Personal Development in Chicago


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

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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Storygrowers: $43 for $79 Groupon — StoryGrowers

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

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

Heart of Singing

Lincoln Square

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

$80 $38

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Ultimate Air Shuttle: $395 for a Round-Trip Chicago-Cincinnati Charter Flight from Ultimate Air Shuttle ($575 Value)

$395 for a Round-Trip Chicago-Cincinnati Charter Flight from Ultimate Air Shuttle ($575 Value)

Ultimate Air Shuttle

Chicago Midway Airport

Skip airport hassles and enjoy VIP treatment during charter flights that offer complimentary snacks and drinks

$575 $395

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Latin American Language Center Inc: $125 for Six-Week Spanish Course at Latin American Language Center Inc ($250 Value)

$125 for Six-Week Spanish Course at Latin American Language Center Inc ($250 Value)

Latin American Language Center Inc

Lakeview

Language center infuses classes with fun to help students learn like native speakers

$250 $125

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

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

Sentieri Italiani

Chicago

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

$250 $125

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Chicago Computer Classes: Up to 50% Off Computer Classes at Chicago Computer Classes

Up to 50% Off Computer Classes at Chicago Computer Classes

Chicago Computer Classes

Near North Side

From the merchant: Excel WorkShop to take your Excel Skills to the next level. Highlights: VLOOKUP, PivotTables, Filters and many tricks.

$249.99 $124

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The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.: $110 for Piano Lessons ($200 Value) — The Art of Piano Playing

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

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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Guitar Chicago: Two or Four Private Piano or Drum Lessons at Guitar Chicago (Up to 54% Off)

Two or Four Private Piano or Drum Lessons at Guitar Chicago (Up to 54% 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 $33

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A List Startenders: 4-Hour Mixology Class at A List Startenders (57% Off)

4-Hour Mixology Class at A List Startenders (57% Off)

A List Startenders

Jefferson Park

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

$159 $69

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

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

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

Chicago

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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Magalie Naturals: Natural French Handmade Cosmetics Class for One or Two at Magalie Naturals (Up to 45% Off)

Natural French Handmade Cosmetics Class for One or Two at Magalie Naturals (Up to 45% Off)

Magalie Naturals

Bucktown

In Parisian-inspired boutique,French cosmetic designer leads students hands-on through creating their own natural skin care product.

$55 $30

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Chicago Investment School: Notary, Paralegal, or Real Estate Investment Courses at Chicago Investment School (Up to 70% Off)

Notary, Paralegal, or Real Estate Investment Courses at Chicago Investment School (Up to 70% Off)

Chicago Investment School

Lincoln Park

Courses led by Derek McNeal, a licensed attorney and certified public accountant with more than 20 years in the real estate industry

$200 $95

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Chicago Photography Academy: 7-Hour "Digital in a Day" Photography Workshop for One or Two from Chicago Photography Academy (Up to 77% Off)

7-Hour "Digital in a Day" Photography Workshop for One or Two from Chicago Photography Academy (Up to 77% Off)

Chicago Photography Academy

Chicago

All-day fundamentals workshop demystifies the settings of your DSLR camera as professionals dole out tips on composition and camera shake

$195 $49

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ABC Bartending School: $189 for 32 Hours of Bartending Classes at ABC Bartending School ($595 Value)

$189 for 32 Hours of Bartending Classes at ABC Bartending School ($595 Value)

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

$595 $189

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The Ultimate School of Guitar: $33 for Three Private Guitar or Piano Lessons or Two Vocal Lessons at The Ultimate School of Guitar (Up to $72 Value)

$33 for Three Private Guitar or Piano Lessons or Two Vocal Lessons at The Ultimate School of Guitar (Up to $72 Value)

The Ultimate School of Guitar

Edgewater

Basic to advanced lessons in guitar, piano, and vocals taught by talented instructors with educational and practical experience

$72 $33

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Rogala Studio: Three or Six 3-Hour Multimedia Art Lessons at Rogala Studio (Up to 56% Off)

Three or Six 3-Hour Multimedia Art Lessons at Rogala Studio (Up to 56% Off)

Rogala Studio

Chicago

Visual artist renowned for large-scale interactive media works leads hands-on lessons in video theater, photography, and sound recording

