Personal Development in Woodridge


One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

$25 $10

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Helicopter Hovering Adventure at A&M Aviation (Up to 43% Off)

A&M Aviation

A & M Aviation Inc

Learn how to get a chopper in the air with instruction from an experienced pilot that takes you through ground and air training

$300 $170

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Four Weeks of Tutoring in Four Subjects for One or Two Students from Best Brains (Up to 80% Off)

Best Brains Chicago

Multiple Locations

Certified teachers tutor students in English, math, general knowledge, and the abacus

$244 $59

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$40 for $80 toward 60 Minute Massage — Elevated Delights

Elevated Delights

Burlington Northern Industrial Park

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

$80 $40

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One, Two, or Three 45-Minute Time-Management Classes at Light Vision Group (Up to 68% Off)

Light Vision Group

Multiple Locations

Instructors help students sharpen their time-management skills for career success

$45 $17

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$149 for a Private Intro Flight Lesson with 1 Hour of Air Time from Modern Flight Instruction ($235 Value)

Modern Flight Instruction

Lewis University Airport

An expert pilot takes beginner flyers into the sky for a 1-hour, hands-on flight with 2 hours of training and debriefing on the ground

$235 $149

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Private Pilot Course for One or Two at Chicagoland Aviation (50% Off)

Chicagoland Aviation

Romeoville

Learn the process to become a professional pilot and get hands-on experience in the cockpit of a Cessna aircraft

$299 $149

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30- or 60-Minute Simulator Session with FAA-Certified Instructor at Chicago Premier Flight Training (Up to 57% Off)

Chicago Premier Flight Training

Lewis University Airport

Redbird TD2 simulator recreates realistic flying conditions, and an FAA-certified instructor imparts aviation wisdom

$45 $22

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$28 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Devine Music Studio

Devine Music Studio

Glen Ellyn

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

$60 $28

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$349 for One Broker Pre-License Course from Inland Real Estate School ($649 value)

Inland Real Estate School

Oak Brook

90-hour course prepares students for the state exam

$649 $349

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Four Weeks of English or Math Tutoring Sessions for One or Two at Eye Level of Plainfield (Up to 56% Off)

Eye Level of Plainfield

Plainfield

Knowledgeable tutors help students master English and math concepts, improving academic performance and boosting confidence

$250 $115

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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

Elmhurst

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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Four Weeks of English or Math Tutoring for One or Two at EyeLevel Elmhurst, IL (Up to 70%Off)

EyeLevel Elmhurst,IL

EyeLevel Elmhurst,IL

Students improve problem-solving skills and master mathematical concepts, or strengthen language skills such as reading and writing

$250 $75

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One Hour of Flight-Simulator Time or Pilot-Lesson Package at American Flyers (Up to 58% Off)

American Flyers

Dupage Airport (KDPA)

Students learn piloting skills on flight-simulation equipment before optionally hopping in the cockpit for an hour of hands-on flying

$140 $69

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons from Parker Music (67% Off)

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

$60 $20

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Four Weeks of English or Math Tutoring for One, Two, or Three at Eye Level (Up to 66% Off)

Eye Level

Eye Level

In each one-hour session once every week, tutors help children aged 3–18 master critical-thinking math and English skills

$250 $93

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One or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Evolution Music (Up to 67% Off)

Evolution Music

Orland Park

A skilled guitarist helps students of all experience levels master chords, solos, and other techniques

$20 $10

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One-Day Photography Course at Prairie Pro Photo (45% Off)

Prairie Professional Photography

Prairie Professional Photography

From the merchant: Our experienced photographers will walk you through functions of your DSLR and teach you how to use it

$89 $49

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$69 for Four 30 Minute Private Music Lessons $140 — Northfield School of Music

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

Students can choose from drums, guitar, voice, violin, or piano lessons

$140 $69

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Four In-Home or In-Studio Music Lessons at North Shore Music Institute (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

North Shore Music Institute

North Shore Music Institute

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach music techniques for the bass, cello, and drums in a wide variety of genres

