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Stephen M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • B.Mus. from McGill University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Stephen M.

9 Reviews
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Although a professional musician, Stephen is a passionate chess player with experience working with beginner to intermediate players. My teaching generally revolves around introducing students to instructive and beautiful games of the past, increasing tactical understanding as well as openings and endgames. Prior to the lesson, I like to review the student's recent games to assess which aspects of their game to work on first.

About Stephen

Cellist Stephen performs a wide range of repertoire, from the music of the seventeenth century to contemporary works to American folk music. He began his professional musical career at the age of seven, singing in the Choir of Men and Boys of St. Paul’s K Street in Washington, DC. Stephen has a par

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Ryan C.
Meeting Stephen has been one of the most pivotal moments in my musical life. Stephen is an intelligent, sensitive, and individual musician that has changed the way I view music. I would highly recommend Stephen any day!
Talia
Mr. Moran is a very patient and nurturing teacher. I learn so much every week!
Cathy
I've been working with Stephen to transcribe trad fiddle tunes for cello. He's very patient and helpful!
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Cindle V.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Cindle V.

9 Reviews
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I am ranked as a top female chess player and have played the game for most of my life. I have played in many national, state, and local tournaments and place well. I have been teaching students of all ages for over 15 years. I make lessons fun and enjoyable but also very understandable. I teach all levels and ages. This is a great game and I believe anyone can benefit from learning the game of chess.

About Cindle

Hello, my name is Cindle V. and I love teaching music and chess. I have been teaching for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in music education and am currently teaching around 30 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My experience working with all types of

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Sophia
My daughter enjoyed her lesson. She said Cindle was fun and nice. We’re looking forward to more lessons.
Ricky H.
Great instructor!
Ben
Cindle is a great teacher and is patient and encouraging! My first lesson focused on assessing my ability and she gave me some tips to begin improving. I look forward to getting better!

Michael J.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Organizational Adminstration and Communications from UW-Milwaukee
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
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Michael J.

17 Reviews
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Michael J. has been a chess instructor for a private chess academy since 2008. He has taught in numerous schools in the Milwaukee area working with groups as small as 4 to as large as 30.

Michael has also given private individual lessons to students wishing to advance their chess playing skills. Michael focuses his instruction on basic strategy, traditional maneuvers, thinking ahead, mathematical ties to chess and basic movement.

About Michael

Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar/ukulele and Chess instructor for over 12 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques. Michael is a former inst

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Nathanielle Gorst
Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

Thank you!
Monte H.
Michael is a stickler for doing things right, but in a nice way. I feel that his mode of teaching is best, because it builds a solid foundation for further learning.
ELLIOT
After a brief intro, Mike explained where're going with his lessons. I was having some problems getting my fingers near certain fret areas he wanted me to work on, so he very kindly placed some colors tape where I'm to put my fingers. That helped a lot. Been practicing an hour per day, & I'm getting a bit better daily. I've got a long way to go, but with Mike's help I'll get there. ELLIOT

Meet Online Chess Teachers Serving Blossvale, NY

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Eric R.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Eric R.

3 Reviews
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Whether you have never touched a chess piece in your life or you have already beaten everyone who will play with you I would be thrilled to help you plan your next move. A typical first lesson would likely involve playing a game and analyzing it for mistakes, but if that isn’t your speed I will happily provide you with tactical puzzles or lessons on notation or work with you on a particular phase of the game you want to focus on. Let me help you take things to the next level while having fun along the way.

About Eric

I am fairly new to teaching but what I lack in experience I make up for in enthusiasm. My hope is to provide you with some of the tools and techniques that I have acquired over years of playing, and to do so in a fun and relaxed way.

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Jack P.
Eric started at a perfect pace, so I wasn't flooded with info. I liked what I learned that day and look forward to our next lesson
Mona-Nasiriavanaki N.
It was a great first session
Van D.
Great first lesson with Eric, he got me bending right away, looking for to the next lesson.
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Thomas H.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Thomas H.

