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William Y.

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Starting at $500
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1973
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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William Y.

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I will teach you magic at the highest possible level. Also beginning and intermediate levels. I will teach you to do close-up magic. I will make it easy and fun.

About William

Our goal and ability is to teach you to play at a six-year level after 3 months of fast easy lessons. For your information: Are online lessons are more effective than in-person lessons? Although there are some differences, multiple studies on distance learning, including this study from UNC, have

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Brenner
Mr. Young was an incredible man to learn from. After taking 3 lessons from him I could tell that he has a rich history in music and teaching and has a legitimate love for music. I had to discontinue my lessons due to a move out of state but i would recommend him to anyone.
Ryan
I have always struggled with site reading Mr. Young made it easy. Me. young is the best teacher I have ever had.
Julie
When I came to Bill I had hopes and dreams of having the ability to read and play any kind of piano music. As a child I struggled with reading music during 3 years of lessons with a strict classical teacher, but held on to the dream. I have waited over 50 years to live the dream I am fulfilling now. Bill had me reading and playing any piano arrangement I wanted in 3 months. I play classical, gospel, movie themes and more and loving it all. His unique teaching method inspires you with an "I can do this" attitude. He analyzes who you are, your own style and abilities and raises the bar with every lesson. As I play, he shows me how to enhance my performance with every note. He couples insight with knowledge and his 30+ years of experience to create a true pianist. He tells me I am the composer when I play, own the music. He tells me "don't just play the music, become the music". After 2 years of lessons I am living my dream and preparing for concert level opportunities. Whether young or old (I am 73 years old), Bill can inspire and teach you to play. I often wonder where I would be in the music world if he would have been my childhood teacher. I highly recommend Bill to start your child's music foundation on the right track or for yourself - to live your dream too. Thank you Bill for all you do and who you are!
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Jeff P.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jeff P.

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Magic isn't just a mystery or puzzle to be figured out...Its a performing art (actually one of the variety arts) that designed to entertain. But most importantly, it should be FUN: a delight to both learn & master!

What type of magic would you like to perform for your friends & family? Stage or platform magic (sometimes called Parlor or Cabaret)? Mentalism or mind-reading? How about close-up magic (like cards & coins): Is that your thing? No matter what kind of magic we choose to explore, I've got whole library of teaching references & secret resources (all stowed away in my magic room) to share with you.

I'm Jeff, my stage name is "Mr. Jeffo" and I specialize in entertaining children & families with my own brand of magic and storytelling. I've been performing magic as a part-time pro for decades now, starting out with birthday party shows as a teen, and working my way up to performing corporate meetings, school shows, gatherings and special events over the past 15 years.

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About Jeff

Jeff P. was a Founding Advisory Committee member of the Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC) and eventually became their first Managing Director. He was the first Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Westport Country Playhouse during Joanne Woodward’s earliest seasons as Artistic Director, and h

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Jack L.
My son loved magic lessons with Jeff. He is very patient too!
Brian R.
Jeff has been providing great instruction in a comfortable environment. Each class Jeff is prepared with a list of things we are going to go over, and we review things from the previous week. He will show you how to make or bring props that you may not have and will let you try them out to make sure the trick works for your routine. After each class he has emailed me links to videos that provide alternate explanations as well as some more advanced techniques of things we may not have gone over. For me, in person learning works a lot better than Zoom and Jeff makes the classes both fun and instructional. The 1-1 in person environment he has will really help you excel your abilities. Each class you leave with at least a few tricks that you can start working on immediately. I would highly recommend Jeff!
Shia
Jeff is an amazing teacher!!! He has so much patience plus talent!!!! He always responds to my questions and answers efficiently!!! He customized the classes to my specific needs. I really enjoyed all of his classes!! Thank you Jeff!!
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Daniel P.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $120
  • Communications from CSULA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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Daniel P.

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Because the lessons taught are custom-tailored to the interests and skill level of each student, you are guaranteed to have a fun lesson.

I'm Dan, a teacher who firmly believes that, "You should learn what you want to learn." Relying on experience gained as both a Junior and Adult member of Magic Castle, I bring only the best tried-and-tested material that you, and your audiences, will love. If you wish to have a specific focus in the art of magic:
-Peformance (styles varying from close-up to strolling magic)
-Props (cards, coins, etc.) and Management
-Theory (stages and forms of rhetoric)
-Misdirection

You've come to the right place.

