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Joseph B.

Joseph B.

5 (14)
Sharing the words and wisdom of Irving Crane... I have played billiards and devised inventions as well as new games over the many years. My mentor in the game and the art of pocket billiards was Irving Crane. Teaching the finer principles of the game and the psychology of performance at the billiard table is a legacy I would like to pass on in my life. So, here I am. If you would like to learn how not to stress out over the last ball, how to breath properly, align your shot, aim, follow through and visualize the entirety of the shot- that is a good foundation. How to plan and treat the game as a chess board, think through many shots in advance and choose the right path as it changes... these are good building blocks. if you would like your blood pressure to go down while your opponent's goes up, its a good topper. Most importantly, billiards is a game of the mind first and foremost. We play against ourselves before we play the opponent. Knowing your own process of feeling and thought is all important not only for winning the game but for having a good time doing it. I will show you techniques and strategy for different games. You will learn a way to get a better feel for the hit of the ball, and to adjust for the humidity and speed of the cloth. But most interestingly, you will do it in good style - your style. Develop confidence and a noble attitude of a gracious winner. I have trained 2-handicap players in the APA to reach 5 (7 being highest and 2 lowest) in a relatively short time, but results will of course vary with individuals. I will help you select the perfect cue for you based on your character of play and your preference of feel, weight and balance. I can also help you find investment cues. Let me know what your ideal would be and lets strive for it together! This is a sport of a peaceful meditation at its best. I recommend warming up at the table for the first half hour before starting your lesson online or in person. If we meet at a local tavern or pool hall, the cost of the table must be paid before the lesson. I look forward to meeting you and to working together!
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Had a great first lesson, Kim was able to spot several technique issues and made corrections to help build a more solid foundation.

Morgan (Billiards lessons with Kim "The Dragon" Y.)

David had been playing for years and has a step by step approach to a newbie like me. I like that he does in-person lessons because he can show where and how to hit and demonstrate. He can also give

Rebecca (Billiards lessons with David D.)

I learned a lot from David in one lesson, the way he taught me is very easy to follow and execute. He did not just tell me the technique to shoot each ball but also how to plan for the next strategic

Fay (Billiards lessons with David D.)

I was one of those people who didn’t even know how to hold a stick, after the first lesson by David I was able to perform a draw and follow shot. I learned a lot from David in just one lesson. I recom

Walid (Billiards lessons with David D.)

Billiards Lessons

The game of billiards has been around for quite a while. It’s believed that the game evolved from a lawn game played in Northern Europe in the 15th century. Of course, today, it’s a beloved game found in game rooms, pool halls, hotels, restaurants, bars, and even homes.

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You don’t need to have years of experience to take our classes. In fact, you don’t even need to know anything about the game to receive lessons. Our billiards teachers work with students of all levels to help them learn everything there is to know about this game, no matter their prior experience.

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Sample Curriculum for Beginner Billiards Lessons

If you have little or no previous experience shooting pool, then billiard lessons for beginners are for you! In beginner classes, your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Get to know the equipment (cue, billiards balls, table, pockets, and markings)
  • Locate the kitchen, headrail, foot rail, and diamonds
  • Learn the proper way to hold and chalk the cue or pool stick
  • Learn the rules to a variety of billiards and pocket billiards games

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Billiards Lessons

In these classes, your teacher will show you some new techniques and strategies to improve your game. In intermediate classes, your tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Upgrading your pool cue
  • Aiming and shooting strategies
  • Controlling the cue ball
  • Practice new grips and holds

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Billiards Lessons

Content covered in advanced billiards courses depends greatly on the student's interests and goals, but your teacher might cover the following:

  • Practicing jumps, breaks, and banks
  • Breaking strategies
  • Learn strategies for play and setting up your opponent
  • Controlling your position

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How do beginners learn billiards?

While beginners can learn this game in a variety of ways, we always suggest taking beginner lessons for billiards first. You see, learning with a private tutor is the best way to lay the groundwork and learn all the ins and outs of this tabletop game. You can start with the basics, such as getting to know the equipment and learning the rules of the game. This way, you develop a good strong foundation on which to grow your skills.

Is billiards easy to learn?

Learning billiards is easy but mastering the game takes time and effort. When you take billiards lessons, you’ll quickly learn rules and how to master basic moves, but learning different strategies and more advanced techniques can be more difficult without proper instruction or practice. When you take private lessons, your teacher will break down each concept to make learning this game as easy as possible.

How do you take pool lessons?

Here at TakeLessons, we offer in-person or online billiards lessons. If you like to learn face-to-face with an instructor, then our in-person sessions are right up your alley. But if you’d rather learn from the comfort of your own home, perhaps you’d prefer our online billiards lessons where you can virtually meet with your teacher. Whichever format you prefer, you can rest assured you’ll learn all the tips and tricks to shooting pool like the pros.

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