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Marta B.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 1977
  • Awarded 2012 Stewardship Educator of the Year from Stewardship Network of the San Juans
  • 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 45 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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Marta is an excellent teacher and kept the lesson interesting and fun!
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Pam Parker
Marta was great! She is very knowledgeable and patient.
I am excited and looking forward to learning bridge and she is a good fit for my skill set and personality.
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Ryan D.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Awarded 6th at North American Pairs Flight B, 2018 from American Contract Bridge League
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ryan D.

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A passion for bridge with extensive knowledge of the game.

About Ryan

I've been playing and teaching the game of bridge for the past 26 years. I love this game, and I love introducing it to others so they can share in the joy of bridge. I've taught people from age 8 to age 88 and everywhere in between. My goal is to make the lessons fun because this is a game, and

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Tanya R.
The training was very pleasant and I learned a lot about not ending up in the wrong hand.
Gloria
Very knowledgeable and easy, friendly manner. Look forward future lessons.
Devaki C.
Great first experience. Ryan kept it interesting and is a committed teacher. Fantastic beginning!

Karl K.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Norwegian, English, German
  • Bachelor of Music from Norwegian State Academy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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. Professional internationally touring musician for 20+ years, Classical, Broadway, Experimental, Early music. Bachelor of Music; Norwegian State Academy, Master's of Music; M

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Ethan S.
Karl is a nice teacher. He is very professional, teaching me different techniques and theories. He also teaches things that other teachers haven't taught me, such as hand positions in the bell and how to get clearer/better sounding notes. I have learned a lot from him.
Cecelia S.
Haraldr P.
Very easy to work with, very passionate, and very patient. Effortless human to human interaction, and will continue working alongside him to get the most out of this experience.

Saran E.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Tamil, Spanish, French, IPA
  • Awarded National Merit Scholar from NMSC
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Saran E.

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• 8+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience.
• Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects / areas. Select graduate course assistance offered as well.
• Tutoring for GRE/GMAT and SAT/ACT offered with individualized gameplan/schedule.
• Help with high school and middle school curriculum in math, quantitative sciences, social sciences, writing. Help with IB & AP classes and corresponding exams.
• National Merit Scholar & several (10+) AP Tests in High School.

About Saran

EXPERIENCE [Specifics] • 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience. • Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects /

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Alexis
Great tutor. Helped me with GRE preparation, science courses, and admissions process.
Simon
Great tutor and very knowledgeable - helped me with economics and statistics classes and projects.
Viollette
Very knowledgable and professional. Saran is obviously intelligent and makes for a great instructor.

Aaron C.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin, English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Aaron C.

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Whether you are looking to learn a new system, gain masterpoints, or master the basics of this most wonderful game, I am here to accelerate your growth.

My primary system is 2/1, but I also play precision. I know pretty much every convention our there in case want to pick up some new gadgets.

About Aaron

I have played bridge since I was a teenager (20+ years), and have played well over 1 million hands over this time period. I am continually honing my own game via Bridgebase.com (handle = aceman34), arguably the best teaching tool out there. I generally prefer online lessons because I find my stu

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Tanya R.
Game was very nice and not earth shattering. This may take a while in getting to the next level (2500 for gold) as I currently have 1980 at ruby life master. There is a lot to learn.
Sheila
Aaron was pleasant, professional, patient and a real pleasure. Can’t wait for our next lesson.
Linda Berez
Very good lesson.

Tad H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Polish, Russian
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tad H.

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I love to teach what Eddie Kantar calls "thinking bridge". One of the aspects of thinking bridge is ability to count hands: distribution of suits and points.

Another, is learning DEFENSE. Every bridge player, on an average, defends 50% of a time, declares 25%, and does nothing another 25%.

My gurus are above mentioned Eddie Kantar and Mike Lawrence.

About Tad

Tad, a licensed Professional Engineer, is an avid bridge player, member of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) since 1981, ACBL Accredited Teacher and Club Director, holding a rank of a Silver Life Master (SLM), and consistently placing in tournaments and club games. In high school, he wa

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The average cost of 60-minute bridge lessons is $114. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $65 and $240 per hour.
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"Our first lesson was very informative. I am looking forward to our next lesson."
Alison
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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"Ryan was very helpful and very patient."
Susan
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Game was very nice and not earth shattering. This may take a while in getting to the next level (2500 for gold) as I currently have 1980 at ruby life master. There is a lot to learn."
Tanya
Took Bridge lessons from Aaron C.
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"Marta was very knowledgeable and patient! Her teaching style fits well with my skill set."
Pam Parker
Took Bridge lessons from Marta B.
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"Fantastic teacher--would highly recommend Ryan!"
Richard
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Great instructor! I've really progressed quickly. Ryan is easy to understand and communicates really well. I liked him so much I signed up for a second session of lessons!"
Mikie
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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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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"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 and I played a few hands and discussed several points in Bridge of bidding and play of the hand. She was flexible in choosing our first topic. I found the set up somewhat confusing at first and didn't have time to jot down several points Marta suggested. All in all, it was a good experience and well worth the time and effort. I look forward to next week's lesson."
Karlene
Took Bridge lessons from Marta B.
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"Started slowly - but got into the strategy pretty clearly. Made the overall idea clear. Good added info for work toward next lesson."
Joseph
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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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 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!