Personal Development in Rancho Santa Margarita

Four-Week Show Choir, Music-Reading, or Sight-Singing Class at Glee Music Academy (Up to 80% Off)

Glee Music Academy

Lake Forest Spectrum Pointe

$49 $10

Show choir classes teach rhythm, harmonies, and other basics, while music-reading and sight-singing classes demystify music notation

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

Sea Stallion Scuba Outfitters

Irvine Industrial Complex-East

$495 $189

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

Two or Four 30-Minute Classical Piano Lessons at Joyce Piano (Up to 71% Off)

Joyce Piano

Lake Forest

$60 $19

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

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

Reading Solutions

Laguna Hills

$10 $5

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

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

Nationwide Real Estate Schools

Multiple Locations

$309 $149

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

Two or Four 30-Minute Piano Lessons from Jenise Piano Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Jenise Piano Studio

Aliso Viejo

$60 $29

Students of all ages and experience levels learn to play the piano

One, Two, or Three 2-Hour Reading and Writing Tutoring Sessions at JMLearning365 (Up to 51% Off)

JMLearning365

Aliso Viejo

$80 $39

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

Four or Eight Guitar Lessons at Pat Hurley Music School (Up to 60% Off)

Pat Hurley Music School

Laguna Niguel

$130 $59

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

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

My Artist Loft

Laguna Beach

$149 $69

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

One or Two Basic Digital-Photography Classes at iWink Studios (Up to 75% Off)

iWink Studios

Newport Beach

$159 $45

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

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

Spectrum Languages

Irvine Business Complex

$45 $22

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

One or Two 40-Minute Piano Lessons at EZPiano (50% Off)

EZPiano

Irvine Business Complex

$80 $40

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

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

Irvine Music Academy

Irvine

$175 $86

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

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

TutorNerds LLC

Irvine

$280 $139

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

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

Zaki Traffic School

Online

$20 $12

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

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

$350 $249

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

$1,500 for a Permanent Makeup Class and Certification at Permanent Cosmetic Make UP by Leila ($3,000 Value)

Permanent Cosmetic Make UP by Leila

Corona

$3,000 $1,500

Students learn permanent makeup application, color blending, and eyebrow shaping, leaving the course with a new machine and materials

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

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

$370 $95

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

$345 for a Driver's Education Course at 2nd Wind Traffic School ($425 Value)

2nd Wind Traffic School

Santa Ana

$425 $345

30-hour driving course includes group classroom instruction and one-on-one training behind the wheel

Three or Five Private In-Home Piano, Vocal, or Guitar Lessons from The Music Abode (Up to 56% Off)

The Music Abode

Redeem from Home

$75 $35

Experienced instructors cater private music lessons to each student's needs, such as sight-reading or rehearsing complex pieces

$15 for an Online Driving Training Course from Safety 1st Driving School ($30 Value)

Safety 1st Driving School

Online Deal

$30 $15

The 30-hour course includes games and videos designed to help students pass their written DMV tests

$79 for an Online Oracle Database Administration Course from e-Careers ($840 Value)

e-Careers

Online Deal

$840 $79

Online course covers skills needed to install and maintain Oracle databases; earn an Oracle-certified professional certificate at the end

Two or Four 30-Minute In-Home Private Guitar Lessons with a RockStarter Materials Kit from University of Rock (51% Off)

University of Rock

Redeem from Home

$120 $59

Trained instructors tailor in-home guitar lessons so students build knowledge and improve their skills; RockStarter kit with music book

$ 10.99 for an Online Traffic-School Course from BESTtrafficschool.com ($ 21.95 Value)

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

$21.95 $10.99

DMV approved online traffic course may lower insurance rates; written by DMV-licensed instructors, masks driving-record citations

$99 for a Complete CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ IT-Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($2,695 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$2,695 $99

Expert lectures, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in three courses, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

