Those of you who have taken lessons from Scott Lee, know that
he has great teaching skills. He could have easily been a
first class school teacher or college professor. My story
is that I used to play a lot, quit playing for 20 years, and decided
to get back into the sport about a year ago. I like my game,
but I want to be more consistent in competition.
Can Scott teach an advanced player? You bet he can! We
went through my whole game for about 4 hours. He pretty much
checked over everything. I felt fortunate that he didn't
want to change my stroke or mechanics, but he showed me a few things
that added some weapons to the arsenal. Namely, he set me
up with options for a pre-shot routine, and he taught me a neat
little soft stroke that is a great offensive and defensive weapon.
He also showed me some pressure drills. These helped almost
immediately in the tournament we had the next day!
This part is hard to describe, but he gave me a fresh approach
to various ways to play shape. I asked him about ways of
hitting shots for shape, and he pointed out how he viewed the angles.
His approach is positive and simple. As a result, he
has developed reliable ways to help pressure-proof the game. It
was great having a very experienced, knowledgeable, professional
instructor over for a session. I can't wait until I've have
time to practice and totally assimilate Scott's suggestions into
my game. Scott's a straight shooter, who is not afraid to
tell it like it is! I would recommend to any player at any
level, to take a lesson from Scott Lee. I was pumped up with
what he showed me!
I contacted Scott for a lesson, because of the
many posts here on the Cue Chalk Board (www.billiardsdigest.com/CCB)
indicated a lot of emphasis on the stroke. They were right,
and he helped me considerably. He made me realize how much
time I had wasted years ago, by not getting that quality of instruction!
His personality and energy are also a big plus!
Although I had my reservations going into the lesson, I am already
a very satisfied customer. Here is where I stood before my lesson.
I played as an APA 7 for a year or so, but I gave up that league
system because I was not really happy with the way it was run. I
play in a Valley league now, and have done so for several years.
I am usually at the upper ranks, but I just do not have the consistency
or mental strength to compete in the satellite pro tournaments. I
am missing something. I contacted Scott several months ago, and set
up my first lesson, which happened yesterday.
Boy, did he open my eyes! Scott pointed out a few minor flaws
in my approach to the game...minor, yet the barrier that has been
me back! He set me up with a pre-shot routine and a warm up routine
to do before I begin with any other practice exercises. He also
educated me on a couple of things I "thought" I already
knew! I have some concrete things to work on, and Scott gave me the
to accomplish my goals, which are to start cashing in somewhere
in some of these tournaments (Viking Tour, etc.). I would highly
Scott and his teaching style. He is very professional and extremely
knowledgeable. Well worth the $75 per hour he charges. I figured
that as much as I have invested in equipment and table time, this
was very small price to pay. I plan to master the exercises he
has given me, and have him back in 6 months to a year!
I took my first lesson with Scott Lee last Sunday. I
was very pleased with the lesson, and will be looking forward
next time he is in town. Some of the best money anyone could
spend on their pool game!
Terre Haute, IN
The nice thing, is that Scott videotapes your
lesson, and you can review it anytime you want to, at will!
My lesson with Scott Lee was last June, and I am just reaping
the rewards now, a year later. Just call me a slow learner!
I had only
been playing pool for 9 months when Scott gave me my
lesson. My level of play jumped immediately, to the point that
all of my regular
could tell something had happened! No one knew I had
taken a lesson. Scott's methods were new to me, and I felt uncomfortable
ball much of the time. Some days I scared myself with
play, and other day, it was like I had never played the
game. Scott called
it 'downtime', but I called it frustration in the first
degree! I believed in Scott, and his teaching methods,
and I have
course! The one thing Scott can't do is get inside of
and you can't get in his. It takes time to put every
thing together, as it relates to form, when you are addressing
the ball. We are
all built differently, and what works for one player,
doesn't work for
another! With a lot of practice and table time, I have
finally been able to put it all together, and have now
consistent. I have now been playing for 1 1/2 years,
but any opponent that
me, knows they had better bring their A-game with them
when they play me! This is all due to an 8-hour lesson
believing in his techniques!