NOTE: Because I have a firm belief in my lessons planned, and aim for transparency with each student, It should be noted that:

"In addition to the lesson, some lessons may be accompanied by a set of notes ."

These notes will help to facilitate good practice, and cover any minor/specific issues in regards to technique and/or ...

About Daniel

The King of Magic Teaching is back!!! My name is Dan. I have been teaching magic for 5+ years and am currently a former member of Magic Castle, Hollywood. Though during my time at the Castle, I achieved the rare and coveted status of being a Future Stars Performer, in addition to being a Record-Hold

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Yotam
great!
Kayla
Love the passion! and flexible teaching style
Joe Lopez
best in la
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Mike C.

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Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike C.

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Learn to do magic like you've seen on TV. I will teach you easy to perform tricks and illusions that will make your spectators think you've been at it for years. I guarantee you will be amazed at what you will be able to do with a little practice!

About Mike

Magic has been a part of my life for well over 30 years, since I received my first magic kit when I was four years old. I have been performing it since then and performing it professionally (getting paid for it) since the age of 15. I have been giving lessons as well to young aspiring magicians for

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Menachem
Mike is very knowledgable about magic. He had planned two tricks to teach my son but when we said we wanted learn something else he was able to accommodate us right on the spot.
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Daniel C.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Chinese, Chinese
  • Magic and Misdirection from Chavez School of Magic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel C.

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Dan C. understands the powerful impact of present magic in a powerful way. A private lesson with Master Magician will cut years off your learning curve. You'll be mastering powerful routines in no time.

Dan is the magic coach to several well-known CEO's and their children in Silicon Valley. Dan distills the information from tens of thousands of hours of studying thousands of DVD's books, workshops, and lectures to bring you only the best.

Because of the innovative progressions, Dan is the most in-demand magic teacher, to maximize efficiency each of the lessons will include a video to view prior to the lesson.

About Daniel

When I first started performing magic professionally, I found information was difficult to find. Everything in books was either poorly explained, dated, disorganized, or difficult to decipher. Besides, there was little rhyme or reason to the way information was laid out. There were no progressions.

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Corey
Our son (12 yrs old) has been receiving weekly lessons from Daniel since June. Daniel is a phenomenal and knowledgeable magician, is enthusiastic, works well with children, and was flexible when we rescheduled a lesson due to summer vacation plans. Our son leaves every class with a new skill or trick and we like that Daniel asks our son to practice or review skills/tricks/videos before his next class. Our son has improved his magic skills as well as widened his magic trick repertoire.
Flo
Great first lesson with Daniel. Ready for tomorrow!
Nick W.
I just finished my first magic lesson with Dan. He is an extremely talented magician and provided some excellent insight into some of the foundational concepts and principles for success. I am looking forward to continuing my magic educational journey with Dan!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing magic teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Average Cost of Magic Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute magic lessons is $50. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $50 per hour.
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$25 average
45 min
$35 average
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$50 average

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"Jeff has been providing great instruction in a comfortable environment. Each class Jeff is prepared with a list of things we are going to go over, and we review things from the previous week. He will show you how to make or bring props that you may not have and will let you try them out to make sure the trick works for your routine. After each class he has emailed me links to videos that provide alternate explanations as well as some more advanced techniques of things we may not have gone over. For me, in person learning works a lot better than Zoom and Jeff makes the classes both fun and instructional. The 1-1 in person environment he has will really help you excel your abilities. Each class you leave with at least a few tricks that you can start working on immediately. I would highly recommend Jeff!"
Brian
Took Magic lessons from Jeff P.
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"Definitely worth it. One of the best ones ever, taught my daughter so well."
Ashley Messier
Took Magic lessons from Daniel P.
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"He was very patient, good at explaining, took things at my pace, funny, great for people with learning disabilities. WE are looking forward to seeing him next time."
Judith
Took Magic lessons from Daniel P.
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"As a 70 year old professor/author I have always wanted to learn a magic trick to entertain because I've so enjoyed the wonderful illusions and slight-of-hand magic of performers like Daniel Chan. I never knew it would be so affordable to have someone with his level of professionalism actually teach me. I just had my first lesson and can honestly say I can't wait for the second one. His devotion to theory and is ability to make it practical are remarkable."
Don
Took Magic lessons from Daniel C.
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"My son is loving his magic lessons with Jeff. He practices and is excited by his progress. Jeff is thoughtful and patient and flexible with his time. Highly recommend his magic lessons."
Debbie
Took Magic lessons from Jeff P.
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"Daniel is a great instructor! He's really patient and has a great sense of humor. I really learned a lot and had a great time! I highly recommend him.
5stars for sure!"
Cooper
Took Magic lessons from Daniel P.
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"Love his enthusiasm and generosity to teach"
Brad
Took Magic lessons from Daniel C.
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"Really engaged with Tabor! Great first session - I've been getting demonstrations for an hour!"
Tabor
Took Magic lessons from Daniel C.
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"Mushir is a excellent teacher! He makes learning magic fun. His teaching techniques is outstandingly successful. He is the best magician I have ever seen."
Kim
Took Magic lessons from Mushir A.
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"I seen his most tricks 6 yrs back. It’s so amazing how he does. Can’t wait to see him again"
Shehbaz
Took Magic lessons from Mushir A.
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Private Magic Lessons Near You