$450 $219

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  • Northside Catholic Academy
    After years of research and exercise, Dr. John Spencer Ellis felt he'd hit upon a premium fitness formula for producing athletes. Inviting Kelli Calabrese, a master trainer, to help him develop a curriculum, the two pooled their exercise knowledge—which amounted to 45 years of industry experience and 35 fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle certifications. From this wealth of training and education, they created Intense Mixed Performance Accelerated Cross Training, or IMPACT Fitness Boot Camp. Their formula requires that each workout begin with a sports-conditioning-style dynamic warm-up, before proceeding into speed, agility, and quickness training, which allows patrons to more effectively chase cars down the highway. They then challenge students with full-body-strength conditioning, which focuses on all the muscles versus only the muscle group you want to train, and a high-intensity session of cardio training. Though the formula always remains the same, the exercises vary from session to session. One day, patrons might heave medicine balls and sprints, the next, they might jump rope and stretch TRX bands.
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    6216 N Glenwood Ave
    Chicago, IL US
  • A List Startenders
    In the high-tech classroom and professional-grade bartending training area, A List Startenders’ experienced cocktail slingers teach their students the fine art of drinksmanship and watering-hole etiquette. They pilot 40-hour Comprehensive Certification courses and shorter Essential Mixology tutorials, instilling pupils with the necessary knowledge and skills, such as quickly completing drink orders, bolstering cocktails with fresh fruit, and taking sage advice from the teleprompter beneath the bar, to operate in a bar environment. They often begin lessons in the well-equipped classroom—where an interactive Smart board aids in imparting trade lingo and drink recipes—before venturing to the full-bar training ground, replete with glassware, dozens of liquor bottles, and bar equipment, including soda guns, shakers, and garnishes. Upon completion of a course, certified students receive aggressive job-placement assistance to embark on their new career path.
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    4401 N Milwaukee Ave.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Spanish Language Center
    Creator of the conversational Cortez Method of Spanish lessons, Juan Guillermo Cortez started the Spanish Language Center in 2001 to expand the lessons he learned as a private Spanish teacher. With a stable of trained instructors, the school guides students of all skill levels through the intricacies of Spanish speaking during conversational group classes. Conversation-focused classes range from introductory courses that lay out Spanish-language basics, such as grammar and how to roll an r with the confidence of an archaeologist playing Operation, to advanced-level lessons on commands and the subjunctive tense. Each class hosts an average of 6–12 students and, like a sturdy soapbox, includes ample opportunity to practice speaking skills. In addition to providing all necessary materials, teachers also unlock access to an online class system full of updates and information.
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    17 N. State St.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Ride Chicago
    Ride Chicago and Rentaruckus are two different businesses that are bonded by their passion for promoting two-wheeled transportation. At Ride Chicago this passion manifests in a variety of classes, for which it supplies beginners with motorcycles or scooters. Once student riders are geared up, the facility’s state-certified instructors teach everything from scooter-riding basics to motorcycle licensing at controlled, off-street sites across the city and suburbs. This diverse curriculum allows people of all riding experiences to climb aboard a two-wheeler and learn safe canyon-hopping methods. Rentaruckus’s mission is a bit more concise: get people behind the handlebars of a Honda Ruckus scooter. To do this, the staff offers rentals and organizes tours of Chicago, where swarms of the minimalist bikes buzz past the city’s historic neighborhoods and sights.
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    118 South Damen Avenue
    Chicago, IL US
  • Multilingual Chicago
    Led by linguistic anthropologist Dr. Jill Bishop, Multilingual Connections? international staff of instructors immerses students in one of more than a dozen foreign languages, including French, Arabic, Spanish, and Mandarin. The immersive classes are intended to incorporate fun as well as language, with activities ranging from role-playing exercises to music. Before class, students can sip on coffee, tea, or wine while browsing WiFi in the center's cafe. The instructors at Multilingual Connections delve even further into each language?s respective culture by always making time to converse about specific foods, holidays, and folk traditions. The woman-owned business works to connect pupils?which have included children, athletes, and politicians?to the rest of the world with classes as well as translation and interpretation services in 75 languages.
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    2518 W. Armitage Ave.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Truman Technical Center
    Flip Crêpes got its start on the Chicago Farmers Markets circuit in 2003, slinging its warm and sweet or savory treats to steadily growing flocks of customers. Eventually, the company outgrew its humble beginnings and expanded to a location inside the Ogilvie Transportation Center, where customers stop in for the crowd-pleasing crepes alongside a burgeoning roster of sandwiches and paninis. Four distinct menus address any and all cravings the day might present, including selections that tackle breakfast munchies with eggs and bacon, a passion for the savory with toasted options, salad cravings with fresh and crisp selections, and sweet teeth with desserts chock-full of Nutella, strawberries, and dulce de leche. The tender crepes will only wrap their eggy arms around healthy, high-quality ingredients, so the chefs avoid high-fructose corn syrup and other undesirable foodstuffs.
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    3310 N Clark St
    Chicago, IL US