Learning in Rio Vista

10 Weeks of Parent and Child Music Together Classes (Up to 54% Off)

The Singing Tree: Music, Birth & Healing Arts

Multiple Locations

$216 $99

Parents and children learn songs, musical instruments, and moving to the beat together in 45-minute music classes

Eight-Course Online Photography Course from Capturing True Emotion ($250 Value)

Capturing True Emotion

Online Deal

$250 $49

Through online videos and coursework, a professional photographer imparts how to have complete control of a digital camera

$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

$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

One, Three, or Seven Half-Hour Virtual Music Lessons from Peace of Mind Music Lessons (Up to 61% Off)

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$20 $10

Communicating via Skype, instructors work with students during music classes that focus on subjects such as vocals, guitar, and theory

$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

$549 for $999 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Austin College Prep Consulting

Austin College Prep Consulting

Redeem from Home

$999 $549

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

$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

$29 for 12-Month Access to Microsoft Library Online Training from Total Training ($209.99 Value)

Total Training

Online Deal

$209.99 $29

Online courses cover a variety of topics such as the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook, as well as Windows 8

90-Minute Introductory DJ Session or Introductory Music-Creation Class at Dub Academy (65% Off)

Dub Academy

E 5th St.

$110 $39

(12)

Classes teach students how to use TRAKTOR or Serato DJ software, which allows DJs to put their own spin on a favorite song

$38 for $75 Mommy and Me Pre-K Music Group Class — New School of Music

New School Of Music

West Austin

$75 $38

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Two Private Music Lessons from Octave Higher East (40% Off)

Octave Higher East

Austin

$40 $24

Private voice studio located in central East Austin provides lessons that include a free practice CD

$46 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Classical Guitar Lessons

Classical Guitar Lessons

Brentwood

$80 $46

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$49 for Two Weeks of Spanish Tutoring for Kids 3-10 from Froggin Learning Center ($190 Value)

Froggin Learning Center

Bullcreek

$190 $49

Tutors employ time-honored psychological research on learning styles to teach kids spanish using games and positive stimuli in classes

Two or Four 30- or 60-Minute Guitar Lessons at RockStar Guitar (Up to 61% Off)

RockStar Guitar

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Veteran instructor customizes lessons to students' skill levels and desired playing styles; guitars available upon request

32-Hour Spanish Beginner Class at Rapid Spanish (57% Off)

Rapid Spanish

Austin

$695 $299

Four-hour Spanish language classes incorporate snacks, games, music, and kinesthetic learning instead of textbook-style learning

$81 for $180 Worth of Music Lessons — Harp by Melody

Harp By Melody

Northeast San Antonio

$180 $81

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$36 for $60 Worth of Singing Lessons — Cantabile School of Music - San Antonio

Cantabile School Of Music

Northeast San Antonio

$60 $36

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Driver-Education Program for a Teen or Young Adult at Rhodes Driving School (Up to 52% Off)

Rhodes Driving School

Multiple Locations

$125 $69

Experienced teachers lead state-certified programs for teens and young adults seeking their permits or licenses

Four Spanish-Class Sessions for One or Two Months at New World Spanish (Up to 61% Off)

New World Spanish

San Antonio

$475 $235

Experienced, supportive native Spanish speakers walk kids through the fundamentals of Spanish with interactive games and lessons

$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

$75 for a Three-Hour On-Location Photography Class from Huntsman Portraits ($150 Value)

Huntsman Portraits

On Location

$150 $75

At an outdoor location, students learn how to pose their subjects for portraits and how to capture scenic landscape shots

$550 for $1,000 Worth of Truck Driving Services at Mackaronie Limited

Mackaronie Limited

San Antonio

$1,000 $550

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Two or Four Guitar Lessons at San Antonio Music Academy (Up to 64% Off)

San Antonio Music Academy

Northwest Side

$79.50 $29

Formally educated instructors teach students to coax tunes from guitar strings

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Mobile Phone Geeks's technology whisperers repair phone screens crippled by accidents and environmental damage and turn them into like-new picture purveyors. After patrons drop off gadgets or mail them to the rehabilitation shop, phone patchers seal screen cracks, massage ink blots from their LCD surfaces, and fix water damage on phones left to boil too long. Each repair comes with a 30-day warranty. For Apple’s latest tablets, gizmo healers shun rehabilitation in favor of replacement and re-outfit book-sized supercomputers with brand-new screens. Patrons can also fix phones plagued by hardware problems freezing, keypad failure, and autotext set to Wingdings.

243 N Lbj Dr
San Marcos,
TX
US

Why is the studio's schedule so packed with fitness-tinted dance classes? "Because sweating is fun," explains its slogan. Between yellow-green walls, professional dancers teach kids and adults how to cut rugs and stay fit at the same time. Classes like Zumba, Pilates-infused burlesque, and hip-hop dance classes let on-staff choreographers showcase skills they also employ for special events—customers commission them to polish their wedding and quinceañera dances.

317 N Lbj Dr
San Marcos,
TX
US

In the early 1960s in the Navy, Don Dibble embarked upon what would become a decades-long career in scuba diving. After 10 years in the service, he founded the Texas State University scuba program, to which he still devotes many hours. In 1972, Don opened The Dive Shop to spread his passion and scuba know-how to the uninitiated and those scared by all the sand in the movie Jaws.

At the shop, two experienced instructors head up classes in an outdoor pool. The sessions cover everything from snorkeling to securing an NAUI certification with structured dips in the pool and local lakes. The shelves in the pro shop brim with gear for training and recreational dives from brands such as ScubaPro, Bare, and Trident.:m]]

1911 Old Ranch Road 12
San Marcos,
TX
US

Harris Hill Road houses a 1.8-mile racetrack designed by track expert David Donovan that twists and turns 11 times through 150 feet of elevation changes, featuring a 962-foot straightaway and an 80-foot rise and drop in turn 4 named “Santa Rita.” Up to 10 determined drivers roll up in their own sportscars or sports sedans for an approximately two-hour school. Harris Hill’s speedy curriculum breaks into four sessions, starting with a classroom session where racers discuss safety and are introduced to car-control techniques useful on the racetrack, the street, and in the supermarket aisles. The intrepid instructors then familiarize their driving disciples with the track and their cars, teaching students how to coax speed out of their gearshifts and getting them on a first-name basis with their brake pads. Finally, Harris Hill Road unleashes rubber-burners on the track, accompanied by their instructors, to show what they've learned about safety, control, and speed.

2840 Harris Hill Rd
San Marcos,
TX
US

Expect an inspiring day of fun, calorie-burning workouts such as Zumba, Body Interiors' The Ultimate Burn Skinny Mini 30 minute workout, boot camps, and the anywhere-anytime TOWELmoves workout, which sculpts your body using just a towel. Beyond the workouts, there will be specialty sessions on healthy cooking, panels of expert trainers, myth busting, and meet and greets with Biggest Loser alumni, as well as demos for heavy rope training, kettlebell training, and myopractic balance.

4800 Jack C Hays Trail
Buda,
TX
US

For many Americans traveling abroad, Europe's centuries-old charm sparks feelings of love. That’s what happened for Carissa Hoopes, and while she didn’t fall for a mustachioed bread maker, it was during a trek across the pond where her passion for photography solidified. After returning home, Carissa was inspired to pursue a professional career, first learning under other commercial and wedding snappers, and eventually opening a business with her husband, Chris. As he manages the production and design details, Carissa takes the creative lead, capturing the tender, genuine, and naturally funny moments clients have when they aren't aware they’re in her camera’s viewfinder.

304 Appleton Court
Buda,
TX
US