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Teacher/Instructor/Classes Directory

  • PLEASE NOTE: This Directory is for players looking for teachers. We are not sharing the below information for any solicitation purposes. Please do not contact the teachers below with items for sale etc.
  • We continue to update this Directory. Please let us know if you notice outdated information as play resumes. 
  • To be included in our Mahjong Teacher/Instructor Directory, please send us an email to modernmahjong@gmail.com with your name and contact information, website, Email address, and a brief explanation of type of instruction. Thank you! Together, we can create a supportive nationwide community of mahjong players. 
  • For virtual only, scroll down to the end of this directory.
  • ALABAMA
    • Mindy Youngblood Alabama Mah Jongg, Daphne, Sp. Ft., and Fairhope. We play Monday and Thursday weekly from 1-4 at local community centers. Free lessons 12-1 by appt. https://www.facebook.com/mindy.youngblood.9  
  • ALASKA 

  

  • ARIZONA 
    • Instructor Andrea Korff - Scottsdale, Phoenix and Prescott, AZ
       korff88@icloud.com, 480-650-5199. Beginner, Strategy, Advanced, Refresher, lessons, group games with table facilitated, tournaments, fundraisers. Siamese and American NML Rules. Playing over 35 years and always passionate! I have been teaching Beginning Mahjong, Mahjong Strategies and Private Lessons for 12 years. I also gather all players for an Annual Card review class. I have a Mahjong Fun Day of play (Tournament Style) every year in March. I have a large club of players in the North Scottsdale area who play year round on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 4pm. Tournament/Club Director 480-650-5199
    • Daron Barness, Greater Phoenix area. I currently teach both Beginning and Intermediate/Strategies Mah Jongg classes both privately and at various golf and community clubs. I teach the American version of Mah Jongg according the the NMJL rules. MajByDaron@gmail.com Facebook.com/MajByDaron 
  • ARKANSAS
  • CALIFORNIA
    • Christine & Brett Whitman Chico, CA 530-413-7857, cw@christinewhitman.com
    • Toby Salk, Bay Area, California tobysmj@gmail.com
      www.mahjonggforeveryone.com Toby Salk teaches American Style Mah Jongg and hosts a monthly Mah Jongg Brunch. Salk currently teaches and lectures in private homes, ladies’ clubs and at Rancho La Puerta in Mexico. Toby co-wrote with Gregg Swain, American Mah Jongg for Everyone-The Complete Beginners Guide. Their book is available on Amazon.
    • Donna Eschen Santa Maria, CA  puffins@aol.com  Group lessons are available for American Mah Jongg and Siamese. I also run all of the Mah Jongg events locally including our big tournament in January to support Special Olympics.   
    • Linda L. Long San Luis Obispo CA., llong43@hotmail.com or text 805-458-6526. Group lessons for American Mah Jongg, Siamese and Royale. I have a teaching background, have run local tournaments, and am Tournament Director for Mah Jongg Madness Mini Siamese Tournaments in Las Vegas and Scottsdale. Avid player in local and national groups and collector of all things mah jongg. NMJL Rules and Tournament Rules; 5th Wednesdays and holiday drop-in games at beautiful lakeside setting. 
      • Irene Jones, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Portola Valley, Woodside and Palo Alto, CA Mahjonggmavin@gmail.com 404-276-6092 and 650-246-4866 American Mah Jongg 
      • Jessica Koran Frederick, Marin County, CA. I have been teaching for 6 years. Email: JessiKoran@aol.com
      • Susan Morrow Hughes Pacifica, CA (20 minutes from San Fran and 20 minutes from San Marteo) 10 years experience. hughesissusan@gmail.com
      • Sandra Novack sandra.novack31@gmail.com, North San Diego County, 15 years experience, tournament director and national player. Group and private lessons, all levels.  
      • Conejo, CA: classes, Details on https://www.crpd.org/?s=mah+jongg. Confirm and register before attending.
      • Beryl Frank, La Jolla, CA I am addicted to the game and love teaching it to all ages. I have been teaching for about 10 years now and love seeing the joy when a student gets it!  619 857 1217 bfrank5034@aol.com   
      • Janice Rubin. janierubin@gmail.com. I teach in both Los Angeles, CA and Miami Beach, FL area. Strictly NMJL rules.
      • Marlene Rich, South Bay of Los Angeles, CA.  I teach both beginners and intermediate players using American NML rules.
        My email address is marinla@hotmail.com.
      • Megan McGrath, Santa Monica, Los Angeles area. Megan McGrath teaches American style National Mahjong League rules to beginner & intermediate students. In your home or Megan's. Five students preferred. Four 2-hour lessons (=8 hours total) costs $50 to $60 per person. meganmc@hotmail.com 320-428-9382 (temporary phone) www.meetup.com/American-Mah-Jongg-Club-Lessons-Santa-Monica .   
      • Farryl Dickter, West Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley, CA - 4-5 per class, my home or yours, $50 per person for four 2-hour lessons. I'm a 20 year veteran of the game and have  taught many groups. My strategy for learning is unique and very successful, possibly because of my training as a teacher. Feel the love of the game and develop wonderful friendships while playing! Farryl.ATeam@gmail.com, 818-943-4933.
      • Joyce, iamjoyoous@gmail.com, Los Angeles, CA, (310) 837-8520. I teach at Roxbury Park Recreation Center twice a week. (Please confirm availability and location since classes were closed at the center.)
      • Deb Zalon and Dara Baker teach American Mahjong in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. They can be reached at: emailmomahj.com or (310) 560-6727.
      • Caine Starelli, San Anselmo, https://www.townofsananselmo.org/339/Adult-Classes
      • Carol Cohn, San Diego,CA.,  ccohn1@gmail.com or text 619.708.7760. I teach classes at La Jolla Community Center and  also private individual/group lessons at my home in the Mission Valley area of San Diego. American mahjong style for beginners, intermediate, or tournament level.  Classes include basic rules of play, strategies, tips, switching hands, and more.
        • Lezlie Schreiber, Orange County, California. Lezliess@aol.com 949 533-0995 American Mah Jongg. I have experience teaching in Senior Communities as well as the general public. Because I was a Special Education teacher for 33 years, I have lots of tricks to help make learning fun and infinite patience.
        • Lorraine Friedman Urist Thousand Oaks, CA American Mah Jongg  818-419-9167 or maloram@aol.com Classes resuming! Checkout https://www.crpd.org/?s=mah+jongg
      • COLORADO    
        • Donna, Boulder, donnam508@gmail.com I have been teaching American Mah Jongg for many years. I can also offer instruction in Chinese Mah Jongg, (Mah Jongg Competition Rules)
        • Jan Fisher, Centennial, CO  jan@janfisher.net I have taught over 200 people in Metro Denver to play.  Men, women and children 12 and up are welcome. My course is 4 two hour sessions that have students ready to play.  I hold sessions in my home or yours. My fee is $75 per person, payable at first lesson.  I provide handouts and the current Year mah jongg card of the National League,  whose rules I teach.
          • Mia Glick, Vail Valley, CO, American, miaglick@me.com, 305-495-9589,, $25/per person per lesson group $75 Private 

