Beyond Deception -- Acting, Stagecraft and Innovation for Magicians$195.00 ($100.00 minimum deposit)Register
Taught online on the Zoom platform. three Tuesdays, Nov. 17, 24 and Dec. 1 at 5 pm Pacific (8 pm Eastern). Each session 90 minutes plus Q & A. All sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for 2 months following the end of the class.
Special Guest Speakers Bob Fitch & Paul Draper
(Each will speak and answer questions for approximately 1 hour during one of our sessions)
Magic is so much more than tricks. To lift your performances above the level of "here's another trick," and into the realm of "a magical experience," you need all the tools of the actor -- character, believability, heightened emotion, and showmanship. Tobias Beckwith's book Beyond Deception, Vol. 1 has already inspired thousands of magicians to create more meaningful, more powerful experiences for their audiences. His experience as a director and acting teacher, combined with his deep knowledge of magic gained from 30 years working with Jeff McBride, Marco Tempest, and others, is now available via this class to you. Participants will receive a .pdf version of Beyond Deception as part of your class materials. Jeff McBride has long been among the most exciting of magical artists, with a strong background in mask, mime, and other performance disciplines. His book The Show Doctor continues to be a best seller. Beyond that, McBride is widely considered to be the best teacher of magic alive today.Learn more about Beyond Deception -- Acting, Stagecraft and Innovation for Magicians
The Story Master Series$145.00 ($75.00 minimum deposit)Register
A Journey to the Heart & Soul of Magic
Three Consecutive Saturdays, November 21, 28 and Dec. 5 / 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Your LIFE: is filled with stories
Your STORY: Is what makes you unique
Your MAGIC: Can enhance and empower your stories
Learn the essential secrets of enhancing YOUR personal stories with magic!
Experience the world’s greatest magicians, sharing their most meaningful stories!
Jeff will guide you through video archives, personal stories and exciting performance routines that he will teach you to illustrate and enhance your personal story-telling magic. In this course, we will focus on three major aspects of the creative process.
- Telling Your Personal Story: Finding Your Character & Presentation Style
- Magic as Visual Metaphor: Selecting Magic Effects to Empower and Embellish Your Story
- Making Meaningful Connections: Techniques of the Masters to Touch the Heart and Soul
Focus on Family Entertainment$145.00 ($75.00 minimum deposit)Register
Three Consecutive Tuesdays - January 5, 12 and 19 at 5pm Pacific time
Tuition $145 if you register before December 1, $195 thereafter.
200,000 children in the USA are celebrating their birthday today,
5 million children in the world are celebrating their birthday today…
and tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that!
Learn how to become an amazing family entertainer and how to take your family business to the next level.
The newest member of our faculty, Paul Draper was the house magician at the Venetian Casino in Las Vegas, performs regularly for Disneyland, has been a frequent guest on the Hallmark channel, and has recently been performing hundreds of families shows online. Paul Draper will act as our host curating this class.Learn more about Focus on Family Entertainment
Magic & Science$145.00 ($75.00 minimum deposit)
Science & Magic, taught by Ricardo Rosenkranz with Gustav Kuhn.
NOTE: THIS IS A PLACEHOLDER. OUR DESCRIPTION AND AVAILABILITY FOR REGISTRATION SHOULD APPEAR WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO.Learn more about Magic & Science
Winter Training - 2021 (Description to Follow)$145.00 ($75.00 minimum deposit)
A focus on tricks and techniques, from Jeff McBride. Hands-on learning, online, and recorded for future reference. Watch this space for further information and registrations. Coming soon!Learn more about Winter Training - 2021 (Description to Follow)
Succeeding with Magic on Zoom$145.00 ($75.00 minimum deposit)Register
TAUGHT BY PAUL DRAPER
This class will be on Zoom and will run on three consecutive Thursdays for at least 90 minutes each January 6, February 2 & 9 from 5-7 pm (Pacific). The classes will be recorded and available for 1 month after the original class so you can catch up if you miss it.
Register by December 15 at the discounted price of $145 / After that the cost is $195'
I want to see more performers succeed on Zoom! I’m offering a class teaching everything I know about performing Zoom shows from setting up the studio to selecting the effects, how to train a stage manager, how to book the shows, and get multiple repeat bookings. I’m going to cover multiple income streams and even have celebrity guest speakers.
Since March 2020, I’ve presented hundreds of online events, more than any other magician in the country. I sometimes perform as many as six shows a day for groups as small as 20 and as large as 2,000.
