With 58 schools in 23 states, the inspiring and performance-driven School of Rock enthusiastically infuses fledgling tunesmiths across the nation with the rhythm, skill, and confidence required to rock 'n' roll. Each instructor at the school is a professional musician, and fully equipped with the know-how to catapult instrumentalists to the crest of Mount Rockmore.
After receiving a Professional Certificate in Photography from UC San Diego Extension, Joshua Killeen wasted no time applying his artistic eye to a variety of photography situations. Through his company, Photography by Joshua Killeen, he captures subjects in a variety of environments, including portrait sessions, wedding photography, and on-location shoots. Along with specializing in product photography and headshots, Joshua is also a professional instructor, and he often leads workshops that photograph locations such as Centennial Park on Coronado Island.
Learn to play your family harpsichord with discipline rather than the obsessive desire to swing it above your head and crush it into a wedding cake. Today's side deal welcomes the healing power of musical know-how into your life with three thirty minute in-studio music lessons for piano, guitar, or singing through TakeLessons for $45. All those instruments collecting dust on top of your futon can now fulfill their purpose through the guided assistance of gifted musicians. Choose the instrument that can best express your inner sonic poet, and then find a capable and friendly instructor through TakeLessons' locator before arranging your meet-ups and welcoming the charming thrill of harmonics, timbre, and meter into your life.
Barcelona-born Philolingua Language School founder Jordi Lluch knows what it's like to learn a foreign language. After extensive linguistics studies and more than 23 years teaching six languages through Berlitz language school's various locations, Lluch established Philolingua. Throughout his years as both student and teacher, he worked to synthesize a learning approach that would mimic the way children pick up their first language: hearing it spoken, responding back, and getting a feel for grammar through intensive practice. The school's resulting approach aims to quickly establish fluency and build practical vocabulary. Using an intuitive, conversational style, a foreign-born instructor shares native speaking skills for real-life situations, such as asking for directions or demanding an entree not listed on a menu.
As experts in education and child development, the instructors at Brainy Learning Center have set out on a mission: help students boost their grades, but also their self-esteem and excitement to learn. To accomplish that, the center offers personalized tutoring in math and language arts for elementary-level through high school students. Instructors use the latest technology and methods, making it easier for kids to master fundamental skills in math, reading, and writing. Initial assessments enable the center to map out a personalized plan for each student, and progress reports track a kids' development in a more effective way than just putting on Jeopardy! and hoping for the best.
Supposedly teaching is for those who can't do, but that's not the case at School of Spirits Bartending College. During two-week courses, expert bartenders teach groups of 10–30 students the tricks of their trade, from free-pouring and mixing skills to creating colorful garnishes. Class time consists of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on drink-making workshops, during which instructors and peers have the opportunity to critique each student's performance and offer pointers. In between classes, students can brush up on their bartending knowledge by practicing with the school's mixing kits or flash cards. After graduation, the school's team happily assists pupils in their job search, tracking down more helpful leads than a dog trained to sniff for job openings. When in high demand, the school offers weekend sessions that are posted on their website monthly.