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Beginner Intensive Workshop
300.00 $
Private, 2, 2-hour classes starting at $300.00

Class 1 Intensive: Learn to play in two days!
  • A brief History of Mah Jongg
  • Learning your set
  • Learning your tiles
  • Dragon Partnerships
  • Terminology
  • Understanding the card
  • Setting up the game
  • Rolling the dice and determining who is east
  • Dealing
  • The Charleston
  • Charleston passes
  • Forming families
  • Forming hands
  • Calling
  • Exposing
  • Joker Exchanges
Class 2: Skill Building
  • Skill Building Techniques and Beginner Strategies
Beginner 4 Session-Semi Private (2 students)
300.00 $
4 classes, 2-hours per class, 8 hours total

Semi-Private Beginner Classes
  • Learn all the fundamentals of American Mah Jongg.
Instructor Training Course
300.00 $
6 hours, Virtual classroom training for current instructors or those that want to add online teaching to their Mah Jongg instructor business. Unlimited support available for enrolled instructors.

Teaching in a virtual classroom
  • Learn to teach the rules, tiles, etc. by sharing your screen
  • Learn the mechanics of the Charleston and the eye symbol
  • Learn the mechanics of game play and remote controlling student's tiles
  • Learn to walk your students through signing up (watched assignment)
  • Learn to create a customized classroom (video assignment)
  • Reverse roll play with your instructor
  • Getting started, help with marketing ideas
Beginner, Private One-on-One
300.00 $
1 session, 2 hours, Private, One-on-One

Private One-on-One
  • Skill Assessment
  • Skill Building
  • Strategy Implementation
Mahjong for Beginners with Rory: 4 People
220.00 $
Mahjong for Beginners: 4 People

Mahjong for Beginners: 4 People
  • Mahjong for Beginners is a lesson for those players brand new to American Mahjong. Throughout the course of a live game, we will cover the following topics: Game overview, terminology, tile identification, reading the NMJL Mahjong card, the Charleston, rules of the game, narrowing your hand to a specific line and Mahjong etiquette.
  • A minimum of 4 people is required per lesson.Select this lesson if one participant is playing for all 4 spots..
  • To schedule a lesson, please reach out to Rory at rory.mahjong@gmail.com. Or, find a pre-scheduled class with availability.
Beginner 5 Session Class
175.00 $
5 Classes, 2-hours per class, 10 hours total starting at $175.00

Class 1
  • A bieif history of Mah Jongg
  • Learning your set
  • Learning your tiles
  • Terminology
  • Dragon partnerships
  • Understanding the card
  • Introduction to Charleston
Class 2
  • Review of Class 1
  • Mechanics of the virtual classroom
  • Rolling the dice
  • The Charleston
  • Begin game play
  • Forming hands
  • Calling tiles
  • Joker exchanges
Class 3
  • Review of Class 2
  • Game play
  • More on the Charleston
  • More on forming hands
  • More on joker exchanges
  • More on calling tiles
Class 4
  • Same as class 3
  • Intro to beginner strategies
Class 5
  • Same as Class 4
  • More on beginner strategies
Intermediate
150.00 $
4 classes, 2-hours per class, 8 hours total starting at $150.00

Class 1
  • Move from a Beginner to Intermediate Player
  • Playing Defensively
  • Playing Offensively
  • Play Strategically
Class 2
  • Same as previous class
Class 3
  • Same as previous classes
Class 4
  • Same as previous classes
Mah Jongg Refresher Class
150.00 $
1 private, 2-hours class starting at $150.00

Class 1

Supervised Play
  • Haven't played in a while and need to touch up on your skills and the new card? If so, this is the class for you.
  • Choose the online platform of your choice and I observe and make suggestions or changes to help you up your game
Beginner 4 Session Class
150.00 $
4 Classes, 2-hours per class, 8 hours total starting at $150

Class 1
  • A brief History of Mah Jongg
  • Learning your set
  • Learning your tiles
  • Terminology
  • Dragon partnerships
  • Understanding the card
  • Introduction to the Charleston
  • Setting up the game
Class 2
  • Review of Class 1
  • Mechanics of the virtual classroom
  • Rolling the dice
  • The Charleston
  • Begin game play
  • Forming hands
  • Calling tiles
  • Joker exchanges
Class 3
  • Review of class 2
  • Game play
  • More on the Charleston
  • More on forming families and hands
  • More on joker exchanges
  • More on calling tiles
Class 4
  • Same as class 3
  • Intro to beginner strategies
Advanced Beginners
150.00 $
4 classes, 2-hours per class, 8 hours total starting at $150.00

