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Ihop
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I've purchased quite a few magic videos and noticed that some of the magicians teaching the effect on the video are better than others.

Who do you feel are the better teachers?
I don't want to use the words "best teacher".
Also, let's limit this to English language videos. (Not books)

Please keep in mind that I can only recommend the videos which I have seen.

My opinion of the magicians that teach, and stood out as outstanding teachers are:

Richard Sanders
Jay Sankey
Bill Malone
Ben Salinas
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Zephury
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I totally agree with your list, but I'd like to add Michael Ammar.
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I would say, from the limited number of videos I've seen:
Michael Ammar
Jay Sankey
Bill Malone
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I'll add Daryl and Michael Close to that list too.
Jay Sankey and Bill Malone have the best teaching styles though.
Ihop
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I agree. Daryl is a very good teacher.
I found that some of the best and most known magicians are not necessarily good teachers.
Many magicians specialize in a particular field, such as, coins, cards, silks, etc.
Daryl can teach it all.
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For coins, David Roth is also very good. Both him and Ammar included great extra sections in their dvds giving tips on performance and psychology. I think the fact they have both written books helps as well, as they thus know how to break stuff down to the component parts, which many performers are not good at explaining.

In terms of keeping interest, Sankey tops it for me. His penguin live was so engaging and informative!
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Daryl is a great teacher. He really puts work in to presenting the effect to make clear and give you a full understanding of the mechanic be hide the effect.

Michael Ammar great work, love his cup and balls video.

Wayne Houchin is a newish guy and his videos are great. Also he thinks of new ways to get the instructions like a little graphic novel to show the presentation.

Just my little bit of input
Enjoy your magic,

and let others enjoy it as well!
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Roberto Giobbi is in my top 3, along with Ammar and Daryl
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I would add Eugene Burger to this discussion. And a few more..Thom Peterson, Bob Sheets, Doc Eason and George Schindler.
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Eric jones and jaims swain
metaljohn
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In no order I'd say these guys: Ammar, Daryl, Giobbi and Lorayne.
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They have already been mentioned, but Sankey and Ammar are two of the best in video or books. I would add Aldo Colombini to the list because of the directness of his presentations and sim-licity of methods. May he rest in peace.
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Darwin Ortiz, John Bannon, Jay Sankey among others Smile
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Micheal Close is superb.
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Well, at least I'm fourth, in one man's opinion!!
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Haha, are you reffering to my four? It's in no particular order. I have a hard time deciding, but you and the three others are the only ones that go in great detail and give clear instructions. Some magicians are really good performers, but absolutely terrible at teaching anything. I find myself wasting time figuring it out on my own.

Actually, I will say that if we were just talking about books then you (Harry Lorayne) and Roberto Giobbi are hands down the best writers for explaining anything in my opinion. Both different styles, but both very good.
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Quote:
On Feb 26, 2014, mlippo wrote:
Roberto Giobbi is in my top 3, along with Ammar and Daryl

Yeah, this would be the Holy Trinity of teachers in my opinion.
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See, metaljohn? People like Cardflipper REAllY know!
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Oh, and no, metaljohn, I wasn't particularly referring to your four - rather to the fact that you were the only one here to mention me at all. I find that interesting (and also disappointing). I get much, MUCH, different opinions outside The Magic Café. Again, interesting - HL.
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Ihop
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Harry,
The topic is: teachers on video, not books.
Perhaps, you can start a thread on books.
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