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

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

$95 for a Diagnostic Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning ($431 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

$431 $95

Following skills assessments, directors create tutoring sessions based on the Common Core Standards and personalized to each student's needs

Four, Six, or Eight 30-Minute Music Lessons at Allen School of Music (Up to 56% Off)

Allen School of Music

West Central

$100 $49

30-minute private music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass, brass, and songwriting

Six Group Salsa Classes or One Private Lesson for One or Two at L.A. Salsa Lessons (Up to 57% Off)

L.A. Salsa Lessons

Old Town Pasadena

$84 $39

Rodney—aka Ramon de la Cruz—demonstrates an Afro-Cuban style of salsa dance

10 or 20 Hours of Group French Lessons at La Petite Ecole Française (Up to 55% Off)

La Petite Ecole Française

Pasadena

$265 $119

Native French speakers helm classes of up to 12 students, teaching grammar fundamentals in a fun, supportive environment

Four or Eight 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Vez Guitar Academy (Up to 68% Off)

Vez Guitar Academy

Alhambra

$100 $35

Instructor with more than three decades of experience tailors half-hour guitar lessons to students' preferences

Four or Eight Guitar Lessons (Up to 65% Off)

Guitar Lessons with Angelo

Alhambra

$100 $45

Learn how to play the guitar with an instructor whose been teaching blues, rock, pop, finger-style, and swing jazz for nine years

$95 for a Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning ($370 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

$370 $95

Personal, detailed help with math, writing, or reading during tutoring sessions.

$27 for $60 Worth of Singing Lessons — The School Of Music & Theater Arts

The School Of Music & Theater Arts

Glendale

$60 $27

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$55 for $100 Groupon — The Eversole Studio

The Eversole Studio

Verdugo Woodlands

$100 $55

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Pet Grooming Course at OnlineGroomingSchool.com (55% Off)

Onlinegroomingschool

Sunland

$499 $225

Become a certified pet groomer and learn how to groom your own pets while pursuing a new career

Initial Assessment with Four or Eight Group Tutoring Sessions at A Better Tomorrow Education (51% Off)

A Better Tomorrow Education

Pico Rivera

$100 $49

English and math programs designed for students in grades K–12; comprehensive lessons designed to bring out each child's true potential

Four or Eight Weeks of 60-Minute Spanish Lessons at Sallies Spanish School (Up to 70% Off)

Sallies Spanish School

Whittier City

$225 $69

Kids hone their Spanish-language skills in one-hour lessons that meet once a week

Three-Hour Personal-Makeup Workshop for One or Two at CAMMUA (Up to 60% Off)

CAMMUA

Whittier City

$200 $88

Learn skills such as foundation application and tailoring eye looks to your bone structure for everyday wear or special occasions

One, Three, or Six 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Piano Studies LA (Up to 55% Off)

Piano Studies LA

Hollywood

$40 $20

Each lesson covers both technical and musical aspects of piano-playing, focusing on the student's choice of classical or popular songs

Web-Programming in ASP.net/C# Course, or Computer-Applications Course at Vcampus Global Education (50% Off)

Vcampus Global Education

Los Angeles

$300 $150

Students get certificates in web programming or learn how to use Windows 8 and and Microsoft Office

$270 for $600 Worth of After-School Programs for K-8 — Major Plus Academy

Major Plus Academy

Mid-Wilshire

$600 $270

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$38 for $85 Toward one hour guitar lesson (with extra 15 minute "how to practice" coaching session)

Zotzinmusic

Atwater Village

$85 $38

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$75 for $150 Worth of Makeup Classes — Tower 40 Salon

Tower 40 Salon

Mid-Wilshire

$150 $75

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Three or Five Hours of Vocal or Acting Coaching at Aurora Music from Patrick Stalinski (Up to 72% Off)

Aurora Music

Los Angeles

$225 $69

Trained tenor vocalist helps students strengthen their singing voices or hone their acting chops

Smoky-Eye-Makeup Workshop or a Comprehensive Makeup Course at Los Angeles Make-Up School (Up to 73% Off)

Los Angeles Make-Up School

Hollywood

$539 $149

Smoky-eye workshops come with a Too Faced eye-shadow palette; comprehensive classes cover smoky-eye and cat-eye looks along with airbrushing

$75 for $150 Groupon — Studio Arts

Studio Arts

Los Angeles

$150 $75

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120-Minute Photography Class at Interactive Education Concepts - Photography (55% Off)

Gary Alexander Photography

Los Angeles

$99 $45

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$45 for $99 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services at Aloha Mind Math Reading Writing Burbank

