STUDENTS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE WITH DIFFERENT SCHEDULING NEEDS TAKE BARTENDING CLASSES
In the last 6 months, we've had students from other countries, bar owners, retiring detectives, Ivy League double majors, yoga teachers, college students working three jobs to help pay for school, and everyone in between.
Frequently, we run into situations where the regular 1-5 or 6-10 bartending class just doesn't work for that particular student. We've even had students who could only come in on one specific day, like a Tuesday, and had to complete the program that way.
If you've ever worked in a very competitive industry, like finance or restaurants, you might know what it's like to work so many hours and feel like it's a real challenge to learn something new, and bring more opportunity into your life. At Aqua Vitae it is so so important to us that everyone who wants to change their life by learning to bartender is able to, regardless of how tough their scheduling situation first appears, and believe me, we've certainly had some challenges.
Here are three ways to make up a class:
WATCH A VIDEO OF THE CLASS IN OUR LIBRARY
The library and wine tasting room at Aqua Vitae is kept quiet on purpose. We never blast music here. It is meant as a quiet place for students to study and hone their skills, and if a student is attending a class they've already had, they can watch a video of a class they need to make up right in the library while other students are getting a lecture.
After that, they'll go over the lesson briefly with the instructor while the other students take their break, and they'll demonstrate that they understood the knowledge and drinks involved. And then they'll practice in teams with other students who have had the lesson they were making up, and integrate with the rest of the class.
SCHEDULE A PRIVATE MAKE UP SESSION ON FRIDAYS DURING INSTRUCTOR OFFICE HOURS
Instructor office hours are on Friday from 12pm until 3pm, and students can request a time to talk to their instructor about job placement, work on specific skills like stirring, advanced mixology, ingredient creation etc., but the most common use of office hours is to make up any class the student has missed while they are taking the program. The student will have a one on one class with the instructor, and then they will demonstrate the knowledge they've learned.
GO TO OUR SCHEDULE AND SEE WHEN THE CLASS IS BEING OFFERED AGAIN
Click here to visit our Aqua Vitae schedule. Day Classes are from 1pm-5pm, and Evening Classes are from 6pm-10pm. The school opens at 10am for practice. Saturday classes are from 10am-2pm, and from 2pm-6pm. Students can always come in, once they're enrolled into the school, and attend any class on the schedule.