         

        • CONNECTICUT  
          • DONNA HOLT   FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT  I teach both Learn to Play and Guided Play strategy classes at many local organizations, libraries and clubs throughout Fairfield County, including classes most months at the Darien Community Association https://dariendca.org/mah-jongg-classes/
             has a schedule of regular classes, and a special New Card Class every April). I also tailor private classes for 4-8 players who are interested in learning Mah Jongg  or strengthening winning strategies. In June, I run Crakking For A Cure, a Mah Jongg tournament for the Alzheimer Association’s The Longest Day fundraiser. Contact me by email or cell: donnasemail08247@gmail.com 203-856-8639 for more information on American Mah Jongg classes. Join the ranks of enthusiastic Mah Jonggers addicted to this social, brain-sharpening game of skill and luck! 
          • Rhonda Zelkind Greif rhonda.greif@gmail.com, Mobile: 203.829.9341, Mah Jongg: American, Location: Fairfield County, CT & Westchester, NY  
          • Risa V. Teaches American Mah-Jongg Fairfield County, Connecticut Webvine@aol.com
          • Lauren Beresner Kesten Glastonbury, CT LBKESTEN@SBCGLOBAL.NET Teaching beginner classes, in groups or one on one. Refresher classes too.
          • Stefanie Buckley, Westchester,  Stamford Area, CT  and Long Island, NY. Specializes in teaching NEVER EVERS SANDBUCKEE@AOL.COM
        • DELAWARE 
          • Michelle Rahn, happyindel@gmail.com 609-670-2140. I teach American Mah Jongg I am in Southern Delaware but willing to travel. 
        • FLORIDA
          • Theresa Bounassi, serving Indian River County, FL.  Beginner, advanced, tournament, & private lessons available.  Small class size.  Email tbounassi@yahoo.com or call 772-643-7693. 
          • Janice Rubin, Los Angeles, CA and Miami Beach, FL area janierubin@gmail.com. I teach strictly NMJL rules.
          • Gillian Kennedy Wright, Lake Worth, Jupiter, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens or surrounding areas Contact Gillian Kennedy Wright to teach you how to play the game of the Craks, Dots and Bams. Phone: (561)236-5101, E-mail: gkennedywright@gmail.com
          • Arlene Shapiro, Northern Palm Beach County, I’ve been teaching beginner American Mah Jongg based on the rules and regulations of the National Mah Jongg League since 2005.  My passion for the game began with the 1966/67 card.  Northern Palm Beach County is my area and my cell is (561) 308-2985, or email artedshapiro@gmail.com 
          •  Maureen Glabman, Miami, Coral Gables, Kendall, South Miami, Palmetto Bay area, Florida, 305-975-5779  teach mah jongg at the University of Miami's Osher Lifelong Learning Center in Coral Gables and also privately in the Kendall, South Miami, Palmetto Bay area if you have a group of four or five that wants to learn. It is American mah jongg with the National Mah Jongg rules strictly adhered to. I can be reached at maureenglabman@gmail.com
          • Iris Berman-Himmelstein Pressman, Sarasota, FL. Teaching American/National Mah Jongg to beginners. Email: irispressman@gmail.com. Call or text: 410-274-2437 
          • Magdalena Catalano, Eustis, FL I teach American style National mahjongg rules. I can be reached at mamacatalano@gmail.com or 352-636-8989. 
          • Wendy Rudman: 305-298-5422 email: Wrudman07@aol.com I am a certified Canasta & Mahjong instructor and have taught classes in Miami, Kendall, Falls, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, South Miami, Brickell, Miami Beach, & Aventura, FL for over 20 years. I teach individuals or groups privately and specialize in teaching in the Independent Living communities, JCC’s, country clubs, and University of Miami Osher Center. I teach according to the National Mahjongg League rules. I can teach beginners and teach strategies to the more advanced players. I have been contracted to be a Director of Canasta to run a tournament on the Celebrity Edge Cruise ship.                                    
          • Mia Glick, Miami Beach, FL American, miaglick@me.com, 305-495-9589, $25/per person per lesson group $75 Private 
          • Orlando, FL Check out the classes at the Jewish Community Center of Greater OrlandoGot Game? 🀄 Come learn Mahjong and you'll learn to master 🤔 communication, negotiation, strategy, and even cooperation 🤝 There's a reason it's China's unofficial pastime. Register to find out why 👇https://operations.daxko.com/Online/5191/ProgramsV2/OfferingDetails.mvc?program_id=TMP21576&offering_id=SES878929&location_id=B567  
          • Bonnie Moore Wise and Judy Serrapica, Tampa Bay Area, FL. Teaching American mah jongg to beginners and intermediate. www.DragonsOnTheGreen.org or dotgmahjongg@gmail.com or call 813-473-CRAK. Resuming teaching in August!  
          • Jacquie Hassan Tampa Bay, West Florida  Jacquiedhassan@yahoo.co.uk  727 424 3902 or 727 281 8529 I teach American style Mah Jongg to NMJL rules only, always using the current card. I give four tow hour sessions. I provide each player with a full set of instruction notes. Cost depends up on how many players there are. Minimum 4, maximum 12. 
          • Melody Spraker Dahl Gabriel Vero Beach, FL Teaching Mah Jongg for seven years. Contact Melodygabriel@aol.com. Growing the game in Vero, class by class. 
          • Meryl R., Boca Raton, oohlala18@aol.com Teaches American Mah Jongg
