The guitar, like a sculpture of Aphrodite, is often made of wood and used for proving faithful love and adoration to prospective soulmates. Serenade a loved one with today's Groupon: for $35, you get three half-hour guitar lessons from John Sterling Music (a $90 value).
John Sterling has been instilling the sound of music into guitar-strumming fingers for more than 15 years. With a masters of art in music from Washington State University, the talented teacher tackles any musical style, from rock to jazz to heavy metal, with students of all skill levels. Skilled strummers and budding six-stringers warm up musical muscles by discussing specific goals with Sterling, who then establishes a custom approach to focus on fundamentals, scales, sight reading, or technique exercises. Sessions may also tune music minds by touching on theory, songwriting, and composition in an environment of natural self-expression, created to ensure students retain music as a lifelong companion, unlike carnival-won goldfish. Call ahead to make a reservation.