Learning Magic

Training to become a magician

If you or a friend or family member has ever wondered how to become a magician, then perhaps it’s time to give it a go. The coronavirus and the need for social distancing has interrupted our regular social lives, which has left many of us with more time on our hands. And as summer comes to an end, the nights draw in and the colder weather appears, it will become much less desirable to socialise outdoors. Rather than relying on the television and streaming to provide you with entertainment, why not use the time to learn something new, start a hobby, or master new skills such as perfecting the art of close up magic.

“Magic is not about having a puzzle to solve. It’s about creating a moment of awe and astonishment.” David Blaine

All you need is a willingness to learn and the motivation and determination to practice. When I give magic lessons I will always provide the props and materials you’ll need, which you’ll be able to keep and practice with afterwards. Magic is great for anyone over the age of six – in my experience, you’re never too old to learn new tricks. However, I will need to know if I’ll be teaching younger magicians, in case I need to amend the tricks they’ll be learning.

Magic lessons

The best way of starting out is to take magic lessons. If you want to try it out or give a lesson to someone as a gift, you can hire me for 1-2 hours to teach you a few classic magic tricks using cards, coins, ropes and other objects you might have laying around. You could, of course, find a pre-recorded video tutorial and struggle to master things on your own, but learning is far more effective with a tutor on hand to show you the ropes and, crucially, to help you when things go a bit (or a lot) wrong.

Online or in-person

I am happy to teach socially distanced lessons in your home or garden. However, what lockdown has taught us is that almost anything’s possible in the virtual world. And magic lessons are no exception. I’m also happy to teach via video link which, of course, means that you don’t have to be local(ish) to me. So, wherever you are, you’ll be able to take advantage of my skills as a world-class magician and an experienced teacher of magic. After that, how much practice you do is up to you, but as a rule of thumb, the more practice you do, the more likely it is that you’ll master a trick well enough to make it look effortless.

If you want to have a look at the magic I do, take a look at my videos on my YouTube channel, and see for yourself the sort of tricks you might be able to learn.

If you enjoy your magic lesson and want to continue, we can arrange a block of lessons to help you master the initial tricks and go on to learn many more.

Get in touch with Chris Whitelock today to find out more about how to become a magician and to book Magic Lessons for yourself or as a unique gift for someone special.

Christopher Whitelock
7 Sep 2020

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