About Us

The School of American Mah Jongg (The School) is an online live interactive classroom where you can learn the game as if you are sitting around the table with other players. The school was created by Debbie Barnett, a long-time Mah Jongg player, and Instructor. Debbie's school is the first of its kind in the nation for teaching American Mah Jongg. The school was designed to teach Beginner, Advanced Beginners-Intermediate levels and those that want to learn Advanced Strategies. The classroom environment is user-friendly and mimics a real-life play experience. A variety of classes are available to fit your needs from full classes consisting of up 3-4 students. Semi-private classes consisting of 2 students and private classes consisting of 1 student. 

Debbie is now hiring Instructors to teach at the school. For those interested, please email the school at mahjongteacher1@gmail.com. Experienced teachers will be vetted prior to receiving training. Whether you want to teach part-time or full-time, it is a great way to share your passion with others and earn income at the same time.

Requirements to sign up for school and enroll in a class:

  • Have a current year's card, which is required for all Beginner classes. If you do not already have one, email the school at mahjongteacher1@gmail.com to purchase one.
  • Zoom may be required for some lessons. This is a free application and can be downloaded on your tablet, laptop or desktop.
  • Have a built-in camera or a webcam on your computer.
  • You can use any desktop, laptop or tablet.
  • Use Chrome as your browser. 
  • Have knowledge of operating a computer keyboard, mouse or touch screen device
  • Have an external mouse if using a laptop. A built-in mouse can behave erratically when trying to move, pick, or discard tiles during gameplay.


The School provides this website as a service. While we work hard to ensure the information, we present on this website is current and correct, content and program dates are subject to change periodically. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the accuracy pertaining to the information on programs, course offerings, enrollment fees, start dates, program lengths, or program outcomes.

The materials contained on the website are for learning purposes or general information only and do not constitute professional or legal advice on any subject matter.

The School does not guarantee a level at which everyone will learn nor guarantees that you will be a successful player after having taken a course. Many students find it beneficial to enroll in a class more than one to improve on their skills and success in learning mah jongg.

The School does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance of information contained on this website.

The contents of this website are protected by copyright law and the reproduction, permanent storage, of retransmission of the content of this site are prohibited without prior written consent of School of American Mah Jongg.

Some links on this website may direct you to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. The School includes these links solely as a convenience to you, nor does the presence of such a link imply a responsibility for the linked site or an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents.

This website and its contents are provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

Reproduction, distribution, republication, and/or re-transmission of material contained within this website are prohibited unless the prior written permission of School of American Mah Jongg.

The School is not responsible for slow wifi connections in individual homes. Slow wifi connections may cause the game to occasionally freeze. Using the reload button will in most cases resolve the issue.

If a class does not fill up, the student will be placed in another class. 

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Refund Policy:

All classes are non-refundable except in the case of an emergency. Please note an emergency is defined of, a medical emergency, or death in family. If an emergency occurs, please email evidence such as a note from your doctor's,  or evidence of death to mahjongteacher1@gmail.com. If for any reason a student is unhappy with their class or instructor, they must notify the School immediately so they can be placed in another class. All classes are customized so students might have to wait for a class to fill up before classes begin. If an instructor has to cancel a class due to low attendance, the student will be placed in another class.