ABOUT SUN VALLEY BRIDGE
Who We Are
Jo Murray and Chuck Abramo volunteered to help a few friends learn to play bridge in 2009. We started out with eight friends. By the third lesson, the class had grown to 16. When we finished the first textbook, our students asked us to continue.
So we decided to start teaching on a more formal basis. We have now taught several hundred students. We teach one or two group online lessons a week, each limited to eight people, and private lessons to students from across the country, as well as Panama and England. During the past two years, Jo has taught on a SilverSea cruise from Barbados to Lisbon, as well as to invitation-only private groups on Contadora Island, Panama, and in Chevy Chase, Md.
Both of us are certified as teachers and club directors by the American Contract Bridge League. Jo is a silver life master and Chuck, a bronze life master. Both have served on the board of directors of Unit 400 of the American Contract Bridge League.
Jo has been playing bridge off and on, sometimes with as much as 10 or 15 years “off,” since she was in seventh grade. Chuck played for the first time in late 2004. This gives us a good understanding of the needs of both absolute beginners and of people who are returning to bridge after a long absence.
We try our best to make classes entertaining and fun, as well as informative.
We have both retired from our previous professions. Jo was principal of Jo Murray Public Relations, specializing in working with the news media, with offices in Oakland, California, and Sun Valley, Idaho. Chuck was a computer systems engineer.