Private Lessons



Private lessons are a great way for players to improve their games. At DSM Chess we pride ourselves in our one-on-one coaching that is customized to meet the individual needs and goals of our students. We focus on tournament strategy, openings, endgames, tactics, positional play, and clock management in addition to fostering a love for the game. Coach Jim gives private lessons to students of all experience levels and guides parents as they navigate through the foreign and complex world of being a chess parent.  


To schedule lessons, please contact Coach Jim at

Note: Lessons can be purchased individually or in a 10 lesson package  that includes an additional eleventh lesson for free



Buy a Package of 10, get 11th lesson FREE!


30 Minute Lesson     -  $45

1 Hour Lesson           -  $60

2 Hour Lesson           -  $90

2 Students - 1 Hour  -  $90

2 Students - 2 Hour  -  $120

Chess increases focus and attention span while developing problem solving, decision making, and pattern recognition skills.

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