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$109 for a Four-Hour Crash Course in Math for One Parent at Redmond Tutoring ($225 Value)

Redmond Tutoring

Bellevue

$225 $109

Seminar designed to help moms and dads assist their kids with their homework by reviewing mathematical concepts; coffee and snacks provided

5 or 10 Music Classes for 1, 2, or 3 Children from Elizabeth Samse at Music For Little Ones (Up to 60% Off)

Elizabeth Samse at Music For Little Ones

Kirkland

$90 $45

Interactive classes for kids 0–8 years old & their parents or caregivers encourage families to explore the world through international music

$20 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off 5-Day Summer Camps at School of Rock

School of Rock

Bellevue

$20 $20

For $20, receive a coupon for 20% off 5-day summer camps.

Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar, Violin, or Ukulele Lessons at The Melodic Motive: Music Studio (Up to 52% Off)

The Melodic Motive: Music Studio

Highlands

$160 $79

Experienced instructor teaches students to play the guitar, violin, or ukulele

One-Month Subscription, Assessment, and Supplies and Optional Tutoring at iStar Reading Club (Up to 69% Off)

iStar Reading Club

Multiple Locations

$300 $99

Subscriptions help children improve reading skills with interactive activities; performance data is monitored for more customized coaching

CPR Certification Class for One or Two at Red Emergency Prevention Services (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

Red Emergency Prevention Services

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Off-duty firefighters teach students how to perform CPR by practicing on electronic dummies in a certification course

One, Two, or Three Beginner, Advanced, or Creative Photography Classes from SnapShotSandy (Up to 70% Off)

SnapShotSandy

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

Students learn about digital-camera settings and basic photography techniques while snapping shots at a salmon hatchery or Snoqualmie Valley

$75 for Four Weeks of English Classes at Speak Method ($150 Value)

Speak Method

Seattle

$150 $75

60-minute English language classes focus on pronouncing common sounds and speaking with natural stresses

$59.99 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Seattle Drum School ($140 Value)

Seattle Drum School

Multiple Locations

$140 $59.99

30-minute private music lessons once a week in drums, guitar, saxophone, and more; a staff of 40-plus instructors available

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off A 1 Day Language Workshop at Alliance Francaise De Seattle

Alliance Francaise De Seattle

Wallingford

$16 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off a 1-day language workshop

$475 for $950 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Fat Envelope Essays

Fat Envelope Essays

Seattle

$950 $475

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

$117 for $198 Worth of Piano Lessons — Pettijohn Piano Studio

Pettijohn Piano Studio

Seattle

$198 $117

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$13 for $25 Towards a 30 Minute Music Lesson with Taninecz Music Studio

Taninecz Music Studio

On Location

$25 $13

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$13 for $25 Worth of Music Lessons — McCullough Private Studios

Mccullough Private Studios

On Location

$25 $13

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$699 for a One-on-One Pro Eyelash Extension Training Course from Pistol Lash ($1,600 Value)

Pistol Lash

On Location

$1,600 $699

Seven-hour course teaches students how to add fluttery, luxurious lash extensions like a professional

$99 for a Project Management Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($795 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$795 $99

Nationally recognized PMP certification trains projects managers on running projects from pre-planning to completion

$31 for $70 Worth of Photography Classes — Hildebrand Photography

Hildebrand Photography

On Location

$70 $31

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$59 for an IT-Cloud-Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($2,695 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$2,695 $59

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

One or Three 60-Minute In-Home Computer Training Sessions from Loyal Leo (50% Off)

Loyal Leo

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

Computer specialist patiently walks clients through technology such as Skype, Facebook, Twitter, photo editing, maps, and wireless printing

$39.99 for Online Web Development from Scratch Course from Udemy ($199 Value)

Udemy

Online Deal

$199 $39.99

More than 220 online videos walk students through learning how to build websites using XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript

$29 for a 20-Hour Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

$29 for One-Year Access to Online Yoga and Meditation Courses from Yoga Meditation Course ($99 value)

