Personal Development in West Sacramento

$99 for an Introductory Discovery Flight Lesson at Golden State Flight Training ($199.99 Value)

Golden State Flight Training

Golden State Flight School

Learn flight basics and take the plane’s controls in an introductory lesson with licensed pilot

$199.99 $99

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$49 for $98 Worth of Music Lessons — Sac Valley Guitar

Sac Valley Guitar

Sacramento

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$98 $49

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$13 for $29 Groupon Toward Online Driver's Ed — Natomas Driving School

Natomas Driving School

North Sacramento

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$29 $13

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$39 for a Three-Hour Intro to Scuba Class at Dolphin Scuba Center & Swim School ($80 Value)

Dolphin Scuba Center & Swim School

North Sacramento

PADI-certified instructors demonstrate how to use scuba gear to breathe underwater in a heated indoor pool

$80 $39

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Two-Hour Digital Photography Class for One or Two at Alister Photography (Up to 71% Off)

Alister Photography

Midtown

Designed for DSLR cameras, the class covers creating dramatic effect with natural lighting, shutter speed, and different lens settings

$129 $49

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One-Day App Design Course at Favis, INC (55% Off)

Favis, Inc

RP Sports Compex

From the merchant: Make Apps at Home

$199 $90

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One- or Two-Hour Introductory Flight Lesson with Briefing at JetEXE Aviation (48% Off)

JetEXE Aviation

Southwestern Sacramento

During introductory flights, budding pilots learn basic flying skills and maneuvering in a Remos GX with state-of-the-art technology

$250 $129

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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

Carmichael

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

$129.95 $49

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$248 for $450 Worth of Services at Pause Photography

Pause Photography

Foresthill-Back Country

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$450 $248

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a Tutoring Session from Davis Learning Center (50% Off)

Davis Learning Center

Davis

Includes a comprehensive academic assessment and four hours of instruction with a qualified teacher in any subject

$259 $130

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Four Dance Classes from Dance Daze, Inc. (65% Off)

Dance Daze

Davis

From the merchant: Getting kids moving with four weeks of dance class at our brand-new location

$80 $28

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Four Tutoring Sessions from One On One Tutoring (56% Off)

One-on-one Tutoring

Downtown Core

Four private tutoring sessions in either SAT, English, Math, or Science.

$180 $79

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$69 for an American Heart Association First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class ($140 Value)

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

Five-hour American Heart Association class teaches CPR, defibrillator use & basic first-aid techniques; certification is valid for two years

$140 $69

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Academic Assessment with Two or Four Tutoring Sessions from Club Z! Tutoring Services (Up to 73% Off)

Club Z! Tutoring Services

Stonelake Landing

After an academic assessment determines areas that need work, tutors create a custom program based on the child's actual school curriculum

$179 $59

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$73 for $125 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — A+ Learning Cetner

A+ Learning Cetner

Elk Grove

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$125 $73

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Four or Six Tutoring Sessions in Math or English at Best in Class Education Center (Up to 83% Off)

Best in Class Education Center

Elk Grove

During 60-minute sessions, tutors help students strengthen critical thinking or creative writing skills

$210 $35

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$48 for Four Weekly 30-Minute Music Lessons at Rock Inc. ($125 Value)

Rock Inc.

Citrus Heights

Students of all levels develop their musical skills in guitar, bass, piano, or voice lessons

$125 $48

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Music Lessons at Bach to Rock - Folsom (Up to 63% Off)

Bach to Rock - Folsom

Folsom

Fun classes teach kids and adults to sing or play guitar, drums, keyboard, or other instruments

$168 $64

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$59 for Your Choice of a Photography or Photo Editing Course at McKay Photography Academy ($225 Value)

McKay Photography Academy

Folsom

Award-winning instructors teach the basics of digital-camera settings, photo composition, travel photography, or photo editing skills

$225 $59

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Five or Eight Violin Classes from Billie Gonzalez (Up to 53% Off)

Billie Gonzalez

Folsom

Weekly classes with an experienced instructor teach the fundamentals of playing violin

$200 $100

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$39 for One Month of Music and Movement Classes or Creative Art Classes at Growing Brilliant ($80 Value)

Growing Brilliant

Rocklin

Parents guide children through fun sessions of dancing and singing or art and storytelling to encourage brain development and literacy

$80 $39

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One-Day Touring or Dyna Motorcycle Rental at Iron Steed Harley-Davidson (50% Off)

Iron Steed Harley-Davidson

Vacaville

Hop aboard a classic touring or Dyna Harley-Davidson motorcycle for a full day of riding, racing, and exploring

