Learning in Ypsilanti

One or Three Private 30-Minute Lessons at Tom Twiss Drum Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Tom Twiss Drum Studio

Ann Arbor

Professional drummer with 37 years of experience teaches private drum set, percussion, and timpani lessons for all skill and age levels

$30 $15

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Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons or Four 60-Minute Group Music Lessons at Axis Music Academy (Up to 84% Off)

Axis Music Academy

Multiple Locations

Private lessons and group jam sessions can teach students everything from guitar chords to drum beats to recording with Final Cut Pro

$80 $13

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$19 for a Personal Safety-Awareness Course at Cleland's Outdoor World ($40 Value)

Cleland's Outdoor World

Monclova

Classes teach students how to prepare to protect themselves in familiar and unknown surroundings using both violent and nonviolent methods

$40 $19

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$549 for $999 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — ACE Tutors MI

Ace Tutors Mi

Canton

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

$999 $549

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$20 for Two Private Music Lessons with Registration Fee at Maestro Music Academy ($85 Value)

Maestro Music Academy

Westland

Experienced music instructors teach private lessons for instruments such as piano, violin, viola, drums and percussion, guitar, and bass

$85 $20

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One Scuba Class or Beginners' or Advanced Open-Water Course at Aquatic Adventures of Michigan (Up to 69% Off)

Aquatic Adventures of MI

Brighton

Curious divers try scuba from the safety of a pool in Discover Scuba classes, and in-depth beginner courses earn divers PADI certification.

$35 $15

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15- or 20-Page Custom Website from Jenesys Group (Up to 80% Off)

Jenesys Group

Novi

Website design includes one year of hosting, domain registration, and a range of design themes

$3,900 $799

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$450 for an Airbrush-Makeup Class at Astute Artistry ($800 Value)

Astute Artistry

Astute Artistry

Makeup artist who worked on the 2006 Oscars teaches pros how to apply airbrush makeup for TV, film, or special occasions such as weddings

$800 $450

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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

Grosse Ile

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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Five-Hour Photography Course for One or Two at Phil Black Photography, LLC (Up to 64% Off)

Phil Black Photography, LLC

Southfield

Students of all skill levels receive instruction on techniques, settings, and composition guidelines for indoor or outdoor photography

$219 $99

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$87 for a Book-Writing Class with E-book Publishing at Destiny House Publishing, LLC ($399 Value)

Destiny House Publishing, LLC

Southfield Civic Center

Independent self-publishing house imparts the basics of writing a book and publishing it yourself

$399 $87

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Tutoring Session from Smart Questions, LLC (40% Off)

Smart Questions, Llc

Southfield

From the merchant: Wireless expert educates, demonstrates, encourages, and answers all questions about your smartphone or tablet.

$35 $21

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One or Five Modeling Classes at Majestic Image and Travel (Up to 57% Off)

Majestic Image and Travel

Southfield

Learn how to break in to the modeling world with classes in runway techniques, stage presence, pivoting, and photo movement

$75 $32

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$65 for a 40-Hour Michigan Real Estate Licensing Class from Real Estate One Academy ($55)

Real Estate One Academy

Southfield

State-approved 40-hour real-estate class encompasses law, math, terminology, and licensing material to prep students for state exams

$120 $65

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$49 for a Makeup Lesson and Brow Shaping at Glamour Puss Beauty Bar and Boutique ($145 Value)

Glamour Puss Beauty Bar and Boutique

Franklin

A pair of skilled aestheticians brings 50+ years of experience to makeup instruction designed to simplify beauty routines

$145 $49

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Four Hours of Private Dance Lessons or Five Salsa or Tango Classes for One or Two at Mistalocks (Up to 61% Off)

Mistalocks

Ferndale

Certified dance teacher helps beginners learn the art of salsa dancing or tango

$50 $22

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$286 for $520 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

Downtown Birmingham

Academic evaluation and four classes

$520 $286

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$66 for $120 Worth of Services at Upscale Teens

Upscale Teens

Bagley

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

$120 $66

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Composition in the Field Class for One or Two People from Digital Photo Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Digital Photo Academy

Downtown

Professional photographers teach students how to light and frame images of natural sights and landmarks

