Your kid will be performing in no time

If you're looking for a magic school, look no further! Our students will have the training and confidence they need to perform before an audience, just like Houdini!
“A. has gained so much being a part of your program - self confidence, something all her own to individuate from her sisters, and cool friends and mentors!”
- Heather B. SOMA Parent

Levels

Students receive a new enamel pin each time they level up.

An enamel pin in the shape of a purple hourglass with a star in the top part and sand in the bottom part
4 Classes

Hourglasses will have mastered at least three magic effects and one key curriculum concept.

An enamel pin in the shape of a purple key
36 Classes

Keys are eligible to perform in School of Magic Arts Performance Nights, and can access all Key Level workshops.

New Students
An enamel pin in the shape of a purple rabbit with a star for an eye
12 Classes

Rabbits are eligible to participate in School of Magic Arts Performance Nights.

Why Magic School?

Students practice with sponge balls.

Professional Tools

Magic School students receive the SOMA Magician's Kit, a professionally curated supply kit that will be shipped directly to your home. At SOMA, we teach real stage magic, which means our kits are not toys. We provide the same tools that professional magicians use in their stage shows, and we teach students how to use those tools effectively.

Student Magician Mason shows off his pins.

Unique Pin System

At School of Magic Arts, we empower our students by providing tangible evidence of their successes.  In Magic School, as they move up, they receive pins that designate their SOMA level, which many wear in class and performance. Our leveling structure supports our students by giving them a strong base in stage magic education to explore their individual interests.

June 2021 Performance Night.

Live Performance

At School of Magic Arts, we believe the best way to learn magic is to perform it! We give our Magic School students the opportunity to perform multiple times a year in public shows, for live audiences. In choosing their effects, developing their routines, and working with their peers, students gain invaluable performance skills and become aware of their place on our team in and in our community.

Why Magic School?

Professional Tools

Magic School students receive the SOMA Magician's Kit, a professionally curated supply kit that will be shipped directly to your home. At SOMA, we teach real stage magic, which means our kits are not toys. We provide the same tools that professional magicians use in their stage shows, and we teach students how to use those tools effectively.

Unique Pin System

At School of Magic Arts, we empower our students by providing tangible evidence of their successes.  In Magic School, as they move up, they receive pins that designate their SOMA level, which many wear in class and performance. Our leveling structure supports our students by giving them a strong base in stage magic education to explore their individual interests.

Live Performance

At School of Magic Arts, we believe the best way to learn magic is to perform it! We give our Magic School students the opportunity to perform multiple times a year in public shows, for live audiences. In choosing their effects, developing their routines, and working with their peers, students gain invaluable performance skills and become aware of their place on our team in and in our community.

Students practice with sponge balls.
Student Magician Mason shows off his pins.
June 2021 Performance Night.

Curriculum

SOMA classes are structured for a consistent learning experience.  In each class, students will:

1

Prepare

check-in, warmups, core monthly concept re-enforced.

2

Learn

effect introduced, demonstrated, and taught.

3

Practice

guided practice, receive instructor/peer feedback.

4

Perform

perform effect individually, work on presentation skills.

A grid displaying images of students and instructors holding black silk handkerchiefs.

Year 1

In their first year in Magic Performance Program, students will begin leveling up after their first month. First year is all about a comprehensive overview of magic as an art form, encompassing the basics of palming, forcing, storytelling, routine building, switching, and memorization. Students will begin to handle coins, cards, silks, and props in their classes and, after their third month with the program, will begin performing in SOMA magic shows in front of audiences.

A female magic student with long brown hair wearing a light orange top displays a large coin at her fingertips.

Year 2

In year two, Magic Performance Program students will refine the skills they learned in year one and tackle harder effects and sequences with more challenging props as they build their magician's kit. They will also deeply focus on the performance skills necessary to create interesting individual routines, and work on developing a style all their own. Year two also brings a focus on peer feedback and community building, with time in each class devoted to critique and review.

A female magic student with long blonde hair wearing a bright orange shirt. She has a deck of cards spread out on the table in front of her and she is looking for a card.

Year 3

In their third year in Magic Performance Program, students begin to specialize in a branch of magic that interests them, including mentalism, coins, cards, or large stage effects. They are encouraged to work within their track to explore its possibilities, while at the same time continuing to further skills in stage magic performance as a whole.

A grid displaying images of students and instructors holding black silk handkerchiefs.

Year 1

In their first year in Magic School, students will begin leveling up after their first month. First year is all about a comprehensive overview of magic as an art form, encompassing the basics of palming, forcing, storytelling, routine building, switching, and memorization. Students will begin to handle coins, cards, silks, and props in their classes and, after their third month with the program, will begin performing in SOMA magic shows in front of audiences.

Year 2

In year two, Magic School students will refine the skills they learned in year one and tackle harder effects and sequences with more challenging props as they build their magician's kit. They will also deeply focus on the performance skills necessary to create interesting individual routines, and work on developing a style all their own. Year two also brings a focus on peer feedback and community building, with time in each class devoted to critique and review.

A female magic student with long brown hair wearing a light orange top displays a large coin at her fingertips.A female magic student with long blonde hair wearing a bright orange shirt. She has a deck of cards spread out on the table in front of her and she is looking for a card.

Year 3

In their third year of Magic School, students begin to specialize in a branch of magic that interests them, including mentalism, coins, cards, or large stage effects. They are encouraged to work within their track to explore its possibilities, while at the same time continuing to further skills in stage magic performance as a whole.

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Registration

Our after-school programs are billed monthly for your convenience. You can contact us anytime to cancel with no penalty.

Registration

Magic School registration is by invite only. New students to our school can take a FREE Trial Lesson to meet us and see if we are a good fit.

Magicians who have taken one lesson or camp with us in the past can fill out the interest form below.

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Upcoming Classes, Workshops, & Performances

Open House
Open House
August 20, 2022
10:00 am
EST

We are opening our virtual doors for our very first open house! School of Magic Arts holds weekly group classes during the school year and we wanted to give parents and students an opportunity to see what we are all about.

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Open House
Open House
August 20, 2022
1:00 pm
EST

We are opening our virtual doors for our very first open house! School of Magic Arts holds weekly group classes during the school year and we wanted to give parents and students an opportunity to see what we are all about.

register
Open House
Open House
August 20, 2022
4:00 pm
EST

We are opening our virtual doors for our very first open house! School of Magic Arts holds weekly group classes during the school year and we wanted to give parents and students an opportunity to see what we are all about.

register

Programs

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