After School Teachers Needed For Enrichment Programs in California

We are a growing chess enrichment organization based in the Bay Area that offers our instructors fun teaching assignments and flexible schedules. The Company: The Torres Chess and Music Academy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality chess instruction and opportunities to as many children as possible. • Our organization is known for the greatContinue reading “After School Teachers Needed For Enrichment Programs in California”

A Friendly Rivalry: Eric Schiller VS Emory Tate

  There’s an ancient Hebrew proverb that goes something like, “The Rivalry of scholars advances wisdom.” And such was the case of the rivalry between Eric Schiller and Emory Tate. So it was a very special occasion at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp when when Eric Schiller did a two-hour lesson on his three gamesContinue reading “A Friendly Rivalry: Eric Schiller VS Emory Tate”

Fremont Master Guitarist to Begin his 48th Year at Ohlone College

Doug Torres, the modest guitar maestro with unparalleled teaching abilities, is about to start his 48th year as the classical guitar master at Ohlone College in Fremont, California. Creator of the Ohlone College classical guitar program in 1969, a youthful Doug Torres used his energies to establish classical guitar into the classical music establishment whichContinue reading “Fremont Master Guitarist to Begin his 48th Year at Ohlone College”

Susan Polgar Week at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is pleased to present Grandmaster Susan Polgar at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp for the week of August 1-4, 2016. Grandmaster Polgar will be on hand for the final hour of each day to analyze chess games from our camp tournament. All chess players ages 4-17 are invited toContinue reading “Susan Polgar Week at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

Final Reminder to Register Your Child for the SPFNO Chess Championship

Dear Fellow Chess Parents,   Do children who play competitive chess develop skills that will give them advantages over their non-chess peers?    Yes, I certainly believe so!   My name is Chris Torres and I am the Organizer for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys. If you sign your childContinue reading “Final Reminder to Register Your Child for the SPFNO Chess Championship”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 14

On our fourteenth day of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp, International Master Emory Tate put on a show by winning with ease against 30 of the top young players in California. Every player who participated received Emory’s autograph on their game score and a souvenir photo from the simul. Later in the week, I willContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 14”

The Final Week of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp Starts on Monday!

Don’t miss your last opportunity to register your child for a chess experience of a lifetime! REGISTER NOW! Only $222 for ONE WEEK   At the Fremont Summer Chess Camp, your child will live and breathe chess while our elite coaches provide them with the most incredible educational experience available.   This class will meet fromContinue reading “The Final Week of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp Starts on Monday!”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 2

Below are some memorable moments from the second day of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School.                  

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 1

Below are some of my favorite moments from day 1. There is still plenty of time remaining for your child to join us. Sign up here: http://chessandmusic.com/aboutus/                  

MSJE Wins the Yes2Chess International School Team Championship in London!

The kids from Mission San Jose Elementary School are headed home from London with a huge trophy for winning a prestigious international school team championship. This truly global chess tournament was organized by the UK based Yes2Chess and sponsored by Barclays. In order to represent the United States, Team MSJE first had to defeat the otherContinue reading “MSJE Wins the Yes2Chess International School Team Championship in London!”