$99 $49

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$149 for One-Week Kids' Art Camp from Nozomi Live Photography Workshops ($200 Value)

Nozomi Live Photography Workshops

Detroit

Children learn to take professional photographs during one-week classes

$200 $149

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Drum or Piano Lessons at Joyful Noise House of Drums (Up to 87% Off)

Joyful Noise House of Drums

Detroit

Seasoned musicians inspire young drummers and pianists during 30-minute private lessons

$120 $19

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$24.99 for a Two-Hour Web Design Class at NotreCafe ($279 Value)

NotreCafe

Windsor

Two-hour web design class teaches participants to configure and design a website using WordPress

C$279 C$24.99

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$47 for $80 Worth of Singing Lessons — Star Factory Artist Development

Star Factory

Madison Heights

Upbeat exercises keep singers of all ages engaged while they learn to master their control of their voice

$80 $47

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$49 for Writer's Workshop and Life Coaching at Write to Be Heard ($97 Value)

Write to Be Heard

Tecumseh

Linda has more than 30 years of experience

C$97 C$49

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One or Two Months of Voice or Instrument Lessons at Jerry Luck School Of Music (56% Off)

Jerry Luck School Of Music

Eastpointe

Experienced musicians teach students of all skill levels the fundamentals of singing or playing instruments like guitar and clarinet

$80 $35

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$17 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Music Achievers Conservatory

Music Achievers Conservatory

Sterling Heights

From the merchant: One 30-minute private piano or vocal lesson with a certified instructor at our Sterling Heights or Lake Orion location.

$30 $17

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A Tutoring Session from Therapy Support Centers (40% Off)

Therapy Support Centers

Fenton

From the merchant: Providing 1:1 academic support for math, reading, writing, and French. Offering ACT prep and essay revision strategies.

$40 $24

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Two or Four 30- or 60-Minute Guitar Lessons at Master Guitar Teacher (Up to 63% Off)

Master Guitar Teacher

Howell

Equally versed in classical and pop styles, guitarist Ken Puterbaugh teaches students fundamental scales, soloing techniques, and songs

$70 $28

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Two, Four, or Six 45-Minute Voice Lessons at Bernardini Studios (Up to 55% Off)

Bernardini Studios

Sylvania

Instructors with more than 15 years of experience teach proper voice technique during 45-minute lessons

$80 $45

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$108 for $250 Groupon — Make Your Dreams Come True Corp.

Make Your Dreams Come True Corp.

St Clair Shores

From the merchant: Learn how to start a one man call center or how to work from home for Fortune 500 companies earning 30k-60k per year.

$250 $108

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Month of Private Music Lessons or Two-Hour Music Party Package at Rock and Roll Prep School (50% Off)

Rock and Roll Prep School

Macomb

Instructors teach students the basics of chosen instrument; party provides multiple instructors and instruments in rehearsal room

$150 $75

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$10 for $20 Worth of Music Lessons — Fusion Violin Studio

Fusion Violin Studio

Perrysburg

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

$20 $10

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$70 for $200 Groupon — Orionsol Training

Orionsol Training

Meridian Charter Township

From the merchant: During our class, you will learn a new method of advancing business skills using the flow states.

$200 $70

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$110 for $275 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Aloha Mind Math - Okemos, MI

Aloha Mind Math

Okemos

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

$275 $110

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STEM Robotics Course or Computer Coding Course at Sylvan Learning Center (Up to 58% Off)

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

Children learn valuable skills by creating robots with LEGOs and designing their own video games

$199 $99

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$95 for a Skills Assessment and Four Hours of Tutoring at Sylvan Learning Center ($279 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

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

$279 $95

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Designed in 1989 by architect Harley Hodges, Pine View Golf Course sends golfers weaving through forests of towering Michigan pines, attempting a variety of shots using most of the clubs in their bags. Players choose from five sets of tees, varying the Championship course from as short as 4,101 yards from the green tees up to 6,490 from the blues. Golfers first traverse wide fairways that forgive slight errors in the front nine, then take on the back nine?known as "Rolling Pines" because of the large tree trunks that regularly roll across the course at incredible speed. Difficulty intensifies noticeably after the turn, as players must flex their par 5 prowess on the 10th and 18th holes.