Yoga Meditation Course

Online Deal

$99 $29

Learn yoga and meditation at home to unwind and refocus your energies

$59 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — In Tune Music Lessons

In Tune Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$100 $59

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Four- or Seven-Week Online Options-Trading Program from Trading Trainer (Up to 82% Off)

Trading Trainer

Online Deal

$97 $19

Four- to seven-week web-based options-trading program helps first-timers dip their toes in the world of Wall Street

$62 for $120 Worth of Music Lessons — Music lessons

Beth Pardes

Redeem from Home

$120 $62

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

TONI&GUY Academy

Multiple Locations

$45 $21

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

$59.99 for a Two-Hour Couples Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Georgetown

$135 $59.99

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

30-Minute Back to Beauty School Makeup Class for One, Two, or Four at Love Love Darling (Up to 52% Off)

Love Love Darling

Seattle

$70 $35

Makeup artists teach concealing, blending, and beauty enhancement techniques in a 30-minute hands-on makeup class

One Month of Beginners' Hand-Drum Classes with Optional Instructional DVD at Fremont Drum Shop (Up to 61% Off)

Fremont Drum Shop

Ballard

$75 $29

Students learn basic hand-drumming techniques and tap out a variety of West African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms

$199 for a 32-Hour Bartending Certification Course at ABC Bartending School ($495 Value)

ABC Bartending School

Tukwila Urban Center

$495 $199

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Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

Five or Nine Weeks of Simply Music Piano Lessons at Rian's Piano Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Rian's Piano Studio

Seattle

$115 $49

Instead of requiring students to read music before they learn to play, Simply Music lessons let them play a variety of music right away

Three Hours of Elementary- or High-School Reading and Writing Tutoring at Apple Tree Achievement (Up to 52% Off)

Apple Tree Achievement

Seattle

$135 $67

Tutors with master's degrees create customized plans around grade-school or more advanced high-school reading and writing content

3-hour Barista Class for One or Two at Seattle Barista Academy (Up to 67% Off)

Seattle Barista Academy

Kent

$390 $129

Learn to bring out coffee's best flavor at home, pull consistently rich and smooth espresso shots, or make latte art with steamed milk

Discover Scuba Experience or a Certification Course at Scuba Shoppe (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available.

Scuba Shoppe

North Auburn

$69 $29

Those who complete their certification can hang on to an underwater scooter, which propels them through the water as they spot fish

$60 for One-Month Membership for Recreational Band Sessions at NW Rockstar League ($125 Value)

NW Rockstar League

Sumner

$125 $60

Essentially a rec league for musicians, NW Rockstar League provides access to fellow musicians, coaching, and a space to jam out.

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Music Lessons at Pro Music Academy (Up to 79% Off)

Pro Music Academy

Redeem from Home or In-Studio

$160 $49

Professional musicians from famed rock, country, Christian, and pop groups teach how to sing, write a song, or master instruments

$78 for $150 Worth of Music Lessons — Sound Lessons

Sound Lessons

Fircrest

$150 $78

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$65 for $130 Groupon — Eye Level Learning Center

Eye Level Learning Center

University Place

$130 $65

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$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

C$449 for a BC Real Estate Exam Test Prep Course from Real Estate Prep (C$899 Value)

Real Estate Prep

Online Deal

C$899 C$449

Live and interactive webinars led by experienced industry professionals help students prepare for BC real estate exams

Four or Eight 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at The Music Box School of Music (Up to 51% Off)

The Music Box School of Music

Victoria

C$96 C$49

Private music lessons provide one-on-one instruction for piano or voice

Select Local Merchants

Orange Blossom Society: A place where kids can blossom while their parents recharge and reconnect. Located in a classic craftsman house in downtown Redmond on ½ acre, Orange Blossom Society has a welcoming environment offering indoor & outdoor activities such as: meet-up space, arts enrichment, gardening, yoga, and more.

16715 NE 79th St
Redmond,
WA
US

Since 1995, Best in Class Education Center's instructors have aided students of all ages—from pre-K tots to high school seniors—in their academic journeys. They calibrate small-group and private math and English lessons that push each student at an individualized pace, helping struggling students catch up to speed or edifying advanced pupils seeking more of a challenge. The tutors give homework assignments for the kids to work on throughout the week, as well as administer weekly tests to assess their progress.

