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Climbers of all experience levels clamber vertically inside Amarillo Rock Climbing House. Beginners test their skills on low walls, and more advanced grapplers defy gravity on a high wall that juts diagonally. Instructors teach climbing techniques and safety practices in private and group classes, and partners learn to secure each other in harnesses during belay lessons. Climbing shoes, harnesses, and other equipment are available at the facility.

500 S Fannin St
Amarillo,
TX
US

At Reel Opportunity Connection, experienced acting coach and talent scout Cyndie Koetting teaches students how to act and model. Hours of private lessons and on-camera experience give her clients the tools they need to succeed on stage and in film.

2100 S Washington St
Amarillo,
TX
US

Established: 1969
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Recommended
Most popular offering: Math tutoring done on an hourly basis.
Pro Tip: I offer the students one-on-one MATH tutoring from my home.

Q&A with Larry Williams, The MATH Tutor

What makes your business stand out?
I have continued to take math courses at Amarillo College so I can be a more effective tutor and offer a wide range of math tutoring.

What inspired you to start tutoring math?
When I was a senior in high school, my Trigonometry teacher told me I had a gift and should consider teaching or tutoring math. I made myself available as a tutor and have been doing that ever since.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Every once in a while, a question will be asked that I have to ponder. I am thinking, "How is the best way I can explain this so they will understand the material."

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Most customers feel a genuine sense of relief when the "light bulb comes" on and they proclaim that they "have it," and thank me for opening their eyes.

What’s your favorite part about your job?
The fact that I know all of the answers they are going to ask me. And, that is something that few people can say about their jobs.

5500 Tawney Ave
Amarillo,
TX
US

Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.

2400 SE 27th Ave
Amarillo,
TX
US

A destination for kids and adults, the Amarillo Art Institute's mission is to enrich the lives of community members by making art enjoyable and accessible for everyone. Ongoing classes for adults include painting in various mediums, loom weaving, and wheel-thrown pottery. Shorter workshops focus on one creative endeavor that can usually be completed over the course of a day. During the spring and summer, there's the Third Saturday Art Beat, a two-hour event that invites children to freely express themselves with mediums that frequently change based on the session's instructor.

3701 Plains Blvd
Amarillo,
TX
US

Babies laughing. High schoolers on the cusp of graduation. Families grouped together. Each picture that the photographer at West Texas Photography captures tells a unique story. Photo shoots result in frame-worthy prints ranging from wallet-size to billboard-size.

7701 W Interstate 40
Amarillo,
TX
US