          •  Patch Creek Park in Boca Raton, FL: https://webtrac.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?wbsi=a0d16fd8-b015-c1b2-e911-c19944c5eb35  Information for Patch Creek Park: INTRODUCTION TO MAH JONGG Keep your brain active and stimulated in this easy-to-learn introduction to Mah Jongg. A required 2019 National Mah Jongg League playing card is needed for the class; these can be purchased online at nationalmahjonggleague.org or at local flea markets in the area. If you have a Mah Jongg set, please feel free to bring it to class. Come and learn what everyone is talking about; the wonderful, exciting game of Mah Jongg! Instructor: Robin Tartarkin Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm 112413-A1 Session 1, September 4-October 23, 8 weeks, Registration begins August 4 112413-A2 Session 2, November 6-December 18, 7 weeks, Registration begins October 6 (No class December 4; class will be held on December 9 instead) Cost per 8-week session: Resident $97, Non-resident $121 Cost per 7-week session: Resident $84, Non-resident $105. Confirm before attending. 
          • Port Charlotte, FL: The Cultural Center, Gertrude St.
            Port Charlotte, FL 33952, school@theculturalcenter.com
          • Debbie Barnett, The Villages, FL Teaches American Mah Jongg, Beginner to Advanced levels. Day, Evening and Weekend classes Monday through Sunday at the virtual and interactive, School of American Mah Jongg, www.mahjongteacher.com. For further information visit the website or email at: Mahjongteacher1@gmail.com. Phone: 561-809-9109.
          • Sheryl Corso, Punta Gorda, FL I have played for over 20 years and have taught small groups for many years.  I teach from my home in Punta Gorda, FL  33980.  Also near Port Charlotte, North Port, Cape Coral.  scorso@comcast.net. I teach American Mah Jongg.  Day or evening classes.  2 hours for 4 weeks. $40.  One or more people at a time.  We play by the rules but this is for fun! 
          • Wendy Chercass, Hollywood, I usually teach at the Panera on Hallandale Beach Blvd. If three or four friends want to get together I will go to their house. 954-326-6376 wendy.chercass@gmail.com . 
          • Sondra Greer, Sondra20076@gmail.com, Estero, Naples, Bonita Springs or Ft. Myers, FL I teach American Mah Jongg. I distribute a folder to my students with exercises to be done at home after they have completed class work. I teach the tiles, the rules, the game, the card, different strategies, and then they practice playing the game with my attention to detail.  My class is over five weeks, 10 sessions, twice a week at two hours each. I am an ex-school teacher so I take the class on a journey at a fair pace for everyone involved.  Everyone enjoys my class and always forward me new students from their communities. I always ask for four students to make a class at the minimum. Up to 16 maximum. I supply everyone with a card and I charge a total of $90.00 for everything.  My phone number is 239-293-8723. At the end of 10 sessions, I have a graduation party with a celebratory cake and refreshments. 
          • Lynne Wagner, 352-571-5930, The Villages, FL I teach mahjong in The Villages, FL, primarily south of SR 44. In addition to American MJ, I am also teaching Chinese MJ (Taiwanese version). I advertise my classes on the local NextDoor app.
        • GEORGIA
          • Michele Frizzell (michele@mahjongcentral.com), Georgia and online, teaching on weekends for American/National Mah Jongg League, American/Wright-Patterson Mah Jongg, Cantonese Mahjong/Hong Kong Old Style, Japanese Mahjong/Riichi, and Chinese Official/Mahjong Competition Rules. 
          • Beth Cormier, (bcormier30@gmail.com) Milledgeville, GA. Teaches American Mah Jongg by appointment. Our Milledgeville group always welcomes new players.
        • HAWAII - At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/
        • IDAHO  - At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/
        • ILLINOIS   
          • Debra Turner Chicago,IL Hi, I'm a Mahjongg Teacher in Illinois specifically the Chicago area. I've been playing for 4 years the NMJL style but have been playing other variation since 1999. I've been told that I make learning the game fun and my lessons are entertaining and engaging. I can be reached a few way, Facebook (playmahjonggchicago) or playmahjonggchicago.com and on Meetup https://www.meetup.com/ChiBegMahj/  
          • Pamela Max, North/Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, IL I am a Mah Jongg instructor for the past 15 years and have been playing the game for 39 years. I teach the American version following the National Mah Jongg League. I  teach at many different park districts, senior centers as well as private lessons/private groups.  I run tournaments for mostly my students(but open to all Mah Jongg players) in order for them to see what's its like to participate in a tournament. EverythingMaj@gmail.com
          • Cheryl Pickard, Illinois, (Warrenville and open to teaching in the western suburban area of Chicagoland (north to Bartlett, east to Lombard, west to Batavia, and south to Plainfield). I teach American Mah Jongg at the Warrenville, IL Park District.  The classes are 4 weeks long, one day a week for 2 hours.   The cost is $20 for the class, not $20/session. Right now a new daytime class just began, and I am adding an evening class on Tuesdays, starting October 5, 2021, from 6-8 pm. To register for classes, people must contact the Park District directly at 630-393-7279 and pay prior to the first class session. I would also consider teaching a private, at home class in the evenings or on weekends, but there would have to be a minimum of 3 people for a class like that. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact me at cspickard@prodigy.net.
          • INDIANA - On our places to play we have Fishers Mahjong Center. Feel free to contact them to see if they have classes.  At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/
          • IOWA   - At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/
          • KANSAS -  At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/

