Our Teachers

Our Teachers2019-02-08T18:10:03-04:00

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I first played Mah Jongg decades ago, and liked the game very much.  In 2008 (give or take a year or two), a Games Meetup in Boston offered an opportunity for beginners to learn the game.  I was fortunate to have a great teacher that evening, and happily found that I still loved Mah Jongg!  When we moved to Pittsburgh, I started  a Mah Jongg meetup which has proven to be very successful. I have played many (many!) games, and have taught scores of players how to play.

I offer beginner lessons and Mah Jongg 102 (exploring the card and working on selecting hands).  I teach beginner lessons at the Tuesday Meetup in Bakery Square, and also enjoy teaching private classes.

My teaching style is friendly and supportive.  Mah Jongg is a wonderful game… and when I introduce you to Mah Jongg, I want you to love the game as much as I do!



I love Mah Jongg.  My grandmother taught me to play when I was a teenager and my passion for it has only grown over the years.  I now teach the game to others and I ran my first Pittsburgh Area Mah Jongg tournament last year in 2018.

I grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon University. I now lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and my twin boys and husband are very supportive of my Mah Jongg obsession.

I offer beginner lessons at the Upper St Clair Rec Center as well as at the Tuesday Meetup in Bakery Square.  I can also teach a group privately if they have 3-4 people.

Teaching Mah Jongg and seeing the enjoyment people get from playing this wonderful game brings me joy.