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Casey E.

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  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Live Sound and Recording Engineering from Tulsa Community College
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Casey E.

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From magic to music, and from theater to rock and Roll, Casey has done it all. For over 20 years, Casey has traveled the country performing for audiences from 1 to 20,000. He has a life-long history with stage productions, live sound, and stage lighting. He has been an award winning magician since he was the age of 7, and he has taught for over ten years.

Casey has an extensive magic "workshop" from which he teaches. He always keeps up-to-date with the new magic tricks, lectures, and trends. Casey can “perform” many of the current magic tricks on the market or on TV to help the student decide what they should work on.

There are many elements that make a good magician and a memorable magic show. Casey can help find the best ways to achieve the student’s goals in magic, all the way up to full-scale magic shows suitable for thousands.

For beginners, Casey can teach the fundamentals of magic, mentalism, sleight of hand, and any other form of magic, illusions, or trickery.

About Casey

**During the lesson, three HD webcams are used to offer every angle possible. After each lesson, students receive a private link to watch the recorded lesson of the instructor's webcams in 1080p HD, which the student can keep forever.** From magic to music, and from theater to rock and Roll, Ca

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Daniel C.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • 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.

About Daniel

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

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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!
Don
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.
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Daniel P.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded 1st Place in 2009 Key Club's Talent Show from Key Club
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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-Hol

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Kayla
Love the passion! and flexible teaching style
Joe Lopez
best in la
Dillon N.
My son is 13 and has really enjoyed the lessons so far. If he decides to pursue Magic, we will continue working with Daniel because he is knowledgeable and shares a lot of resources.
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Edd F.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Edd F.

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I am a full time professional magician with over 30 years of experience and over 15 years working as a full time pro. I will walk you through each and every step making sure that you not only understand how to perform a specific sleight or magic trick but WHY you do the particular moves or scripting when you do. I have a BFA in Theater Arts and use my training to help you understand the performance element of magic. Even if you are only performing for one friend, a well performed trick is better than and poorly performed one.

About Edd

I am a full time professional magician who has been working many different kinds of events since 2002. I have performed close up card magic, mentalism, children's parties, University and College events, and everything in between. In order to make a living as a full time pro, I have to have a workin

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Cormack M.
Cormac wishes we could give 5.5 stars out of 5. He's really enjoying it!
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Matias L.

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  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Matias L.

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Get ready to go on a journey where you will discover the art of performing magic.

These are not just tricks. This is a whole new world where the impossible becomes possible. Are you ready?

Then let Illusionist & Mentalist Matias Letelier help you turn a trick into magic!

Matias Letelier is a Chilean-American illusionist and mentalist. Even though he lives in New York, Matias constantly travels around the world to perform at corporate & private events, trade shows, colleges, and exclusive private events along with the new off-Broadway show Speakeasy Magick at the famous McKittrick Hotel.

He founded the Boston Magic School while leaving in Boston (2012-2014) where he taught more than 50 students! And now he brought the same great experience to the streets of New York where he stablished the New York Magic School, so you can also learn the secrets of magic and how to perform magic, along with the history of magic and stage performance.

Matias creates a lesson plan for each one of ...

About Matias

Matias Letelier is a Chilean-American illusionist and mentalist. Even though he lives in New York, Matias constantly travels around the world to perform at corporate & private events, trade shows, colleges, and exclusive private events along with the new off-Broadway show Speakeasy Magick at the fa

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Mark
MAGIC SCHOOL BY INTERNET?....WHY THIS IS AN AMAZING TRICK IN ITSELF! Matias (with modern technology) has the teaching skills and passion for Magic which will somehow "magically" disappear into the web and appear on your own computer screen and the teaching will begin. You will be amazed as you use your Virus Downtime to begin the fun of sharing magic with your family and friends.
Dee
Matias is a wonderful and fun teacher. He opens the world of "magic" to his students and teaches with patience and kindness. He builds self confidence in his students as they master tricks and illusions based on their skill level. He just makes one happy while learning. I highly recommend him. You won't be disappointed.
Elizabeth
Such a good teacher and really lays the foundation for a solid performance rather than just teaching trick after trick. Thank you!

Saran E.

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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Tamil, Spanish, French, IPA
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Saran E.

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Cards tricks skills. The techniques of magic and illusions - by theory and in application.

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EXPERIENCE [Specifics] • 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience. • Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects /

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Alexis
Great tutor. Helped me with GRE preparation, science courses, and admissions process.
Simon
Great tutor and very knowledgeable - helped me with economics and statistics classes and projects.
Viollette
Very knowledgable and professional. Saran is obviously intelligent and makes for a great instructor.

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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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Is your dream magic teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Magic Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute magic lessons is $131. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $240 per hour.
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$82 average
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$104 average
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$131 average

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"My 13 year old son loves working with Dan. Always looks forward to his session and enjoys the full hour. Dan is very natural and engages well."
Rob K
Took Magic lessons from Daniel P.
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"Jeremy was fantastic! He was very accommodating as we were scheduling lessons, and he showed a great depth of knowledge about magic. He is a fun and engaging teacher. Can't wait for the next lessons!"
Lisa
Took Magic lessons from Jeremy M.
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"Our first lesson with Simona went absolutely great, especially given that it was Rami's first lesson. She made the start so effortless and before we knew it Rami was already performing tricks with her. She is very talented, and also a great teacher."
rami
Took Magic lessons from Simona B.
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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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"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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"Danielare the lesson fun and really know what he is teaching. Grate teacher at a grate price"
Pierre Mccarthy
Took Magic lessons from Daniel P.
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"So I met Daniel a long while back. Background is that I am a retired cop who wants to break out of his comfort zone. At the time, Daniel was much younger, but he still knew his chops. What I liked is how right after we learned something, he would then do the trick for random individuals at the coffee shop to show the style, and way it should be performed. Heck, I was even able to impress my wife with a couple of his tricks.
I recommend him."
Greg
Took Magic lessons from Daniel P.
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"Daniel is an AMAZING teacher! He makes learning the art but fun and easy. If you are looking for a magic teacher who is awesome, look no further!"
amber
Took Magic lessons from Daniel 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 the passion! and flexible teaching style"
Kayla
Took Magic lessons from Daniel P.
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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 magic 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!