In addition to boosting success in current classes, the staff helps older students ready themselves for post-secondary schooling with SAT prep classes and college admission workshops, which help applicants decide on the right place, craft an impressive personal statement, and shimmy into their dream school's mascot costume before campus visits.

16701 Cleveland Street
Redmond,
WA
US

A gallery of masterpieces showcases stunningly virtuosic renderings—which are especially impressive considering they were created by kids. While fostering a friendly, cheerful atmosphere, instructors teach classical art skills to classes of up to 12 students at a time. During weekly classes, the skilled instructors demonstrate how to realistically illustrate animals, figures, and still-life scenes using traditional media. "Creativity follows mastery" is the KidsArt philosophy, so they designed the sort of program they imagine the old masters would have approved. Planting graphite sticks and paintbrushes in pupils' hands, instructors teach color mixing, show students how to break an image into its component parts, and instill necessary behaviors such as focus and patience. Programs include individualized drawing and painting lessons and special-topic workshops, such as clay sculpture, figure drawing, and Anime/cartooning.

17210 Redmond Way
Redmond,
WA
US

Signature service: Cork and Click Photography Wine Tour

Established: 2012

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Brands Used: Patit Creek Cellars and Forgeron Cellars

Pro Tip: Be sure to charge your camera battery the night before.

Q&A with Christiana Childers, Owner/Instructor

How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?

We teach photography using hands-on instruction in a small intimate group [that feels] more like a book club than a class room. We keep our class sizes around six students and teach at different wineries in Woodinville. Not only do you get hands-on photography instruction, but you get to taste great Washington wines while you learn.

What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?

Relax and enjoy the experience. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Even if they are the same questions over and over. Cork & Click classes are about having fun and truly learning how to use your camera to catch that moment.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

Christiana, the instructor, has had a passion for photography for over 15 years. Initially learning photography was a challenge, and she wished there was a class like this when she was learning. Now that she is a professional photographer, she teaches photography the way she learned and loves to empower people to understand their camera so that they can capture [moments].

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Christiana has a passion for teaching photography. She has been teaching at the Wineries in Woodinville for over two years and has 100% positive feedback from customers. Christiana's approach to teaching is very relaxed with lessons and exercises that are easy to understand and can be used after the class to continue to learn and become a better photographer.

14344 Woodinville-Redmond Road Northeast Forgeron Cellars
Redmond,
WA
US

In 1987, indoor climbing was as unpopular in the Seattle area as breeding labradoodles. But Vertical World––a pioneer indoor climbing gym––introduced the city to the up-and-coming sport of rock climbing in a controlled environment. Since its inception, the gym has expanded to three other locations in Everett, Tacoma, and Redmond, the latter hosting eastside climbers for more than 20 years.

A team of experienced route creators challenges climbers with more than 200 bouldering, lead, or top-rope routes in a wide variety of difficulty levels. The gym hosts competitive youth teams that have gone on to national or world tournaments. The gym's staff of climbers and guides also leads outdoor excursions that build confidence and teach novices how to identify a rock wall in the wild.

15036 NE 95th St
Redmond,
WA
US

For sand to turn into glass, something must heat it to more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit—something like a meteor crashing into the earth, a volcano erupting, or lightning striking a beach. At Redmond School of Glass, sculptor Corey Hubbell and his team of instructors take care of the heating part, dipping into a chamber for dollops of molten glass that students turn into pieces of art. They lead one-time sessions as well as six-week courses—which maintain a student-teacher ratio of 2:1—imparting their expertise through projects that involve crafting ornaments, vases, and dishes. And they've stocked their studio with all the necessary tools, such as wooden blocks for shaping and jacks for cutting.

By sharing their craft, Corey and his team continue the storied glass-art heritage of Seattle, which once sustained more than 300 glass shops. The area's world-renowned scene claims sculptor Dale Chihuly, the Pilchuck Glass School, and the Museum of Glass; so definitive is glass, in fact, that four out of the last five mayors were made of it.

7102 180th Ave NE
Redmond,
WA
US