Aloha Mind Math Reading Writing Burbank

Redeem from Home

$99 $45

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One, Two, or Three Educational Therapy Sessions with Initial Consultation from The Learning Gym (Up to 73% Off)

The Learning Gym

West Los Angeles

$350 $99

Educational therapy helps kids refine their organization and time-management skills, prepare for tests, and cope with learning disabilities

$15.99 for an Online Driver's Education Course with 11 Interactive Lessons from OK Driving School ($49.99 Value)

OK Driving School

Online Deal

$49.99 $15.99

11 online lessons prep students for their DMV driving tests with interactive exercises and practice quizzes

Four or Eight Private Guitar Lessons at Westwood Carnaval Music School (Up to 52% Off)

Westwood Carnaval Music School

UCLA

$160 $79

Instructors teach students basic or more advanced guitar skills during private lessons

$38 for $75 Toward piano, violin, voice, music production, or acting lessons

Renacer Entertainment Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

$75 $38

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$149 for $298 Groupon — LA Voice & Music

La Voice & Music

Crenshaw

$298 $149

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$12 for an Online Traffic-School Course from BESTtrafficschool.com ($21.95 Value)

BESTtrafficschool.com

Online Deal

$21.95 $12

DMV approved online traffic course for traffic citation dismissal; written by DMV-licensed instructors, masks driving-record citations

$9.95 for an Online Traffic School at PonyTrafficSchool.com ($19.95 Value)

PonyTrafficSchool.com

Online Deal

$19.95 $9.95

Fun, interactive online traffic school course helps students ace traffic exams and earn their drivers' license

$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

One-Day Film Course at Elite Film School (45% Off)

Elite Film School

Los Angeles

$375 $206

You will be taught the basics in writing, directing, camera operation, and editing with Final Cut Pro and then shoot a scene.

$15 for an Online Driver's Ed Course with DMV Certificate of Completion ($69.95 Value)

igottadrive.com

Online Deal

$69.95 $15

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State-certified online course serves as replacement for in-class learning and teaches fundamentals of safe driving

One or Three One-Hour In-Home Guitar Lessons from Craig's Guitar Lessons (Up to 56% Off)

Craig's Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$60 $29

Guitarist of 25+ years tailors lessons to each student's interests, such as learning lead-guitar techniques or their favorite songs

$149 for 12-Week Real Estate License Course at Nationwide Real Estate Schools

Nationwide Real Estate Schools

Multiple Locations

$309 $149

Class time and materials help students get their real-estate-salesperson license with practice exams and study material

Learning-Disability Assessment at NeuroDevelopmental Learning Institute (Up to 80% Off). Three Options Available.

NeuroDevelopmental Learning Institute

Playa Del Rey

$500 $150

Students can consult with reading, writing, and neurodevelopment specialists to receive in-depth assessments

Three or Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at White Hall Arts Academy (Up to 64% Off)

White Hall Arts Academy

Park Mesa Heights

$105 $39

Learn how to sing, play the piano, strum a guitiar, or more from a team of skilled music instructors

$69 for $125 Toward 45-Minute Outdoor Photo Shoot — Stephanie Cullen Photography

Stephanie Cullen Photography

On Location

$125 $69

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Two or Five 30-Minute Private Guitar Lessons from Los Angeles Guitar Instruction (Up to 63% Off)

Los Angeles Guitar Instruction

On Location

$120 $45

Guitarist with 17 years of experience and two albums teaches students of all ages and skill levels

Five Group Salsa Dance Classes from Salsa Intocable Dance Company (50% Off)

Salsa Intocable Dance Company

Los Angeles

$50 $25

Fun, friendly, easy-to-learn instruction with professional instructor; no prior dance experience or partner needed

Voice-Over Acting Lessons at VoiceLA Workshops (Up to 51% Off)

VoiceLA Workshops

On Location

$200 $99

Small groups of students gather in a real recording studio to learn the techniques and technical requirements of voice-over acting

$59.99 for 12 Months of Unlimited Social-Media Classes from SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com ($ 684 Value)  

Social Media Online Classes .com

Online Deal

$684 $59.99

One year of access to the complete archive of Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Twitter, and SEO classes

$21 for $38 Worth of Music Lessons — Rock Stars Of Tomorrow

Rock Stars Of Tomorrow

Redeem from Home

$38 $21

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$20 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Daniel Amalm Guitar Tuition

Daniel Amalm

Los Angeles

$50 $20

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$30 for $60 Toward One Hour Guitar Lesson — Janet Robin Guitar Lessons

