Personal Development in Washington

$57 for $110 Worth of Music Lessons — Sam's Percussion Studio

Sam's Percussion Studio

Spokane

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

$110 $57

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Haircuts, Hair Color, and Facials at BJ's Beauty & Barber College (Up to 68% Off). Three Options Available.

BJ's Beauty & Barber College

Multiple Locations

Student stylists and estheticians create flattering cuts, add dimension with highlights, apply full color, curl hair, and perform facials

$25 $8

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Violin or Fiddle Lessons at Red Barn Studios (Up to 63% Off)

Red Barn Studios

Multiple Locations

2011 National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest winner teaches students to play fiddle or violin employing the Suzuki method

$120 $52

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$20 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off 5-Day Summer Camps at School of Rock

School of Rock

Bellevue

For $20, receive a coupon for 20% off 5-day summer camps.

$20

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$130 for a One-Hour Introductory Flight Lesson at Regal Air ($249 Value) 

Regal Air

Paine Field

Experienced pilots introduce the fundamentals to aspiring airmen within private lesson that includes log book and certificate

$249 $130

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 30% Off Computer And Mobile Device Repair at Dr Computer

Dr Computer

Downtown Kent

For $5, receive a coupon for 30% off computer and mobile device repair

$5

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$550 for $1,000 Groupon — Dennis Mitchell Empowerment Seminars

Dennis Mitchell Empowerment Seminars

Spokane Valley

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

$1,000 $550

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Two or Four Piano, Sax, Guitar, Drum, or Voice Lessons at Live Music Academy (Up to 64% Off)

Live Music Academy

Federal Way

Private piano, sax, guitar, drum, or voice lessons help students hone their technique and musicality

$60 $22

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$32 for Four Weeks of Guitar Lessons at The Art and Science of Guitar ($120 Value)

The Art and Science of Guitar

Marysville

Private guitar lessons teach theory and performance technique for a variety of genres and guitar types

$120 $32

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3, 5, or 10 Men's Haircuts at Toni&Guy Academy (Up to 58% Off)

TONI&GUY Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the supervision of an instructor, student hairstylists create face-flattering looks

$45 $21

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5 or 10 Music Classes for 1, 2, or 3 Children from Elizabeth Samse at Music For Little Ones (Up to 60% Off)

Elizabeth Samse at Music For Little Ones

Kirkland

Interactive classes for kids 0–8 years old & their parents or caregivers encourage families to explore the world through international music

$90 $45

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off Beg, Int, Or Advanced Classes ($120 Value) at Rosalind Philips Photography

Rosalind Philips Photography

South Capitol

For $5, receive a coupon for 50% off beg, int, or advanced classes ($120 value)

$5

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Two Hours of Tutoring or Four-Hour Tutoring Package with Assessment at Academic Success Tutoring (Up to 65% Off)

Academic Success Tutoring

Paine Field-Lake Stickney

One-on-one Private tutoring in math, reading, or writing for struggling or advanced kids in grades K–12

$285 $101

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$299 for a 40-Hour Bartending-Certification Program at Bartending Academy of Mill Creek ($499 Value)

Bartending Academy of Mill Creek

North Creek

40-hour certification course prepares students for professional tending; teaches pour techniques and 150+ cocktail recipes

$499 $299

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$65 for $130 Groupon — Eye Level Learning Center

Eye Level Learning Center

University Place

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

$130 $65

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Online-Only or In-Class and Online Leadership Certification Course at Leadership Training Institute (62% Off)

Leadership Training Institute

Spanaway

Learn new leadership skills while adapting them to suit your business during a 37-class course; includes a certificate of completion

$259 $99

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$199 for a 32-Hour Bartending Certification Course at ABC Bartending School ($495 Value)

ABC Bartending School

Tukwila Urban Center

Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

$495 $199

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CPR Certification Class for One or Two at Red Emergency Prevention Services (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Red Emergency Prevention Services

Multiple Locations

Off-duty firefighters teach students how to perform CPR by practicing on electronic dummies in a certification course

