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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.

  • We highly recommend Mah Jongg Made Easy, the official instruction book of the National Mah Jongg League and American Mah Jongg for Everyone by Gregg Swain and Toby Salk. Both available on ModernMahjong.com, click here: https://modernmahjong.com/search?q=book
  • 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 Please let us know if you notice outdated information as play resumes.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(at)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 
    • Theresa Bounassi, serving Anchorage, AK  Beginner, advanced, tournament, & private lessons available.  Small class size.  Email tbounassi(at)yahoo.com or call 772-643-7693. 
  • ARIZONA 
    • Daron Barness, Greater Phoenix area, Scottsdale 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(at)gmail.com Facebook.com/MajByDaron 
      • Beginning and Intermediate/Advance Classes Monday afternoons at the Via Linda Senior Center 10440 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Phone 480-312-5810, National Mah Jongg League Rules, Two Hour Classes usually run for 5-7 times in a set, depending on holidays. Sign up on Scottsdaleaz.gov/parks Classes & Activities or phone 480-312-5810. 
      • Classes in the west valley at the Glendale Foothills Recreation and Aquatic Center  5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Glendale, AZ 85308. Private Lessons are set up as a 4-week set, for a club group or friends, meeting in their homes or spaces of their comfort. 
      • Mah Jongg Tournament "Lite"  Parties each year, scheduled in the fall/winter/spring months. These are a friendly afternoon of classic mahj. These events have timed rounds like other tournaments, but without the confusing tournament negative rules. Prizes, Bragging Rights, Refreshments and the fun of meeting lots of New Friends with the same passion is the result. 
    • Instructor Andrea Korff - Scottsdale, Phoenix and Prescott, AZ

 korff88(at)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

  • ARKANSAS
  • CALIFORNIA
    • Toby Salk, Bay Area, California tobysmj(at)gmail.comwww.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 ModernMahjong.com. Click here: https://modernmahjong.com/products/american-mah-jongg-for-everyone-the-complete-beginners-guide-by-gregg-swain-and-toby-salk
    • Grace Decker. San Diego, CA: Contact: graceldecker(at)gmail.com Beginner Mah Jongg classes teach you the basics of play for American Mah Jongg according to the NMJL Rules and Guidelines. Small class with individual attention, hands-on activity and real-time play. Classes also available for Intermediate/Advanced Mah Jongg and Strategy for Play. Co-organizer of San Diego American Mah Jongg on Meetup. National Tournament Player, Top 20. Teaching Mah Jongg successfully for over 7 years. 
    • Sara Linden, Long Beach & Orange County, CA, www.mahjclub.com
      sara@mahjclub.com, (415) 810-8434. I have been teaching American Mah Jongg for over 10 years and playing over 25 years. I offer group beginner lessons and strategy coaching for players who want to improve their game. I can come to your home, community center or wherever you need me!
       
    • Lisa Wise, INLAND EMPIRE AREA-- 

      REDLANDS, HIGHLAND, LOMA LINDA, I teach American Mah Jongg according to the NMJL Rules and GuidelinesNew players are coached at the pace that is comfortable for them. With individual attention, hands-on real-time play and reinforcement of basic MahJong standards. Teaching for 6, playing for 22 "Marvelous Mahj" years. Remember ... no matter how you spell it, Mahjongg is fun! lwnotyetgonepostal(AT)sbcglobal.net 