         

          • KENTUCKY - At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/ 
          • LOUISIANA - At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/ 
        • MAINE 

         

          • Camden Public Library, Camden, Maine: Tuesday, November 5, November 7 and November 9th (Please conatct to see if new dates were added) Learn to play Mah-Jongg, the ancient tile game of skill, strategy, and chance. Teacher Chris Sady and other experienced players will help teach newcomers the how-to's of the game. Space is limited. Call 236-3440 to register. Confirm before attending.  

         

        • MARYLAND
          • Iris Berman-Himmelstein PressmanBaltimore, MD. Teaching American/National Mah Jongg to beginners. Email: irispressman@gmail.com. Call or text: 410-274-2437
        • MASSACHUSETTS 
          • Anne M. Walther,  Cape Cod, MA. I teach at the Barnstable Adult Center and Nauset Community Education annemarymarti@gmail.com 
          • Rachael Cohen, Wellesley MA + will travel. American Mah Jongg using NMJL card and rules. I use a 'quick-start' method to get hands on tiles and players into game play as quickly as possible. Learning through playing, with gentle corrections and enthusiastic celebrations is my philosophy. Learn the card with visual interpretations of the hands and mental challenges on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/mahjonggfunandgames rachael@rachael.com or message me through my Facebook page.
        • MICHIGAN  
        • MINNESOTA
          • Nancy Rae Poferl, St. Paul area, MN 55110, American version, npoferl@gmail.com Nancy teaches American style National Mahjong League rules to beginner & intermediate students. In your home or Nancy’s. Four students preferred. Four 2-hour lessons (=8 hours total) costs $50 to $60 per person.  Includes student handout. Nancy also teaches at the White Bear Lake MN Senior Center, Fall & Spring Sessions.  Check the senior center site for more information at https://communityservices.isd624.org/adults-seniors/programs

           

        • MISSISSIPPI - At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/
        • MISSOURI
            • Marjorie Tomaso, St. Louis, MO  I am an American Mah Jongg teacher in St Louis, MO. I teach groups from 3-8 people and I recommend 4-6 lessons to get started as I focus primarily on strategy. I have taught hundreds of women in my area. I have a web site and offer a Handbook to my students. My contact info is as follows Marjorie Tomaso  (mobile): 314-304-1261 I prefer texts. 
            • Ellen Jillian, St.Louis, MO, itsellenjillian@gmail.com, Teach National Mah Jongg League Rules, Email for information
            • Andrea Kallaus, St. Louis, MO,  andreakallaus@gmail.com314 707-7890 I have been teaching American Mahjong in St Louis County for years with close to 200 students. I also host a monthly community mahjong get together for mahjong class "graduates" or experienced players. My class consists of two 2-hour sessions which will equip you with all the information necessary. Enjoy the rest of your life to master the game that seems to be a perfect blend of "attainable" and "challenge".Sharing some quality together time combined with utilizing dormant brain cells for maintaining better cognitive health never felt so fun! Enjoy socializing with good friends while learning to analyze, problem solve and improve retention skills by learning how to play mahjong. It's a win/win all around. This elegant set of tiles is more stimulating than a simple game of cards but not as complicated as bridge. There is a reason this game has been around for thousands of years and engaged millions.
          • The Nook St. Louis offers classes with teacher Andrea Kallaus (information above on Andrea) See details about The Nook classes  below. 
        • MONTANA  
          • Valerie Hess, Lolo, MT,  720-224-7598 I teach American style
        •  NEBRASKA             
          • Dianne Severa, Omaha, NE. I teach mahjong in accordance with the NMJL rules. Contact me by email at diannene@cox.net. I have taught hundreds of people to play.

         

