Learning in Worcester

$400 for $800 Groupon — Writer's Workshop for Kids

Writer's Workshop For Kids

Framingham

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

$800 $400

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$95 for ACT, SAT, SSAT, or ISEE Prep at Weston Wayland Success Learning Center ($220 Value)

Weston Wayland Success Learning Center

Multiple Locations

Teachers help students understand general-knowledge questions in preparation for the ACT, SAT, SSAT, or ISEE (a school entrance exam)

$220 $95

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Creative-Writing Class for One, Two, or Four from Ruth Sophia Herman (Up to 77% Off)

Ruth Sophia Herman

Maynard

Express yourself through creative writing with Ruth Sophia Herman, founder and director of Circle of Writers

$74 $39

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$20 for $37 Worth of Music Lessons — Musique Makers

Musique Makers

Acton

Experienced instructor will show you how to play flute, sax, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, bass, or piano; any style

$37 $20

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45-Minute Musical Instrument Lesson at Newton Guitar Academy (44% Off)

Newton Guitar Academy

Auburndale

From the merchant: One Single Lesson! With literature to take home

$50 $28

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Open-Water Referral or Certification Packages at Northeast Scuba (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Northeast Scuba

Chelmsford

SSI vacation referral program or diving certification classes with open-water dives; all classes include an e-learning option

$393 $195

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$89 for 30hrs of Driver's Ed Classes & 1st Road Lesson at Future Drivers of America ($180 Value)

Future Drivers of America

Chelmsford

Seasoned instructors guide novice drivers through 30 hours of classroom instruction and a road lesson

$180 $89

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Four or Eight Weeks of Musical Instrument Classes for Kids at Music Academy of Chelmsford (Up to 51% Off)

Music Academy of Chelmsford

Chelmsford

Musical Voyagers lets young kids try more than 40 instruments; Starter Series Course focuses on piano, violin and drums for kids five and up

$44 $22

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30-Minute In-Studio Piano Lesson or One or Three 60-minute Piano Lessons at New England Studio of Music (Up to 56% Off)

New England Studio of Music

Pawtucket

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

$30 $14.99

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$40 for $80 Groupon — New England Music Studio

New England Music Studio

Pawtucket

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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$110 for 5 One-Hour Guitar Labs ($220 value) — Senchant's Art of Teaching

Senchant's Art Of Teaching

Canton

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

$220 $110

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6-Hour Photography Workshop from LiteWriting Photography (45% Off)

Litewriting Photography

Clinton

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

$225 $124

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One, Two, or Three Kids' Group Drum Lessons at Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School (Up to 57% Off)

Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School

East Arlington

Longtime drum teacher instructs youth on keeping the beat through classes of up to 5 students

$25 $12

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Two or Four Private Piano Lessons or Two Group Choral Lessons for Kids at Yelena's Piano Studios (Up to 57% Off)

Yelena's Piano Studios

Yelena's Piano Studio

In the heart of Brookline Village, students learn to tickle the ivories on a Steinway grand piano

$64 $29

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One-Hour Voice Lesson at Stuart Gelin Vocal Studio (55% Off)

Stuart Gelin Vocal Studio

Burlington

Private voice lessons are focused on each student’s individual talents, needs, and desires

$29 $13

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$139 for a Construction Supervisor License Course at Massachusetts Construction School ($279 Value)

Massachusetts Construction School

Multiple Locations

Up-to-date course give students the tools they need to pass the construction supervisor exam on their first try

$279 $139

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Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 56% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

$260 $119

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"How to Fly For Free" Courses from Travel Masters Academy (Up to 77% Off). Three Options Available.

Travel Masters Academy

Cambridge

Courses help travelers earn numerous frequent flyer miles without leaving the ground, & redeem them for nearly free flights around the world

$100 $23

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$150 for a One-Hour Headshot Session with Digital Images from Felix and Sara Photographers ($300 Value)

Felix and Sara Photographers

Felix and Sara Photographers

Husband-and-wife photography team shoots professional-looking headshots inside their home studio

$300 $150

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Seven-Day Photography Course at Victoria Pavlov (55% Off)

Victoria Pavlov, Llc

Providence

Photography lessons for all levels teach you everything from photography to post-production skills, including digital painting

$150 $68

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$175 for 40-Hour Real Estate Course Plus Textbook at Metropolitan School of Real Estate ($350 Value)

Metropolitan School of Real Estate

Somerville

Over four 10-hour days, instructors prep students for the real-estate exam, teaching procedures, key terms, and the downtown housing market

$350 $175

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Piano Lessons with Jack Colombo (Up to 64% Off)

Jack Colombo

The Stedfast School of Music and Arts LLC

A pianist for groups including The Drifters and Al Jardine of The Beach Boys teaches students of all ages in styles such as jazz and blues

