Personal Development in Stafford

Up to 51% Off Music Lessons and Studio Sessions

LMI Studio

East Longmeadow

$90 $45

Guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocal lessons for students of all skill levels; studio sessions offer a professional recording experience

50% Off Kids' Classes

Kids Corner

Baypath College

$350 $175

Instructors help kids excel in math, reading, science, music, writing, and dance in engaging and fun classes

Up to 55% Off Paint, Signs & Mocktail Classes

SIGNING Basics

Greenwood Center

$37 $20

Instructors teach students sign-language basics in social painting classes or group sign language lessons with other students

55% Off Private Music Lessons

Falcetti Music

Springfield

$131 $59

Skilled teachers instruct students with lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin, sax, voice, woodwind, and brass

97% Off Online Database Admin Training

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

80% Off One Year of Photography Training

Rhode Island Photography Workshops

Online Deal

$200 $39.99

Year of access to online materials and in-depth eight-week course provide practical instruction on using digital SLR cameras

92% Off Accounting and Bookkeeping Certification Course

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

Up to 95% Off Online Microsoft Excel Training

Excel With Business

$250 $25

Standard or advanced courses help users tap into Microsoft Excel’s business-boosting potential via online exercises, videos, and testing

95% Off CompTIA Certification Courses

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

Up to 51% Off Guitar or Music and Drama Camp

The MusicMakers Academy

Manchester

$130 $65

Campers perform a guitar concert or a musical play at the end of a week spent learning related skills

83% Off Standardized Test Prep

Allen Prep - SAT, ACT Test Prep

Online Deal

$149 $25

Prepare for upcoming standardized tests with thousands of questions authored by perfect SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT scorers

Up to 92% Off School of Interactive Design

School of Interactive Design

Online Deal

$1,188 $99

In-depth online courses taught by industry experts teach graphic design, 3D animation, and game design

82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

Up to 67% Off Tutoring Sessions

Tutor Doctor of the Pioneer Valley

Redeem from Home

$195 $65

Tutors provide help in core subjects such as calculus and english

91% Off Online Oracle Administration Course

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

60% Off Introductory Flight Lesson

Connecticut Flight Academy

South Meadows

$400 $159

(10)

During introductory flight lessons, certified flight instructors split the time between ground school and in-air flight time

Tyler English Fitness – 84% Off Boot Camp & 30-Day Meal Plan

Tyler English Fitness

Multiple Locations

$297 $49

Fitness expert's team of coaches leads workouts that blast through typical gym boredom by alternating between cardio and strength routines

67% Off ACT or SAT Test Prep

Ivy Bound Test Prep

Newington

$150 $50

Practice tests and review sessions prime college applicants for success on SAT or ACT

50% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Rlb Tutor

On Location

$70 $35

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

Up to 58% Off Introductory Wine Class

Rhode Island Bartending School

Johnston

$150 $69

In a fun environment, the wine pairing includes an hors d'oeuvre and chocolate; classes are available on one Sunday every other month

50% Off Neuro-Linguistic Programming

NLP Berkshires

Sheffield

$200 $100

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) sessions are used to unlock pathways in the mind in order to promote overall wellness

50% Off a One-Hour Introductory Helicopter Lesson

Don's Flying Service Inc

Marlborough

$250 $125

FAA-certified instructors cover ground school basics, and then give students hands-on experience during a flight

Up to 51% Off Tutoring or Test-Prep Course

Knee-High Academy/EPIC Test Prep

Wallingford

$180 $89

One-hour tutoring sessions for kids from preschool through 12th grade cover any subject; SAT class includes covered materials

49% Off CPR / First Aid Certification

Act First Cpr

Franklin Town

$95 $48

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

83% Off Master Beer-Brewing Course

Mixology Training

Online Deal

$595 $99

In online course, master brewer Bob Sylvester delves deep into the beer-brewing process, from sanitation and hop variety to equipment setup

63% Off at Professional School of Bartending

Professional School of Bartending

Providence

$399 $149

Experienced bartenders lead hands-on courses, teaching students the recipes and preparation of a wide variety of traditional and new drinks

50% Off Musical Instrument Course

New England Music Studio

Pawtucket

$80 $40

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

Up to 56% Off Private Music Lessons at Amped Music School

Amped Music School

Wyoming

$40 $20

Instructors teach guitar, piano, drums, or vocals in one-on-one lessons

50% Off Writing

Writer's Workshop For Kids

Framingham

$800 $400

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

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Realistic Physiques’ personal trainers build pragmatic portions of brawn and sensible amounts of sinew with individualized training programs. Led by licensed muscle molders, each one-hour training session (a $90 value each for the second and third sessions; first session complimentary) equips minds with proper technique and nutrition and lifestyle advice while bolstering bodies on advanced exercise and weight equipment. Each exerciser sweats to the tune of a customized workout plan, tailored for each client based on wellness goals, fitness levels, and Chinese zodiac sign.