$50 $24

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Music Lessons at Pro Music Academy (Up to 79% Off)

Pro Music Academy

Redeem from Home or In-Studio

Professional musicians from famed rock, country, Christian, and pop groups teach how to sing, write a song, or master instruments

$160 $49

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Three Hours of Elementary- or High-School Reading and Writing Tutoring at Apple Tree Achievement (Up to 52% Off)

Apple Tree Achievement

Seattle

Tutors with master's degrees create customized plans around grade-school or more advanced high-school reading and writing content

$135 $67

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$4 for $8 Toward One Level 1 Salsa-Dance Class — Salsa & Tango Studio Satori

Salsa & Tango Studio Satori

Multiple Locations

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

$8 $4

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Music Classes for Kids at 3 Little Birds (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

3 Little Birds

Tacoma

Parents join their kids, from newborns to 5-year-olds, during 45-minute programs that stimulate the mind with high energy music and movement

$12 $5

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$99 for Diagnostic Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning Center ($370 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Cascade Park

After thorough skills assessment, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student’s learning needs

$370 $99

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Four Private Music Lessons or Instruments at Donn Bennett Drum Studio (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Donn Bennett Drum Studio

Donn Bennett Drum Studio

Seasoned musicians help budding instrumentalists of all skill levels during private lessons

$125 $65

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3-hour Barista Class for One or Two at Seattle Barista Academy (Up to 67% Off)

Seattle Barista Academy

Kent

Learn to bring out coffee's best flavor at home, pull consistently rich and smooth espresso shots, or make latte art with steamed milk

$390 $129

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Eight-Hour Computer Class at New Horizons Computer Learning (69% Off)

New Horizons Computer Learning Center

Spokane Valley

Take Microsoft Office class with award-winning instructor Troy Heppner. Donuts and coffee included.

$300 $93

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$18 for a Written Driving Tests for Permit and License at Safety First Driving School ($40 Value)

Safety First Driving School

Shoreline

License instructor administers written driving test

$40 $18

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6 or 12 Hours of Math Tutoring at 3B Global Tutors (Up to 59% Off)

3B Global Tutors

Edmonds Community College

Math Academy covers subjects that range from number operation and geometry to algebra, statistics, and pre-calculus

$160 $70

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One-Month Subscription, Assessment, and Supplies and Optional Tutoring at iStar Reading Club (Up to 75% Off)

iStar Reading Club

Multiple Locations

Subscriptions help children improve reading skills with interactive activities; performance data is monitored for more customized coaching

$300 $80

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$78 for $150 Worth of Music Lessons — Sound Lessons

Sound Lessons

Fircrest

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

$150 $78

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Four-Hour Basic Level Class or a Three-Hour Intermediate to Advanced Class at Hudson's Photo Workshops (54% Off)

Hudson's Photo Workshops

Tukwila Urban Center

Bruce Hudson draws on 30 years of experience to walk students through crash courses and advanced workshops on lighting or composition

$150 $69

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30-Minute Back to Beauty School Makeup Class for One, Two, or Four at Love Love Darling (Up to 52% Off)

Love Love Darling

Seattle

Makeup artists teach concealing, blending, and beauty enhancement techniques in a 30-minute hands-on makeup class

$70 $35

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Four Private Music Lessons from Fusion Booking and Management (48% Off)

Fusion Booking & Management

Comstock

Our trained vocal teacher will help you properly use and maintain your voice and singing techniques.

