Helaine Neiman will help you "Masta Canasta" through her unique instruction style and teaching tools.



Helaine has received training and certification from the Canasta League of America™, the foremost leader in modern Canasta instruction in the United States. This training ensures that students learn the game properly, right from the start, including both the rules and strategy.


Classes offered by Helaine go beyond private and semi-private lessons. Unlike a community center environment, you will "masta canasta" in a small group setting. After the lessons, Helaine is available via phone and email to answer questions, free of charge, as they might arise during beginner gameplay. 


Helaine makes the learning process enjoyable right from the start: she will come to a location of your choice and teach individuals or groups of up to 8. She also hosts classes from her Essex County home. Browse the customer testimonials for success stories from students who learned the game from Helaine.


Helaine Neiman, "Masta Canasta," was featured in the February 2016 edition of North Caldwell Magazine.

Helaine provides Canasta instruction throughout New Jersey, primarily focused in Northern and Central New Jersey. Canasta lessons are offered throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, and Somerset Counties. Learn to play Canasta in private, semi-private, or small group lessons.

A small sample of past and current areas of service:

Caldwell, Edison, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Franklin Lakes, Hoboken, Jersey City, Livingston, Millburn, North Caldwell, Princeton, Randolph, Roseland, Saddle River, Short Hills, Totowa, Upper Saddle River, Wayne, Weehawken, West Caldwell, West Orange, Wyckoff, and many other towns throughout New Jersey.

Helaine can help you plan your Canasta tournament or party, complete with party favors! Contact Helaine via the Contact Page for more information.