    • Donna Eschen Santa Maria, CA  puffins(at)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(at)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 was Tournament Director for Mah Jongg Madness Mini Siamese Tournaments in Las Vegas. Avid player in local and national groups and collector of all things mah jongg. NMJL Rules. In addition to teaching, games on most Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, Games on automatic tables. Call or text. RSVP required. 805-458-6526.
    • Barbara Schiern, Santa Clarita Valley, CA, I live in the Santa Clarita Valley in California and have been playing mah jongg for many years and taught many people how to play. labschiern(at)gmail.com
    • Irene Jones, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Portola Valley, Woodside and Palo Alto, CA Mahjonggmavin(at)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(at)aol.com
    • Susan Morrow Hughes Pacifica, CA (20 minutes from San Fran and 20 minutes from San Marteo) 10 years experience. hughesissusan(at)gmail.com
    • Sandra Novack sandra.novack31(at)gmail.com, North San Diego County, 15 years experience, tournament director and national player. Group and private lessons, all levels.  
    • Pam Cheatwood, Bakersfield, CA - cheatwoodp(at)gmail.com - Lessons are available for American Mah Jongg using NMJL rules.  I also teach classes through our local Bakersfield College Levan Institute. I love playing and teaching Mah Jongg! 661-619-9725
    • 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(at)aol.com   
    •   Ronni Rice, the Marvelous Mrs. Mahj, May the Jokers be with You! (818) 406-6634, marvelousmrsmahj(at)gmail.com, www.marvelousmrsmahj.com As heard on Off our Rochers Podcast! UPDATED SUMMER SCHEDULE IS NOW ONLINE! From Ronni: "Hello Mahj friends. I have updated my summer schedule of classes, and all information is available on my website, marvelousmrsmahj.com. My next Intro to Mahj - Level 1 class is on Saturday, June 18, and there is still space available. I also have a number of Level 2 - Guided Practice classes, ideal for beginners who need help, and Level 3 - an Advanced Strategy class in August available. All classes are held outdoors, in my backyard, in Encino - or privately at your home. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions!"
    • Janice Rubin. janierubin(at)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(at)hotmail.com.
    • Andrew Keeler, San Francisco, CA. I teach American and Chinese style mahjong in San Francisco and host public drop in games as well as private group lessons for beginners looking to learn to advanced strategy sessions. I can be reached at 415-699-5435 and akeeler(at)gmail.com
    • 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(at)gmail.com, 818-943-4933.
    • Joyce, iamjoyoous(at)gmail.com, Los Angeles, CA, I teach American Mah Jong and Siamese Mah Jongg.  You can send me a message at iamjoyoous(at)gmail.com or call me at (310) 837-8520. I teach privately at your home or mine.
    • 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(at)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.
    • Andrew Keeler, San Francisco, CA teaches American and Chinese style mahjong in San Francisco. He does public drop in games as well as private group lessons for beginners looking to learn to advanced strategy sessions. He can be reached at 415-699-5435 and akeeler(at)gmail.com
    • Lezlie Schreiber, Orange County, California. Lezliess(at)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.
    • Cindy Schreiber, Thousand Oaks, CA, "I am an NMJL-rules American Mah Jongg teacher.  I do not charge.  I am always looking to form new groups to play later afternoons or early evenings - 3-5:30 or 6-9 or 7-10 for example.  I will teach you or up to three at one time.  Mah Jongg is a fun game and I offer myself to teach at no charge since I too 'get' something out of it.  While I have been playing almost a decade now, teaching makes me a better player!  Contact:  Cindy Schreiber at maidtotrade(a)yahoo.com"
    • Lorraine Friedman Urist Thousand Oaks, CA American Mah Jongg  818-419-9167 or maloram(at)aol.com Classes resuming! Checkout https://www.crpd.org/?s=mah+jongg
  • COLORADO      
    • Christine & Brett Whitman, 530-413-7857, cw(at)christinewhitman.com
    • Kit Leventhal, Denver, CO, National Mah Jongg League Rules, I have been playing mahjongg for 20 years and teaching for 15.   I like to keep it fun while you learn. The sessions include 4 two hour sessions for $75. in my home which is centrally located.  Get your friends and family together and let’s play. Kitleventhal(at)gmail.com 303-241-2600
    • Donna, Boulder, donnam508(at)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(at)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(at)me.com, 305-495-9589,, $25/per person per lesson group $75 Private 

   

