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Private Lessons

Private lessons are an excellent opportunity to get specialized, one-on-one instruction with our highly trained staff. Private lessons include an initial assessment where the instructor will determine the player's strengths and weaknesses, and then custom tailor a lesson plan to suit the player's needs. All lessons are taught at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. We do not provide online or skype private lessons. 

 

Lessons are priced based on the player's rating to reflect the depth of preparation required for players of different strengths. Our instructors have years of experience and are eager and ready to bring your game to the next level, no matter your rating.

 

Meet our instructors!



Name: GM Denes Boros
Email: rchester@saintlouischessclub.org
 Dates Available: December 14 - January 14
Lesson Rates: $75 /one-hour lesson

$350 / 5 one-hour lessons

$600 / 10 one-hour lessons
     
Name: NM Jim McLaughlin
Email: jmclaughlin@saintlouischessclub.org
 Rating: 2155
Lesson Rates: Unrated - 1800: $25 / one-hour lesson.
     
Name: Danny Machuca
Email: dmachuca@saintlouischessclub.org
 Rating: 1927
Lesson Rates: Beginner-plus: $25 / one-hour lesson
     

Name: Dennis LaRue
Email: dlarue@saintlouischessclub.org
USCF Rating: 1578
Lesson Rates: Unrated - 1200: $25 / one-hour lesson
     
Name: Mario Roper
Email: mroper@saintlouischessclub.org

Preference:

Adults and kids. 
Lesson Rates: Beginners-1000: $25 / one-hour lesson
     
Name: Jason Woolem
Email: jwoolem@saintlouischessclub.org

Preference:

Adults and kids. 
Lesson Rates: Beginners-1000: $25 / one-hour lesson
     
Name: Perry Colson
Email: pcolson@saintlouischessclub.org

Preference:

Adults and kids. 
Lesson Rates: Beginners-1000: $25 / one-hour lesson
     
Name: Hannah Miller
Email: hannah.miller@worldchesshof.org

Preference:

Adults and kids. 
Lesson Rates: Beginners-1000: $25 / one-hour lesson
     

 

Call 314.361.2437 or e-mail info@saintlouischessclub.org today to get set up with your own private instructor!  All lessons are taught at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. 

 

Plan your lessons with an upcoming grandmaster in residence. See the schedule below:



Name: GM Josh Friedel
Email: rchester@saintlouischessclub.org
 Dates Available: January 15 - February 11
Lesson Rates: $75 /one-hour lesson

$350 / 5 one-hour lessons

$600 / 10 one-hour lessons
     
Name: GM Atanas Kolev
Email: rchester@saintlouischessclub.org
 Dates Available: February 12 - 26
Lesson Rates: $75 /one-hour lesson

$350 / 5 one-hour lessons

$600 / 10 one-hour lessons
     
Name: IM Vitaly Niemer
Email: rchester@saintlouischessclub.org
 Dates Available: February 27 - March 27
Lesson Rates: $75 /one-hour lesson

$350 / 5 one-hour lessons

$600 / 10 one-hour lessons