$150 $75

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$50 for Four Piano Lessons from Studio 3 Piano ($100 Value)

Studio 3 Piano

Lodi

Piano teacher with over 15 years experience helps students of all ages learn and master the piano

$100 $50

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$52 for $90 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes at Public Awareness Safety Services

Public Awareness Safety Services

Jackson

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$90 $52

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Two or Four 30-Minute Drum Lessons at Steve Trovao Drums (Up to 63% Off)

Steve Trovao Drums

Napa

A drummer with more than three decades of live-performance experience teaches coordination and technique to students of all ages

$60 $24

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Four or Six Guitar, Beginner Piano, or Voice at Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction (Up to 64% Off)

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

$130 $50

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Photography or Photoshop Class at Wild Destinations Photography (60% Off). Three Options Available.

Wild Destinations Photography

Grass valley

Each class is three hours and teaches the fundamentals of photography or Photoshop

$140 $56

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Four Tutoring Sessions from Image Changers Church After School Academy (71% Off)

Image Changers Church After School Academy

Lathrop

From the merchant: Children are provided with quality homework assistance followed up with fun and educational enrichment activities.

$130 $38

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$39 for Three Weekly Sing-Along Sessions & CD for Kids 4 & Under at Music Together Tri-Valley ($79 Value)

Music Together Tri-Valley

Multiple Locations

In a multi-age environment that fosters family-style learning, tykes participate at their own level by simply listening or singing along

$79 $39

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Photography Fundamentals and/or Night Photography Workshop from Eric Gould Photography (Up to 57% Off)

Eric Gould Photography

Multiple Locations

Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

$150 $69

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Piano or Voice Lessons at Julivanna Music Studio (Up to 68% Off)

Julivanna Music Studio

Walnut Creek

Professional music coach with repertoire ranging from Disney songs to Jazz and Blues, including R&B, Pop, Gospel and Classical styles

$140 $49

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$99 for Two Subject Assessments with Registration Fee at Sylvan Learning ($285 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Manteca

After thorough skills assessments in a choice of two subjects, learning professionals devise a custom study plan

$285 $99

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$70 for $140 Worth of Singing Lessons — The Studio of Meghan Michelle McGovern

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

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$140 $70

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One or Two Months of 30- or 60-Minute Private Lessons and Other Perks at Bradley School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Bradley School of Music

Lafayette

Students of all ages learn to play the guitar, piano, drums, or other instruments in a supportive environment with an on-staff psychologist

$162.50 $79

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$74 for $165 Worth of Services at College Nannies + Tutors

College Nannies & Tutors

Blackhawk

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$165 $74

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$59 for Six-week Online Course in Positive Psychology - The Path to Happier Course ($147 Value)

Guide To Self, Inc.

Danville

Six-week video course by positive psych expert, Dr. John Schinnerer, covering how to create more success and happiness.

$147 $59

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$35 for 3 Drop-In Music and Movement Classes at ABC Do Re ME! (Danville) ($75 value)

ABC Do Re ME! (Danville)

Danville

Children six months to five years of age build motor skills and love of music with practice in tambourines and tom-toms, dance, and singing

$75 $35

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$25 for $55 Worth of One tutoring session — Science Tutor 4 Me

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

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$55 $25

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Two or Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Private Violin Lessons at Vernon Music Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

$120 $44

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Russian Program "Krugozor"

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

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$60 $30

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A Tutoring Session from Alpha College Prep (49% Off)

Alpha College Prep

Albany

Our educators meet students where they are and can address individual needs and goals; we specialize in grades 6–12

$95 $48

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$48 for $80 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — Rescue Ready

Rescue Ready

Santa Rosa

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$80 $48

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$223 Sonoma Valley Helicopter Tour and Food and Wine Pairing for Up to 3 from Helico Sonoma ($465 Value)

Helico Sonoma

Santa Rosa

During helicopter flights, passengers soak in the view; post-flight, guests enjoy a wine and food pairing at Williamson Wines Healdsburg

$465 $223

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Three Private Music Lessons from Tony Bragano (45% Off)

Tony Bragano

Santa Rosa

Three private music lessons in saxophone, piano, or guitar from professional musician Tony Bragano

$99 $54

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One Month of Private Guitar, Bass, or Drum Lessons at Music to My Ears (65% Off)

Music to My Ears

Cotati

Instructors with extensive performance backgrounds teach essential skills for playing the guitar, drums, or bass

$138 $48

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Four or Eight Lessons for String Instruments, Guitar, Flute, or Piano at New World Music Academy (Up to 60% Off)