  • CONNECTICUT  
    • Barbara Jean, East Hampton, Portland, Central CT:  I have been playing Mahjongg for over 25 years and have been teaching for about 10 years. I can teach day or evening.  Anyone interested can contact me at bjtkr_963(at)hotmail.com
    • 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(at)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! 
    • Learn the fun, stimulating game of American Mah Jongg in less than one week, in an encouraging, positive atmosphere! For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3JVZyg8
    • Rhonda Zelkind Greif rhonda.greif(at)gmail.com, Mobile: 203.829.9341, Mah Jongg: American, Location: Fairfield County, CT & Westchester, NY  
    • Lauren Beresner Kesten Glastonbury, CT LBKESTEN(at)SBCGLOBAL.NET Teaching beginner classes, in groups or one on one. Refresher classes too.
    • New Haven, CT:  Institute for Learning in Retirement, Classes scheduled each semester. https://www.ilralbertus.org/ View course catalog for upcoming options to register. 
    • Stefanie Buckley, Westchester,  Stamford Area, CT  and Long Island, NY. Specializes in teaching NEVER EVERS SANDBUCKEE(at)AOL.COM
    • Sybl Falik, Ridgefield, CT, https://ridgefieldschools.org/RCESS2022brochure.pdf
  • DELAWARE 
    • Michelle Rahn, happyindel(at)gmail.com 609-670-2140. I teach American Mah Jongg I am in Southern Delaware but willing to travel. 
  • FLORIDA
    • Susan Schwartz, Boca Raton, FL, Palm Beach County and will travel up to 25 miles, 973-204-3293, Sbs2nott(at)aol.com, I have been playing American Mah Jong using National Mah Jong League rules with my mother and my grandmother since I was a little girl and call myself a Mah Jong enthusiast. I taught Mah Jong in Essex County New Jersey for several years and moved to Florida one year ago. I teach Mah Jong in Boca Raton since I moved here and run the Mah Jong Club in my community as well as a couples group. (Yes men play too). I travel to Mah Jong tournaments throughout the country for the past 10 years and teach all levels of play from the basic fundamentals of Mah Jong including the necessary skills to play, various strategies, the history of Mah Jong, understanding the card and the terminology including the Charleston as well as picking a hand. My recommendations through my teaching experiences would be to ideally have a group of 4 people and have 4 sessions consisting of 2 hours per session. I am willing to travel up to 25 miles or I can teach here and lessons could be arranged during the day, evening and weekends. For any players that want to play at a higher level with a little more competitive play, I teach advanced session(s). For any questions or references, please reach out to me. 
    • Amy Klein Prinzo, Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens, FL: 
    • Janice Rubin, Los Angeles, CA and Miami Beach, FL area janierubin(at)gmail.com. I teach strictly NMJL rules.
    • Deb Schwartz, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee, FL. The listing for this class is no longer active. We will update when available. 
    • Natalie Innella, Mahjongg enthusiast and Instructor (Vero Beach, Florida)  610-937-3089.  Beginner, Intermediate, Hands On, Hints Tips and Pointers, and Strategy Classes (Private or groups) as well as National Mah Jongg League Yearly Card Review (via Zoom).  Your place (depending of distance) or mine. Willing to travel for MahJongg Retreats within a reasonable distance. Although I do teach larger groups - I enjoy teaching small groups (limited to two tables of 4) as I feel that students have more individualized attention and a better experience.  My Classes have been developed for fun learning with drills, videos, and lots of hands on play. Day and evening classes available.   Lets set up some classes - You will be happy to learn this game that is such a rage…  reach out via email at natalie(at)getyourmahj-on.com or by calling and leaving a message - (610) - 937 - 3089
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      • Gillian Kennedy Wright, Lake Worth, Jupiter, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens or surrounding area: Gillian Kennedy Wright to teach adults, teens and kids how to play Mah Jongg. Phone: 561-236-5101 or email: gkennedywright@gmail.com.
    • "Gillian Kennedy Wright, Palm Beach County, Florida
      Contact: Gillian Kennedy Wright to teach adults, teens and kids how to play Mah Jongg. Phone: 561-236-5101 or email: gkennedywright@gmail.com. I offer lessons to Beginners, Intermediates as well as "Brush Up" players focusing on The National Mah Jongg League Rules and teach techniques to hone excellent playing skills. I also host regular friendly weekly games and both host and can facilitate your mini Mah Jongg Tourneys too" 
    • 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(at)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(at)gmail.com
    • Magdalena Catalano, Eustis, FL I teach American style National mahjongg rules. I can be reached at mamacatalano(at)gmail.com or 352-636-8989. 
    • Wendy Rudman: 305-298-5422 email: Wrudman07(at)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(at)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  
    • Karen Kent, Sarasota, FL, I am a certified professional a AMJIA Mahjong teacher. I specialize in beginner classes, NMJL rules only. I will teach Siamese and strategy upon request. (303) 408- 7744,  Kbkent22(at)gmail.com
    • Iris Berman-Himmelstein Pressman, Sarasota, FL. Teaching American/National Mah Jongg to beginners. Email: irispressman(at)gmail.com. Call or text: 410-274-2437 
  • A beginner class will be taught by Dragons on the Green at the Glazer JCC on Sundays, Jan. 23 through Feb. 13 from 9-11 a.m.Cost is $90 for members, $110 for guests.
  • A class in mah jongg skills and strategies will be taught by Dragons on the Green on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 6-9 p.m. at a cost of $40 for members, $60 for guests. Become more familiar with the Charleston and selecting tiles, hand switching techniques and much more. Basic knowledge of the game is required.
  • A class for mah jongg novices will be taught at the JCC on the Cohn Campus on Mondays, Jan. 10- 31 from 2-4 p.m. at a cost of $30 for members, $45 for non-members. Instructor is Fran Cooperwasser.
  • A class for advanced beginners, will be taught at the Cohn Campus JCC on Wednesdays, Jan. 5 – 26 from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $30 for members, $45 for guests. Instructor Cooperwasser will focus on what to do with the 13 tiles throughout the Charleston with tips and strategies, and prepare students to play with intermediate+ level players.
  • Mah jongg open play is offered at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. This is free for members and $10 for guests
    • Bonnie Moore Wise and Judy Serrapica, Tampa Bay Area, FL. Teaching American mah jongg to beginners and intermediate. www.DragonsOnTheGreen.org or dotgmahjongg(at)gmail.com or call 813-473-CRAK. Resuming teaching in August!  
    • Jacquie Hassan Tampa Bay, West Florida  Jacquiedhassan(at)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. 
    • Tarpon Springs, FL: http://www.ctsfl.us/recreation/gaming.htm Confirm before attending. We offer mah jong lessons and open play at Tarpon Springs Recreation Division. Want to learn how to play Mah Jong?? We are offering monthly classes. The next session will be on June 7th & 14th from 10-11:30am. The cost for lessons is $30 with Rec Card or $40 without Rec Card. Already know how to play? Join us for open play the month of June on Tuesdays from 12:30-3:30pm. Open play is free with a Rec Card or $3 without a card. Confirm before attending. 
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    • Melody Spraker Dahl Gabriel Vero Beach, FL Teaching Mah Jongg for seven years. Contact Melodygabriel(at)aol.com. Growing the game in Vero, class by class. 
    • Meryl R., Boca Raton, oohlala18(at)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(at)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(at)gmail.com. Phone: 561-809-9109.
    • Sheryl Corso, Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte, FL I am Sheryl Corso and have played for over 20 years. This is a life long game of fun while following the National Mah Jongg League rules. With the hands on the NMJL card changing each year, it keeps the game challenging and new. We meet at my home for 4 sessions for 2 hours each session. Daytime or evening classes possible. scorso@comcast.net 941-661-3672.
    • Wendy Chercass, Hollywood, FL 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(at)gmail.com . 
    • Sondra Greer, Sondra20076(at)gmail.com, Estero, Naples, Bonita Springs or Ft. Myers, FL I have taught for four years in Naples/Bonita Springs/Ft.Myers area at various Golf and Country Clubs as well as private residences. I offer 10 lessons over a five-week period, meeting twice a week for a two-hour period. I bring along all materials. Each student receives a folder including the present MJ card, exercises, rules, and different scenarios to take home with them. My total fee is $90.00. My name is Sondra Greer, 239-293-8723 and my email is Sondra20076(at)gmail.com.
    • 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(at)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. 
    • M. Martina Goscha, Marietta, Georgia. I have been teaching mah jongg for over 30 years. I presently teach at Kennesaw college. I also teach privately and charge $125 per person for 6 two hour lessons. I will come to you or you may come to my house. I require at least 4 persons and no more than 8 for specialized classes. You will be playing after 6 lessons, mingtoi(at)att.net.
    • Beth Cormier, (bcormier30(at)gmail.com) Milledgeville, GA. Teaches American Mah Jongg by appointment. Our Milledgeville group always welcomes new players.
    • University of North Georgia, Blue Ridge, GA https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-mah-jongg-tickets-328836237037?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
  • 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  
    • Lauren Fins, Moscow, Idaho I have been teaching the American version of Mahj for 9 years now. I had learned to play when I was a child and rediscovered the game when I retired in 2012. We have a small group of players in our town and would love to have more folks join us.  If you’re interested in learning to play, or if you want a refresher, and/or if you know how to play and you’re looking for a group, please contact me at lfins(at)uidaho.edu
  • 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(at)gmail.com
    • AUGUST, 28, 2022 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

