Learning in Rochester

Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons or Four 60-Minute Group Music Lessons at Axis Music Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Axis Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$80 $15

Private lessons and group jam sessions can teach students everything from guitar chords to drum beats to recording with Final Cut Pro

$49 for a Makeup Lesson and Brow Shaping at Glamour Puss Beauty Bar and Boutique ($145 Value)

Glamour Puss Beauty Bar and Boutique

Franklin

$145 $49

A pair of skilled aestheticians brings 50+ years of experience to makeup instruction designed to simplify beauty routines

Month of Private Music Lessons or Two-Hour Music Party Package at Rock and Roll Prep School (Half Off)

Rock and Roll Prep School

Macomb

$150 $75

Instructors teach students the basics of chosen instrument; party provides multiple instructors and instruments in rehearsal room

$59 for a 40-Hour Michigan Real Estate Licensing Class from Real Estate One Academy ($61)

Real Estate One Academy

Multiple Locations

$120 $59

State-approved 40-hour real-estate class encompasses law, math, terminology, and licensing material to prep students for state exams

$99 for a Book-Writing Class with E-book Publishing at Destiny House Publishing, LLC ($399 Value)

Destiny House Publishing, LLC

Southfield Civic Center

$399 $99

Independent self-publishing house imparts the basics of writing a book and publishing it yourself

Tutoring Session from Smart Questions, LLC (40% Off)

Smart Questions, Llc

Southfield

$35 $21

From the merchant: Wireless expert educates, demonstrates, encourages, and answers all questions about your smartphone or tablet.

Four Hours of Private Dance Lessons or Five Salsa or Tango Classes for One or Two at Mistalocks (Up to 55% Off)

Mistalocks

Ferndale

$50 $25

Certified dance teacher helps beginners learn the art of salsa dancing or tango

$450 for an Airbrush-Makeup Class at Astute Artistry ($800 Value)

Astute Artistry

Astute Artistry

$800 $450

Makeup artist who worked on the 2006 Oscars teaches pros how to apply airbrush makeup for TV, film, or special occasions such as weddings

Entrepreneurship or Career-Development Class at Smith Entrepreneurial Training (Up to 69% Off)

Smith Entrepreneurial Training

Ameri Center of Novi

$79 $29

Courses created by Eric J. Smith, a business-management and development consultant for Fortune 500 companies who also has finance background

$69 for an Accounting and Bookkeeping Certification Course from IT University Online ($895 Value)

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

$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

$99 for An On-Demand ITIL Foundation Course at IT Training Zone ($299 Value)

IT Training Zone

Online Deal

$299 $99

While studying at your own pace, learn everything from ITIL terminology to concepts and processes

Certification for One, Two, or Three Online Courses from Social Media Academy (Up to 93% Off)

Social Media Academy

Online Deal

$497 $59

Social media strategists impart the skills needed to succeed in Internet marketing, with online courses in Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

Composition in the Field Class for One or Two People from Digital Photo Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Digital Photo Academy

Downtown

$99 $49

Professional photographers teach students how to light and frame images of natural sights and landmarks

$39 for Lifetime Access to an Online 18-Module On-Demand Course from iPhotography ($849 Value)

iPhotography

Online Deal

$849 $39

The 18 modules hone students' skills with an array of learning tools, including real-world assignments, video tutorials, and simulations

$149 for One-Week Kids' Art Camp from Nozomi Live Photography Workshops ($200 Value)

Nozomi Live Photography Workshops

Detroit

$200 $149

Children learn to take professional photographs during one-week classes

180-Minute Photography Class and Walking Tour at Dominiquie Spina Photography (45% Off)

Dominique Spina Photography

Redeem from Home

$99 $54

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

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

C$134.55 C$18

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

One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for One Online Photography or Adobe Class from Photo Art Studio (Up to 95% Off)

Photo Art Studio

Online Deal

$422.57 $39

During comprehensive 14-hour online courses, pupils master digital-photography techniques and polish image-editing or web-development skills

C$24.99 for a Two-Hour Web Design Class at NotreCafe (C$279 Value)

NotreCafe

Windsor

C$279 C$24.99

Two-hour web design class teaches participants to configure and design a website using WordPress

$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

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Maestro Music Academy (Up to 51% Off)

Maestro Music Academy

Westland

$50 $25

Professional music educators teach the basics in piano, guitar, violin, voice, and other private lessons

Two or Four 30- or 60-Minute Guitar Lessons at Master Guitar Teacher (Up to 58% Off)

Master Guitar Teacher

Howell

$70 $35

Equally versed in classical and pop styles, guitarist Ken Puterbaugh teaches students fundamental scales, soloing techniques, and songs

$19 for a Personal Safety-Awareness Course at Cleland's Outdoor World ($40 Value)

Cleland's Outdoor World

Monclova

$40 $19

(18)

Classes teach students how to prepare to protect themselves in familiar and unknown surroundings using both violent and nonviolent methods

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

American Guitar Academy

Grosse Ile

$129.95 $49

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

One or Three Private 30-Minute Lessons at Tom Twiss Drum Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Tom Twiss Drum Studio

Ann Arbor

$30 $15

Professional drummer with 37 years of experience teaches private drum set, percussion, and timpani lessons for all skill and age levels

$110 for $275 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Aloha Mind Math - Okemos, MI

