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Topic: Private Lessons in L.A.?
Message: Posted by: Dr Mage (Oct 2, 2007 11:10AM)
While I am not necessary new to magic, I have a renewed interest. I think I would like to look into the possibility of some private instruction. Does anyone know of a good instructor in the L.A area? Feel free to post here, or to send me a Private Message if you prefer.

Thanks
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Oct 2, 2007 01:17PM)
If you're a card worker, you missed a great "A Day with Darwin" seminar in L.A. just a month or so ago. That's okay, I missed it too.

What particular type are you interested in? That might help narrow it down for us.
Message: Posted by: Dr Mage (Oct 2, 2007 01:44PM)
Cards mostly. But I really have a number of interests. All close-up, though.

But a seminar is not really what I'm looking for. I've been to seminars, some great ones. What I feel I will benefit from is the structure of a regular lesson. If I have a deadline (class/lesson) I will be more motivated to get whatever I am working on to the level that it needs to be. Additionally, an instructor would be able to tell me "you should practice A,B and C this week." When I sit down to work on something, I never know what to focus on. My attention usually winds up bouncing around and I find I end up being "sort of" good at a few things, but not necessarily "good enough" ant any. I think lessons would force some discipline upon me.
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Oct 2, 2007 02:25PM)
I know John does small (limit 10 students) workshops and you may be able to work something out for a private lesson! I'd be interested to hear what you find out so keep us posted!
Mick
http://www.carneymagic.com/seminars/index.html
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Oct 2, 2007 04:50PM)
Try contacting the magic castle, bet you can find someone there.
Message: Posted by: afillius (Oct 3, 2007 12:38AM)
Or try calling Brent at the Magic Apple I believe he does private lessons.

Or just enroll in the lessons at the Magic Castle.
Message: Posted by: jman466 (Oct 3, 2007 02:14PM)
You can certainly take lessons at the Castle, Dave Thorsen is the instructor and his teaching ability - in my opinion - is very good. You get the added bonus of being at the Castle and really being exposed to a lot of magic in general ... http://www.magiccastle.com for more information. I could also recommend the Magic Apple if they have lessons, I have never taken any lessons there, but Brent is a great guy to know and very easy to work with - http://www.themagicapple.com.
Message: Posted by: Slappy (Oct 4, 2007 03:19PM)
I third the Magic Apple
Message: Posted by: Dr Mage (Oct 4, 2007 04:57PM)
I went to Magic Apple and spoke with Brent. It looks like I'll be taking a few lessons from him there. Thanks for the help.