I had a single one hour lesson with Scott when he was last in Southern
California. I thought I was spending a lot. Scott is
an excellent and patient teacher, but my game did not improve immediately,
as I had hoped. Instead, with Scott's recommended practice
and drills, my game/stroke has improved constantly every week, along
with my confidence. One thing that I was really worried about,
was not being able to "aim" correctly. Once I improved
my fundamentals, the importance of "aiming right", went
away. My game improved so much, I was able to win the gold
medal in pocket billiards, during the recent Senior Olympics here
California! Thanks Scott! Come on back to L.A.!
Los Angeles, CA
I also took a lesson from Scott, and really enjoyed
it. Last night I played the tape again, and picked up things
on it, that I didn't catch in the lesson, or during my first viewing. So
don't forget to watch the tape again in a couple months.
lesson from Scott Lee will be the best money you ever spent to
improve your pool game. However, just so you know...you
MUST practice the things you learn, or it will be money wasted!
I just want to thank all the CCB'rs (www.billiardsdigest.com/CCB)
who recommended Scott Lee to me as an instructor. Bluewolf
and I had lessons last night, which we will never forget. You
just can't say enough about the quality and quantity of Scott's teaching. he
puts out a thousand percent effort, and is very entertaining, in
addition to being very knowledgeable. Thank you, Scott!
On Saturday, I had the privilege of having the first pool lesson
of my life, from Scott Lee. Although I have no other lessons
to compare it to, my lesson with Scott was both informative and enjoyable. The
time just flew! Scott detected some flaws in my stroke, and
provided me with a series of drills to help me work on my game. His
philosophy of keeping thngs simple, is the path that I will be trying
to follow. I didn't expect Scott to correct 35+ years of bad
habits in a couple of hours, but with the problems he noticed, and
the instruction that he provided, along with some work on my part,
I expect my game will improve! I want to thank Scott publicly,
for a very enjoyable experience! You can't go wrong with Scott. He's
one of the best!
I have used Scott Lee, and he is First Class! I'm
looking forward to having him work with my daughter, next time he
is through my area.
I, too, would recommend Scott Lee. You get quite a
bit of good instruction for your money, and a video of your lesson,
to check your progress. He has a passion for teaching pool,
that rubs off on the student!
Pool theory is not talked about enough by many of the people
out there teaching. One thing I will say about my lesson with Scott,
is, he did get into some of the table layout theory. Even more
surprising was the mental pointers that he showed me, which I'm sure
many "instructors" wouldn't go into. As an example,
we talked about having a margin of error, while doing drills, so
that students can give themselves positive feedback, while practicing....and,
not shooting the same impossible shot 100's of times in a row, and
getting frustrated! These are teaching theories that I personally
feel are very important, but I have never heard any other instructor,
using videotape, talk about. I am not here to blow Scott's
whistle, as much as point out some of the things he does, that I
think are important in the teaching process.
Terre Haute, IN
When I watched the tape, I watched SCOTT'S
stroke, because I knew that his was right, and it was
that stroke that
I wanted, not my imperfect one. Then, even when I wasn't at the
table, I remember what now seemed to be a funny time, walking the
woods, and swinging my arm in the pendulum stroke he had taught me. I
watched his demo's of of the other things, like the speed control
drills. Just like some beginners will try to emulate a good
player they see, I tried to emulate the good player, Scott, from
the video that I had.
If Scott had only videotaped me playing, it would not
have been as beneficial. Even though he taught me many fundamentals, focusing
particularly on the stroke, I was just a beginner, and had to practice
this a lot! I've worked hard, and my stroke has improved a
Spending time with Scott Lee on the tables
was a great experience. We spent the day and most of the early evening
on the lessons, and later went out and did some room hopping!
I was very impressed with his knowledge of the game,
and moreso about how he was able to teach it, and
simplify so many things. I
will say that I had some doubts, but they were very quickly erased
before we put the first balls on the table. My advice to anyone
considering taking lessons from Scott: DO IT!!!
Ft. Wayne, IN