        • NEVADA - At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/ 
        • NEW HAMPSHIRE  At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/ 
        • NEW JERSEY  
          • Julie Rifon in Morristown, NJ JRifon@aol.com. Currently teaching via Zoom!
          • Linda Rosenson, lbrosenson@aol.com Cherry Hill, NJ.  I teach NMJL rule-based American Mah Jongg. I teach small groups (4 at a time) with a coach present to assist learners. Each lesson is approximately 2 hours of teaching with hands-on engagement by the students.
          • Stacy Budkofsky StacyMahJongg@gmail.com 201-280-4937 Bergen and Rockland Counties. I teach beginner, intermediate and advanced strategy & tournament readiness classes as well as private groups. I also supervise tournaments and larger events.
          • Amy Dantus, I teach NMJL rules. I am located in Millburn/Short Hills NJ. abdant@gmail.com 973-202-3822    
        • NEW MEXICO  
          • Carol Miseo-Hardin Santa Fe, NM area, caje8@comcast.net https://www.facebook.com/carol.miseohardin  Fun and comprehensive classes offered at the Community College and small private lesson. American Mah Jongg style beginner and intermediate lessons. We also host annual Mah Jongg Tournament.     
          • Lynn Kern, glkern.family@gmail.com Albuquerque, NM area.  I do only small group or one on one lessons at no charge.  I teach at a local community center.  American Mah Jongg only.   
          • Cyndi Heller, Albuquerque, NMherMAHJesty@gmail.com, Whether you have never played, need a refresher or are ready for some intermediate tips I offer small groups and individuals customized lessons in American Mah Jongg using the card and rules of NMJL. I also teach 2-player version Siamese Mah Jongg using the Siamese Mah Jongg League card. Through my website you can organize games and find loads of Mah Jongg resources.   505.440.0044
        • NEW YORK
          • Diane Rincones Hess Aiken, SC and Chautauqua, NY (June till September) I teach beginners NMJL and Siamese. Teaching for 6 years. I do not charge. Form a table and call 352-408-1205 
          • Lisa Bennett, Brooklyn, NY. Do you want to learn Mah Jongg locally in Brooklyn, NY?  I am a trained educator.  I will provide instruction and practice for the absolute beginner in a warm and friendly environment.  Open to friends, family and fellas. Contact number is 347-946-5622 or email at mjplayersgrowinbklyn@aol.com.
          • Rhonda Zelkind Greif, Fairfield County, CT & Westchester, NY, rhonda.greif@gmail.com, Mobile: 203.829.9341, Mah Jongg: American. 
          • Justin Dilgard, Lockport, NY. I teach Japanese Riichi Mahjong. I'm the head of Western Dragon Mahjong Club in Lockport, NY. Our club plays at Casual Dragon Games at 136 Walnut St. Lockport, NY 14094. (716) 201-1147, WesternDragonMahjong@protonmail.com  
          • Donna Miller-Small, Long Island, NY
            For over a decade, I’ve taught all levels of American Mah Jongg in libraries, Adult Education Programs and privately, all with excellent reviews from participants and Program Directors. With a carefully designed and well-honed curriculum, I provide sequenced activities that build skills and boost self-confidence. A flair for engaging presentations and supportive teaching methods add to my teacher credentials. Based on Long Island, I teach in Nassau and Western Suffolk counties. Creating a unique on-line teaching method, I have taught hundreds of virtual classes since early 2020. Please visit my website: mahjonggandcanastalongisland.com or contact me via email:mahjonggcanasta@optimum.net.
          • Wendy Meagher, Long Island, NY American MJ 631-774-2335 wmeagher1@gmail.com  
          • Looking to learn or for intermediate lessons?
            Beginner and Intermediate Mah Jongg Classes are available at the Senior Center in Garden City, Long Island, NY.
            The eight week beginner course will cover the basics of the game and the rules so you can enjoy playing. The intermediate Mah Jongg lessons those seniors who are comfortable with the basics of Mah Jongg and want to elevate their game. This eight week course will continue to hone your skills as you learn techniques to make your game better.
