Professional bartenders teach in classrooms set up as fully functioning bars. The facilities present lifelike conditions for students to learn skills such as the proper shake and pour for a variety of cocktails, muddling raw ingredients, and getting the right amount of head on a draft beer. Courses also cover the technical elements of bartending, which may include setting up drink stations, understanding liquor laws and board-of-health requirements, and operating payment systems that accept both credit cards and gold ingots.
As a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and a 12-year veteran performer and teacher, Nate Wilson is equipped to impart his mastery of the keys to students of all ages and skill levels. Though his master’s degree is in jazz performance, Nate is well versed in the classical and Suzuki methods, as well as rock piano. Other possible topics include improvisation, songwriting, music theory, and the proper technique for deadlifting and smashing a piano after a scorching solo.
Peace Art Paint and Sip hosts nightly creative classes, providing a fun bonding experience for couples or a ladies' night out. Inside the studio, visitors can post up at 16"x20" canvases with provided brushes and paints?and brought-along adult beverages, if they so desire. During each session, instructors lead students through easy-to-follow steps to complete a finished work of art ready to be displayed on a wall or used as a backdrop for a model train set.
There's only one runway at Marlboro Airport, which facilitates approximately 37 flights each day. That single airstrip's legacy, however, surpasses that of many international airports. The airport dates all the way back to 1922, making it the oldest continuously operating commercial field in the state. The excitement didn't really start until 1946, though, when some of the airport's pilots became instructors and began training a new generation of pilots.
That flight school would become Don's Flying Service, commemorating former airport manager Don LaCouture Sr. Today, its FAA-certified instructors still help new pilots earn their wings. The airport's small size lets the instructors give students ample personal attention, as well as allows them to take on the roles of mentors during private ground and flight training sessions.