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Hi Leodini,

PhotobucketI am a 53 year old American who is retiring to the Philippines in two or three years. About one month ago I found a magician named Ron Price who has been teaching me magic. He has been practicing more than 30 years. I am new to the world of magic and want to study it as though it is my college major. I took magic classes briefly about 20 years ago. The drive to class was time prohibitive. I have been wanting to continue learning magic ever since.

I am writing to ask if you would be interested in teaching someone like myself who intends to enthusiastically pursue magic as one of my favorite past-times in the years ahead.

I would need to know how often we could meet during the week and what your fee would be monthly.

PhotobucketIf you are not interested I would like to kindly ask if you will put me in contact with a magician in the Davao area who would be interested in being a friend and mentor to someone like myself.

Your attention to this matter will be greatly appreciated. Please respond to my personal email at tonyjames3520@yahoo.com, or foretherecord3520@yahoo.com.

Thank you and have a nice day.

Kind regards,

Tony James
Vermilion, Ohio


PhotobucketHi Tony,

Thank you for your inquiry.

If you plan to live in Davao City upon retirement, I can’t be of much help to you. From my place of residence, Davao is one-and-a-half hours away by plane and about three days by boat.

There will be an AMA (Asian Magicians Association) convention in Davao in September 13-17 this year. If you will be in Davao by then, you may want to attend the convention. The AMA convention is expected to attract magicians from all over Asia, America, Europe and the Philippines, including, of course, magicians from Davao.

The convention will be a great opportunity for you to meet local magicians in Davao and find someone to mentor you in the art. Not only that, the convention will feature world-class performers and lecturers headlined by superstar Jeff McBride. You should, therefore, learn a lot from that event in addition to being able to buy props, instructional DVDs and books from the dealers’ tables.

I know a few magicians from Davao City. I’ll ask around who may be best qualified to be your mentor.

Stay magical,