            To register for these classes, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Applications will be accepted until all 16 spots are filled. Registration here: https://gcreconline.gardencityny.net/CourseActivities.aspx?id=18
          • North Shore Long Island - classes https://nssc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassListing.ClassListingDisplay&int_category_id=9&int_sub_category_id=117&int_catalog_id=
          • Renee Gatta Long Island, NY My email address is Gattarenee@gmail.com. I work for Parks and Recreation of Nassau County, Long Island and love teaching mah jongg.   
          •  Juliet Feeley, Nassau, Long Island, NY feeley123@optonline.net
          • Linda Feinstein, Manhattan, Upper Eastside, New York City
            American Mah Jongg Mahjonggteacher@aol.com  917-647-9599   
          • Linda Fisher, NYC, organizer of Mah Jongg at Bryant Park, http://mahjblog.blogspot.com/ 
          • Julie Azous, NYC, Manhattan, 917-757-1558 www.masteringmahjongg.com I teach all levels of players the basic principles, etiquette and strategy for winning hands. My students say my passion is contagious.  I  teach at the 92nd Street Y, JCC and other major facilities as well as privately.  Please check out my website: www.masteringmahjongg.com  or call 917-757-1558 to get started and have some fun.

          • Ahuva Ellner (NYC Manhattanahuvasellner@aol.com 646-857-9646), Meetup Organizer www.meetup.com - beginner, intermediate and strategy classes. Mah Jongg Luncheons in NYC. Small to large groups/one on one instruction.
          • Bonnie Tchapraste, Manhattan, I am a Mah Jongg Instructor in Manhattan. I primarily teach in my apartment but I do travel to others. I have been teaching 2 years and have had a great many wonderful experiences with my students who have gone on to be confident enough to form their own games as well as play in my private games. You can reach me by email Mjlessonsnyc@gmail.com 917-399/6929
          • Andrea Serpe Anderson Rochester, NY, celinare@aol.com   
          • Stacy Budkofsky, Rockland and Bergen Counties, StacyMahJongg@gmail.com 201-280-4937  I teach beginner, intermediate and advanced strategy & tournament readiness classes as well as private groups. I also supervise tournaments and larger events. I am an AMJIA Certified Instructor and teach beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced strategies classes. Teaching virtually right now on a new and innovative web based teaching platform and zoom. NMJL Rules. New Card workshop. I can teach anyone anywhere virtually and I’m based in Northern NJ/Southern Rockland County NY and will be available for in person lessons, events and tournaments when things are better with the virus. StacyMahJongg@gmail.com
          • Elaine Friedman, Commack, Kings Park, Smithtown and surrounding areas, N.Y., Elaine at  631-988-2243 Elainef911@aol.com 
          • Katie Winterstein (Goldberg) Westchester County, NY. Premier mah jongg teacher for over 25 years, has taught thousands of players. Contact katiemahjongg@gmail.com or 914-447-4812.
          • Rose Asprea, Westchester County, NY.  Mah Jongg Instructor, mahj20@optonline.net
          • Rabbi Stacy Bergen White Plains, NY rabbibergy@gmail.com 
          • NORTH CAROLINA  
            • Barbara Berger, kiawahbarb8@aol.com, (North Carolina and South Carolina) Asheville, Cashiers, Hendersonville, Cashiers, North Carolina.  I've been playing for 50 years, teaching for 18 years and have taught over 350 people to play. Best game there is! 843-991-0371
            • Laura Hoover, Asheville, North Carolina  I teach American Mah Jongg.  My email is Lmhoover1@yahoo.com and phone is 828-767-2716. Offering online lessons at the School of American Mah Jongg. Also, in-person lessons are available in the Asheville, North Carolina, area.  I am a Certified instructor by the American Mah Jongg Instructor Association (AMJIA).  My website is follows: http://www.heavenlyhandmahjongg.com
          • NORTH DAKOTA - At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/

