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Karl K.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Norwegian, English, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1994
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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 Mus

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Denise S.
Very patient and knowledgeable. Listens well and explains the game in a clear methodical way!
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Ken M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $51
  • Teaching since 2005
  • B.S. Mathematics from University of Pittsburgh
  • 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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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.
Douglas H.
Ken is great. The first lesson was clear, organized and interesting. Seven of us took part in the zoom lesson and everyone loved it
Monty S.
Good teacher. Can understand all he says. Monty

Ryan D.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science from Maryville University
  • Teaching since 1993
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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 28 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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genie
Ryan was very knowledgeable and personable. He was able to meet me at my level and play and explain things in a manner that I could understand. I look forward to my next lesson!
Susie K.
Diane F.
Helpful in further understanding bidding.
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Aaron C.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin, English, German
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 out 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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Jan
The lesson was interactive and fun. I feel as if I learned a lot. Aaron is intuitive and can easily flex to keep the lesson moving versus repetitious. Enjoyed it very much and cant wait for my next lesson.
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.

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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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"Karl did a great job of determining where we needed help and clearly improving us!"
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Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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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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"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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"Helpful in further understanding bidding."
Diane
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"Karl was explained things in a way I completely understood. He patiently and thoroughly addressed all my questions; and, didn't mind my interruptions or requests to repeat himself."
Denise
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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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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"My brother said "Great!""
John
Took Bridge lessons from Karl K.
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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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"Very methodical and a great listener"
Debbe
Took Bridge lessons from Ken M.
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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!