Unleash Your Inner Grandmaster

Are you ready to engage your mind in a game of strategy, sharpen your analytical thinking, and outmaneuver your opponents? Piano Forte Music and Art Academy offers dynamic and comprehensive chess lessons for aspiring players of all ages and skill levels.

Our chess lessons cover everything from the fundamentals to advanced techniques. Lessons are scheduled once a week in group settings. Our chess instructor, Mr Ruben, is certified by US Chess Federation and is a National and Original Life Master with more than 2200 rating. He has extensive tournament experience and can provide specialized coaching to help our students prepare mentally, develop effective strategies, and improve their performance under pressure. He is US He proudly holds 2200 rating. 

During chess lessons our students learn essential chess principles, tactical patterns, strategic planning, endgame mastery, opening repertoire, and much more. With a well-rounded education in chess, they will be equipped to face any opponent and excel in various playing styles. If students have aspirations of competing in chess tournaments, our academy is the perfect training ground. 

We understand that every student is unique, with different strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. We tailor the lessons to suit students’ individual needs, ensuring that they receive personalized attention and guidance. 

 Chess is more than just a game. It enhances critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, decision-making skills, and patience. Through chess lessons, our students will not only become better players, but also develop valuable life skills that will benefit you in various aspects of your life.

Our Students Learn

Rules and Basics: For our beginner students, lessons will start with an introduction to the rules of the game, including how the pieces move, how to set up the board, and the objective of the game.

Opening Principles: Students learn about fundamental opening principles, such as controlling the center, developing pieces, and safeguarding the king. Understanding these principles will help students establish a solid foundation for their games.

Tactical Patterns: Chess is full of tactical opportunities, and lessons will cover various tactical motifs, such as forks, pins, skewers, and discovered attacks. Students will learn to recognize and exploit these patterns to gain an advantage over their opponents.

Strategy and Positional Understanding: Chess lessons will delve into strategic concepts, including piece activity, pawn structure evaluation, piece coordination, and long-term planning. Developing a strong positional understanding will allow students to make informed decisions and create favorable positions on the board.

Endgame Techniques: The endgame is a crucial phase of the game, and lessons will focus on endgame principles and techniques. Students will learn about pawn endings, basic checkmating patterns, king and pawn endgames, and other essential endgame strategies to convert their advantages into wins.

Opening Repertoire: Lessons also include guidance on building a solid opening repertoire tailored to each student’s playing style. They will learn about popular opening systems, their strategic ideas, and specific move sequences to give them an advantage in the early stages of the game.

Game Analysis: Analyzing the games, as well as studying master games, is an integral part of chess lessons. Students will learn how to review their games to identify mistakes, missed opportunities, and areas for improvement. Studying master games will provide insights into strategic thinking and tactical execution.

Psychological Preparation: Chess lessons can also touch upon the psychological aspects of the game, including time management, concentration, and handling pressure during critical moments. Developing mental resilience and maintaining focus are vital skills that can be honed through training.

Tournament Preparation: If students are interested in competitive chess, lessons can include tournament preparation, including strategies for handling different time controls, managing the clock, and dealing with opponents of varying skill levels.