David Bishop

David B.

Houston, TX
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
If you have been struggling with your pool game, or have gotten frustrated at times, and just thought of giving up, I can help you solve all those problems!

I have been teaching billiards/pool for 15+ years, and can make it very easy and fun to learn! It makes no difference how old you are, or what past experience you have. Also, some people think that because they are too tall or short, that this will prevent them from playing well. That is just not true - I have worked with several students of all sizes and ages, and have been successful with all of them.
I can teach you professional techniques that will skyrocket your game to levels you have only dreamed of!
If you truly want to get better at this game, or just want to learn more information, please feel free to contact me.

About David B.

Have you tried learning to play by watching videos, only to be more confused and overwhelmed?

While videos do impart knowledge and instruction, there is nothing that compares to a live pool lesson!

David has been a pool instructor since 1985 and is currently available to teach private lessons at your home or nearby location. He has helped numerous students win tournaments, improve their confidence, learn new aspects of the game, and make new friends along the way.

He was first introduced to the game at 8 years old at a friend's house, and became very interested in improving 10 years later. Since then, he has gone on to win several tournaments, compete in leagues throughout the years, and help hundreds of individuals improve their game.

As an expert in his field, David looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.
His teaching style is fun, hands-on, and enjoyable. He will show you professional techniques that will last you a lifetime, and he is also extremely patient!

He is very familiar with other teaching styles, and depending on what your likes are, is very flexible and can tailor lessons to your needs.
Others have described his instruction as top-notch, and would highly recommend him to anyone!

Pool is also one of the most popular sports that can be played by anyone. If you have never played the game before, it's not too late to learn, and David will certainly help you!

He also follows players like Efren Reyes, Earl Strickland, Shane Van Boening, Mike Sigel, Johnny Archer, Jeanette Lee, Loree Jon Jones, and a host of others!

You will definitely benefit from his instruction!

If possible, he recommends warming up at the table for the first 30 minutes before starting your lesson.

He usually charges $80/hour and up for his lessons, however by being a student here, you are able to take advantage of major savings.

(Note: the cost of the table must be paid in addition to the lesson. )

*It also helps if you have a pool table in your home.

He says, "Pool is so much fun, and I really enjoy teaching! Whether you just want to learn the basics of how to play, or improve what you already know, I can work with you in those areas. If you like the game and want to learn more, I can show you so many new things that will help you get better fast!
I truly care about seeing you grow and improve, and I think you will absolutely love what I have to show you!

"I look forward to teaching you soon!"

Also, there is a video with two football helmets below which is an exhibition of one of my students at Bogie's Billiards in Houston (scroll to 2:26:20 on the time bar).

She beat the #1 professional player in the world!

(Note: For mobile devices (phones/tablets), If the time/progress bar does not appear below the video, tap on the video, and it will display the full screen.)

* If the full screen of the video still does not display correctly, press on the video title at the top and hold it for 2-3 seconds.

Next, select "Open in new tab". This should display the full screen correctly. If it still does not work, try turning your device off and back on.

*** If you have tried everything to load the video, and it still does not work, please let me know when you meet me for the lessons.


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9 Reviews
Herb W.
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Been playing billiards incorrectly all my life<body stance, holding of cue stick, end of stroke>...David not only spotted same but corrected the errors....now up to me to implement.......

Posted Mar 1, 2020
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David was very thorough and made sure to pay close attention throughout the lesson, improvement was experienced within the first 10 minutes of the lessons and only contained to grow! He has a vast amount of knowledge and knows how to distribute it to his students!

Posted Feb 21, 2020
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Billards is my new favorite hobby thanks to great instruction from David. He is super patient and gets excited when he sees progress. I'm looking forward to many more lessons.

Posted Feb 20, 2020
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I am extremely happy with David. He is very skilled, patient, courteous and most of all encouraging to his students. He has gone above and beyond with instructions. After two lessons I feel confident enough to play in a public place.
I look forward to continuing lessons with David.
Thank so much!

Posted Feb 14, 2020
Robert A.
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I really enjoyed my lesson with David. He taught me some ways to improve table positioning with my leave. I was making some errors with my stroke and David helped me to correct the problems. I believe he will take me to the next level in pool. We met a local place that was quiet and great for a lesson.

Posted Jan 31, 2020
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David is a phenomenal instructor! He really ironed out my stroke and taught me the proper fundamentals. It’s so easy to pick up bad habits in pool, but David was extremely patient and fixed every flaw. You can tell he’s extremely knowledgeable about the cue stroke and sport. I highly recommend his expertise to polish your game!

Posted Jan 21, 2020
Robert H.

Very informative. Very helpful. Great work on fundamentals. A great time
Location was at a pool hall in south Houston

Posted Jan 21, 2020

David helped me in making me a better pool player.his knowledge and experience lead me to enjoying the game.i play pool almost everyday now.

Posted Dec 30, 2019

I have seen David play pool and he is certainly one of the best players I have met. His skill and knowledge about the game is superior to anyone I know. David will definitely be able to help you improve your game with his lessons! I highly recommend giving him a try!

Posted Dec 27, 2019

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Pool Instructor
Mar 1990 - Oct 1992

Play Like a Pro

Sole proprietorship/Freelance - also worked in computer science and graphic illustration


Business Administration
Jun 1989 - Sep 1990




Fluent / Native Proficiency


Ist Place/2nd Place finishes in tournaments
Feb 2010

Various venues throughout the U.S.

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