language classes. A registered private kindergarten pampers 5-year-olds with attention before transitioning them seamlessly into local public schools. During the summer months, the center’s camp hinges on weekly themes that can transform participants into chefs or educate them on Oregon’s history of hiding gold in its rivers and children's ears.

669 Vista Ave SE
Salem,
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.

620 Northwest 8th Street
Gresham,
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

Certified regular and guest instructors at Bikram Yoga Greater Portland's three studios guide groups through yoga poses and breathing exercises inside rooms heated to a temperature of 105 degrees or higher. Flow through up to 26 postures of varying difficulty in each 90-minute session, taking slow breaths through the nose and focusing on stillness so as not to disturb temperamental motion sensors. By encouraging perspiration, the practice of Bikram yoga may help to facilitate weight loss, lower high blood pressure and stress, and reduce pain from physical injuries.

Bikram Yoga Greater Portland threw open the doors of their newest location, in Tigard, in May 2013; the spacious studio floods with natural light from a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows on one side of the space. The sleek confines of the Beaverton location are home to a 4,000-square-foot studio and a lobby decorated with custom-built benches. The Portland studio's 2,500-square-foot space is guarded by a lobby decorated with subtle colors and natural light from large windows. All locations are equipped with showers for men and women, each stocked with robes to keep post-workout skin from huddling up under the hair upon encountering cooler temps.

3665 SW Hall Blvd.
Beaverton,
OR
US