The art of illusion, commonly called magic, is one of the oldest types of performing arts. In magic, a magician uses natural means and clever delivery to create illusions that seem supernatural or impossible. Magic is a combination of art, skill, acting, critical thinking, and misdirection that convinces the audience to suspend their disbelief and believe they've witnessed the impossible. 

Since magic has been around since the time of the ancient Greeks, magicians have had plenty of time to explore its possibilities. As a result, magic takes on many forms, including classical magic, stage magic, parlor magic, close-up magic, card magic, escapology, pickpocket magic, mentalism, children's magic, math magic, street magic, shock magic, comedy magic, and more. No matter the type of m

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agic that interests you most, learning the basics or more challenging tricks with a private magic tutor will help you pull off the seemingly impossible!

Why Learn Magic?

Everyone loves a good magic trick, and when you build up some skills, you'll find that magic's a great way to make friends and even be the life of the parties you attend. If you're not attending many parties, then learning magic will help you get paid to go, as entertainment. Apart from working the party circuit, magic's also a great way to make a living as a performer. 

In addition to these benefits, magic's also quite good for your body and mind. Learning and performing magic will boost your self-confidence and improve your interpersonal skills like public speaking, communication, and presentation skills. Practicing the art of sleight of hand will give you incredible fine motor skills and coordination. Designing new tricks also improves problem-solving and critical thinking skills, making you smarter. Magic will inspire creativity and wonderment in both you and your audience. Performing is fun and being able to amaze an audience feels great! 

The Best Way to Learn Magic Tricks and What You'll Study in Classes

Although you can find plenty of free magic classes and tutorials online, the best way to learn magic is with a private teacher. In private magic lessons, you'll receive personalized instruction and your teacher's undivided attention — benefits that simply aren't available in a larger class setting or with online videos. Working with a private teacher will keep you motivated, interested, and having fun!

Plus, every private class is different. Teachers customize each lesson to meet the student's needs, taking into account existing knowledge, personal challenges, and preferred learning styles. For example, magic lessons for adults differ greatly in terms of course content and teaching methods from magic classes for children. In private lessons, you'll focus on the topics that interest you most, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Magic

If you're new to magic or only know a few tricks, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your teacher will introduce you to some of the basic techniques of magic and different types of magic. You'll learn a basic repertoire of tricks and start developing your skills. In beginner lessons, your teacher might cover some of the following topics:

  • Introduction to sleight of hand
  • Basic card tricks
  • Simple illusions

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Magic

If you already have some experience with magic but wish to improve your performance skills and expand your magic repertoire, then intermediate lessons are right for you. In these classes, you'll work on perfecting your techniques and challenge yourself to pull off increasingly complex tricks. Your magic teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Learn to weave a story into your performances
  • Work on audience interaction
  • Develop misdirection skills

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Magic

Advanced magic lessons are intended for highly skills magicians. In these lessons, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional to take your magic to the next, mind-blowing level. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the individual student's goals and interests, but your instructor might cover some of the following topics:

  • Large-scale tricks
  • Perfecting stage presence
  • Further developing your personal style

How to Find a Magic Teacher Near You

The first step to amazing, shocking, and mesmerizing audiences is finding a private magic teacher. With TakeLessons, finding a teacher is as easy as pulling a rabbit out of a top hat. A quick search magically reveals a list of tutors who offer lessons both online and in-person to students of all ages and abilities. We recommend browsing several profiles and reading reviews left by other students before you select a teacher. 

The cost of magic classes varies, but most teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With such a large selection, you won't have any trouble finding a magic tutor who fits your budget and schedule. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off quickly, as you improve your skills, gain confidence, and learn new tricks fast!