$100 $52

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$109 for a Four-Hour Crash Course in Math for One Parent at Redmond Tutoring ($225 Value)

Redmond Tutoring

Bellevue

Seminar designed to help moms and dads assist their kids with their homework by reviewing mathematical concepts; coffee and snacks provided

$225 $109

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One Month of Beginners' Hand-Drum Classes with Optional Instructional DVD at Fremont Drum Shop (Up to 61% Off)

Fremont Drum Shop

Ballard

Students learn basic hand-drumming techniques and tap out a variety of West African and Afro-Caribbean rhythms

$75 $29

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$10 for $20 Worth of Music Lessons — Angela's Music Boutique

Angela's Music Boutique

Riverside

Angela's Music Boutique offers group and individual piano, violin, and viola lessons

$20 $10

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Open Water, Open Water and Dry Suit, or Platinum Diving Class Packages at Bellevue Divers (Up to 58% Off)

Bellevue Divers

Bellevue

Experienced, licensed scuba instructors prepare clients for open-water diving with thorough, hands-on instruction

$612 $255

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$59 for Four Half-Hour Private Guitar, Bass, or Ukulele Lessons at The Guitar Store (60% Value)

The Guitar Store

Green Lake

Private lessons taught by members of Harvey Danger & Queensryche assist students in honing instrument-strumming skills

$149 $59

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One Week of Unlimited Dance Classes at Lucky Hand Dance Studio (75% Off)

Lucky Hand Dance Studio

Spokane

From the merchant: We offer classes in three styles of belly dance, salsa, Zumba, and yoga for all ages and skill levels.

$110 $28

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One, Four, or Eight 60-Minute Group Hand-Drum Lessons at Interact and Learn (Up to 63% Off)

Interact and Learn

Old Rainer Brewery

Students in group percussion classes learn concepts of music and rhythm while using their hands to drum

$25 $11

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Two, Four, or Eight 30-Minute Skype or In-Person Hand-Drum or Drum-Kit Lessons at Playz Music (Up to 56% Off)

Playz Music

Old Rainer Brewery

Lauded by schools and music magazines, the percussion courses can immerse pupils in both world traditions and contemporary beats

$80 $40

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$65 for a Two-Hour Couples Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Georgetown

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

$135 $65

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A Private Music Lesson from The Mike Keeney Guitar School (41% Off)

The Mike Keeney Guitar School

Seattle

Your weekly, private half-hour lessons will mix your own musical tastes with a personalized game plan for songs and fun

$128 $76

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$117 for $198 Worth of Piano Lessons — Pettijohn Piano Studio

Pettijohn Piano Studio

Seattle

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

$198 $117

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Five or Nine Weeks of Simply Music Piano Lessons at Rian's Piano Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Rian's Piano Studio

Seattle

Instead of requiring students to read music before they learn to play, Simply Music lessons let them play a variety of music right away

$115 $49

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Cindy Ross was an unlikely person to found a scuba-diving school. Told by a commercial diving instructor at 19 that she was too small to scuba, Ross didn?t begin to explore the sport until she was in her 30s. Earning certification was a trial, and she spent her first four dives lugging 80-pound gear in the snow up and down a massive hill?and, adding insult to injury, the men?s equipment didn?t even fit properly. But the fifth dive changed everything. Held in Puget Sound, Ross felt a calling to the location's green waters and white anemones, and since then, the aquanaut has frolicked with such neighbors as a 1,200-pound sea lion, hundreds of Canadian seals, and a giant Pacific octopus.

At Scuba Shoppe, Ross and her team of instructors immerse guests of all ages in the sport of scuba. Try Scuba classes held in the center's 84-degree pool familiarize students with their equipment before they plunge into the water to practice. Alternatively, an open-water certification program from Scuba Schools International expounds on these pool sessions with shore dives in the rolling waters of Puget Sound, which let students hone their skills in a more realistic environment or find a dolphin pod to adopt them. As part of this training, they also have the chance to explore the briny depths aboard underwater scooters. For the more advanced,, Scuba Shoppe provides training for specialty certifications, including rescue diving, night diving, and underwater digital photography. An onsite dive shop outfits customers with all the necessary dive gear and accessories.

1660 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle,
Washington
US

The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

8536 North Wall Street
Spokane,
WA
US

New York-native John Cassese's motto is, "If you can walk, you can dance." The celebrity dance instructor and choreographer's own quick-stepping career began at the tender age of 10, jumpstarting a passion that would eventually take him careening across the stages of off-Broadway productions, nightclubs, dance competitions, and the occasional monster-truck rally. It wasn't until he relocated to Los Angeles that an agent dubbed him "The Dance Doctor," and soon after, he found his fleet-footed prowess and teaching abilities in high demand amongst production studios such as Sony, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox.