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

Professional performers teach students to play guitar, flute, or string instruments; piano classes take place in a group setting

$170 $76

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One Month of Online Graphic-Design Courses at Career Change (45% Off)

Career Change

Oakland

From the merchant: Became a graphic designer in five months; lessons offered by professional senior web and graphic designers

$880 $484

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Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 62% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

Hour-long classes feature four different levels of Cuban-style salsa dancing

$26 $10

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off Four, 2hr Sessions ($120 Normally) at Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

San Rafael

For $5, receive a coupon for 50% off four, 2hr sessions ($120 normally)

$5

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The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

116 N 16th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Andy Siebert floated in the water, weightless—almost as if in outer space—and watched as all 40 feet of a Galapagos Island whale shark drifted past him. It’s moments like that one that Andy lives for, having devoted his life to scuba diving. He took his first dive as a teenager, but didn’t take the sport seriously until he turned 42, at which point he began his journey to log more than 3,000 dives.

Now, as owner of Scuba World, Andy works to help others discover their love of the underwater sport. One part retail shop and one part scuba-diving school, the PADI five-star IDC dive center is chock-full of gear for purchase and rental, as well as expert instructors who teach classes for divers of all levels, including instructor-level classes. Their classes range from beginner discovery sessions to open-water-certification courses to rescue-diver classes for the more advanced diver who is worried about all those fish in the ocean who need help getting out. Andy’s wife and partner, Lynn Siebert, plans trips that take divers to waters all over the world, including the nearby Monterey Bay and more far-flung expeditions in Micronesia.

5114 Madison Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US

Yellow and blue signage near the parking lots of shopping malls, offices, and entertainment centers indicates the presence of ProntoWash Eco AutoSpa, a car wash and detailing powerhouse that boasts more than 350 operations worldwide. Its business model revolves around accessibility—ProntoWash sets up shop where cars already are, saving drivers time and preserving all the gas and corn dogs that engines would have otherwise consumed during a trip to a traditional car wash. Helming special yellow Washing Karts, the company's technicians use biodegradable detergent and about a pint of low-pressure water to render each car clean. They also care for cars by vacuuming carpets, restoring headlights, stuffing multivitamins inside ailing glove compartments, and making arrangements to hit the road with their mobile car-wash service.

1722 J St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Lion Solutions' professional car caretakers travel to auto owners' homes and offices to shine and freshen vehicles inside and out. During the two-hour Superior detail service, technicians hand wash and towel dry exteriors before dressing tires and rims in enamel-protecting tuxedoes. Streak-free cleaning solutions remove smudges from glass surfaces, and the showroom finish imbues doors and dashboards with brand-new appeal. Applied manually, carnauba wax protects paint, shielding it from invading dirt clouds and locust armies. Vacuums inhale unwanted particles from fabrics and vents, and washcloths scour grime from interior surfaces. A fragrance package of choice upgrades each vehicle's interior atmosphere. In lieu of the Superior detail package, drivers may opt for the four-hour Lion luxury detail, which includes the aforementioned services on top of shampooing, extracting, and spot-treating stains and slushy spills on carpeting and floor mats.

431 I St
Sacramento,
CA
US

A Paul Mitchell Partner School, The California Academy tends to the talents of student tress tamers and skin sparklers with a range of supervised hair, wax, and skincare services. The 8,500-square-foot training facility excavates unwanted hairs with waxing of the eyebrows ($10), chin ($7), or back ($30). A 30-minute pumpkin resurfacer ($45) smoothes, renews, and brightens the complexion without the embarrassment of taking an entire pie to the face. Students manipulate manes with everything from a basic cut and style ($12+), which comes with a five-minute stress-relieving scalp treatment, to a perm ($30+) or full highlight ($40+).

2100 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US

Two entrepreneurial friends had two goals: start an airbrush makeup company and open a beauty school. They knew airbrush makeup was used extensively in Hollywood, and desire for the lightweight formula was in demand from brides and models—and they knew more makeup artists would need to be trained to apply it. After creating FlawlessAir Cosmetics, the friends opened Flawless Pro Make-Up Academy to further educate professional makeup artists, as well as teach laypersons cosmetic tips such as how to best apply false eyelashes or airbrush tans. Advanced courses, such as airbrush, TV and film, and drag and special-effects techniques, allow pros to expand their repertoires. Flawless's founders know beauty is a business, which is why makeup artists can also take a technology and social-media class to learn how to design a website to advertise their expertise.

1600 Sacramento Inn Way
Sacramento,
CA
US