Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.
It’s hard to find quicksand in most residential neighborhoods, but luckily, in WOW Camps’ Gross Out Chemistry sessions, kids learn to make their own—along with slime, flubber, and various other goops. They don’t just create fun and disgusting substances that could be found on a sci-fi film set or inside that ominous shed grandpa forbids anyone to go into, though—they also learn the science behind chemical reactions and compounds, how to build their own vehicles, and the principles of simple machines.
This blend of education and play characterizes the entirety of WOW Camps’ eclectic lineup of day programs, which range from science- and tech-focused curricula to creative writing camps that boost language skills. In the Lego engineering camps, students master STEM skills through hands-on investigations of simple machines and mechanism built with the iconic bricks. This engineering mindset extends to the Zoob Land Rover camp, where students create remote-control vehicles and use them to learn the principles of data collection and performance prediction.
By engaging children on their own level, the teachers at Kids R Kids childcare center and learning academy recognize their students for what they really are: developing brains trapped inside tiny, perfectly spherical heads. The programs hew to a philosophy of "Hug First, Then Teach," meaning they encourage a child's development on an emotional, intellectual, social, and physical level. Also essential to their teaching approach is family involvement—when new skills are introduced, the instructors make sure the parents know about the approach and aren't politically opposed to arithmetic.
They rely on their own curriculum, Brain Waves, which takes a neurologically based approach that combines educational lessons with good nutrition, regular sleep schedules, and secure relationships. Additionally, the Brain Waves curriculum helps develop brains with many forms of language (including sign language) and exposure to technology in a controlled environment.
The all-female team of photographers, assistants, makeup artists, and retouching experts at Jill Nelson Photography help women celebrate their bodies through tasteful, seductive, and professional photography. Decked out in their favorite sexy ensembles with glamorous hair and makeup, subjects are guided through a number of poses, each designed to capture their most flattering angles. Even trouble spots vanish beneath the specialized lighting, and a retouching session afterward brings out each subject's inner centerfold with light airbrushing and editing of any blemishes. Customers can choose from more than a dozen custom themes ranging from bridal and military to creative arrangements such as Moulin Rouge, Pink Candy, and Pin-Up.
Anthony Lewis, a championship-level dancer and owner of Ballroom Houston, believes that a technically sound dance lesson is useless if it's not practical. That's why he and his team of instructors do all they can to get students eager to hit the dance floor and thrive in social situations. During private and group lessons, students of all skill levels and backgrounds explore the graceful, rhythmic steps of the waltz, swing, and salsa, or learn how to fool a lawn into growing faster by doing the Sprinkler. The instructors at Ballroom Houston focus on all forms of partnered dancing, and are always training and refining their curriculum.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We provide service to all age groups.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Crossing Borders will provide copies of material and activity sheets, when necessary.
Students must bring pen, pencil and notebook.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Motivate bilingualism in our community.
What do you love most about your job?
We love listening to our student communicate in Spanish.