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The Music Box School offers following Chess Classes for kids


- Little Chess Masters (4-5 y.o.) 

- Beginner Chess (6 y.o. & up)

- Intermediate Chess (6 y.o. & up)

- Advanced Chess (6 y.o. & up)

1 hour class will be held once a week, please check our lessons schedule below for time that works best for you.

Chess classes in Bay Ridge, Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Madison, Gravesend

Here are some reasons your child should be playing chess, a 1500-year-old game of strategy and logic. 


According to studies done at the University of Memphis, playing chess significantly improves children’s visual memory and attention span. Numerous studies show that chess improves math and reading skills and fosters logic, critical thinking, and creativity.

Chess lessons in Bay Ridge, Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Manhattan Beach

Elias A. Stern­Rodriguez

Tournament Player and Instructor.

Developed skills in analysis, calculation, decision making, strategic and tactical understanding, time management. Working as private and classroom instructor to students of varying ages and skill levels.


Tournament Highlights:
Manhattan Open u2000, 1st place

Oregon Open, u2000 1st prize

Liberty Bell Open u1700, 1st place

Marshall Wednesdays u1600, 1st place 

chess class description
Class Description

Beginner Class


This class is for newcomers to the game of chess. The goals of this class are twofold:

To teach students the rules of the game and to foster in them a passion for the great game of chess.

Intermediate class


After students have mastered the rules of chess, they will move to the intermediate class. The goal of the intermediate class is to introduce students to basic tactical and strategic concepts, such as pins, forks, skewers. Students will hone their understanding of these concepts and their ability to apply them through a combination of instruction and play.

Advanced class


The focus of the advanced class will be improving a child’s tournament level play. Students will learn how to improve all elements of their game. Particular focus will be put upon improving students’ visualization and upon applying increasingly complex tactical and strategic concepts into their own play.

For more information please feel free to contact us.

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