I said: "Here kitty, kitty". Got this frown.
Robin Dreyer in Portland, Or. I think everyone that knows him or have taken a lesson from him would agree.
As of the players pros I think Ernesto Oscar's dad or Ralph from Germany. I think both older pros that might make good teachers and probably have...The inference was meant to be that some of the best professionals have learned from great teachers. So, if you had a choice to learn from a top tier pro who might they be.
However your point is so well taken .. thanks ... ALSO, who are considered the best instructors ... Tor, Jerry Breiseth, Mark Wilson, John Oleson, etc.
Danny D , is one of my favorite past players, I hope and pray Danny is doing okay...There's different kinds of lessons. There's a kind of instruction that's given to a beginner, then instruction for more advanced players, and then you've got instructions involving gaming situations and how to play certain games.
I watched Mizerak give a one pocket lesson to a guy. It was great. It was not a bunch of if you're here do this or if you're there do that, it was a philosophy of the game.
How to evaluate balls, your side of the table, his side of the table and so on. He wasn't teaching the what to do but the how and why you were doing it so you could use the same evaluation on any shot. I guess that's the way you would expect a real teacher to teach, the student has to know why he's doing this.
I used to play with the Diliberto a lot not lessons just practice but they always seem to turn into lessons. There would always be points where I would do something and he quiz me on why I did it that way and then we would talk about it.
This was not to be critical just to maybe give me another perspective on the situation. He also would show me things that worked for a player of my skill level. In other words not necessarily what he would do, but what I should do.
There are some good pro lessons to be had--however, I would go with the best teachers and coaches--and often in pool, they are not pros themselves.