           

          • OHIO
            • Alicia Wilhelmy, Cincinnati, OH: Instagram @mrsmahj
              aliciawilhelmy@gmail.com I teach small groups how to play National Mah Jongg League or American Mah Jongg.  Your place or mine.  Willing to travel for mah jongg retreats.
            • Glenda Habel, Fairfield, OH: Fairfield Village Senior Apartments, contact glendahabel520@gmail.com] Fairfield Village Senior Apartments
          • OKLAHOMA
            • Carol James, Tulsa, OK: Teach small, private groups 918-519-5601
              Mah Jongg Enthusiast and Instructor, mzjojames@gmail.com 
            • OREGON
              • Tony Rizzutto, Beaverton - Tualatin - Tigard area - Free instruction for beginning, individuals or groups up to 12 players. 503-810-1248 (cell & text) 
              • Esther Liberman, Portland, OR American Mah Jongg: Beginner & Intermediate classes at Mittleman Jewish Comm Ctr. Also private classes at your home or mine. estherbeads@comcast.net
              • Classes at the JCC: https://www.oregonjcc.org/arts-culture/upcoming-events
            • PENNSYLVANIA
              • Natalie Cappelli Innella Instructor, Berwyn, PA. I teach Beginner American MahJongg. Private tables of 4 in my house or yours. Two tables of 4 my house. Teaching includes Strategy and Card Reviews. Contact me for monthly dates, times and rates. Natalie@getyourmahj-on.com.
              • Michelle Partlow, Instructor, Philadelphia and western suburbs. American MahJongg taught. Beginner's classes and Supervised Play (for those who have taken lessons or played for a year or more) -learn intermediate and advance strategies) Private lessons in my home on an automatic mah jong table. Contact me for monthly dates, times and rates at prof.partlow@gmail.com  

             

            • RHODE ISLAND - At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/

             

            • SOUTH CAROLINA
              • Janet Fine, Charleston, SC jfine328@yahoo.com (414) 745-4255 (please use text  or voicemail from unfamiliar numbers) I have been teaching Modern American Mah Jongg for many years in a 6 lesson, easy step-wise fashion that leaves students competent and confident enough to join any ongoing group game and have fun!  
              • Diane Rincones Hess Aiken, SC and Chautauqua, NY (June till September) I teach beginners NMJL and Siamese. Teaching for 6 years. I do not charge. Form a table and call 352-408-1205  
              • Barbara Berger, kiawahbarb8@aol.com, (North Carolina and South Carolina) Greenville,  Fair Play and Sunset, SC. I am available to teach anywhere from Anderson/Easley/Greenville/Spartanburg. I've been playing for 50 years, teaching for 18 years and have taught over 350 people to play. Best game there is!! 843-991-0371
            • SOUTH DAKOTA - At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/

             

