Online Magic Lessons for Children and all ages
Posted by: simonrosselli
06 January, 2021 12:42
Magic Online Zoom Lessons
Lessons starting next week!!
I’ve been teaching the After School Magic Clubs for over 10 years now in a couple of local schools in the Dulwich area. I’m also a proud Member of The Magic Circle and President of South London Magic Society – where I have won the Close Up Competition three times. I was also nominated for the Mayor of Croydon’s Teacher of the Year Award for Community and Enterprise.
Due to the current situation there are no after school clubs so I’m moving it online via Zoom. These lessons are designed for years 3, 4, 5 & 6 but if you are interested we can teach teens and adults - please contact for more details and availability.
In a lesson, I normally teach them One Card Trick, One Non-Card Trick using something other than cards (ie rubber bands, paper clips, pens, cups, coins etc) and One trick from a prop that I give them. This is a proper magic prop which they get to keep and as they continue the club they build up a number of props and effects. Sometimes we make tricks as well and for this they also get to use their creativity and craft skills. I will let them know well in advance what they need to prepare for the lesson and be mailing out the props well in advance.
Normally we spend about 15 minutes on each of these and the class is between 45 – 60mins and if there is five extra minutes at the end of a lesson I might show them some other Magic. Normally the club runs for 10 lessons a term and the last lesson we put on a performance for their parents, friends and family. To me this is almost the most important lesson of the term, as not only it means they get to put into practice what they have learnt but standing in front of a group of people by yourself and having to perform (with no one to help) is something that they can learn a lot from (see 8 Benefits of Magic). We will do a zoom magic show for the last lesson.
These online course will be fully interactive and will take place on your computer, phone or tablet using the Zoom App. Online lessons will include everything you would get at the after school club, plus lecture notes which will help you to support your child afterwards. All the props will be yours to keep and you can add them to your prop box. We will also put the lessons up on the internet for a limited period.
After each course, each child will receive their own certificate to say they have completed and graduated the course. They will get different coloured certificates as they progress through the courses just as they would in Martial arts with different coloured belts. They would first get the Yellow Wand Level 1, followed by the Orange Wand Level 2 and Green Wand Level 3 etc all the way up to Black Wand Level 8.
The courses run for 10 lessons @ £7.50 per lesson - £75 for the course. As stated before they will learn three tricks each week, be getting notes, a prop and access to lesson videos after the event. They will also get a certificate of achievement according to their level of coloured wand they have now progressed to.
If you are interested or would like more details, please drop me an email by clicking the Find Out More button below. We will be running these classes on Wednesdays (and possibly Thursdays) from 4.30pm. Please see below for 8 benefits of learning Magic.
8 Benefits of Learning Magic
Why learn magic? Although magic is generally recognized as a fun hobby and popular form of entertainment behind reading minds and making any number of magical things happen. But, as you read the secrets, you might also get hooked on the psychology of magic, become captivated by the intricacies of stag, there's also a lot of value to be gained from learning and performing magic for others.
1. (Re) discover the joy of learning. Want to learn how to read someone's mind? Read a book on magic and you'll discover the secrets ecraft, enticed by business opportunities, find yourself hanging onto the edge of your seat as you read tales of rivalry and espionage, and more. Even if you're not keen on reading, give a magic book a try. Chances are you won't be able to put it down!
2. Develop fine and gross motor skills. Although it is a misconception that a magician's hands move "quicker than the eye," it is true that performing magic requires coordination and control. Magic can be used to help improve dexterity, coordination, ranges of motion, balance and more.
3. Build self-discipline. Practice and you'll see your skills progress. When you've mastered the mechanics of the trick, you can start scripting it. Stage it. Practice some more. Pick out a costume. Rehearse the trick by putting all of the elements together. When you're ready to perform, the ultimate reward will be your audience's astonishment and applause. Cultivate this disciplined approach to learning and there will be no limit to what you can achieve.
4. Boost self-confidence. When performed successfully, a magic trick can generate a lot of positive attention and make you feel quite good. Be both humble and proud of what you are able to do. Continue to develop your special skill and see how you can use your talent to help bring joy to others.
5. Improve interpersonal skills. The process of learning magic is particularly suited to developing social-emotional skills. For example, someone learning magic may end up practicing verbal and nonverbal communication, presentation skills, developing a sensitivity to group dynamics or all of the above. In a recent study conducted by psychologist Richard Wiseman, students who were taught magic were significantly more social and confident than a control group of students who were taught a standard social and health education class. Notably, these interpersonal skills have real-world value and can be an asset when applied both inside and outside the classroom.
6. Stimulate curiosity and creativity. In the words of Arthur C. Clarke, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Indeed, in order to remain relevant, magicians have worked hard to stay at the cutting edge of discoveries in theater, science, and technology. Long before robots and computers were invented, for example, magicians were already constructing automata, or self-operating machines. If you have every wondered, "What if... " or dreamed about ways to make the impossible possible, then you have begun thinking like some of the greatest magicians that have ever lived.
7. Magic opens doors. Magic is a skill that has utility in a wide range of contexts. Doctors, for example, often use magic tricks to help put young patients at ease. Businessmen use magic at trade shows to distinguish themselves from the competition. Teachers have used magic as a tool for engaging students and illustrating important concepts. And scientists have studied magicians' techniques in order to gain new insight into how the human mind works.
8. Magic has no boundaries and transcends differences. Magic has no age barrier, we are all kids at heart, Magic has no language/cultural barriers and can go beyond race, language and culture. So go and learn a magic trick or two. You might be pleasantly surprised by the possibilities that appear. There's no telling where your journey in magic may lead you!
"The Noblest Art is that of Making others Happy"
P. T. Barnum - The Greatest Showman
"Love and Magic have a great deal in common.
They enrich the soul, delight the heart
and they both take practice"
Please contact us via www.amigosmagic.co.uk or email SimonRosselli@TheMagicCircle.co.uk