$55 $20

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$25 for $50 Worth of Language Classes — RoLa Languages

Rola Languages

Boston

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$50 $25

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Massage-and-Care Class for One or Two at Circle of Light Baby (62% Off)

Circle of Light Baby

Market Street Health

With daily gentle massages, you can nurture warmth and stimulate sensory benefits for your baby

$125 $48

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2 or 4 Vocal Lessons with Optional Studio Time or Audio-Engineering Course at Bristol Studios (Up to 59% Off)

Bristol Recording & Voice Studios

Back Bay

Work with the coaches and producers that have helped develop artists for The Voice and for labels including Sony and Universal Records

$120 $55

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$49 for $110 Worth of Salsa-Dance Classes — OUT SALSA BOSTON

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

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

$110 $49

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Admission for One, Two, or Four to Music Hour at Musicians' Playground (Up to 58% Off)

Musicians' Playground

Boston

During music hour, adults get their feet wet with the keyboard, a group of beginners, and drinks

$45 $22

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Two or Four One-Hour Music Lessons, or Two One-Hour Studio Sessions at LMI Studio (Up to 60% Off)

LMI Studio

East Longmeadow

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

$90 $36

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$175 for a Real Estate Pre-License Course with Textbook ($350 Value)

Professional Real Estate Training Institute

Randolph

40-hour course covers all the topics for the state licensing exam, and a textbook facilitates at-home study

$350 $175

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Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

70 James St
Worcester,
MA
US

Perhaps as a tribute to the timeless nature of the sword, the Worcester Fencing Club began as a small class held at the Higgins Armory Museum, a collection of arms and armor from medieval Europe and beyond. There, Doug Jacobs—a United States Fencing Association–certified instructor—began imparting his knowledge to a handful of students, giving them a small taste of the age-old sport that, over the years, had become unfairly associated with bullies popping balloons in the streets. Still, many of his students wished to extend their training, and—upon a suggestion of the mother of some of his students—Doug expanded his academy in 1998, forming the Worcester Fencing Club. Today, the school continues to draw fresh blood, introducing students of all ages and experience levels to modern- and Olympic-style fencing in classes still often taught by Doug himself.

243 Stafford St
Worcester,
MA
US

Professional bartenders teach in classrooms set up as fully functioning bars. The facilities present lifelike conditions for students to learn skills such as the proper shake and pour for a variety of cocktails, muddling raw ingredients, and getting the right amount of head on a draft beer. Courses also cover the technical elements of bartending, which may include setting up drink stations, understanding liquor laws and board-of-health requirements, and operating payment systems that accept both credit cards and gold ingots.

98 West Boylston Street
Worcester,
MA
US

In Control's titular crash prevention curriculum combines classroom and real-life instruction. During the 4.5-hour tutorial, expert instructors will explain how to best use your brakes and how to handle highway emergencies. A racecar driver will teach you how to keep control of the car as you slam on the brakes while driving at highway speed. You'll also learn how distractions affect your driving and receive expert tips for controlling your ability to stay moored upon this good, paved-over Earth. Using the company's vehicles, you'll be able to test your own reflexes and self-control on In Control's closed course.

Airport Dr.
Worcester,
MA
US

Professionally schooled in the art of ballroom dancing, Fred Astaire Worcester's certified instructors have trained tapping toes in boogying basics since 1984. Based on each student's desired style, such as ballroom, Latin, social, or competitive dancing, staff members tailor two 30-minute private lessons around each individual pupil's or couple’s needs, aspirations, skill level, and number of past appearances on Soul Train.

319 Shrewsbury St
Worcester,
MA
US

At the tender age of 6, Mark Cafiero received his first camera. Though it was broken and filled with cartoons his father had drawn of Mark and his sisters, that camera sparked an early interest in photography. Since then, that spark has erupted into a full-fledged passion, leading Mark to become a professional photographer who has snapped photos for hundreds of clients, including celebrities and professional athletes. To share his spark with others, Mark founded Chimpsy, a resource that helps photographers of all experience levels calibrate their skills with casual in-person and online classes.

Available in more than 30 cities across the nation, Chimpsy's two-hour crash course features a hands-on shooting session and campfire-style presentation on topics ranging from camera anatomy to photo composition. For home study, online classes help photographers—beginners and aspiring pros alike—get more from their pictures through two-hour video tutorials that cover photo-editing software, shooting tips and techniques, and steps on how to build a photography business. From the comfort of their bedrooms, students can watch these professional photographer-led tutorials live or replay previously recorded sessions. Along with instructional classes, Chimpsy offers shutterbugs a place to submit photos for contests with monthly prizes or for feedback from peers, pros, and sentient picture frames.

50 Franklin St
Worcester,
MA
US