 Hey, Mr. Kot-tair! Hellooohhhh and welcome back! We hope you can make it to our sixth annual IN PERSON mah jongg tournament being held on Sunday, August 28th, from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm. If you don't know how to play mah jongg, don't worry! A rookie can register and learn how to play with an experienced instructor during the tournament! You are able to register (and pay!) online - just follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/2022BTCMahJonggTourney. Don't be a sweathog! RSVP by Thursday, August 18th.
If you're as confused as Vinnie Barbarino, email majtourney(at)beth-tikvah.org with your questions! 

    • 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(at)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 -  

Shawnee Mission, KS: https://www.jcprd.com/793/Cards-Games

    • Also, there are great videos by Michele Frizzell on YouTube and a great recorded class by Andrew Keeler at http://keelerkom.com/mahjongg/

 

  • KENTUCKY 
  •   Lexington, KY: Marlene James, Lexington, KY  40509, 859-263-1900, 859-396-9286 cell, mwjames2013(at)gmail.com
  • Georgetown, KY: Deb Anderson, Daleadeb112(at)aol.com. I’ve been teaching here for several years. As a military wife, I played the Wright Patterson rules but I teach NMJL now.
  • LOUISIANA - 
    • Diane Schleifstein, Beginning June 7, sessions will take place at 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the lobby of the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave .https://la.evanced.info/jefferson/lib/eventcalendar.asp Confirm before attending. Supplies are provided but patrons may bring their own. This event runs to the end of July. Information will be provided about the 2022 card. Diane Schleifstein leads this group. Library: East Bank Regional Library Contact Number: 504-889-8143 Presenter: Chris Smith
  • 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 Pressman, Baltimore, MD. Teaching American/National Mah Jongg to beginners. Email: irispressman(at)gmail.com. Call or text: 410-274-2437
    • Caryn Fagan, Washington, DC and metro Washington area includes parts of Maryland & Virginia mymahjongg.cf(at)gmail.com 202-306-6851
      • Sharon Doner Maryland, Virginia, Greater Washington DC Area, Two Cracked Broads - Maj Jongg Lessons and parties 240-432-7288  twocrackedbroads(AT)gmail.com. 
    • Joan McGrath, MD, 443-536-5688, ahmahjingescapes(at)gmail.com. I teach Mah Jongg as individual and/or group classes in a 6 week format, in your home or community center. I also setup & coordinate beginning Mah Jongg community programs or coach strategy sessions customized to strengthen your existing community program. I am in the process of becoming accredited by the American Mah Jongg Instructors Association, due to be certified by year end 2022.
  • MASSACHUSETTS 
    • Anne M. Walther,  Cape Cod, MA. I teach at the Barnstable Adult Center and Nauset Community Education annemarymarti(at)gmail.com 
    • Donna Todd Rivers, Cape Cod, MA  I approach the game with a deep passion and appreciation of the history of Mah Jongg and an adherence to the National Mah Jongg League rules . Classes go beyond " the basics" to include strategy sessions and yearly card reviews and refresher classes. Classes include handouts and weekly emails. Students describe me as patient, informative and entertaining and classes literally fill in minutes once posted. Classes are scheduled throughout the Cape Cod towns with a standing class at Dennis Memorial Library. Class level includes Beginner's and Experienced.
      Class size: Individual ( per hour) small groups and large groups up to 12. My most popular class is over 4 weeks, 2/1/2 hour sessions which allows for lots of mentored playing time, dtr8957@aol.com or on Facebook : Mah Jongg Cape Cod  
    • Jill Shuman, Reading, MA. Teaching American/National Mah Jongg to beginners. You provide the card, I provide the rest! Prefer teaching in groups of 4. Email: jillmshuman(at)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(at)rachael.com or message me through my Facebook page.
  • MICHIGAN  
    • Rackeline Hoff - Birmingham/Bloomfield, MI, Contact: rackyhoff(at)hotmail.com, 248-642-1957.  Over 20 years experience teaching American Mah Jongg at Detroit-area clubs and community centers; classes are 2-hours long, four classes per session; available for private or group lessons. 
  • MINNESOTA
    • Abbe Blacker and Karen Goldfarb, Minneapolis, MN: Mahj Maven Abbe (612) 281-2001 and Karen (612) 205-0502. Facebook.com/mplsmahjclub Email info(at)mplsmahjclub.com. National Mah Jongg League Lessons and mixers! 
    • Nancy Rae Poferl, St. Paul area, MN 55110, American version, npoferl(at)gmail.com Nancy teaches American style National Mahjong League rules to beginner & intermediate students. In your home or public site (Twin City area only) Four students preferred. Up to four 2-hour lessons (min 6 hour & max 8 hours) $7.00/hr/person.
    • Tarri Levine, MPLS and St. Paul, MN: Teaching and coaching American Style Mah Jongg with National Mah Jongg Rules is a strength of mine. My repertoire includes coordinating Mah Jongg groups and fundraisers, as well as, teaching Mah Jongg with private & public groups and Mah Jongg classes with Community Ed.  I have many years of experience teaching in the private and public sectors. Learners will walk away with a better understanding of how to play and win the game. The climate for learning is relaxed as we go on the Mah Jongg journey together. Rules, strategies and etiquette are incorporated throughout the learning session. My repertoire of teaching strategies is diverse and inclusive. I can accommodate up to 8 learners per session in MPLS & St Paul, as well as, 1st and 2nd ring suburbs. Fee: $7 an hour for a minimum of 10 hours of 2.5 hour sessions. You provide the space and I'll do the rest. Questions? Emails are encouraged. tarri.levine(at)gmail.com