$240 $120

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One or Three 30- or 60-Minute Private Piano Lessons at Palos Heights Piano (50% Off)

Palos Heights Piano

Palos Heights Piano

Classical pianist with 20+ years of experience teaches the instrument's fundamentals to students of all ages

$30 $15

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$145 for a Scuba-Certification Course from Learn Scuba Chicago ($295 Value)

Learn Scuba Chicago

Multiple Locations

Scuba-certification course led by dive experts Captain Bob and crew take students on pool dives in Chicago and open-water dives in Kankakee

$295 $145

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$77 for a Hands-On Real-Estate Workshop from American Wealth Institute $673( Value). 7 Dates Available.

American Wealth Institute

Joliet

Seasoned real-estate investor teaches clients how to evaluate and obtain investment properties

$750 $77

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iPhone, and iPad 2 or 3, XBox 3, PS3, or General Computer Repair at Velocita Technology (Up to 61% Off)

Velocita Technology

Joliet

Technicians fix cracked and shattered touchscreens or resolve gaming system errors

$150 $59

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$74 for Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Roselle School Of Music ($150 Value)

Roselle School Of Music

Roselle School of Music

Music school established in 1959 offers aspiring musicians lessons in numerous instruments, like guitar, piano, bass, drums, brass, and more

$150 $74

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Flight-Simulator Dogfighting Lesson for Two or Four at Squadron Ops Sim Center (Up to 50% Off)

Squadron Ops Sim Center

Sugar Grove

360-degree flight simulator lets up to four people face off in virtual aerial combat in modern jets or WWII fighters

$150 $79

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Flight Simulator Dogfighting Lesson for Two, Four, or Eight at Squadron Ops Sim Center (50% Off)

Squadron Ops Sim Center

Sugar Grove

360-degree flight simulator lets up to eight people face off in virtual aerial combat in modern jets or WWII fighters

$150 $75

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Four Private Music Lessons from Dave Kohut Guitar Instruction (44% Off)

Dave Kohut Guitar Instruction

Crestwood

From the merchant: Guitar, bass, banjo, or Ukulele lessons available. All levels of student from beginning to advanced are welcome.

$80 $45

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$40 for Four Lessons on Piano, Guitar, Drums, or Other Instruments at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons ($88 Value)

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

$88 $40

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$149 for One-Month Rock 101 Performance Program with Private & Group Lessons at School of Rock ($300 Value)

School of Rock

School of Rock

Students spend private lessons learning to master their chosen instrument; group lessons teach students to perform as part of a band

$300 $149

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$4,000 for 12-Week Combined Project-Management and Cisco Course at I'll Show U Technologies ($8,000 Value)

I'll Show U Technologies

Oak Forest

Working adults enroll in live-instructor courses to earn certification in Cisco and project management, opening up advancement opportunities

$8,000 $4,000

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Two-Hour Adobe Lightroom Class or Three-Hour Adobe Photoshop Class at Balanced Exposure (Up to 70% Off)

Balanced Exposure

Schaumburg

Learn about digital photo-editing fundamentals, including cloning, masking, layers, and color correction

$195 $59

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30-Minute Introductory Flight Lesson with Ground School for One or Two at Avel Flight School (Up to 47% Off)

Avel Flight School

Avel Flight School

Become acquainted with flight in introductory lesson with FAA-certified instructor

$199 $110

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Video Stock Option Trading Course at Market Taker Mentoring (55% Off)

Market Taker Mentoring, Inc.

Market Taker Mentoring, Inc.

