Former professional motorcycle racer and 20-year veteran street rider Jason Curdy dedicates his company, Full Throttle Riding Academy—a state-sponsored school and recognized training provider of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation—to teaching motorcyclists to ride safely and respect the road. Starting with the two-day Basic Rider Course, students learn to safely maneuver their vehicles on an off-street range and study riding regulations within the classroom. By the end of the course, they’ll have the knowledge and command of their bikes necessary to start riding. Riders can also brush up on their street skills in the half-day Experienced Rider Course, which incorporates more advanced riding techniques, showing them how to optimize lane position and how not to read a book at the wheel.
Aimed at the broadening of juvenile horizons, the music classes and ensemble programs at Intermezzo Academy of Music, LLC are designed for students as young as 4 years old through adulthood. No matter their emphasis—classics to symphonic rock—ensemble classes give aspiring musicians a chance to build their skills with a peer group that they're comfortable with. Their children's classes emphasize play and discovery, rather than rigid repetition of scales, to instill kids with a love of music and get rid of the debilitating fear that the rhythm is going to get them. Teachers often host sessions for adults as well, providing grownups occasion to raise their skills during all-level grown-up orchestras.
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Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We believe in customized instruction, tailoring the lessons according to the students interests and goals. One size does not fit all. All our teachers are very equipped and experienced to accommodate all ages, levels, and styles.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We have pianos, keyboards, and guitars available for them to use if they don't have one already. The promo is a great way to see if this is something they would be interested in pursuing before they commit to purchasing an instrument.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Straight out of music college, I became Head Guitar instructor at Stubb's Music ,Tallahassee, Fl. Then moved to Denver and became Head instructor at Musician's Superstore, Well's Music and the Music and Arts Center in Denver. It was a natural step and always the goal to one day have my own school
What do you love most about your job?
We love that we get to be such a big, positive, and life-changing part of peoples lives. Many of our students say it has become the best part of their lives and most anticipated part of their week. Music is a part of the daily experience, for many of us, one that we could not live without.
Hyland Hills Adventure Golf and Raceway packs an awful lot of fun into four acres of land. For starters, there are three 18-hole miniature golf courses—Lost Continent, Adventure Cove, and Buccaneer Bay—that are meticulously landscaped and enhanced with water and fire effects. Elsewhere on the grounds, an electric go-kart track and jumble of bumper cars shock leisurely putt-putters back to life. There's even a concession stand slinging burgers, hot dogs, and pizzas. And since this four-acre wonderland is owned and operated by the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District, the revenues from all of these amusements help fund community services and school programs. But even if games, rides, and snacks aren't your thing, you can still come to gawk at the park's award-winning landscaping, which includes:
13,500 square feet of carpet
175,000 gallons of water
662 light fixtures
1,400 flowers in multiple varieties
6,000 spring bulbs