Janet Robin Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$60 $30

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Three or Five One-Hour At-Home Kids' Music Lessons from Seth Jeremy Productions (Up to 58% Off)

Seth Jeremy Productions

Redeem from Home

$210 $89

In the comfort of home, kids study a choice of piano, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, music production, composition, theory, or voice

$59 for an Online Website Building Class from Express Website Course ($197 Value)

Express Website Course

Online Deal

$197 $59

Video course teaches students the ins and outs of creating a website and working with the WordPress platform

$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 30- or 60-Minute Onsite Music or Voice Lessons at Right Start Music (Up to 65% Off)

Right Start Music

On Location

$80 $29

Instructors who specialize in teaching beginners travel to teach onsite lessons in voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, or flute

$90 for $200 Worth of Makeup Classes — Tina Mit Artistry

Tina Mit Artistry

Hollywood Hills

$200 $90

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$20 for $35 Worth of Music Lessons — Bellamusic

Bellamusic

Bell

$35 $20

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Two or Four Music Lessons or a Toddler Rock Course for One or Two at Neighborhood Rock School (Up to 59% Off)

Neighborhood Rock School

Burbank

$60 $29

Specialists instruct students of all ability levels in playing the guitaor, drums, bass, piano, or violin, or using their voice

Two, Four, or Six 45-Minute Private Voice Lessons at JW Music Studios (Up to 67% Off)

JW Music Studios

Burbank

$120 $49

Veteran musicians help budding singers increase their vocal range, master proper breathing techniques, and expand their musical repertoire

30- or 60-Minute Headshot Photo-Shoot Package with Prints at Flix Photography (67% Off)

Flix Photography

Hollywood

$150 $49

Photographer applies a highly polished and stylized approach to crafting crisp headshots for professionals and performers

Two or Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons at KD Vocals (51% Off)

KD Vocals

KD Vocals

$80 $39

Vocal coach with 10 years of experience works with students to improve singing skills

Learn How to Walk the Red Carpet Class for One or Two at Hollywood Red Carpet School (Up to 80% Off)

Hollywood Red Carpet School

Secret Rose Theater

$250 $59

Learn how to properly swagger down the red carpet while photographers snap photos and a visiting celebrity offers advice

$36 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

Music Lessons & Performance Coaching

North Hollywood

$80 $36

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$69 for $137 $137 Toward One Month of Music Lessons and Registration Fee — Bach 2 Rock Academy of Music

The Bach 2 Rock Academy Of Music

La Habra City

$137 $69

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Two or Four Voice Lessons from Chayil Entertainment (Up to 75% Off)

Chayil Entertainment

Studio City

$250 $79

Boost singing and speaking skills with lessons that address breath control, muscle strength, and tongue strengthening

Two-Hour Makeup Application Workshop and Glass of Champagne for One or Two at Makeup Mandy (Up to 77% Off)

Makeup Mandy

West Hollywood

$209 $49

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Makeup brushes and blending will vex you no more after a professional makeup artists shows you how to get skin glowing and eyes popping

45-Minute Makeup Application Session for One or Two at Facing Beauty Studios (Up to 57% Off)

Facing Beauty Studios

Brea-Olinda

$35 $17

Makeup & beauty bar with a chic, relaxing ambiance helps beautify women during 45-minute application sessions

$90 for $200 Groupon — My Portuguese LA

My Portuguese La

Beverly Hills

$200 $90

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90-Minute Programming Class, or One- or Two-Month Kids' Programming Course at UCode (Up to 58% Off)

UCode

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Lessons cover a variety of fun projects using programming languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ruby

$289 for PADI Open-Water Scuba Diver Certification at Eco Dive Center ($695 Value)

Eco Dive Center

Culver City

$695 $289

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Two-weekend express certification class includes study materials, pool sessions, and checkout dives at Redondo Beach; rental gear included

5 or 10 Salsa Dance Classes at Dance Revolution (Up to 55% Off)

Dance Revolution

Lake Balboa

$50 $25

Highly experienced instructors teach students of all abilities salsa dancing techniques in a lively group environment

Up to 33% Off Dance Lesson — The Tango Room Dance Center

The Tango Room Dance Center

Sherman Oaks

$15 $10

Classes designed for singles or partners teach the basic steps of argentine tango, a style based heavily in improvisation

Two 30- or 60-Minute Private Music Lessons at Academy of Music (Up to 53% Off)

Academy of Music

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

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University-trained and professional musicians teach students instruments, vocal training, and songwriting in family-friendly environment

Two or Four 30- or 60-Minute Private Music Lessons at Mitch's Music School (Up to 59% Off)