    • Buckham West, MN: Mahjong is a game of strategy that originated in China. It uses small rectangular tiles stamped with symbols and characters. The object of the game is to be the first to assemble combinations of these tiles into specific patterns that make up a hand. These combinations are assembled by picking and discarding tiles. Once you learn the fundamentals of the game and begin to play, you will understand why so many people love it! If you are interested in learning how to play, Buckham West is offering a series of four learning sessions from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays: April 21 and 28 and May 5 and 12. Class instructors will be Jacki Johnson, JoEllen Schulz, & Sandy Nelson. It is strongly recommended that participants plan to attend all four sessions in order to fully understand the game. This is a free class. Buckham West membership is required. Limited to 12 participants. Registration is required by calling 507-332-7357.
  • 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.
    • Phyllis Siegel, St Louis, MO, (314) 313 6092 psiegeltennis(at)yahoo.com. Once a teacher, always a teacher! I teach National Mah Jongg and Siamese Mah Jongg. Teaching is my passion- small groups, classes, supervised play.
    • Ellen Jillian, St.Louis, MO, itsellenjillian(at)gmail.com, Teach National Mah Jongg League Rules, Email for information
    • Andrea Kallaus, St. Louis, MO,  andreakallaus(at)gmail.com, 314 707-7890 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  
      • Silvia Conley, Omaha, NE,  silviapconley(at)gmail.com, text 402-630-1150. American (NMJL) & Siamese-Beginner, Intermediate, Refresher, online or In Person-groups of 4-12. Check out my website omahjong.com for details. I am a retired high school/preschool teacher who can adapt to all learning styles. My Mahjong students say I make the game understandable and fun!
  • 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(at)aol.com. Currently teaching via Zoom as well.
    • New York and New Jersey. Updated information for our Teacher Directory. Sharing Stacy Cohen Budkofsky's fall schedule for in-person classes and one virtual class. The Virtual Beginner Class is on Fridays, September 9, 2022 through September 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. https://mahjongteacher.com
    • The Friends of the Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library are offering free Mah Jongg lessons to be held in the meeting room of the Berkeley Branch at 30 Station Road in Bayville. Lessons will run from Thursday September 8th until Thursday October 20th. No experience is needed. Please register to join. When registering, please type next to your name whether you are a Novice or a Mah Jongg Maven. Register online at TheOceanCountyLibrary.org or by calling Berkeley Branch at 732-269-2144.
    • Linda Rosenson, lbrosenson(at)aol.com located in Cherry Hill, NJ.  I teach NMJL rule-based American Mah Jongg to the age range of  adolescents through adults. I teach small to medium sized groups (4 to 12 at a time) with a coach (or coaches) present to assist learners. Each lesson is approximately 2 hours of teaching with hands-on engagement by the students. I am currently working at the Cherry Hill Public Library teaching Introductory classes as well as Beginner/Intermediate/Strategy classes. I welcome small private groups as well. My cell # is 609-707-4463.
    • Stacy Budkofsky StacyMahJongg(at)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.
    • Barney Gallassio, Old Tappan, NJ and NYC, barneyg(at)me.com 201-317-3911. Areas include Ridgewood, Paramus and Emerson and. NYC.  I also love doing private in-home classes for groups 1 thru 8 people. I generally work with beginners, but also help intermediate players up their game and work with groups to prepare for tournaments. I promise you it will be fun.  Any questions - please feel free to contact me.
    • Neilia Makadok, Princeton, NJNmakadok(at)gmail.com, Professional educator. teaching American Mah Jongg for over 15 years, online or in-person. 215-968-2752
    • Amy Dantus, I teach NMJL rules. I am located in Millburn/Short Hills NJ. abdant(at)gmail.com 973-202-3822 
    • Chris Regan, Somerset NJ, c.regan469(at)me.comt 908-334-7885 I have played for over 30 years and taught American Mahjong for 10 years. Mahjong will give years of fun and friendships! 
  • NEW MEXICO  
    • Carol Miseo-Hardin Santa Fe, NM area, caje8(at)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. 
    • Cyndi Heller, Albuquerque, NMherMAHJesty(at)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  
    • 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(at)optimum.net.
    • New York and New Jersey. Updated information for our Teacher Directory. Sharing Stacy Cohen Budkofsky's fall schedule for in-person classes and one virtual class. The Virtual Beginner Class is on Fridays, September 9, 2022 through September 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. https://mahjongteacher.com
    •  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 
    • Rabbi Stacy Bergen, Brooklyn, NY rabbibergy(at)gmail.com 
    • 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(at)aol.com.
    • Irene, Mah Jongg  Teacher in NYC, Brooklyn, bklynirene(at)aol.com, (718) 338-2357
    • Rochelle Schattner, Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY, 9176209466
      Rdschattner(at)gmail.com The game of Mah Jong has been described as taking chaos and finding order, if this appeals to you, then this is your game. I have played Mah Jong since I was a teenager and I have taught NMJL for 15+ years. I teach individuals and groups privately. If you’re looking for a game that is fun and challenging, reach out to me.
    • Rhonda Zelkind Greif, Fairfield County, CT & Westchester, NY, rhonda.greif(at)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(at)protonmail.com  
    • East Hills, NY, Sid Jacobson JCC, https://onlineedge.sjjcc.org/OnlineEdge/programlist.html?event=InitSearch&keyword=wadult
    • Wendy Meagher, Long Island, NY American MJ 631-774-2335 wmeagher1(at)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