$33 for $65 Worth of Music Lessons — Absolutely The Best Entertainment

Absolutely The Best Entertainment

Redeem from Home

$65 $33

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for One Massage at American Institute of Massage Therapy (AIMT) (50% Off)

American Institute of Massage Therapy (AIMT)

Santa Ana

$30 $15

Clients can choose from Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, general relaxation, or integrated therapeutic massage; 30% off massage courses

$98 for $228 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Mathnasium The Math Learning Center

Mathnasium Of Rsm

Redeem from Home

$228 $98

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Personal Certification from National Association for Fitness Certification (Up to 71% Off)

National Association for Fitness Certification

Online Deal

$349 $109

Online certification programs can be the first step towards becoming a professional nutritionist or fitness trainer

$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

$110 for 4 At-Home Creative-Based Private Music Lessons for Kids Aged 5–17 from Winder Academy of Music ($220 Value)

Winder Academy of Music

On Location

$220 $110

Innovative approach to lessons that focuses on personal creativity; combination of fundamentals and connecting students to the instruments

$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

3, 5, or 10 Men's Haircuts at Toni&Guy Academy (Up to 58% Off)

TONI&GUY Academy

Multiple Locations

$54 $25

Under the supervision of an instructor, student hairstylists create face-flattering looks

$149 for a One-Day Wealth-Management Workshop at CAS Creative Options ($399 Value)

CAS Creative Options

Costa Mesa

$399 $149

Attendees can bring their queries to a postworkshop open Q&A session with professional traders

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

Speaking Circles

Newport Beach

$40 $18

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

Three or Six Hours of Math Tutoring from U.S. Best Tutors (Up to 63% Off)

U.S. Best Tutors

Norco Hills

$135 $67

Small groups of custom math tutoring for K-12 and college students led by certified teachers or degreed professionals

Three-Hour Indoor, Outdoor, or Photoshop Photography Class at Don Le Photography (Up to 91% Off)

Don Le Photography

Fountain Valley

$500 $46

Accomplished photographer and video artist Don Le instructs novices in the art of indoor or outdoor photography, or how to master Photoshop

$75 for Five-Hour CPR/AED/First-Aid Class with Full Two-Year Certification at RC Scuba Center ($150 Value)

RC Scuba Center

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

Safety experts teach students the basics of CPR/AED/first-aid and reward graduates with two-year AHA certification card

First-Aid, CPR, and AED Classes for One from Sabounchi Safety Services (Up to 59% Off)

Sabounchi Safety Services

Southwest Anaheim

$110 $55

Certified instructors teach first-aid, CPR, and AED skills during eight total hours of training

Scuba Tour for One or Two or Scuba Certification Course for One or Six at Extreme Adventures LLC (Up to 89% Off)

Extreme Adventures LLC

Murrieta

$175 $89

Explore the ocean during guided scuba tour, or become certified to scuba dive via class sessions and guided dives

One, Two, or Three Private Dance Lessons for Individual or Couple at Arthur Murray Dance Center (Up to 53% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Center

Riverside

$40 $19

Seasoned instructors lead students through private culled from renowned dance curriculum’s century of steps

Eight Two-Hour GED Prep or ESL Classes at American English Institute (Half Off)

American English Institute

Riverside

$200 $100

ESL program covers speaking, grammar, and writing for nonnative English speakers; prep course readies students to take the GED exam

$20 for $40 Toward four one-hour group Salsa-Dance Classes — BellaMar Studio of the Arts

Bellamar Studio Of The Arts

Magnolia Center

$40 $20

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45-Minute Makeup Application Session for One or Two at Facing Beauty Studios (Up to 57% Off)

Facing Beauty Studios

Brea-Olinda

$35 $17

Makeup & beauty bar with a chic, relaxing ambiance helps beautify women during 45-minute application sessions

$100 for a 40-Minute Discovery Flight in a Remos GX Aircraft at Fly Light Sport CA ($209 Value)

