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Karl K.

48 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English, Norwegian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music from Norwegian State Academy
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Karl K.

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hobby-player for 25 years

About Karl

Will travel further than listed by special arrangement (call take lessons to inquire) - especially via easy public transit. Currently only teaching online due to COVID-19. Professional internationally touring musician for 20+ years, Classical, Broadway, Experimental, Early music. Bachelor of Musi

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Jeffrey Sgro
Karl is fantastic he has taken us from Bridge neophytes to Bridge players, needing a lot of experience, but able to attain that experience and navigate the complex game of Bridge confidently. We highly recommend Karl as an instructor and a very nice person!
Jeanne
awesome first lesson!
Eileen B.
He’s ver patient and thoroughly explains things. Highly recommend him!
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Marta B.

58 Reviews
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  • Awarded 2012 Stewardship Educator of the Year from Stewardship Network of the San Juans
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B. S.; Environmental Sciences from Cornell University
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Marta B.

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So you'd like to play the card game bridge? I've been playing since I was 10--and that's a long time! These lessons are intended for beginners or low intermediate players. I will take you from just knowing the name of the game, all the way to how to bid and play. I can do this one on one, or with you and a partner.

Can you learn bridge on line? Take a look at my reviews. 33 happy students, and counting--I'd answer "yes, you can"!

If you already know the game a little, and would like to do some playing--grab a partner and a deck of cards, and let's meet on line to play the grand daddy of all card games. It is an absolutely wonderful time. For these lessons, you'll meet my husband AND me, and we'll play bridge "virtually" with YOU!

Note: If you are a beginner-- I recommend either one 90 min lesson or two 60 min lessons for your first lesson. It will take that long for the first lesson. After that-- depends on your card sense. Most people seem to need 4-5 lessons ...

About Marta

***COVID-19 Announcement: If you need a rate adjustment because of current outbreak, please ASK. I will do what I can*** Hello! I am a science and math teacher who loves to teach. After teaching many years in traditional and non-traditional classrooms, both in the USA and overseas, I began to

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Adam
Marta is an excellent teacher -- patient, knowledgable, and adaptive. I'm very new to bridge, but her instruction has made me feel much more confident at the table.
Lilah
Meredith
Marta is helpful, patient, and easy to follow.
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Ken M.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • B.S. Mathematics from University of Pittsburgh
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ken M.

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I have been playing bridge for over 40 years and teaching for the last ten years. I currently direct 2 duplicate games at the Charlottesville, Va. Senior Center.

About Ken

I have been playing bridge for over 40 years and the last 10 as a duplicate bridge player. I currently direct two duplicate games at the Charlottesville, Va Senior Center. I also teach duplicate bridge skills and strategy.

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Eliza
Ken was a delight! He was very patient and easy to understand. We enjoyed our first lesson very much.
Nancy Todd
Ken was very knowledgeable and very personable. His first lesson was just what I needed. I am looking forward to more lessons with him. Nancy Todd
Marla W.
Ken has a wealth of knowledge. He offers handouts to review and presents lessons with slides to instruct using actual bridge hands. He provides not only the rules for the game but also the mental steps one undertakes in applying them.

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"The training was very pleasant and I learned a lot about not ending up in the wrong hand."
Tanya
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"awesome first lesson!"
Jeanne
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Excellent teacher! Karl broke down elements of the game into digestible parts, explained logic and tactics very clearly. Very helpful doing simulation together, so not talking at me as I think some instructors do. Engaging and patient...definitely recommend!"
Susan
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Ryan was very helpful. He communicated in a very clear and concise fashion. Looking forward to next week’s session."
Lori
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Marta is an exceptional bridge teacher. Her teaching style is organized, clear, concise and engaging. She is patient and takes time to explain complicated concepts and strategies in an easy to understand and encouraging way that makes the game fun and interesting. Marta is very pleasant and positive, and has a deep understanding of and love for the game. I would recommend her to all levels of bridge players. She is an expert!"
Leslie
Took Bridge lessons from Marta B.
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"Excellent instructor-we has no prior knowledge of the game and he explained it very well! Continuing!"
Sarah
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Good teacher. Can understand all he says. Monty"
Monty
Took Bridge lessons from Ken M.
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"I was nervous but once I started learning and he was patient and answered many questions, I felt right at ease."
Azmina
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Very knowledgable and professional. Saran is obviously intelligent and makes for a great instructor."
Viollette
Took Bridge lessons from Saran E.
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"Marta is very personable and has made learning less intimidating and more encouraging to me.
I look forward to more lessons with her!"
Diane
Took Bridge lessons from Marta B.
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Private Bridge Lessons Near You