76 Somers Road
East Longmeadow,
MA
US

Most Popular Service: Online technical training
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Established: 2011
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Pro Tip: Use the discussion boards to get feedback on your coursework from the instructor and other students.

Q&A with Mark Lassoff, Founder and President

Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
LearnToProgram instructors are experts in their field, with years of experience teaching web, mobile, and game development to students of all levels. Over 100,000 people have learned programming from founder Mark Lassoff.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I've been programming since the age of 11 when I purchased my first computer, a Commodore 64. I was making my own games and had one published in a national computer magazine at the age of 12. By the age of 14 I was teaching others to program and in teaching technology, found a life long passion.

What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
People are surprised by how easy it is to learn most aspects of software development. Once the domain of mathematicians, contemporary programming is easy to learn and allows you to get results quickly. We've had students as young as 7 and as old as 77 and all have been successful at learning programming and software development through our courses.

27 Hartford Tpke
Vernon Rockville,
CT
US

When Maggie Carchrie voyaged to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, she hardly expected to discover a passion that would win her the U.S. Mòd Women's Championship in Gaelic Singing two years later. She was immediately enchanted by the traditional music of the region, planning her future travels around the areas of Cape Breton and Scotland and diving headfirst into the Celtic culture. With a college degree in music therapy and a resume that boasts subsequent studies at the Ceòlas Music School, she built a foundation for a life filled with award-winning Celtic performance and education. She lays claim to two albums, books several East Coast showcases throughout the year, and furthers the reach of Celtic stylings through the concerts and CDs of Mermaid Productions. Maggie draws from all of these experiences to act as director of the Callanish School of Celtic Arts. There, she instructs students of all ages in music, dance, and lyrical language, managing a non-competitive venue for guests to experiment with age-old harmonies and master a brogue without having to install a second tongue. From the high-stepping choreography of Scottish Highland Dance to the signature keening of the bagpipe, she outlines several levels of melodic techniques, all of which are steeped in rich history.

192 Hartford Road
Manchester,
CT
US

Crafted by personal trainer and Diet.com writer Pete Samberg, the Lean and Mean in 15 program helps the busiest workout wannabes achieve narcissism-inducing results with compressed 15-minute workouts. Samberg's Metashock system—a combination of high-intensity circuit and strength exercises—is performed at a brisk pace to combine the aerobic workout of biking with the strength training of ham-tossing. Aspiring Adonises receive five new 15-minute online workout videos each week, and all workouts require little more than an exercise ball and dumbbells. Samberg also provides a nutrition plan that tells you what and how much to eat in order to lose weight and body fat. The introductory personal training session at One on One Fit Studio included in the second option will give you personal attention to help you get started on your fitness goals.

176 South Boulevard
West Springfield,
MA
US

With over 15 million students trained since their founding in 1968, Villari's Martial Arts Centers continue to train pugnacious pugilists young and old using techniques crafted by Grandmaster Fred Villari. Developed as a fusion of classic Eastern fighting styles, Villari's exclusive Shaolin Kempo Karate combines the graceful energy of Shaolin, the quick, explosive blows of kempo and karate, and the grappling of Chin Na to provide combatants with a varied, effective self-defense system. Children gain strength and discipline in youth classes, while adult classes leave grown-ups ready to handle anything from dojo defense to tense lunchroom stand-offs over the day's last apple bran muffin.

29 White Birch Ave.
Chicopee,
MA
US

In 1938, "The Long Island Expressway"—a vicious hurricane—plowed through John Hoenig's property in Thompson, Connecticut. His farm was destroyed, but when he decided to rebuild, he didn't rebuild the farm. Instead, he began clearing his land for the area's first 5/8-mile, high-banked racetrack. As soon as it opened, it was heralded as "the Indianapolis of the East." It was a destination for racecar drivers across the country.

In the more than 70 years since then, the track has blossomed into Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Today, it's one of the country's oldest tracks, besides that one high-banked crop circle from 1910. It plays host to three iconic racing events, including the World Series of Speedway Racing, and its modernized 5/8-mile oval now shares its space with a 1.7-mile road course. Even more exciting, neither track is just for pros. Civilians can try out the speedster lifestyle during driving school, or as part of the Driver's Club, which offers 30 days of members-only access to the track each year.

205 E Thompson Rd
Thompson,
CT
US