            • TENNESSEE 
              • Bobbi Lipschutz. Nashville, TN. I have been teaching Mah Jongg for 7 years now. I teach NMJL rules. 615-476-0261 bobbilip1@gmail.com
            • TEXAS 
              • Linda Goldman, Arlington, TX Lindagoldman@sbcglobal.net 
              • Judy Dankers, Houston TX, jujubille@aol.com, I teach classes and conduct playing sessions on regular schedule . Philosophy: The more you play the better you will become I teach through Community College near Houston /Senior program ( here 11 years, have taught over 20 years).  I teach National League and we play strictly by rules.  We have great attendance,  full classes, and happy players.  I have taught hundreds to play Mah Jongg. Such a wonderful game. Good for your mind, punctuality, group skills, thinking/logical skills, anticipation, Patience, decision making, just enough stress to be healthy, friendships, social events, fun and laughter and serious thinking and planning. What  a game! My avocation and hobby. 
              • Sandy Lou, Houston, TX sandylou25@att.net I teach at the Thomas Glazier Education Center for Seniors. I teach the American National league rules every Wednesday at 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
              • Michelle Shapiro, Houston, TX.  I currently teach American Mah Jongg at West University Senior Center in Houston, TX and at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Houston too. I also offer private lessons as well. 281-825-8873 michelleshapiro13@gmail.com  
              • Barbara Beard. San Antonio, TX. I teach Mah Jongg in North Central San Antonio, Texas using the National Mah Jongg League’s Rules.  I’ve played this wonderful game over 25 years and love to see the faces of my students “when the light turns on” and they have that “ah-ha” moment.  I teach small groups of 4 students.  Each students must purchase their own Mah Jongg card at www.NMJL.org. For information, please call, text or email me at  210 452-4666  BBeard1998@aol.com
              • Donna Million, Pearland, TX dmillion11@att.net I teach NMJL style play from my home on an automatic table. We recently held a Mahjong Madness Social at our country club with a great turnout.  I had trained almost every player in the room.  Mahjong has become a very popular in our area.
              • Roberta Winarick, Waco, Texas.  I teach two ways of playing....the National Mahjong way and also Chinese mahjong. Rwinarick@grandecom.net
            • UTAH- At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/ 
            • VIRGINIA   
              • Rich and Deb Jones, Front Royal, VA (540) 252-4252 (about an hour and a half west of DC) Sponsored by Warren County Parks and Rec. (540) 635-1021. We play Monday’s (free) and Tuesday’s ($3) from 9:30 to noon. We play in the band room at the Health and Human Services Building, 15th Street, (old middle school) Front Royal, VA.   National Mah Jongg League.
              • Caryn Fagan, Washington, DC and metro Washington area includes parts of Maryland & Virginia  mymahjongg.cf@gmail.com  202-306-6851 
            • VERMONT   
              • Lynn Kaplan, MANCHESTER, VT - Lynn Kaplan offers a six-week session of beginner Mah-Jongg lessons on various dates throughout the summer and fall.  Space is limited to eight participants. Her lessons are free and open to the public. Each student needs to purchase a National Mah Jongg League Rules Card at www.nationalmahjonggleague.org. Participants need to commit to all six classes and need to stay for the duration of each lesson. Contact  Lynn at 954-253-0547or email her at lynnkaplan38@gmail.com for specific dates and availability. Also, open play is available on Wednesdays from 12:30-3:30pmat the EOB Sports Center, 267 Union St., Manchester. Registration is required at above contact info.
            • WASHINGTON
              • Caryn Fagan, METRO DC (the DMV- DC, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and metro Washington area includes parts of Maryland, Virginia, Arlington, Virginia, and Northern Virginia, Bethesda, Rockville, Potomac Maryland) mymahjongg.cf@gmail.com  202-306-6851 I teach all levels beginner, intermediate and strategy.
            • WISCONSIN
              • Connie Vandre - Sheboygan, WI - I have taught Beginning American Mah Jongg for 11 years. I also have taught Advanced Beginner classes usually on a private basis. My classes are limited to 8 players. For information regarding when and where I teach, contact me at cjvandre@yahoo.com or text me at (920) 698-0708
              • WEST VIRGINIA - At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/

             

              • WYOMING - At this time, we don't have any in-person teachers. Please check below for our Virtual instructors. Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/

             

             

            • CANADA
              • Shirley Hanick Toronto, Ontario, schiap1@sympatico.ca
              • Susan Bloom, Greater Toronto area (Vaughan). I teach american (national) mah jong. jamwin10@yahoo.ca 416-571-4530 
              • Robin Farber Steinberg Montreal Quebec Canada, rfarber@videotron.ca, 5149668982. I teach American style and NMJL Tournament rules to groups of 4-16.
            • ISRAEL
              • Laura Vinogradov, I teach American, traditional Chinese, Israeli, and Siamese Mahjongg. My goal is to expand Mahjong play throughout Israel. I offer lessons in either English or Hebrew. Israeli Mahjong Cards available also in either English or Hebrew. To register for lessons, email Laura@Mahjong-IL.com 972 054 6928930
            • Online Instruction and Instructors
                • Julie Rifon, Morristown, NJ JRifon@aol.com. Currently teaching via Zoom
                • Virtual Classes beginning April 27, 2021 Register https://asm.augusoft.net//index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=46418&int_category_id
                • Online Classes, mahjongteacher.com  for
                  Group and well as individual lessons. Led by Debbie Barnett and other teachers.
                • Laura Hoover, Asheville, North Carolina  I teach American Mah Jongg.  My email is Lmhoover1@yahoo.com and phone is 828-767-2716. Offering online lessons at the School of American Mah Jongg. Also, in-person lessons are available in the Asheville, North Carolina, area.  I am a Certified instructor by the American Mah Jongg Instructor Association (AMJIA).  My website is follows: http://www.heavenlyhandmahjongg.com