A highly strategic and social game played with a 52-card deck and four players broken into two teams, bridge originated as a favorite pastime in England in the 17th century and is still beloved to this day. Of all the card games out there, bridge is easily one of the most popular.

Bridge's popularity is often credited to the fact that, although some chance is involved, it's largely a game of skill. More skillful players with sharp techniques and strategies will undoubtedly win more often than those who don't know how to apply their mental abilities like memory, planning, and reasoning to the game. Smart players know when to take a chance, when not to risk their hand, and how to read their opponents. 

Why Learn to Play Bridge?

Like poker, bridge is a highly social

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and popular card game. Once you've learned the rules, you'll be able to practice, play, and meet new people by joining a local bridge club or even playing cards online. During the game, you'll enjoy meaningful social interaction, teamwork, and strengthening your communication skills. 

Bridge is also a great mental workout. The game's combination of social interaction and mental gymnastics (strategy, mental math, memory, and deductive reasoning) keep the minds of bridge players sharp. Playing bridge will improve all the functions of your brain's frontal lobe, such as your memory and deductive reasoning skills. Playing bridge has actually been shown to slow mental decline and to help stave off age-related mental decline. 

The Best Way to Learn Bridge and What You'll Study in Lessons

Although it's easy to find plenty of free bridge classes and tutorials online, the best way to learn is with a private bridge tutor. In private lessons, you'll receive your teacher's undivided attention and the kind of personalized instruction that simply isn't possible when reading online instructions, watching videos, or learning to play in a larger class setting. With immediate feedback, your bridge playing skills will improve quickly. 

Plus, every private lesson is different. Your teacher will customize every class to meet your individual needs, taking into account your existing knowledge and preferred learning style. For example, bridge classes for children differ greatly from bridge lessons for adults in terms of teaching methods and content. In private lessons, your bridge teacher will keep you motivated and interested, while you learn to play at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Bridge

If you have little or no previous experience playing bridge, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your bridge teacher will introduce you (or you and your partner) to the basic rules of the game. You'll get some practice under your belt and learn a few strategies to use when you play. In beginner lessons, your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Learn the mechanics of bridge
  • Get to know the players: north, south, east, and west
  • Introduction to the deck (high and low cards)
  • Scorekeeping basics
  • Dealing and sorting your hand

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Bridge

If you're already familiar with the basics of playing bridge but wish to improve your skill and your winning record, then intermediate lessons are for you. In these classes, your teacher will provide you with new techniques and strategies for playing bridge. In intermediate lessons, you might cover the following topics:

  • Winning techniques
  • Bidding strategies
  • Bridge etiquette
  • Declarer play and defensive problems
  • Popular conventions

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Bridge

Advanced lessons are intended for bridge players who're already quite highly skilled. In these classes, you'll have the opportunity to pair up with or play against other masterful bridge players to improve your technique and continue to challenge yourself in every aspect of the game. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's interests and goals, but your teacher might cover the following:

  • Recognizing and reading opponents
  • Navigating complex hands
  • Competition preparation
  • Tournament training

How to Find a Bridge Teacher Near You

Whether you want to join a bridge club, tournament, or simply learn to play for a new pastime, we recommend learning to play bridge with a private teacher. Luckily, TakeLessons makes it easy to find a bridge tutor. A quick search will reveal a variety of highly experienced and knowledgeable teachers who offer lessons both online and in-person to aspiring card players of all ages. Before you choose a teacher, we recommend browsing several profiles and reading reviews left by other students. 

The cost of bridge classes varies, but most teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. On TakeLessons, it's easy to find a teacher who fits your budget and schedule because there are simply so many to choose from. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast as you learn the game's rules, new skills, and strategies after just your first lesson!