Though only one body of water rests on the front nine of the Championship course, Pine View's third nine, known as "Little Pines," features water much more prominently. This relatively short par 30 test makes for a great introduction to the game, as players lob shots over ponds and streams or fit golf balls with goggles and send them to explore the depths.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,490 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 71.6 from the back tees * Course slope of 126 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole * Scorecard

5820 Stony Creek Road
Ypsilanti,
MI
US

One of three devoted dancers who founded Studio 3 Performing Arts Center, Megan Stanley told the Dexter Patch that she wanted a venue where "girls or guys of any skill level feel they can have a place to dance." Today, the center has broadened her dream by teaching visitors how to become a triple threat onstage. Lessons in music, dance, and theater place its students—some as young as two years—on the road to self-expression, while an atmosphere of fun and acceptance keeps them practicing.

The owners teach most of the classes themselves, building a community of students and parents that trust their expertise and attend regular recitals. This convivial spirit carries over to theater performances, where audience participation and Samuel Beckett's famous call-and-response cheers ensure everyone's involvement. Classes welcome all-comers to try their hand at intuitive cardio workouts and competitive choreography alike, the latter of which has led the studio's crew to a Best in Studio award at the 2012 JUMP dance convention.

7200 Dan Hoey Rd
Dexter,
MI
US

When the Douglas J Aveda Institute opened in Knoxville in 2011, it joined a family of institutes and salons that Douglas Weaver started in the 1960s. Here, Aveda students pursue certification in cosmetology and esthiology while practicing their craft on real clients under the supervision of licensed educators. And because students perform the services, the rates are lower than at traditional salons. The Knoxville treatment menu includes hair design—cuts, color, retexturizing—as well as Aveda’s Elemental Nature facials, pedicures, and manicures.

The Institute is inside the historic S&W Grand building, a handsome art-deco landmark that, like a compassionate fairy-tale prince, is equally handsome on the inside. The spa rooms have a rustic balance of exposed brick and wood paneling, and the salon’s geometric light fixtures gleam upon checkerboard tile floors and industrial shelving lined with Aveda’s signature products.

333 Maynard St
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

For 26 years, the experienced instructors at Divers Incorporated have taught students about scuba skills and environmental awareness. Divers Incorporated is a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center, and its staff of PADI-certified instructors introduce guests to scuba with a broad variety of classes designed to appeal to potential divers with varying levels of interest in the underwater world. The entry-level PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience gives divers the opportunity to learn scuba basics in a low-pressure environment. First, classes view an instructional video and learn how to use the equipment, after which they take to the pool and learn how to breathe beneath the water's surface. Five-week instructional courses take a more thorough tack, instructing students on the fundamentals they need to know to take an open-water dive and secure their certifications.

3380 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

826michigan runs daily tutoring labs at the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair in Ann Arbor and at Ypsilanti Middle School, where students can work on their homework assignments and special projects guided by trained volunteers. Last year, 826michigan provided afterschool homework help to 297 students. To help fuel students' mental attentiveness, 826michigan feeds them healthy snacks, revving up learning juices with apples, oranges, granola bars, carrots and hummus, yogurt, and cheese and crackers. It costs 826michigan $10 each day to feed healthy snacks to a tutoring lab of 20 students.

115 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

As the official Wolverines hoops haven for more than 40 years, Crisler Arena holds more than 13,000 rollicking gold-and-blue brethren for each of the storied program's hard-fought home games. Behind playmaking sophomore guard Darius Morris and freshman phenom Tim Hardaway Jr., the Wolverines are ready to challenge conference opponents with a fury of fast breaks, dunks, dribbles, and dirty dishes. Michigan's Big Ten matchup against the Badgers from Madison also marks Fan Appreciation Night, during which ardent hoops hounds are rewarded for their unconditional basketball jones with special prizes and performances by the Michigan dance team. Cheer on Coach Beilein's crew of collegiate ballers as they polish glass backboards and refinish hardwood floors in a valiant attempt to intimidate their haplessly smaller, red-clad weasel prey.

1000 S State St
Ann Arbor,
MI
US