Proficiency with musical instruments allows street musicians to transform raw emotions into spare change, which can then be used to buy more emotions. Learn how to turn feelings into sound with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a five-day summer camp at Austin Guitar School (up to a $400 value).
Austin Guitar School instructors wield a collective fluency in an array of styles and instruments such as guitar, bass, percussion, piano, and voice and specialize in teaching youngsters. The five-day summer camps infuse mini-Hendrixes with the basics of blues, rock, or jazz from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during select weeks. The rock maestros will teach campers how to harvest their talent with effective practice habits and proper preparation for gigs and rehearsals, while also learning to embrace the fundamentals of rhythm and counting, ear training, keytar safety, and reading as well as writing charts. Young rockers will then get to show off their music skills and creative stage dives with a farewell concert the following Sunday, which will be recorded and delivered to students' touring vans on a free DVD.