Aloha Mind Math

Okemos

$275 $110

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$95 for a Skills Assessment and Four Hours of Tutoring at Sylvan Learning Center ($279 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

$279 $95

After thorough skills assessments, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student’s learning needs

Lego Robotics Course or Online ACT Prep for One from Sylvan Learning Center (Up to 60% Off)

Sylvan Learning Center

Springfield

$225 $99

Students learn valuable STEM skills by building and programming Lego robots; test-taking skills are evaluated in a ACT-prep course

$55 for Three One-Hour Guitar Lessons at Tab's Guitar Lessons ($165 Value)

Tabs Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$165 $55

Experienced musician teaches beginner and intermediate guitar players skills in theory, technique, chords, tab, and performance

$10 for $20 Worth of Music Lessons — Fusion Violin Studio

Fusion Violin Studio

Perrysburg

$20 $10

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When Prem and Cheridy Mukherjee got married in 2001, they didn't know anything about creative wedding photography. Prem's interest in taking photos had been piqued during his travels in Sydney, Australia, but it wasn't until after he had met and married Cheridy that his interest flourished into a real talent. Cheridy soon picked up the camera herself, and together the husband-and-wife team became Arising Images, expertly capturing shots for weddings, engagement announcements, and family-portrait sessions. In 2009, with more experience under their belts, the couple wanted another shot at their wedding album. They once again donned white attire, along with a colorful pair of sneakers, and posed for artistic, playful shots that truly captured their joy—something they strive for in their own photography sessions.

Prem, who has shared his expertise at national conventions, passes along his camera-friendly knowledge to budding photographers during starter and intermediate classes. He spends the sessions educating students on the functions of their own cameras and the fundamentals of editing images with Photoshop Elements, eschewing the traditional method of going over photos with a ballpoint pen and masking tape. Private lessons shower all the attention upon one participant, while a tag-along on a photo shoot or wedding allows students to view Prem and Cheridy in their professional environment.

600 East University Drive
Rochester,
MI
US

Fitness Rx's team of instructors deploys to dozens of locations throughout southeastern Michigan to lead a staggering array of fitness classes. Whether they're guiding groups through kickboxing's strikes, yoga poses, or Pilates’ core-strengthening moves, they draw on their diverse backgrounds, years of experience, and enthusiasm. Additionally, trainers meet for one-on-one or semi-private sessions, and supplement workouts with nutrition support to help clients achieve varied goals, from building strength to fitting back inside their high-school-graduation cap.

1101 1st St
Rochester,
MI
US

If you hate it when you hit your smart phone with a hammer and the screen cracks, you're in luck. The Pod Drop's tempered glass screen protectors are strong enough to withstand hammer blows, and have won the repair center celebrity fans including Kim Kardashian and Kevin Durant. The father-son duo behind the shop makes screen protectors to fit most devices, including iPads, iPhones, Samsung phones, and the touch screens that have started growing into people's foreheads.

424 S Main St
Rochester,
MI
US

After working for 24 years at what he calls a "real" job, Bob DiTommaso left the office environment to pursue his passion: photography. It wasn't an easy switch—his career move required long hours and lots of hard work—but Bob says he wouldn't change a thing. The effort paid off in the end, when he opened his own studio, Robert DiTommaso Photography.

Bob works mainly in family and children's photography, but his interests run the gamut from portraits to landscape and sports photography. Regardless of subject, the seasoned shutterbug brings a keen eye for capturing the ineffable in each and every shoot. And he prints his images in-house on a wide-format professional ink-jet printer.

When he's not taking great photos, Bob is teaching others to do so during photography workshops that take place in-studio or on-location. He even leads photography safaris, multi-day trips that trek through national parks and other breathtaking locales in search of the perfect shot of Bigfoot buying deodorant.

1794 Apple Ridge Ct
Rochester,
MI
US

Carrie Lozier began by teaching students how to play piano from her home studio in 2003, with just 10 students on her roster. By 2011, Lozier Music had 70 students enrolled and new digs of its own. Staff began by teaching only piano, using the Simply Music method, which emphasizes being able to play music before being able to read music, in the same way children learn to speak before they are able to write long letters to the editor about rescheduling Yo Gabba Gabba during naptime. Some of the concepts of this method is translated to other instruments, where classes mirror four steps on learning to play. First is immersion, where students up to age 5 get comfortable being surrounded by the sounds of music; then introduction, where they learn to makes sounds with instruments; finally, musical instruction followed by integration, where musicians learn to play together with other musicians.

2118 Auburn Road
Rochester Hills,
MI
US

Led by studio owner and yoga enthusiast Brian Granader, Red Lotus Yoga's certified instructors move with students of all experience levels through classes in 13 yoga styles. The bright, sunny studio's robust seven-day schedule presents ample opportunities to become acquainted with foundational yoga poses and breathing techniques in slower-paced basic- and gentle-yoga classes. Beginner sessions are set to a comfortable 75 degrees, and during vigorous hot Vinyasa classes, studio temperatures are set as high as the average opossum body temperature—or 95 degrees—as students execute a sequence of poses linked from one to the next with breathing exercises to hone focus and balance. Special events deepen students’ relationships to various aspects of yoga; preregister for an in-depth study of Tibetan Buddhism or sign up for a workshop in reiki or teaching yin yoga.

3320 S Rochester Rd
Rochester Hills,
MI
US