    • Mohawk Valley, Utica, NY: Classes scheduled each semester. https://www.mvcc.edu/mvilr/ View course catalog for upcoming options to register. 
    • 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(at)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(at)optonline.net
    • Linda Fisher, NYC, organizer of Mah Jongg at Bryant Park, http://mahjblog.blogspot.com/ 
    • Rochelle Schattner, Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY, 9176209466
      Rdschattner(at)gmail.com The game of Mah Jong has been described as taking chaos and finding order, if this appeals to you, then this is your game. I have played Mah Jong since I was a teenager and I have taught NMJL for 15+ years. I teach individuals and groups privately. If you’re looking for a game that is fun and challenging, reach out to me.
    • Beginner's Classes, NYC, Rodeph Sholom, https://rodephsholom.org/events/mah-jongg-beginners-class/all/
    • Barney Gallassio, Old Tappan, NJ and NYC, barneyg(at)me.com 201-317-3911. Areas include Ridgewood, Paramus and Emerson and. NYC.  I also love doing private in-home classes for groups 1 thru 8 people. I generally work with beginners, but also help intermediate players up their game and work with groups to prepare for tournaments. I promise you it will be fun.  Any questions - please feel free to contact me.
    • 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 Manhattan, ahuvasellner(at)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(at)gmail.com 917-399/6929
    • Andrea Serpe Anderson Rochester, NY, celinare(at)aol.com   
    • Stacy Budkofsky, Rockland and Bergen Counties, StacyMahJongg(at)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(at)gmail.com
    • Elaine Friedman, Commack, Kings Park, Smithtown and surrounding areas, N.Y., Elaine at  631-988-2243  Email: elainef911 at aol.com 
    • Naomi Rivlin, Valley Stream, NY: I teach Mah Jongg and have games at Temple Hillel in Valley Stream, New York. The contact number is 516-791-6344.
    • Katie Winterstein (Goldberg) Westchester County, NY. Premier mah jongg teacher for over 25 years, has taught thousands of players. Contact katiemahjongg(at)gmail.com or 914-447-4812.
    • Rose Asprea, Westchester County, NY.  Mah Jongg Instructor, mahj20(at)optonline.net  
  • NORTH CAROLINA  
    • Barbara Berger, kiawahbarb8(at)aol.com, Asheville, Cashiers, Brevard, Highlands, Hendersonville, Charlotte NC. Experienced American Mahjongg teacher.  Playing 50+ years, 20+ years teaching and over 400 taught to play Mahjongg. Learn everything there is to know about the game . I welcome new players to advanced players, as well as strategy and all the nuances of the game. Get tournament ready too! No class limit..you pick the place and time and I'm there! Lessons usually 3 - 3 hour classes. (or more as needed) Gather your friends, or family as I am a patient teacher and teaching families are my specialty. "Par Excellence",many imitators, but no better in the upstate. Online teaching also available.  Covering upstate NC as well as Upstate SC...  References Galore! Contact: Barbara Berger: kiawahbarb8@aol.com. 843-991-0371