From the merchant: Author and former CBOE trading floor professional teaches you how to trade options and limit risk

$599 $270

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$30 for $250 Worth of Automotive Hail Damage Repair at Hi-Tech Paintless Dent Removal

Hi-Tech Paintless Dent Removal

Des Plaines

Technicians massage out the dents and dings left by hail without damaging paint or resorting to sanding

$250 $30

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Group or Semiprivate Italian Language and Culture Lessons at Sentieri Italiani (Up to 50% Off)

Sentieri Italiani

Sentieri Italiani

Three two-hour group language lessons include tastings of traditional Italian cuisine & six semiprivate sessions hone conversational skills

$250 $125

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$150 for One Basic Rider Course at Motorcycle Riding'sCool ($300 Value)

Motorcycle Riding'sCool

Motorcycle Riding'sCool

During 14-hour course, students learn the rules of the road and then hit the closed-circuit course to get a feel for riding motorcycles

$300 $150

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$110 for Piano Lessons ($200 Value) — The Art of Piano Playing

The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.

The Loop

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

$200 $110

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$300 for $600 Worth of Services at Forte Knowledge

Forté Knowledge

The Loop

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

$600 $300

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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drum, or Piano Lessons at Guitar Cities (Up to 59% Off)

Guitar Cities

Chicago

Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

$80 $33

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A Private Music Lesson from Hoke Academy of Music (44% Off)

Hoke Academy Of Music

Chicago

Focusing on building healthy, beautiful voices through patient and effective instruction; sing better and enjoy music

$80 $45

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10-Hour GMAT Test-Prep Course at MyGuru (Up to 62% Off)

MyGuru

Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile

In small groups, students gather to learn techniques and key information to help them conquer GMAT standardized tests

$699 $269

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$43 for $79 Groupon — StoryGrowers

Storygrowers

Multiple Locations

From the merchant: Fast-paced and fun workshops help executives and entrepreneurs master their professional storytelling skills

$79 $43

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Two or Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons at Heart of Singing (53% Off)

Heart of Singing

Heart of Singing

Instructors impart healthy vocal technique to students in half-hour voice lessons tailored to individual goals

$80 $38

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BYOB Creative Writing Class for One, Two, or Four at Both Sides Art (Up to 58% Off)

Both Sides Art

Both Sides Art

BYOB creative writing classes provide a supportive environment and positive feedback for writers of all experience levels

$40 $19

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Two or Four Private Piano or Drum Lessons at Guitar Chicago (Up to 59% Off)

Guitar Chicago

Fidi

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

$70 $29

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4-Hour Mixology Class or 10-Hour Basics Course at A List Startenders (Up to 57% Off)

A List Startenders

A List Startenders

Seasoned instructors impart basic mixology skills and bartending techniques using array of spirits, fruits, and herbs in classroom and bar

$159 $69

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Two Private Music Lessons from Thompson Voice Studio (43% Off)

Thompson Voice Studio

Old Irving Park

During two 30-minute voice lessons, students learn the basics of singing

$60 $34

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Five Weeks of Bagpipe or Drum Lessons with Rentals at Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming (Up to 52% Off)

Chicago Academy of Piping and Drumming

Irish American Heritage Center

In groups of up to five, students hone playing and practice technique and learn about the culture of drums or Scottish bagpipes

