Private Lessons

Private lessons are currently available in canoe, sea kayak, and whitewater kayak. Private lessons are a great way to address difficult scheduling issues, specific goals for your paddling, hitches in your roll, improving intermediate and advanced river running skills, or gaining deeper insight into efficient paddling technique. Our private lessons have helped paddlers ranging from gung ho beginners wanting to move at their pace, paddlers with a more cautious approach, and instructors from other kayak schools. Lessons are here locally on the Potomac near DC or a local pool.  If you are not local, we can discuss options for travel and meeting up. Call or email me to set up and discuss a time. Once we set it up, you will be sent a payment link from Pay Pal or SquareUp. Or you can go to our payment site yourself.

Private lessons are generally 2-3 hours in duration. We discuss the goals, the lesson content, and a general approach for the lesson. The first part of the lesson is generally in flat water and then we move to rapids or current of an appropriate difficulty level.  We utilize on the river video review, hands on teaching techniques, and years of experience to help you meet your goals. We can provide a boat if you need one.

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Offered Anytime but generally we try to stick with Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mid morning or afternoon. Mid morning meet times help us all to avoid most traffic snares. Call to chat about an appointment.  Sessions are available all year long with discounts provided for mid week and winter bookings.

“By the end of the two hour lesson I think I had gained more knowledge and confidence than I ever did with another local company’s 6-week lesson package.” – Adam L.