Private Skate Lessons!

(41 customer reviews)


Get private one on one skate lessons or group lessons from one of the Braille Crew at our Private indoor Skate Park in San Leandro! 




Get private one on one or group skate lessons from one of the Braille Crew at our Private indoor Skate Park in San Leandro!

Please note: due to COVID, we ask that any group lessons be with people from the same household. Please arrive to your lesson with a mask. 

Group Lessons: If you would like more than one hour, you can add multiple hour-long slots to your cart. Unfortunately we cannot split payments if multiple people are paying for a group lesson. 

Available times are Monday – Friday 9am -5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. You can do an hour at a time or book a longer lesson.

For example, if you purchase a 1 hour lesson, you can choose to go Tuesday from 2pm-3pm.

If you purchase a larger block of time, you can use those hours over a series of days, weeks, months etc. until you run out. 

We do not currently schedule Saturday lessons.

Email upon purchase to schedule your lesson (times in addition to those listed above can be worked out on an individual basis).  Lessons will NOT be scheduled until the time is purchased due to past no shows resulted in wasted instructor time.

**CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULING POLICY: Please contact or call (510) 330-8278 right away if you need to cancel or reschedule your lesson. Please note that any cancellation or request to reschedule must be made within a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Failure to do so will result in paying a penalty fee of 50% of the missed/cancelled lesson time. Penalty fees must be paid before rescheduling your lesson. If there is an emergency and cannot make your lesson the day of, please call Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding!


Customer Reviews:

Thank you so much for a fantastic lesson. Much kudos to Carlos for his patient and expert teaching. Roy learned an incredible amount in his one hour lesson and will remember his day at Braille forever!!”

“My 13 year old has been taking regular lessons at Braille over the last several months. Always comes away feeling more confident in his skills and often learns a new trick. Instructors have great flexibility to teach what the student wants to learn. Instructors are always very enthusiastic, encouraging and supportive as well as being open to feedback.”

My experience with Braille’s private lessons was beyond awesome! The Braille guys know how to make learning skateboarding fun. I took lessons with both Mario (for the mini ramp) and Carlos (for street/park). Both guys are very approachable, friendly, down to earth, and patient when teaching. Whatever tricks you want to learn, they will break down the basic mechanics of how to execute each trick perfectly. You will learn things like foot position, body posture, balance, arm positions, and timing of movements. Once you get the mechanics down, they let you get out there and try the tricks you want to learn for the remaining time you have. They’ll guide you, observe carefully, cheer you on, and provide true one-on-one support. Before I took lessons, I was only able to cruise, drop-in, ollie, and carve in a bowl. After 15 one-hour lessons with Mario and Carlos, I was able to Rock to Fakie, Axle Stall, Tail Stall, Half Cab Rock, Rock and Roll, Shove It, FS Kickturn, FS 50-50, FS 180 off a ledge, Nose Stall, and Boardslide. I never thought I was able to progress and learn so much, big thanks to Mario, Carlos, and Braille in general!

If any of you want to learn skateboarding with solid instruction in a friendly and open-arm environment, Braille Skateboarding is where it’s at! Can’t wait to progress more!”


Have you made progress with Braille’s skate lessons? Tag us on Instagram @brailleskate and use #skateboardingmadesimple for a chance to get your photo featured on our website and social media!


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1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 5 hours, 10 hours, 1 Hour Group Lesson for 3, 1 Hour Group Lesson for 4, 1 Hour Group Lesson for 5, 1 Hour Lesson for 2

41 reviews for Private Skate Lessons!

  1. George Halley (verified owner)

    Carlos has cemented our status as superhero parents for the foreseeable future! In less than an hour he had our kid, (who couldn’t even push and cruise properly) dropping in on the ramps, and cruising around all non-chalant like. Carlos was patient and thorough, and could not have been any better! We will definitely book another lesson next time we visit from Japan!

    • Chloe Holmes

      So happy to hear that! Thank you for your support! We’ll see you next time!

  2. Dalton Bright

    Hey Aron I’m a beginner skater and I don’t know what size skateboard I should get I wear a six and a half in shoes and I prefer lighter boards. What size should I get.

    • Braille Shop

      Hey Dalton, You would most likely want to get anywhere from a 7.5-8

  3. Karen Kalley

    Just a quick question,
    My son would love to learn to skateboard and watches your online videos all of the time. I would love to give him an hour or two with you lot but he doesn’t own a skateboard. Is that a problem?