    • Laura Hoover, Asheville, North Carolina  I teach American Mah Jongg.  My email is Lmhoover1(at)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
    • Chapel Hill, riichi meetup, https://www.meetup.com/riichi-mahjong-chapel-hill/ This group was created for the purpose of bringing together dedicated Riichi Mahjong players in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area for regular games. Beginners are encouraged to join, though a basic familiarity of the rules is recommended, which can be gathered through online play and study. Membership is free, and I am not affiliated with any businesses at this time. There is no need to bring your own tiles, though you are more than welcome to if you have a set you like, or we grow enough to accommodate multiple tables.
    • Kathy Ryckman, Lewisville, NC. Contact Kathy at Ryckman6(at)gmail.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 (at)mrsmahj

aliciawilhelmy(at)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.  https://mrs-mahj.square.site/about

    • Glenda Habel, Fairfield, OH: Fairfield Village Senior Apartments, contact glendahabel520(at)gmail.com] Fairfield Village Senior Apartments
  • OKLAHOMA
    • Carol James, Tulsa, OK: Teach small, private groups 918-519-5601

Mah Jongg Enthusiast and Instructor, mzjojames(at)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) 
    • William (Bill) Faust, Beaverton, Oregon: I play/know/love to teach almost any game from the simple to chess and go (baduk). I learned chess when I was 5 and have played many versions of Mah Jong(g) specializing in National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) card (often called American) for decades. I never charge for lessons. My teaching method is entirely based upon the students' needs. I teach primarily at the Elsie Stuhr Senior Center in Beaverton Oregon. http://www.thprd.org/facilities/recreation/elsie-stuhr-center
      Preferred contact is personal email ornamentalmind108(at)gmail.com
      Personal landline (503) 747-9347, cell (971)245-4412
      Leave Message at prompt for both. I return most calls within 20 minutes, seldom taking 24 hrs. I'm always supportive of the nationwide community of mahjong players.
    • Esther Liberman, Portland, OR American Mah Jongg: Beginner & Intermediate classes at Mittleman Jewish Comm Ctr. Also private classes at your home or mine. estherbeads(at)comcast.net
    • Classes at the JCC: https://www.oregonjcc.org/arts-culture/upcoming-events
  • PENNSYLVANIA
    • Neilia Makadok, Bucks County, PANmakadok(at)gmail.com, Professional educator, teaching American Mah Jongg for over 15 years, online or in-person.  215-968-2752
    • 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(at)gmail.com  
    • Games in Pen Argyl, PA: Shared by Teresa: I moved to the area just before the pandemic.  I didn’t know anyone. So I went to a ladies game night the church I was attending and took my mahjong set.  I taught them all how to play. The group started with 3, within a year it is now up to 14!   We meet on Fridays at 1 p.m.  Depending on how many are planning to come determines where we meet.  We take turns in our homes or if more than 12 are coming we meet in the chapel at our church.  Obviously we do not play for money.  We have outings once a month, on Tuesdays.  We go out to lunch mostly or visit historical sites or shopping.  We share joys, birthdays & help each other through burdens.  It has been a wonderful way for me to get to know people. Contact terrylessaongang(at)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(at)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!
    • Greenville and Spartanburg Counties - Experienced teacher with references.  I teach American style mah jongg per NMJL Rules.  I teach every aspect of the game, including strategt and tournament readiness classes .Private lessons at your home, or group lessons at a local venue available.  Minimum 4 people, maximum 12 people.  Debelli61@yahoo.com or message me through The Board Game Society of Greenville's Meetup page. 
    • 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(at)aol.com Greenville, Anderson, Easley, Spartanburg and all points in between! Experienced American Mahjongg teacher. Playing 50+ years, 20+ years teaching and over 400 taught to play Mahjongg. Learn everything there is to know about the game . I welcome new players to advanced players, as well as strategy and all the nuances of the game. Get tournament ready too! No class limit..you pick the place and time and I'm there! Lessons usually 3 - 3 hour classes. (or more as needed) Gather your friends, or family as I am a patient teacher and teaching families are my specialty. "Par Excellence",many imitators, but no better in the upstate. Online teaching also available.  Covering upstate NC as well as Upstate SC. Referenes Galore. Call or Text: Barbara Berger 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(at)gmail.com
    • Soddy Daisy, TN: As a Mahjong group we play by NMJL rules and are very patient with time and oopses so this may not be your kind of game if you hold play to a specific time frame. We have a standing friendly game in Soddy Daisy, TN, at 11 a.m. every Wednesday at the Soddy Daisy senior center. We are happy to teach.
  • TEXAS 
    • Linda Goldman, Arlington, TX Lindagoldman(at)sbcglobal.net 
    • Molly Hardy teaches in the Dallas, TX area including: Park Cities, Bluffview, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Briarwood and Preston Hollow neighborhoods.  Beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons offered in homes or meeting place. Molly also facilitates tournament style play as well as Mah Jong events supporting charities.  214-683-6835  molly.s.hardy(at)gmail.com Instagram: (at)mahjongmolly
    • Stephanie Brink, Dallas, TX  on Instagram @themarvelousmrsmahjong, Stephanie.brinkATsbcglobal.net, Private and Group Mahjong Lessons🀄️ Birthday Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Fundraisers

