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Casey E.

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  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded Young Magician of the Year from World Leader News
  • 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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Danielle H.
Best instructor ever! Very clear and super nice! I recommend to anyone who wants to learn magic!
Ayden
Casey is very nice and very knowledgeable. My son is 10 years old and very excited to be learning from him.
Jason Halperin
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Timothy P.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Timothy P.

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Timothy P. is an award-winning magician and top consultant for other big-name magicians around the world. He currently works for the second largest magic company in the world creating magic for top magicians in the field and teaching them how to perform it. He is originally from New York and built his show from the streets to penthouses for some of the largest names in New York. His magic has captivated celebrities such as Nicholas Cage, Randy Jackson, along with companies such as Disney and Conair.

With years of experience teaching magic to students and other magicians, Timothy knows how to cater to your needs and wants. He has appeared on some of the largest stages at the largest magic conventions to lecture on the material he has created to other magicians. You can have peace of mind when learning from Timothy P. because you will be learning from one of the most sought after magicians in the field.

About Timothy

Timothy P. is an award-winning magician and top consultant for other big-name magicians around the world. He currently works for the second largest magic company in the world creating magic for top magicians in the field and teaching them how to perform it. He is originally from New York and built

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Cole C.
Was a wonderful teacher for my 8 year old.
vincent
Tim is a superstar

Jeremy M.

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Starting at $199
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaches students 8 to 60
  • Teaching since 2011
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Jeremy M.

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From the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood to high school stadiums in China, Jeremy has entertained and mesmerized audiences all over the world. He is a regular performer at New York's Longest running magic show: Monday Night Magic. He is also 2018 World Champion of Magic.

Jeremy teaches magic in a system that anybody can easily understand magic and be able to perform magic right away. Magic is meant to be shared!
Each lesson will be broken down into three parts:

1.The History of Magic
2.Technique Workshop
3.The Art of Performing

Lesson breakdown: Beginner Level
1. Entering the world of magic
(Student will develop appreciation of magic and learn few simple tricks that they can do immediately to amaze their friends)

2.Basic Principals of Magic
(the student will be introduced to basic rules in magic and some basic principals used in magic performance)

3.Deck of Cards Amazement
(student will learn basic ways to shuffle a deck of cards, the correct way ...

About Jeremy

Whether your aim is to become a professional magician or simply a competent hobbyist ready to entertain your friends at your next party, you will discover magic tricks that will keep you and your friends amazed! You will be able to perform these tricks without expensive apparatus. From the wor

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Lisa R.
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!
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Jeff P.

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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 7 to 97
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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 he

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Debbie
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.

Mushir A.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $130
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mushir A.

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*Experience in magic more than 25 years.
*Guinness World Record holder for magic performance.
*Worked for cruise lines ,International hotel chains,Fairs and festivals.
*All age groups are welcome.
*I will teach you sleight of hands,card tricks,coin tricks,mind reading, misdirection,maths magic,To appear and dissappear different objects,optical illusion and puzzles.
*All the tricks taught can be performed right after by the students.

About Mushir

I started doing magic at age 7.I have been doing magic for over 25 years. I did magic teaching seminars onboard Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Ships during 2009 to 2015 continuously for more than 3000 guests every cruise as a Corporate Magician. I am a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD Holder for magic performa

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Shehbaz
I seen his most tricks 6 yrs back. It’s so amazing how he does. Can’t wait to see him again
Aaron H.
AWSOME!!! i loved learning these impressive shocking mathematical tricks with Mushir, who did a great job of helping me learn them!
Aaron H.
Really enjoyed my first lesson with Mushir, extremely talented, friendly and a great teacher. Looking forward to learning more from him in my next lesson!!!
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Will R.

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  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Will R.

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Actor Will Roberts – Magician, Wild West Performer, Actor, Comedian

I have been a professional Magician for 38 years and also a successful actor.

I teach not only the magic tricks, but PERFORMANCE, and HOW TO ENTERTAIN a crowd. Too much of magic these days is just doing a trick and not involving the audience.

THIS IS also great for KIDS! I worked in the kids entertainment world for most of my career and I understand kids an how to teach them..

ABOUT ME:

Will Roberts is a renaissance man to say the least. A SAG actor for the past 37 years, Professional actor, Clown, Balloon artist, dancer, …

Will has spent the last 37 years developing quite a variety of talents. From an on air FOX Kids host, a seasoned theater actor, Syndicated radio humorist, to performing on Las Vegas strip and his comedic work with the famed Cirque du Soleil. Take a look at my work and you will agree that this actor has the versatility & acting chops to hang with the big boys.

In addition to being an ...

About Will

I have been a professional Magician for 38 years and also a successful actor. I teach not only the magic tricks, but PERFORMANCE, and HOW TO ENTERTAIN a crowd. Too much of magic these days is just doing a trick and not involving the audience. THIS IS also great for KIDS! I worked in the kids en

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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 $117. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $100 and $134 per hour.
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$67 average
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$92 average
60 min
$117 average

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"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."
Corey
Took Magic lessons from Daniel C.
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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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"Dan is a great teacher. He is patient and explains things clearly. He also encourages you to find your own style of performing. His helpful critique makes you a better performer."
Bill
Took Magic lessons from Daniel C.
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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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"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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"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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"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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"Cormac wishes we could give 5.5 stars out of 5. He's really enjoying it!"
Cormack
Took Magic lessons from Edd F.
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"Daniel was great! I wasn't sure how an online lesson would be but it was totally effective. He's a really nice guy and had a lot patience with me as I had no experience at all."
Roy
Took Magic lessons from Daniel P.
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"Dan was easy to work with based on my son's experience. He adapted when we had computer glitches. My son is excited to learn more."
Eliot
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!