Level 1, Course 2

Working with Volunteers


Payment plan available

In this course, students advance to effects that involve working with volunteers. While continuing to add to their trick repertoire, they also learn how to interact with participants, explain their effects with confidence, give clear instructions, and showcase their magic for an audience.

  • $50 deposit
  • $140/month January - May
  • Live, online classes
  • Instruction by a professional magician
  • Classes are kept to 5 students max
  • Access to supplemental video library
  • Final showcase performance
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Working with Volunteers

Working with Volunteers is the second half of our Level 1 classes!  Students will build off what they learned in Fundamentals of Magic and begin learning how to interact with volunteers that are not our family and friends.

The curriculum focuses largely on mental magic which uses a lot of these skills. They will also learn some new magic with the materials from their SOMA Magic Supply Kit.

Difficulty Level
Beginner, Ages 8-15
Fundamentals of Magic
Learning Goals
Helping volunteers feel comfortable on stage, practicing clear instructions, and listening for our participant to respond to questions.

Fuel your Kid’s love of magic

We understand the challenge of finding magic tricks suitable for kids 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.

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

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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 June 24.  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.

Private Lesson Course

We currently offer Fundamentals of Magic as a private course. You get to 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.

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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.