An extension of the Tacoma Bar Academy, the Bartending School of Bothell has educated students in the finer points of bartending and mixology for more than 35 years. Classes include a 40-hour bartending-certification program, which prepares aspiring tenders to take their place in the drink-slinging industry with lessons in bar etiquette, drink-making techniques, and more than 150 cocktail recipes. The professional classroom setup echoes that of an actual bar, allowing students to get a feel for each element’s proper place, from the sliced fruit and soda guns to the emergency manual that outlines exactly what to do should a horse, duck, and pirate walk in.
If dancing is on the agenda, be sure to swing by Martha Levalley School of in Snohomish for an exciting (and exhausting) experience.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
SHD has been going and growing strong since 2010. With over 500 local members and even more worldwide, we have grown to be Seattle's largest drum and music community.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Na'tan will bring with him a small variety of drums from different cultures or you may choose one to focus on. Percussion instruments, clapping, and voice will also be used as instruments.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I've been playing music ever since I was a young child. After touring and playing various instruments in bands and other groups, I fell in love with rhythm. Years ago I attended my first World Rhythm Festival in Seattle and it changed my whole perception on music.
What do you love most about your job?
What I love most is teaching, but even more so, is sharing. Sharing a joy that I love so much with another that finds as much joy in it as I do. Teaching children is the best. Watching a child's face light up when they learn their first rhythm creates a smile you can't take away.
Since 1995, Best in Class Education Center's
instructors have aided students of all ages—from pre-K tots to high school seniors—in their academic journeys. They calibrate small-group and private math and English lessons that push each student at an individualized pace, helping struggling students catch up to speed or edifying advanced pupils seeking more of a challenge. The tutors give homework assignments for the kids to work on throughout the week, as well as administer weekly tests to assess their progress.
In addition to boosting success in current classes, the staff helps older students ready themselves for post-secondary schooling with SAT prep classes and college admission workshops, which help applicants decide on the right place, craft an impressive personal statement, and shimmy into their dream school's mascot costume before campus visits.
Staffed by experienced professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of Golfing Robotics, GolfTec’s syndicate of golf training centers grooms games with a five-pronged approach enhanced by technological refinements. Score-shaving wisdom resonates within the walls of the indoor facilities, where certified personal coaches point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips to permanently improve their game from tee to green. By utilizing video swing analysis and motion-measurement software, instructors can assess pupils’ abilities with objective data and a fact-based tact superior to traditional hearsay-oriented coaching strategies. To further enhance performance, GolfTec offers club-fitting services to match each swing profile with its ideal set of sticks.
Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.