25 Reviews
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Beginning students can expect to learn piece movement, game rules, point value, notation, opening theory, pawn structure, en passant, check v. Checkmate v. Stalemate, pawn promotion, castling, and more. Intermediate students can expect to quickly refresh on all the above as well as learn techniques like pins, forks, skewers, discovered check, double threat, advanced openings, end game theory, tournament prep, and so much more.

About Thomas

"Good things come to those who know chess." -Thomas H. A bit about myself, I started playing chess at the age of 9 and have been playing ever since. I have been apart of several championship teams, and I have achieved many individual honors as well. I currently play chess professionally, teac

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Nolan K.
My grandson is five and loves chess. Thomas is a fantastic teacher! I’m glad I sat in, as I learned a whole lot. Now I’ll be able to play with Nolan and reinforce the lessons taught us by Thomas. Thomas is absolutely perfect for us. I’m really happy I got the ten lesson package. No regrets.
Chuck R.
Very helpful. Exactly what I signed up for. Recommend Thomas highly. Good guy.
Chuck R.
Very helpful and informative.

Michael J.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Organizational Adminstration and Communications from UW-Milwaukee
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Michael J.

17 Reviews
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Online Chess Teacher

Michael J. has been a chess instructor for a private chess academy since 2008. He has taught in numerous schools in the Milwaukee area working with groups as small as 4 to as large as 30.

Michael has also given private individual lessons to students wishing to advance their chess playing skills. Michael focuses his instruction on basic strategy, traditional maneuvers, thinking ahead, mathematical ties to chess and basic movement.

About Michael

Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar/ukulele and Chess instructor for over 12 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques. Michael is a former inst

Recent Reviews
Nathanielle Gorst
Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

Thank you!
Monte H.
Michael is a stickler for doing things right, but in a nice way. I feel that his mode of teaching is best, because it builds a solid foundation for further learning.
ELLIOT
After a brief intro, Mike explained where're going with his lessons. I was having some problems getting my fingers near certain fret areas he wanted me to work on, so he very kindly placed some colors tape where I'm to put my fingers. That helped a lot. Been practicing an hour per day, & I'm getting a bit better daily. I've got a long way to go, but with Mike's help I'll get there. ELLIOT

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Blossvale, NY

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Blossvale is $79. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $32 and $240 per hour.
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$72 average
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Tai
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Matt is amazing. My husband and I never played chess before and after only four lessons we knew all the basics and could play a game. We were so delighted with our progress that we signed on for more. Matt is fun, friendly and a pleasure to learn from."
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Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"Our chess lessons have been very productive and Sam’s method of teaching is fun. 5/5 stars!"
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Your always ready.-Zelman Zhang"
Tracy
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"I have been taking lessons with Dipankar for the last 2 months and it has been a great experience!. Dipankar really is a tremendous teacher, who quickly identifies my weaknesses as a player, which allows me me work towards eliminating those weaknesses.

My weakness is that I have the tendency to rush, or to assume that a move is the correct one, when it's not! Dipankar's system has taught me to stop assuming, to look for further moves and to choose the correct move more often than before.

My Chess rating has gone up and I am a much stronger player today thanks to Dipankar! I strongly recommend him to any Player that wants to improve."
Alonso
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Danial has been and continues to be an inspiration to my son. He encourages students to think for themselves and apply what they already know to challenge them even further. I am grateful that Danial is part of my son's life."
Salima Mussaji
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"My Kid started going to Siddharth's Chess class few months ago, he is really enjoying in playing chess. Instructor is very encouraging and my kid is always ready to go to chess class at any time. He is an excellent teacher.My son is having a very great time in learning Chess from Siddharth ."
SThimma
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"...So had my 3rd zoom lesson online, was awesome!
Have a much better understanding of the game. Sam, is an excellent coach and knows his stuff-highly recommended."
Johan
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Sam is a professional and approachable chess instructor. He's extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt. He's able to engage my interests with his passion for the game which makes his lessons fun and enjoyable."
David
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Eric is an incredibly talented chess player/instructor. His mastery of the game is only surpassed by his ability to teach it."
Vincent
Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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