    • Braille Shop

      Hey Karen,

      No problem, we have skateboards here that he can use for the time being.

  4. Kristian Ogle

    Hey I don’t know what size board I should get but I wear a size 8 shoe

    • Braille Shop

      Anywhere from a 7.75 to and 8.25 is a good spot to start.

  5. Brendon Mendoza

    So I’m 13 and I’m just now starting to skateboard. I don’t really know what kind of shoes would be best and I think my skateboard is way to old to use. It was my dads 10 years ago and it has chips and the grip is coming off on the sides.

    • Braille Shop

      Glad to hear you are getting into it!
      Any shoes that are flat on the bottom and cover your toes are good!
      Any board works for getting the feeling or standing and riding. Eventually you may want to upgrade to something you are comfortable standing on though.

  6. Christian fox

    hi I’m 15 I’m just starting to skateboard I have size 11 shoes what size board should I get?

    • Braille Shop

      anywhere from 8-8.5 is good.

  7. Lucca

    Hi My name is lucca and I’m 11 and I did my first Ollie but my shoes ripped and it now has a big hole in it and I don’t know what brand of shoes to but

  8. Lucca

    Hi My name is lucca and I’m 11 and I did my first Ollie but my shoes ripped and it now has a big hole in it and I don’t know what brand of shoes to get

    • Jen Latch

      Hey Lucca! Great job on your first ollie!!! That is huge!!! As far as your shoes, It helps to get leather ones.

  9. Kiel

    I’ m starting skating and I’m trying to kickflip watched all ur videos on how to but I still can’t any tips like size board?

  10. Jacob Paige

    hi i wanna get an hour the skate lessons and i was wondering if i could i bring my cousin who is a complete beginner with me too or would he have to pay too

    • Jen Latch

      Hey! He would need to sign up for a lesson as well if he wanted to skate.

  11. Grant Dunn

    Hey braille can you tell me what size wheels all of you use?

    • Jen Latch

      52 or 53s

  12. Joseph Bone

    I was going on a vacation to Sausalito for winter break. I live in TN so it is a long way but do you think you’ll be open for lessons then?

    • Jen Latch

      Yes – we will be delivering lessons. We even have a winter camp! We would love to have you at the Braille House!!

  13. Joseph bone

    Sorry to bug you again but I’m beginning to Ollie but I can’t find out what I’m doing wrong.

  14. grant.dunn

    Hey Aaron, I’m a huge fan of Braille but, Ive been wondering what are the difference between a Revive Board and a Blank Board?

    • Jen Latch

      Hey! Thanks so much for the support. These decks as far as quality are very similar. The difference is the graphic.

  15. grant.dunn

    Oh and one more thing, my favorite videos is where y’all do Anything you can carry i’ll buy, please make more “AYCCIB” but do it with Nigel or Mogley 🙂

  16. Jake Paul

    This charges to much in my opinion please lower the price to atleaste 30$ for 2 he

    • Jen Latch

      Hey! I understand. We are covering costs of the instructor as well as insurance, space, etc. We are continually working on how to bring value to all our services and shop. A more affordable option is our Skateboarding Made Simple digital download which is a full hour of instruction for $7.99. It has help hundreds of thousands of people learn to skateboard!

  17. Grant Dunn

    Hey, just wondering what does Nigel order his awesome Adidas shoes off of?

    • Braille Shop

      He gets them from Karl Watson, I believe you can find them on the Adidas website. They are the 3ST.004 shoes.

  18. Grant Dunn

    My favorite videos is where y’all do Anything you can carry i’ll buy, please make more “AYCCIB” but do it with Nigel or Mogley 🙂

  19. Sam

    Hey brail I’m 12 and I am getting into skate boarding and I’ve worked my way up to a heel flip but I can’t seem to get the board to flip fast a nuff. I don’t know if its my board or my shoes. I don’t have a good board and I don’t even have skating shoes so I was wondering if you could give me some advice.

    • Erika Totanes

      Hey Sam!

      We get it. Send us an email to contact@brailleskateboarding!
      If you want to shop with us, you can use promo code THANK YOU to get 10% off.

  20. Jack

    hi braille my name is jack i started skateboarding in January i can Ollie an shuvit/pop shuvit i hava also been following skatboarding mad simple do u have any more tips?