Mitch's Music School

Upland

$55 $30

Drum, guitar, piano, voice, or woodwinds lessons for students of all ability levels and ages

Three-Hour Personal-Makeup Workshop for One or Two at CAMMUA (Up to 60% Off)

CAMMUA

Upland

$200 $88

Learn skills such as foundation application and tailoring eye looks to your bone structure for everyday wear or special occasions

Performing-Arts Classes or Private Piano or Voice Lessons at Ovation School for the Performing Arts (Up to 57% Off)

Ovation School for the Performing Arts

Upland

$150 $69

Veteran performers teach kids and teens acting, singing, and dancing in twice-weekly classes; private music lessons focus on voice or piano

$399 for a Scuba Certification and Channel Island Boat Dive at Aquanautics Dive ($849 Value)

Aquanautics Dive

Sylmar

$849 $399

Students dive into a heated pool and open-water ocean as they pursue a scuba certification

Disaster-Preparedness Plan with Optional Earthquake Scenario Event at Armorbearer International (Up to 67% Off)

Armorbearer International

CTTC

$295.99 $99

Indoor, replica urban environment with obstacles to instill earthquake preparedness in participants

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Above The Rest Make Up Certificate

Ontario

$999 $549

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$69 for Four 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Los Alamitos Academy of Music, Arts, and Languages ($150 Value)

Los Alamitos Academy of Music, Arts, and Languages

Los Alamitos

$150 $69

Learn piano-playing techniques and comprehension during lessons taught by instructors approved by the Music Teachers National Association

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The meaning of art may be subjective, but Mission: Renaissance believes that the basic, technical skills needed to create art are learnable, regardless of a student’s age or experience. The instructors at the studio, which was originally founded in 1975, illuminate the Gluck Method, which focuses on the classic rendering techniques that the great masters used on their first computers. The classes can accommodate students as young as 5, and they explore a number of different mediums—including charcoal, watercolors, and oils—while giving attendees the experience they need to appreciate art, as well as create it. Spread across 19 studio locations in southern California, attendance is capped at around six students per instructor, which allows them to offer artists more personalized feedback and more fitting nicknames.

5 Kersting Ct
Sierra Madre,
CA
US

The percussiveness of Latin and ballroom music resounds through Sonata Room, where founders and decorated dancers Laura Powell and Brandon Kwae lead private and group dance classes. A champion of the International Grand Ball Championships and Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships, Laura brings her hard-earned talent to the classroom, where she has trained up-and-coming dancers for 25 years. Watching a televised dance championship first spurred Brandon onto the dance floor, his quickly developed skills eventually placing him on the podium in competition. Together, the duo now patiently and technically break down each dance step for their students without using intimidating tactics, such as dancing with the time-out chair. Their spacious, dimly lit, and wood-floored studio also hosts occasional events, including bimonthly ballroom-dance parties.

210 N 1st Ave
Arcadia,
CA
US

Classes at Creative World Art School don't simply teach the skills of painting, sketching, and sculpting. Instead, the non-profit's instructors encourage children and teens to view each project as an exercise in critical thinking and self-expression. This emphasis on enrichment above all else helps students develop a sense of curiosity and creativity that can help kids succeed outside of the studio as well. To accomplish this, the teachers lead age-appropriate programs that utilize both traditional and contemporary media—everything from drawing and book-binding to digital computer animation and e-book-binding.

524 S 1st Ave
Arcadia,
CA
US

Using experience gleaned over years as a broker and educational consultant, Kartik Subramaniam and Adhi Schools have been guiding students toward real-estate licensure since 2003. With detailed online and in-person courses, Adhi helps prepare each pupil for the California license exam via included textbooks, three preparatory exams, and a guide to garage-door whispering. The school also assists graduates by placing them in contact with brokerages to start their new careers. The Adhi Schools' curriculum is recognized by leaders in the real-estate field, from large brokerages including Century 21 and Prudential to national training companies.

317 East Foothill Boulevard
Arcadia,
CA
US

Every child is different, and requires different approaches and techniques to help them learn most effectively. Instead of jumping into the curriculum with a predetermined syllabus—an approach that may not have been working in the classroom—Arcadia Education Center evaluates each student and tailors tutoring techniques to make sure each youngster reaches his or her academic potential. With time and effort, the tutors can help children catch up with or even surpass their classmates in subjects such as math, reading, art, and even writing the all-important college-admission essays.

158 West Live Oak Avenue
Arcadia,
CA
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.

128 East Lemon Avenue
Monrovia,
CA
US