Fly Light Sport CA

Multiple Locations

$209 $100

Soar above the California coast in a Remos GX—one of the most advanced light aircraft in the skies today

$195 for a Licensing Course from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties ($395 Value)

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Multiple Locations

$395 $195

Training designed to prepare students to take the state real-estate licensing exam

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

Achieve SAT Test Prep

Temecula

$99 $25

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

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

Espie Hernandez Dance

Temecula

$35 $17

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

$69 for $137 $137 Toward One Month of Music Lessons and Registration Fee — Bach 2 Rock Academy of Music

The Bach 2 Rock Academy Of Music

La Habra City

$137 $69

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$69 for Four 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Los Alamitos Academy of Music, Arts, and Languages ($150 Value)

Los Alamitos Academy of Music, Arts, and Languages

Los Alamitos

$150 $69

Learn piano-playing techniques and comprehension during lessons taught by instructors approved by the Music Teachers National Association

$549 for $999 Worth of Makeup Classes — Above the Rest Make Up certificate

Above The Rest Make Up Certificate

Ontario

$999 $549

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Two 30- or 60-Minute Private Music Lessons at Academy of Music (Up to 53% Off)

Academy of Music

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

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University-trained and professional musicians teach students instruments, vocal training, and songwriting in family-friendly environment

Two or Four 30- or 60-Minute Private Music Lessons at Mitch's Music School (Up to 59% Off)

Mitch's Music School

Upland

$55 $30

Drum, guitar, piano, voice, or woodwinds lessons for students of all ability levels and ages

Three-Hour Personal-Makeup Workshop for One or Two at CAMMUA (Up to 60% Off)

CAMMUA

Upland

$200 $88

Learn skills such as foundation application and tailoring eye looks to your bone structure for everyday wear or special occasions

Performing-Arts Classes or Private Piano or Voice Lessons at Ovation School for the Performing Arts (Up to 57% Off)

Ovation School for the Performing Arts

Upland

$150 $69

Veteran performers teach kids and teens acting, singing, and dancing in twice-weekly classes; private music lessons focus on voice or piano

One Month of Tutoring Once or Twice Per Week at Telos Academy (Up to 75% Off)

TELOS Academy

Rancho Cucamonga

$300 $99

Instructors conduct an initial diagnostic test, set up a conference with the academy director, and tutor students in two-hour sessions

$50 for $125 Worth of Makeup Classes — Brittany's Beauty Magic

Brittany's Beauty Magic

Rancho Cucamonga

$125 $50

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

Music Coach Mike

Oceanside

$35 $16

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Four or Eight Weeks of 60-Minute Spanish Lessons at Sallies Spanish School (Up to 70% Off)

Sallies Spanish School

Whittier City

$225 $69

Kids hone their Spanish-language skills in one-hour lessons that meet once a week

Three-Hour Personal-Makeup Workshop for One or Two at CAMMUA (Up to 60% Off)

CAMMUA

Whittier City

$200 $88

Learn skills such as foundation application and tailoring eye looks to your bone structure for everyday wear or special occasions

$54 for $120 Worth of Music Lessons — Ronnie Ciago Drum Lessons

Ronnie Ciago Drum Lessons

Long Beach

$120 $54

From the merchant: Beginners to advanced drummers will learn technique, grooves, and reading; they will play all styles by Ronnie Ciago.

$135 for a Private 45-Minute Beginners Helicopter Lesson from Rotor Aviation ($280 Value)

Rotor Aviation

Long Beach Municipal Airport

$280 $135

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Experienced instructors teach beginner pilots the ropes during private lessons in a professional environment

$25 for $55 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Hillcrest Learning Center, LLC

Hillcrest Learning Center, Llc

Rialto

$55 $25

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Four- or Six-Day PADI Open-Water Course with Dive Test or Catalina Weekend from RC Scuba Center (Up to 67% Off)

RC Scuba Center

Rialto

$600 $225

Earn PADI certification during four weekend days or six weekdays; additional trip to Catalina for open water dives at Casino Point

