Daron Barness

Daron Barness is a Mah Jongg instructor from Scottsdale, Arizona. She earned a master’s in education from UCLA and taught for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Daron has played Mah Jongg for over 20 years. Her deep passion for teaching naturally evolved into becoming an instructor of the game she loves. She has been teaching over 15 years with much of her career teaching American Mah Jongg as a volunteer facilitator to players of all levels. Daron has taught Beginner’s for the local chapter affiliated with Brandeis University, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Mah Jongg classes for the City of Scottsdale, and numerous classes held at golf communities in the Phoenix and Flagstaff areas.

Using creative teaching methods and unique approaches toward strategy, Daron helps to build and strengthen players’ game skills. In 2019, she developed her website www.majbydaron.com where she enjoys writing about Mah Jongg. She also developed a Mah Jongg game accessory called the Mah Jongg Charleston Assist (MJCA), designed to help players step through the Charleston of the game, a phase often difficult for the beginner player.

Daron is proud to be an American Mah Jongg Instructor Association (AMJIA) certified teacher.

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