$145 $69

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Select Local Merchants

  • Sylvan Learning Chicago
    Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning?s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
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    2812 W. 75 St.
    Woodridge, IL US
  • Cortiva Institute
    Students at the Cortiva Institute schools gain a respectful appreciation for the healing potential of massage therapy, which they then pass along to clients in the form of relaxing, massage-shaped memos. Beginning with an initial consultation consisting of a brief interview and verb-conjugation quiz, Cortiva students gain full understanding of the client’s trouble spots and cantankerous knots. Once pinpointed, tense tissues achieve relief with the artful flow of gliding strokes and gentle kneading, resolving aches and Rubik’s cube tattoos to restore a general sense of well being. Clinical and myofascial techniques deepen multilayered sessions by improving postural balance and soft-tissue function to enhance circulation and plate-spinning performances. A supervising faculty member stops by for a few minutes during the treatment to assist student therapists and choreograph stress-relief dances, and post-massage, clients fill out a short form to provide feedback for aspiring muscle-menders.
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    1051 Internationale Pkwy
    Woodridge, IL US
  • Ron Sachen
    For years, Ron Sachen has taken to the Illinois skies inside fixed-wing aircraft. In fact, he loves flying so much that he has dedicated his life to teaching others the joy of soaring through the clouds. To inspire passion in his students and ensure a comprehensive lesson, his classes emphasize hands on learning. After 30?60 minutes of ground-based lessons, students take the controls in the air and get a feel for what it must have been like when the Wright brothers first took flight, rather than when they first jumped off their roof flapping homemade paper wings.
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    130 S Clow International Pkwy.
    Bolingbrook, IL US
  • American Wealth Institute
    At American Wealth Institute, a seasoned real estate investor brings three decades of bricks-and-mortar experience to each tour and workshop experience. After learning an array of tips and techniques for finding profitable investment properties, the investor now shares his expertise with aspiring real-estate investors during his signature Wealth Work-Out sessions and Platinum Real Estate classes. He also coordinates tours of foreclosed and portfolio properties in the area. During day-long workshops and property tours, the investor uses actual properties to show clients what to look for in a house. Glimpses of buildings help participants create a diverse portfolio of properties that can provide residual income over the long term. Those who are passionate about making a lifestyle change can jump on available properties and learn how to create long-term cash income. In addition to increasing cash flow, participants learn how to run a property and cater to residents to ensure long-term occupancy and how to secure government funds for housing. Burgeoning entrepreneurs may acquire tools to boost leadership skills, create generational wealth for their families, or discovering new ways to pay off lingering debt.
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    Bolingbrook, IL US
  • A & M Aviation
    Sunlight radiates off the pair of 30-foot, brilliant-yellow wings that frame A & M Aviation’s 1942 WACO UPF-7 biplane as it rests on the tarmac at Clow International Airport. A pilot starts the vintage bird's 220 hp Continental engine, and the propellers begin to spin, quickly disappearing into a heart-quickening blur as the plane lurches forward. One of fewer than 80 still in existence, the plane was used as a trainer for US soldiers before they shipped off to fight overseas. Today, after a full restoration in 2003 that returned it to its youthful glory, civilian passengers are transported to those proud days as they sit side-by-side in the biplane’s spacious open-air cockpit behind a windscreen that protects their faces from flying bugs and raspberries from passing beagles. Thanks to the careful executions of the pilot in front of them, they watch the ground slowly pull away as the biplane carries them anywhere within a 25-mile radius of the airport, whether that be a low buzz over the downtown lakeshore or a leisurely cruise over nearby farms, forests, and Midwestern expanses.
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    130 S Clow Int. Pkwy.
    Bolingbrook, IL US
  • Borrowed Earth Cafe
    Borrowed Earth Café The Borrowed Earth Café is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:57 a.m. to 9:03 p.m. each day. Odd hours are just one way the raw, vegan food spot is doing things differently—and they’re renowned for the delicious results. They’ve been featured on “Check, Please!”, awarded five stars by Metromix, and earned the recommendation of the Michelin guide in 2012 and 2013. It all started in 2006, when husband and wife Danny and Kathy Living finished a 30-day detox. The program recommended spending a few days eating raw food before returning to a normal diet. For Danny and Kathy, a 'normal' diet meant a vegan diet, but they decided to try the raw food thing anyway. They loved it right away, but didn't love the 90-minute drive between them and the nearest raw vegan restaurant in Chicago. After the raw meet-up group they hosted swelled to more than 30 people, they realized that raw food was their calling and decided to open Borrowed Earth Café—a dream that came true in 2007. Today, from their spot in the heart of downtown Downers Grove, the couple dishes up a menu brimming with organic, raw flavor. Entrees range from a sweet potato quesadilla nestled in a corn-and-flaxseed tortilla to a gyro with "meat" made from savory spices, nuts, and seeds. For dessert, diners tuck into their signature vegan cheesecake and other specialties including a banana split made with almond butter, chocolate, and scoops of banana ice cream in place of the traditional steak.
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    970 Warren Ave
    Downers Grove, IL US
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