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phatmatt
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I am very new to magic and really hoping to find a teacher to get to know and hopefully be taken under their wing to show me and help me succeed. Preferably in the DFW area of Texas. Anyone interested or can send me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Matt
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Matt the best place to look is at the next meeting of the Dallas Magic Clubs. You will not only meet many magicians, but find out who teaches and who is the best. A big part of each meeting is something called "teach a trick" and there is some good stuff taught there.
"Now here's the man with the 25 cent hands, that two bit magician..."
phatmatt
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I plan on attending the next meeting. Went to the last one and had a very good time and met a lot of people but taking it all in for the first time didn't even think of getting info on any teachers attending.

Thanks,
Matt
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Take your time, Matt. There are a lot of things you gain from each meeting including making new friends, getting to know who the experts are and learning new things.
conankid144
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I have the same wish like phatmatt, find a teacher for me but I am living in kansas wichita. Any advice for me ?
MMark
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Finding teachers shouldn't be too difficult if you live in a densely populated area. If you meant FREE teachers then that will be more challenging. I met a new magician yesterday (saw his ad in the paper and contacted him). However, I was very upfront about two things:

1. I wasn't expecting freebies
2. I didn't intend to become competition

The approach that has always worked for me is "Do you offer instruction? What are your rates?" Sometimes the rates are low, high, or free if you purchase a trick from them. It really is win-win. I'm sure others here will be posting some great suggestions as well.

Mark
DreamofAces
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Is there any resources we can look up to find magic clubs in our area?

Thanks

G
MattWayne
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Matt,
First off, great name. Kudos there. I've known many younger magicians that used to correspond with Denny Haney when I worked with him. He resides in Baltimore, Maryland. But, he's a gold mine of knowledge. And if you're serious, I'm sure he'd always be willing to guide you in regards to what books and props you should purchase. Also, if you're looking for a mentor type figure- there's noone better. http://www.dennymagic.com
Also, I haven't been to the Café in a while- but, I'd assume that you still have a lot of the working guys frequenting here. Those of us that you see in the magazines and such, we're always approachable-- mostly. So say 'hi.'

Best regards,
MW
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Bob Sanders
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Matt,

For Dallas

htp://www.dallasmagic.org/

ought to get you started.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Bob Sanders

Magic By Sander / The Amazed Wiz

AmazedWiz@Yahoo.com
magicbobc
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I'll see what I can do...
phatmatt
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Thanks for all the advice and info.

:)

I am definately looking to meet anyone with wisdom to share.
Tom Fenton
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Matt,

have you ever thought of calling youself Close-up Matt?

Just a thought.
"But there isn't a door"
phatmatt
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Haha... Phat Matt was a nickname given to me 10 years ago when I had my first DJ job at a local roller skating rink... it stuck from DJing to pro wrestling (not a wrestler myself, did backstage work). Its part of who I am now and would never consider another nick name. Its honestly how most people get my attention or know who I am.
Tom Fenton
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Interesting story Matt, it's funny how people get nicknames.
"But there isn't a door"
Nedim
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Hi,

I think Jeff McBride is a great teacher. So may be you can take his classes in the Mystery School or somewhere in the world. You can check http://www.magicialwisdom.com

best regards,

Nedim Guzel

http://www.nedimguzel.com
magicbobc
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Books are great teachers! Don't take them for granted.
BobC
ottphd
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Check out the IBM for local clubs. Attend a meeting and you will learn so much. You will make some great friends!!
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