Learn how to play bridge with Marla Lawson
Marla will present a series of one-hour interactive video lessons where you are encouraged to think through the card play and ask questions.
In the first class, Marla will start from the very beginning: the object of the game, how it is played, the concept of winning tricks. In the second lesson we’ll introduce the idea of the trump suit and how this facilitates taking tricks.
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About Marla Lawson
Marla Lawson has been playing competitive bridge for 13 years and is a Life Master. She teaches with the Bridge and Games organization (formerly known as Honors) in New York, and serves on the Board of the Greater New York Bridge Association. Her underlying philosophy on bridge: “At the end of the day, IT’S A CARD GAME. It’s supposed to be fun!”
Recommendations from Marla’s students:
“Marla Lawson is perhaps the most cheerful and encouraging teacher I have ever learned from. She has a nearly inexhaustible supply of patience and always makes her students feel as if they will succeed no matter how many mistakes they might make. Combined with her knowledge of the game, these traits make her the ideal candidate for teaching bridge to beginning players.“
– Jim S.
“Marla’s clarity and patience has helped me gain confidence as I learn the wonderful and nuanced game of bridge. Her enthusiasm for the game and friendly demeanor make it super easy and comfortable to ask questions, and her feedback is always valuable. She’s a joy to learn with!“
– Erin B.
“Marla is a kind, approachable, and knowledgeable bridge teacher with a knack for breaking down complicated concepts into straightforward, digestible components. She has infinite patience. No question is too silly — even if it really is! She understands that learning bridge is hard, but also focuses on the fact that it should be fun. She challenges her students, but also works hard to make sure they understand the concepts she is teaching before moving on to new subjects. Her classes build on each other, and her love of the game is infectious. Take classes with Marla! You’ll have fun and learn a lot!“
– Carmen B.
“Marla’s teaching method is I do, We do, You do. She models and provide explanations, and we practice together. It’s the best way to learn. Marla’s explanations are clear and precise plus she always makes the class fun.”
– Janet H.
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