    • Rory Bellow, Houston, TX I’ve been playing this fabulous game for 12 years and love to teach Mahjong in the metropolitan Houston area.  I require a minimum of 3 people and can teach up to 10 people per lesson (any more gets too chaotic). My charge is $35/person and you receive 2.5 hours of hands-on teaching plus a “cheat sheet” to take home with you. I will provide the Mahjong sets and you provide the location (home, church, community center, etc…). I teach people of all ages ranging from complete beginner to those simply requiring a bit of assistance. I can also help run tournaments. I look forward to hearing from you at rorybellow@gmail.com
    • Judy Dankers, Houston, TX, jujubille(at)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. 
    • 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(at)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(at)aol.com
    • Donna Million, Pearland, TX dmillion11(at)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(at)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.
    • Sharon Doner and Francie Kranzberg, Maryland, Virginia, Greater Washington DC Area

Two Cracked Broads - Maj Jongg Lessons and parties

240-432-7288 sharondoner(at)gmail.com

    • Caryn Fagan, Washington, DC and metro Washington area includes parts of Maryland & Virginia  mymahjongg.cf(at)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(at)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
    • Seattle, WA: Brandee Glugla, I play and teach by National Mah Jongg League rules in the Seattle, WA area. Playamericanmj(at)gmail.com
    • 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(at)gmail.com  202-306-6851 I teach all levels beginner, intermediate and strategy.
    • Sharon Doner and Francie Kranzberg, Maryland, Virginia, Greater Washington DC Area, Two Cracked Broads - Maj Jongg Lessons and parties 240-432-7288 sharondoner(at)gmail.com
  • 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(at)yahoo.com or text me at (920) 698-0708
    • Whitewater, WI:  Seniors in the Park, Learn mah jongg To learn how to play mah jongg, join a group Mondays at 1 p.m. To reserve a seat, call 262-473-0535.
    • 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(at)sympatico.ca
    • Susan Bloom, Greater Toronto area (Vaughan). I teach american (national) mah jong. jamwin10(at)yahoo.ca 416-571-4530 
    • Robin Farber Steinberg Montreal Quebec Canada, rfarber(at)videotron.ca, 5149668982. I teach American style and NMJL Tournament rules to groups of 4-16.
    • ISRAEL
    • Marlyn B., Learn Mah Jongg - the Ancient Chinese Game that's catching on fast in Israel! Do you want to learn how to play Mahjongg?In six (2 hour) lessons you will know how to play. I teach according to the cards from the National Mah Jongg League, Inc in New York, and their rules. Lessons are held in the Tel Aviv / Sharon area.Contact me for further details. Marlyn Tel 054-6477834
    • 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(at)Mahjong-IL.com 972 054 6928930
  • Online Instruction and Instructors
      • Mahjong Central (Michele Frizzell, michele(at)mahjongcentral.com). Video lessons available on YouTube including 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  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyhydCuxDvVSX-yco5SHMDA
      • Julie Rifon, Morristown, NJ JRifon(at)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

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(at)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