Level 1, Course 1

Fundamentals of Magic

$450.00

Payment plan available

In this first School of Magic Arts course, students of all levels, from beginners to those already practicing magic, receive an overview of all different types of stage magic: cards, coins, ropes, silks, mentalism, and more. Students learn effects from all genres, set their practice schedule, and prepare for their first show.

  • Kids ages 8-12
  • March 4 - May 25, 2024
  • 12 classes
  • Small, 5 student classes
  • Live, online via Zoom
  • Instruction by a professional magician
  • Magic supply kit
  • Access to supplemental video library
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Fundamentals of Magic

Our spring session of Fundamentals of Magic runs from March 4, 2024 - May 25, 2024. Students will meet once a week in one hour classes to learn the basics of close-up magic performance.

As they level up in the curriculum, they will start to perform in live shows, unlock special workshops, and earn special enamel pins!

The SOMA Fundamentals of Magic curriculum was designed by two professional magicians who are also trained educators. It is engineered to effectively teach the core concepts of stage magic, storytelling, and performance skills.

Difficulty Level
Beginner, Ages 8-12
Prerequisite
An interest in magic. They have watched it on TV or YouTube, maybe they have tried to perform a trick or two.
Learning Goals
A broad introduction to magic using professional magic props. This course establishes common language and also builds confidence to perform for others.

Fuel your preteen’s love of magic

We understand the challenge of finding magic tricks suitable for preteens that strike the perfect balance of satisfaction and entertainment.

Our magic has been carefully curated to unearth the most enjoyable and challenging tricks tailored specifically for this age group. Our group lessons allow students to interact with each other to build social skills.  

The magic supply kit includes a standard deck of cards, a 12 inch black silk, magician's rope, four sponge balls, two rubber bands, a coin, a small notebook, and pencil.

Testimonials about our Teaching

The engagement! H. had a blast and can’t wait to practice his new skills. The descriptions and oath and history were perfect for a first class. Great content!

Jonelle Binder

for Harrison, age 10

The instructors were fun, personable, and engaging. They made the children immediately feel welcome and exciting. The tricks were age appropriate and rewarding.

Gail Trautmann

for Claire, age 10

My child came out of the class energized and excited to learn magic. the tricks were accessible and the instructor was engaging.

Sara Burns

for Alex, age 12

My son learned a lot a really enjoyed the class. He tends to be shy, but I heard him talking up a storm in the class!

Gabriel Soloff

for Sebastian, age 8

Brian and Annie are remarkable instructors who combine their infectious joy for magic with immeasurable patience, kindness, and support for their students. I cannot recommend SOMA enough! Our daughter has gained confidence and learned a new set of skills that will remain with her for years to come.

Barbara Feinstein

for Audrey, age 8

My kids loved it. They were able to follow along and learn the magic trick. :)

Keren Carvajal

for Shane, age 9

Course Map

We offer six courses over three levels. As students progress through the program, the classes become more focused as well as challenging.

Group Schedules

New students can join classes beginning March 4.  Click Register on the next screen, then choose Payment Plan to place a deposit. (It's a little hidden.) Please note that all times are in Eastern Standard Time.

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Private Lesson Course

If none of the schedules above work for you, we do offer Fundamentals of Magic as a private course. The cost is the same as our group classes, but you can choose the day and time that works for you. These classes run 30-40 minutes because we can go faster with one student. We have limited availability for these lessons. Contact brian@encountermagic.com to set up a time.

Build Self esteem and confidence

Studies have found that all students (including those with learning difficulties, behavioral challenges, and physical disabilities) exhibit greater self-esteem scores after studying and performing magic.

improve hand eye coordination

In a study of forty people studying magic, all showed significant improvement in both the use of the left and right hands, and their ability to use both hands together.

grow with support of a community

Teachers report that incorporating magic into their curriculum encourages students to help one another, and increases leadership, socialization, peer relationships, and collaboration.