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.
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 instructor for UW-Waukesha and Wauwatosa East High School along with past positions at White House of Music, Uncle Bob's Music Center and other various teaching institutions. Michael has moved on to focus on owning and operating his own lesson studio in West Allis called Sound Check Studios. There you can find a family friendly environment that also hosts 6 other instructors and multiple families attending various other lessons.
As a Chess instructor, he has worked and managed a private Chess Academy in Milwaukee since 2008. He works exclusive
ly with schools districts like Wauwatosa, Hartland, Milwaukee and many private schools for their after school chess program.
*** Lesson Details *** The lessons with Michael will cover a wide variety of topics and areas. Each lesson will focus on at least 2 different topics with an emphasis on what the student would like to work on.
Drums/percussion: Main areas of focus will include rudiments, basic drum set patterns, reading music, proper technique and what the student would like to learn.
Guitar and Ukulele: Areas of focus include open/bar chords, strumming, scales and applying those lessons to the music a student likes and wants to learn.
Chess: Based on experience, students will learn basic movement to advance strategy. Maneuvers like Forks, Pins, Skewers, openings and end game are all included in the lessons.
*** Studio Equipment *** My studio is equipped with everything needed for each student. All supplies and major instruments provided. My studio is NOT a basement or private residence. The studio is located in the main business district of West Allis along with 80 other businesses.
*** Specialties *** Drums: reading music, rudiments, proper technique. I teach mainly out of the book Basic Drumming by Joel Rothman
Guitar and Ukulele: Open chord and bar chord strumming that applies to learning the songs a student wants to learn.
Chess: Piece movement to basic strategies and tactics.
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
February 8, 2019
What a wonderful teavher Michael is! Instructive, kind, and patient with my 8 year old son, Michael is a great choice for kids. I recommend him highly! Thanks Mighael for the great work that you do!
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Hi, there! My name is Jean-Marc and I can't wait to meet you! I'm a software engineer. I have been teaching computer technology lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students excel in programming, web development, and productivity programs. I went to The University of Wisconsin and earned a degree in Computer Science in 2017. My teaching style is patient, thorough and detail oriented. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
Combination of approaches of US CHESS SCHOOL AND SCHOLASTIC CENTERS and FORMER SOVIET SCHOOL AND STANDARDS will help you to get broader chess basis understanding and gain advantage over the opponents.
I have a great opportunity for sharing my knowledge gained at Soviet chess club along with US Chess and Scholastic Center education boosting myself and my students from the very beginner to advanced players.
I've been playing chess for over 50 years. In school, I implemented training sessions to help build our teams into stronger performances. I started training students again 10 years ago and enjoy the opportunity to share the passion of chess. I also teach dance and have been trained in teaching concepts by my wife, a teacher with a Masters! Whether young or old, we can be successful in your progress in chess!
Bruce learned the game of chess in the late 60's, becoming a "Fischer Kid" during the 70's. In high school, he easily captured the team championships and represented his school until graduating in 1976.
He taught some of his fellow students to play and improve in their games during this time and enjoyed sharing his joy of the game with others. Although life has sent him in many directions career-wise, he has never strayed far from chess.
In addition to chess, Bruce has played semi-pro football and is also now a dance instructor. His understanding of working with body and mind to create the best you makes him a unique choice in mentoring young students about chess and life in general. His enthusiasm for life and the activities he teaches are contagious and he hopes that each of his students enjoy the time with him enough to "pass
I have been playing chess for well over 30 years. I have taught one on one children and adults for about 10 years. I have great patience when I teach students never believing that any concept is too difficult to understand or master. I have a love for the game that I want to instill in others I have hundreds of chess books and have gotten to know lots of chessplayers throughout the years. I do my best to have my students gain and UNDERSTANDING of the game rather than just rote memorization.
I have been playing chess for 30 + years and have a USCF expert rating. I have taught chess in afterschool programs and one on one in homes for over 10 years. I feel I have great patience especially with young children as their attention span is usually not that long. I have taught children as young as 4 with success . Learning chess at an earlier is better in my opinion I have a psychology degree UCLA I do some acting and have appeared on national commercials and some films ie. Ocean's 13. I am located in the West Los Angeles area and do housecalls
I have been teaching chess to players of all ages and at all initial skill levels for over 25 years. I am able to assess the current their knowledge and create a custom plan to help each student achieve their goals. Whether that is just learning the movement of the pieces and rules of the game, becoming a club player, getting ready for tournament play, or learning the techniques essential to mastering the game.
Do you love the game of chess? Great! So do I! I am a full time chess player and chess coach, and my biggest goal is to share the beauties and wonder of the royal game with as many people as I can.
I believe learning should be fun, so I make your custom lessons enjoyable through fun analogies and interesting discussion! I also believe you will learn best through discovery, and I will be your guide!