Class 1
  • Rules for passing in the Charleston
  • More on fresh tiles
  • More on safe tiles
  • Is it too early to call?
  • More on joker exchange
  • More on throwing flowers
  • More on throwing jokers
  • When to break up your hand
  • Being prepared to switch hands
  • Pay attention to what others are playing/doing
Class 2
  • Same as class 1
Class 3
  • Same as class 1
Class 4
  • Same as class 1
1-on-1 Lesson with Rory
110.00 $
1.5 hour private lesson with Rory

1-on-1 Lesson with Rory
  • 1-on-1 with Rory is a private lesson for any player looking to learn how to play the game, or improve upon a certain aspect of Mahjong.
  • This is a private lesson for 1 person.
  • To schedule a lesson, please reach out to rory.mahjong@gmail.com
Supervised Play
80.00 $
Supervised Play, Play on your favorite site and get coaching,1-hour class starting at $80.00

Class 1

  • Play on your favorite game site and I will watch you play and at the end of the class provide a critique and offer suggestions to help you with technique and strategy.
Advanced Strategies
75.00 $
1 private, 1-hour class starting at $75.00

All aspects of defensive and offensive play will be discussed during play including but not limited to:

Class 1
  • More Charleston Strategy
  • More on fresh tiles
  • More on safe tiles
  • Holding pairs for a period of time
  • More on joker exchange
  • More on throwing flowers
  • More on throwing jokers
  • When to break up your hand
  • Being prepared to switch hands
  • Pay attention to what others are playing/doing
  • Flowers and holding more than 1 for a period of time and why.
  • Going Jokerless
  • Splitting up a pair in the Charleston
  • Follow same tile thrown if you have one
  • Go for the Quint hands and keeping backups
  • Go for the Singles and pairs hands and keep backups
  • Watch other people’s mannerisms
Mahjong for Beginners with Rory
55.00 $
2.5 hour lesson for new players - minimum of 4 players required

Mahjong for Beginners
  • Mahjong for Beginners is a lesson for those players brand new to American Mahjong. Throughout the course of a live game, we will cover the following topics: Game overview, terminology, tile identification, reading the NMJL Mahjong card, the Charleston, rules of the game, narrowing your hand to a specific line and Mahjong etiquette.
  • A minimum of 4 people is required per lesson.Select this lesson if each of the 4 people will be paying separately.
  • To schedule a lesson, please reach out to rory.mahjong@gmail.com. Or, find a pre-scheduled class with availability.
Observed Play with Rory
45.00 $
A 1-2 hour lesson for those who want an observer to give rule prompts and strategy tips throughout the game.

Observed Play
  • A minimum of 3 people is required for this lesson.
  • Rory will either observe or play with you while providing prompts and tips.
  • Please contact rory.mahjong@gmail.com to schedule a lesson time.
Mahjong Refresh with Rory
45.00 $
A 1.5 hour lesson for players who’ve already had 1-2 beginner lessons but still need a little bit of help here and there.

Mahjong Refresh
  • A Refresh lesson is for players who’ve had 1-2 lessons but still need a bit of help here and there. At this lesson, we will jump directly into playing without any initial instruction.
  • A minimum of 4 people is required for this lesson.
  • Please contact rory.mahjong@gmail.com to schedule a lesson time.
Mahjong Strategy & Scorekeeping with Rory
45.00 $
A 1.5 hour lesson for players interested in strategy and/or scorekeeping and betting

Strategy and Scorekeeping
  • Please contact rory.mahjong@gmail.com to schedule a lesson time.
  • A minimum of 4 people is required for this lesson.
  • This lesson covers some or all of the following topics: winning strategy, keeping score, playing for money, how to play with 5 people / a "bettor" and observed play.
Get to Know the 2024 Card
40.00 $
1 Session, 1 hour (Zoom) starting at $40

Let's get familiar with the 2024 Card
  • Learn to navigate the 2024 Card.
WORKSHOPS
0.00 $
Various workshops-contact the school for more information 561-809-9109

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