Between choreographing a Charleston dance sequence on AMC's Mad Men and singing at the 50th birthday parties of Billy Crystal and Wolfgang Puck, John leads a team of instructors as they teach celebs and everyday Tinseltowners the finer points of styles ranging from ballet to hip-hop. Despite all the fanfare, his biggest praise comes from his work with soon-to-be-married couples, who seek his advice on everything from basic steps and song selection, to the length of the post-cake-cutting conga line.

2608 6th Ave.
Tacoma,
Washington
US

From the outside, the nonprofit, 100% volunteer-run Kids Cooking Corner has the whimsical appearance of a fairy-tale cottage, its white siding accented by baby-blue paint and surrounded by fresh flowers and topiaries. The interior of the century-old house is equally exciting to youngsters, though not because of a prince or fairy godmother willing to do all of the heavy lifting. Children work hard at The Kids Cooking Corner, but the work is disguised in fun and rewarded with tasty snacks. Instructors warmly welcome foster children and children with special needs into their classrooms.

Helmed by chef, health enthusiast, and mother of three Heidi O'Connor, the volunteers at The Kids Cooking Corner strive to educate whippersnappers on nutrition, food safety, and food prep, often helping picky eaters try new foods along the way. Instructors incorporate math, science, and reading into curricula, teaching real-world applications for kids' school-sourced skills. Children definitely get their hands dirty, however: in spring and summer, they spend time in The Kids Cooking Corner garden, getting firsthand experience working with ingredients from seed to plate. Brightly painted walls, a playful party room, and a fully stocked kitchen provide a safe, exciting environment for kids to get crafty with edibles during each class, as well as during summer camps, parties, and peaceful games of food baseball.

5206 NE 78th St.
Vancouver,
WA
US

Flung from the concert stage by the drummer of T-Rex, a single drumstick caught by eighth grader Donn Bennett began a lifelong passion for collecting rare and celebrity drum sets. He began selling and trading equipment from his home, and eventually his constantly expanding collection prompted him to open his own shop in 1977. Today, as recorded by King 5 Magazine, more than 50 signed snares hang from the store's ceiling above a show room circled by 15 sets previously used by drummers from bands such as Green Day, Aerosmith, Kansas, and Cheap Trick. Snares played by The Who's Keith Moon and Kiss' Peter Criss, a signed drumhead by The Beatles' Ringo Starr, and feline whiskers fashioned into drumsticks by Josie and the Pussycats round out Donn's extensive exhibit.

Along with the displayed celeb drums, Donn dispenses new and used drum gear to customers along with vintage snare parts and major-brand replacement parts for sets in need of repair. Stocked with two professional drum sets and a Roland electronic drum tutor, soundproof learning rooms shelter pupils and instructors during private 30- or 60-minute lessons for all skill levels. Along with annual rock camps and clinics, Donn's staff leads specialized classes in diverse drumming topics such as mastering the techniques of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham and the cymbal-smacking techniques of Animal from the Muppets.

13212 NE 16th St, Ste 7
Bellevue,
WA
US

Claiming certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration, Regal Air's instructors have trained aspiring pilots for more than 25 years. Located at Paine Field, the flight school's team adheres to FAA-approved syllabuses, helping students obtain certifications to fly vessels such as private planes and multiengine aircrafts. Training ranges from supervised, hands-on instruction in the air to simulated instruction on the ground in a Garmin 430 DomeAir flight simulator.

Beyond the flight school, Regal Air's operations span a rental fleet of Cessna and Piper planes that let experienced pilots easily reach their castles in the sky. A service team caters to aircraft owners, maintaining planes in accordance with FAA standards.

10217 31st Avenue Southeast
Everett,
WA
US