Learning in Portsmouth Heights

Up to 56% Off Piano Lessons

Jessica's Studio

Chesapeake

$100 $49

An experienced piano instructor teach's piano lessons for kids and adults of beginner and intermediate experience levels

40% Off Music Lessons

The Music Post

Yorktown

$55 $33

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

40% Off Piano Lessons for 1 Month

East Wing Recording & Entertainment

Virginia Beach

$160 $96

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Up to 53% Off Kids' Music Lessons 

Ego Music - Hampton Roads

VA Beach - Red Mill Studio

$48 $24

Students aged 5–15 learn to sing or play guitar, piano, or other instruments from instructors with at least 10 years of experience

40% Off Music Lessons

Muzik-4-life

Virginia Beach

$100 $60

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$39 for Microsoft Office Courses

Career Academy

Online Deal

$495 $39

Online video courses help professionals master Office 365 and attain certification in Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word 2013

92% Off Accounting and Bookkeeping Certification Course

IT University Online

Online Deal

$895 $69

Online modules with reviews and customizable practice exams teach students how to run their company's books efficiently

50% Off Photography Classes

Vinluan Photography

On Location

$300 $150

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56% Off Photography Services or Portraits

Time Stopped Photography

On Location

$250 $110

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Up to 95% Off Online Microsoft Excel Training

Excel With Business

$250 $25

Standard or advanced courses help users tap into Microsoft Excel’s business-boosting potential via online exercises, videos, and testing

82% Off Voiceover Course

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

83% Off Standardized Test Prep

Allen Prep

Online Deal

$149 $25

Prepare for upcoming standardized tests with thousands of questions authored by perfect SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT scorers

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

Up to 60% Off from Richmond Photo Tours

Richmond Photo Tours

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

Instructors first teach students to use their cameras and photo techniques, then lead a walking tour in which they snap shots of scenery

Up to 72% Off Brain-Training Sessions

LearningRx Richmond

Richmond

$249 $69

Unlike tutoring, brain training strengthens cognitive-learning skills instead of drilling students on information, making better learners

Half Off Online Traffic-School Course

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

$39.95 $19.99

DMV-approved online traffic course may lower insurance rates; satisfies court point or fine-reduction requirements for VA citations

90% Off Online IT Training Courses from K Alliance

K Alliance

Online Deal

$1,999 $199

Learn a variety of IT skills in courses that include Cisco, PMP Certification, SQL servers, and Windows Administration and Server

45% Toward A Photography Portrait Session

J. Cameron Photography

On Location

$300 $165

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Up to 92% Off School of Interactive Design

School of Interactive Design

Online Deal

$1,188 $99

In-depth online courses taught by industry experts teach graphic design, 3D animation, and game design

Up to 70% Off Kids' Writing Classes

Education and Innovation Center For Children

Nuckols Road

$200 $65

In classes with a 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio, children focus on aspects of writing determined during an assessment

Select Local Merchants

Owner Jessica Jones-Healey founded Tidewater Studios for the Arts Inc. in 2009 as a noncompetitive forum for kids to practice performing and visual arts. Winner of a 2011 Virginian-Pilot Reader's Choice Award for Best Dance Studio and Best Performing Arts Academy in Portsmouth, Western Branch, Churchland, and North Suffolk, the facility inspires children with engaging explorations into the joys of hand-made art, hand-played music, and hands-free dance.

3200 Tyre Neck Rd
Portsmouth,
VA
US

Julie Fabing Burleson and Suzy Vinson Nettles feel that the kitchen is just another place for kids to flex their creativity. They opened Young Chefs Academy to provide kids aged 3–18 with cooking programs targeted to preschoolers and kindergarteners, elementary schoolers, and older kids ready for trickier techniques and intricate recipes. Regardless of a student’s age, he or she is always taught the pillars of home cooking, including how to be safe in the kitchen, how to properly handle and prepare food, how to bake, and how to talk down an oven that constantly overheats. While participating in the entertaining cooking lessons, kids may not even realize that each class also allows them to practice their math, reading-comprehension, and communication skills.

350 W 22nd St
Norfolk,
VA
US

National publications such as Shutterbug magazine, Professional Photographer magazine, Rangefinder, and American Photo magazine have taken notice of Scott and Adina Hayne. The duo's edgy portraiture style sets subjects at the fore of a wide-angled backdrop and moves in for gauzy close-ups that accentuate natural beauty. The results evoke an "in-the-moment" aesthetic in wedding pictures, leave senior portraits ready for fashion magazines, and prompt parents to wonder who replaced the kids with professional models in family pictures. Besides capturing images, the expert clickers preside over lectures and workshops aimed at digital photographers of all experience levels.

812 Granby St
Norfolk,
VA
US

Makeup artist Kim Nicole doesn't just make over clients. She also teaches people how to brandish pigment brushes of their own. Those who have a special occasion coming up might swing by for a daub of feature-spotlighting color, and those hoping to sharpen their skills can take a class. Kim can travel to teach a session at students' homes, or she can spill the tricks of her trade at her own studio.

1064 Kennedy Street
Norfolk,
VA
US

Green Clean Auto Wash locations help drivers scrub their buggies clean with automatic or self-serve washes. With trigger-controlled pressure pumps and non-toxic solvents and products, they also look out for Mother Nature, using up to 80% less water and recycling the runoff.

501 C St
Norfolk,
VA
US

In a large family with eight children, future comedian and Hollywood star Mike Epps relied on making others crumble to the floor with laughter to set him apart from his siblings, parlaying his experience as a class clown into standup gigs in Indiana when he was just a teen. Epps continued to build his ladder to superstardom in Atlanta before venturing to bigger ponds in New York at the age of 21, conquering the comedy-club circuit and attracting the attention of HBO's Def Comedy Jam series, which he would host in 2006. His lanky physicality and shape-shifting vocal talents have earned him roles in such blockbusters as The Hangover, All About the Benjamins, and The Fighting Temptations, and his wide-ranging standup sets––which frequently discuss race relations, celebrity peers, and American politics––have busted guts at major venues throughout the country.

4320 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk,
VA
US