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Kiran Desai - Chess Lessons and Classes in the San Jose, Santa Clara, Almaden Valley AreaKiran Desai

National Master

Chess Instructor

Mr. Desai has been teaching chess in the bay area for over five years in public and private schools and in community centers. His students vary in ages from 5 years to 18 years. Mr. Desai loves teaching chess to children. He believes, chess is more than a game and can be used as an educational tool to enhance the different mental faculties of young children. He has two daughters, ages 11 and 14 who also play chess.

His numerous accolades include:

National Master title from the United States Chess Federation in 1982.
Karnataka State Champion in 1979 (India)
Two times Bangalore University champion (India)
He has played in over 100 tournaments over the last 30+ years.

Chess as an educational tool for children:

Many studies done by educational researchers have shown that chess improves abilities in reasoning, comprehension, concentration, reading, persistence, planning, logic, problem solving, patience, decision-making, objectivity, math, self-control, commitment, and thinking development.

Children can start learning chess at age of 5 or 6.

Here are some URLs:

Chess and Music:

Researchers have also found a connection between music and chess. Many strong chess players have been music composers as well. Please check this URL for an article on connection between music and chess. www.chessbase.com

Group Chess Classes with Kiran Desai
Evenings and weekends - 10 week sessions
See the receptionist to sign up for the next session.

Almaden School of Music & Art, 5353 Almaden Expressway, Ste. 12,
San Jose, CA 95118 (408) 267-3651 or (408) 267-3659