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Joseph B.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Awarded Ranlet Award First Prize Winner from Rochester Philharmonic Women's Legue
  • Bachelor and Master Of Music Degrees from The Juilliard School
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Joseph B.

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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 ...

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my Friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my Bachelor and Master of

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Potluck
Joseph is a thoughtful, fun teacher with a deep performance history. He had great tips for me that I'm using to improve my jokes and my stage presence.
Pooya
Joseph is an excellent instructor. Each class was well organized with defined steps towards improving. He was very knowledgeable and taught very well. I enjoyed his classes very much and learned a great deal. Thank you Joseph!
Jeff
Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
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James (JP) R.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Certificate in Mindfulness from Allegra Learning Solutions, LLC
  • Teaching since 2006
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James (JP) R.

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I have been a PBIA instructor for over 13 years as well as player for 20+ years. I am no magician, I cannot make anyone a better pool player! However, for those that are interested and motivated, I can provide the knowledge, guidance and tools for any player to become their own coach and maximize their skills.

About James (JP)

I can teach you anything from fundamentals like stance, pre-shot routine and stroke mechanics to more advanced concepts such as bank and kick shots, jump shots, combinations, caroms and billiard shots. So no matter if you've never held a pool cue or you're a seasoned veteran, take your game to the n

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Kevin Jansma
I'd strongly recommend James. His advice, direction and feedback were incredibly helpful. I will definitely be scheduling additional lessons.
Bryn
Very clear explanations. Feel like I improved with just one lesson. Gave me lots to work on. Will take another lesson.
Jack H.
Explained techniques very well and easy to understand. Very helpful instructions.
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Kim "The Dragon" Y.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Awarded PBIA Accredited Instructor Training Academy from Professional Billiards Instructor Association (PBIA)
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kim "The Dragon" Y.

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Advance your skills faster than your skill level can keep up! Whether you're a leisure player looking to make more banks, a league player trying to be more competitive, or an aspiring pro who needs an equally serious coach, I will tailor my teaching style to meet your needs.

About Kim "The Dragon"

Practice doesn't make perfect...perfect practice makes perfect! From stroke mechanics and fundamentals to the diamond system for the trickiest kicks and banks, I want to help you maximize your potential and take your game to the next level! Interested in a career in Billiards Education? Start here a

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Selma J.
Kim worked with my 13-year-old daughter and is a pro, but keeps it fun too. He's relatable and made the foundation stuff important while making her feel good about learning the basics. I would recommend him all day long!
Jill ..
Kim was awesome!! Very patient and entertaining - while still getting the job done! He's got a great perspective on the importance of the basics how that foundation - even simple tweaks - will make a difference that grows as my skills do. "Don't rehearse the curse" - play consciously, so every shot is on purpose...with the correct mechanics. GREAT instructor!!!
Andrew A.
Kim is a real professional, very knowledgeable and patient. His approach to teaching the game is excellent...

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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!"
Leonardo
Took Billiards lessons from David B.
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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!"
Matt
Took Billiards lessons from David B.
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"David is an awesome instructor. He is very knowledgeable and does an excellent job of conveying his knowledge. He is very patient and kind. I had my first lesson last night and plan to have more."
Dave
Took Billiards lessons from David D.
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"I have taken several lessons from JP. It's a rare and pleasant experience to receive more than you were expecting or paid for. JP is not only a coach but a really good player. He was very patient and helped me get a better understanding of position play. Defense is next."
John
Took Billiards lessons from James (JP) R.
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"I'm really glad to have found David to help my game. I've been playing for many years, but was looking for a skilled pro that could zero in on some performance issues I'm experiencing so I was hoping these lessons would help. The first class, David saw the issues and pointed out things I was doing and not doing that helped a lot. He is very good at explaining his process and how to learn so you don't feel talked down to. He taught me drills that will improve my game and I'm looking forward to the next lessons."
Doc
Took Billiards lessons from David D.
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"Very explicit, easy to understand and to follow. I Have improved my game since JP is my instructor, thank you!"
Marcos
Took Billiards lessons from James (JP) R.
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"Explained techniques very well and easy to understand. Very helpful instructions."
Jack
Took Billiards lessons from James (JP) R.
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"Taking class with David was a pleasant and fulfilling experience. Above being a highly skilled, passionate pool player, David was attentive, detail oriented, and patient.

As I being a total beginner, David went out of his way to find some materials for me to study before the class. During the class, David demonstrated postures, explained the thinking behind every shot, answered my tons of questions, and showed me couple techniques that I can drill on my own.

David not only provided me a solid introduction to pool, more importantly he showed me the depth of this sport. I would highly recommend taking pool class with David, as I learned a lot being a beginner, I’m sure one at any level will benefit from David’s exceptional technique and insight."
Bonnie
Took Billiards lessons from David D.
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"JP definitely helped me improve. Well worth it."
Max
Took Billiards lessons from James (JP) R.
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"Excellent, thorough and looking forward to more lessons"
Matthew
Took Billiards lessons from James (JP) R.
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