$199 for a Bartending-Degree Course with Job-Placement Aid at National Bartenders School, Covina (Up to $499 Value)

National Bartenders School, Covina

Covina-Valley

$499 $199

Students learn the recipes, garnishes, and glassware for more than 200 mixed drinks through eight 60-minute classes and 40 practice hours

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A student of the sweet science for 35 years, Gary Ballard's career has taken him from his native South Africa to super middleweight champion under promoter Don King. Having hung up his gloves in 1998, Gary has been nurturing fighters and everyday athletes for 14 years at Ballard Fitness. The multi-purpose gym builds better bodies through group cardio boxing sessions, one-on-one personal training, and boxing classes for kids on Saturday mornings.

27196 Huerta
Mission Viejo,
CA
US

Hospitality Institute of California equips students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to advance professionally in the hospitality industry. Industry veterans lead students through courses accredited by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, and guest lecturers from lauded hotels, such as the Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis, share insights into the world of hospitality management. In addition to these courses, the school offers job-placement services to help students obtain positions in restaurants, bars, hotels, clubs, and casinos.

24422 Avenida De La Carlota
Laguna Hills,
CA
US

NAUI instructor trainer Becky Anderson has explored the ocean blue from the lingering surf of Southern California to the crystalline fresh water-caves in the Yucatan. Becky and Private Scuba's NAUI pro-platinum aquatic faculty share essential safety and technical skills with listening ears through NAUI courses and nitrox-based instruction for divers who want to explore deeper waters or move to Atlantis. The diving team builds foundations in beginning students and heightens skills for advanced students in hands-on classes. Private scuba instructors maintain a perfect safety record, tailoring programs to meet each participant's individual goals. After mastering the basics, students can achieve certification in dive classes, making use of the facilities at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, or learn the intricacies of rescue scuba diving to retrieve lost kittens stuck atop exposed coral reefs.

26895 Aliso Creek Rd
Aliso Viejo,
CA
US

A clear, confident speaking voice is often the key to success, whether in business or personal relationships. Elocution founder Dyane Filip learned that first-hand as a child actress, when she garnered roles in commercials, films, and theater productions thanks to her flair for communication. Now, she and her team of vocal coaches help others gain respect and success through clear speaking. During in-person meetings and Skype sessions, they familiarize clients with the sounds, rhythm, and intonation patterns of American English. They also work with clients to reduce foreign accents.

work from home
Aliso Viejo,
CA
US

Lord of the Rings. Star Wars. Legos. These are the areas of expertise of BrainStorm Studios' staff, who combine the experience gleaned from working on those films with brightly colored toy bricks to inspire young minds. Legos are used in conjunction with other technology to nurture kids' interest in STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In different workshops, youngsters piece together bridges and towers, program robots, or build mind-boggling contraptions while principles of architecture, engineering, and physics secretly lodge in their brains. Future filmmakers can hone their craft in stop-motion-animation workshops or try their hand at storyboarding and acting in a short film. BrainStorm's creative birthday parties educationally elevate celebrations, inviting guests to create a claymation movie, a music video, or robots that solve mazes and do battle but, tragically, can't be programmed to feel love.

31105 Rancho Viejo Rd
San Juan Capistrano,
CA
US

The meaning of art may be subjective, but Mission: Renaissance believes that the basic, technical skills needed to create art are learnable, regardless of a student’s age or experience. The instructors at the studio, which was originally founded in 1975, illuminate the Gluck Method, which focuses on the classic rendering techniques that the great masters used on their first computers. The classes can accommodate students as young as 5, and they explore a number of different mediums—including charcoal, watercolors, and oils—while giving attendees the experience they need to appreciate art, as well as create it. Spread across 19 studio locations in southern California, attendance is capped at around six students per instructor, which allows them to offer artists more personalized feedback and more fitting nicknames.

4606 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine,
CA
US