  21. Aaron Sellers

    Can you make it so we can come on a Saturday because I want to meet Aaron Kyro

    • Erika Totanes

      Hi Aaron,

      We unfortunately do not offer skate lessons on Saturdays due the Braille House availability.
      Thank you for sharing your interest!

  22. XRumerTest

    Hello. And Bye.

    • Erika Totanes

      Hello and hope to hear from you again soon!

  23. Dakotah Nichol

    I love to watch braille skateboarding so much, I really want to meet Aaron Kyro, he is the most helpful skateboarder on youtube, I learned every trick I can do from braille skateboarding, I still need skate trainers to learn kickflip, heelflip, and some other stationery tricks.

  24. Daniel Tubb

    Is it possible for Alexandra rademaker pro board? Need it for my collection 🙂

    • Erika Totanes

      Hi Daniel,

      Sorry we do not carry this board! Hope you get your hands on one soon.

  25. Emma

    What shoes are best for Beginner and the are not too expensive? My shoes size is 7 and a half and I am from Australia

    • Erika Totanes

      Hi Emma,

      Check out the FP shoe line that Aaron Kyro wears in his videos! Great quality for a decent price!

  26. Isaac

    are converse good for skateboarding? if not, what are some that I should buy.

  27. Isaac

    oh! I didn’t see that one up top. 😅

  28. Dennis Nyal

    when i try to drag my foot to straighten the board I end up kicking it away instead what should I do different

  29. Zachary

    Im looking to get a skateboard how big shod the board be im a sice 2 1/2 shoe

    • Erika Totanes

      Hey Zachary,

      I recommend maybe a 7.25 or 7.5 to start with.

  30. Annie

    Hey Aaron I’m a big fan and I watch all ur vids I’m a girl and 11 and I have just started to skate I want skate lessons but my parents say it’s too expensive so any way we can meet? Btw I live in sf Bay Area too. Thx

  31. Anuj Joshi

    Hey Aaron i have a question i want skate lessons
    But i live in india so what I should do

  32. Ethan Haines

    Hey guys I love your videos. I wear a 6.5 youth shoe what size deck should I get.

  33. Joey white

    Hi I’m 9 years old and just starting skateboarding I can do rams and a drop in but I can’t do a Ollie or a kick flip should this help me ?

    • Chloe Holmes

      Awesome, good job on what you’ve learned so far! Yes, private skate lessons should help you

  34. Joey

    Hi I’m 9 years old and just starting skateboarding I can do rams and a drop in but I can’t do a Ollie or a kick flip should this help me ?

  35. joe allaire

    i love braille and want to come down… hope to see you soon…

    • Melissa Pope

      We love you too! Thanks for the support!

  36. Elicka

    Hi! I just started skateboarding and I’m 11. Are the skate lessons only virtual because of corona or are there in person lessons with masks?

    • Melissa Pope

      Hi Elicka! We are just starting to open back up for in person lessons, please reach out to us at for that information 🙂

  37. conner

    hi when will the braille decks be back in stock

    • Melissa Pope

      Hi there! Feel free to reach out to us at and we can look into the specific deck you’re wanting 🙂

  38. Milito

    Hey I been skating for a while and I wonder what trucks or wheels should I get thank you love your videos

    • Melissa Pope

      Thanks for your question Milito 🙂
      In general, I recommend getting a truck that is the same size as the width of your board. Any wheels between 52-54 millimeters is a great size for skateparks and skating in the street. Please email us at if you have more questions about our products and sizing!

  39. Nate

    Hi Braille,
    I have been skateboarding for 1 to 2 years but it’s been very in consistent and have pretty good balance on the board. I can also drop in on a 6-7 foot quarter but I can’t Ollie. Every time I try an Ollie my back wheels won’t lift. I watched your videos on Ollie’s but no luck. I really wanna learn skateboarding and was wondering if 1 on 1 lesions would help me.

    • Melissa Pope

      Hi Nate,
      Private lessons are always super awesome for figuring out what’s going on with certain tricks. You can reach out to us at and we can give you more information on our lessons 🙂

  40. Sawyer

    Hey I’m a new skater and I wear a size 12 I don’t know what kind of board to get I was thinking of getting a 7.5 to flip better but I’m not sure what kind I need.

  41. Sonny Carr

    Hi Melissa i was wandering if there were different skill levels such as beginner amateur advance hope to have a lesson one day but i am in the uk so it’s quite a while and a lot of money thanks love your videos


    • Melissa Pope

      Hi there! Virtual lessons can be catered specifically to your personal skate level and needs 🙂

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