My virtual shows have been experienced online by the CEO of Burger King, the inventor of Siri, and many corporate groups like Nokia, HP, Sotheby's, the American Association of Neurology, and national healthcare summits.Learn more about Succeeding with Magic on Zoom
Deep Study of a Modern Master: Robert E. Neale$145.00 ($75.00 minimum deposit)Register
Taught by Dr. Larry Hass, the Dean
January 28-February 11, 2021
$145.00 ($75.00 minimum deposit)
Taught online through the Zoom platform on three Thursdays: January 28, February 4, and February 11 at 5:00 p.m. PACIFIC (8:00 p.m. EASTERN). Each session is 120 minutes, plus 30 minutes Q & A. All the sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for two months.
Dr. Larry Hass will lead you in a DEEP STUDY of Robert E. Neale’s important TRILOGY OF MAGIC: The Magic of Celebrating Illusion, The Sense of Wonder, and An Essay on Magic. You will learn at least seven of Bob’s highly innovative, mind-bending magic routines (each one with a fully developed script), but you will also learn in great detail about the rather deep philosophy of magic that underlies and inspires them. Along the way you will also learn additional routines from Bob’s brand-new book (released on January 15, 2021): Magic Inside Out.
Having Bob's books is NOT a pre-requisite to attend, although the three Trilogy books are available for purchase—in print or PDF form—here. Magic Inside Out will be available there, too, on January 15, 2021.
Martin Gardner: “Bob Neale is a wonder. How Neale manages to think of such things is a mystery hard to fathom.”
Eugene Burger: “Bob Neale has created so many presentations that point us to life—our real lives with all their joy and sorrow, their confusion and clarity, their doubt and faith.Learn more about Deep Study of a Modern Master: Robert E. Neale
Medicine and Magic Seminar$1,000.00 ($600.00 minimum deposit)Register
This three-day Seminar is specially designed for physicians and other health care providers, including nurses, therapists, and alternative medicine practitioners.
The Seminar is taught by Jeff McBride and Larry Hass, Ph.D., two of the world’s leading magicians, and Ricardo Rosenkranz, M. D., who has pioneered a revolutionary Magic and Medicine teaching program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.Learn more about Medicine and Magic Seminar
Focus on Street Magic$475.00 ($200.00 minimum deposit)Register
During this special 3-day class, Jeff and guest teacher Mario Morris will share the real secrets of performing STREET MAGIC. They will share their insights born of years of experience and also special magic effects that are best suited for today's street magic venues. During this Class, both real "STREET PERFORMANCE" and "STREET MAGIC FOR TELEVISION" will be covered.Learn more about Focus on Street Magic
You will have three days of intense learning and great fun with street magic, including the opportunity to perform before real "street" audiences in various locales around Las Vegas. Click below for the extended description and schedule.
7-Day Master Class$1,500.00 ($500.00 minimum deposit)Register
Live and In Person in Las Vegas!
Magic Master Class is the premiere magic educational experience in the world. It involves personalized instruction at the McBride House of Mystery in a small-group setting. It is designed so that each attendee takes their magic and their magic business to the next level.
In response to popular demand, the Magic & Mystery School offers seven-day Master Classes. This means there will be more time with Jeff and Larry (and sometimes Tobias) as well as special teaching units from world-leading teachers of magic. The seven-day class also includes a ticket for a major Las Vegas magic show, such as Mac King, and relaxed time for questions with the star. There will also be two events to which you may bring a guest or family member.Learn more about 7-Day Master Class
Magic & Meaning 2021$355.00 ($145.00 minimum deposit)Register
Hosted by the Magic & Mystery School Faculty, the Magic and Meaning Conference is an annual gathering of magicians, scholars, public speakers, professionals from many areas, and performers of diverse arts. It is for anyone who loves magic, storytelling, the philosophy of magic, and who wants to think about magic in new ways.
Attendance is strictly limited to 80 people so we can create a friendly, interactive community of learning and performing.Learn more about Magic & Meaning 2021
Master Class for Mentalism, 2021 - LIVE IN LAS VEGAS$695.00 ($350.00 minimum deposit)Register
Tuition is $695 if you register before Dec.15. After that, it will be $895.
Also: We are hoping this will be LIVE in LAS VEGAS...but of course, nothing is certain. If live classes are not possible by that time, the class will be online again, and the full tuition will be $350, the amount of your deposit for the live class.
In response to many requests and because of extraordinary demand, we are delighted to present this Master Class aimed exclusively at mentalists. Jeff McBride's Master Class is the premier program in contemporary magic where YOU and your performance take center stage in a safe and supportive setting.
At this Special Master Class, all of the performances, talks, and breakout sessions are focused on the performing art of MENTALISM. Regular faculty members Jeff McBride and Dr. Larry Hass will share their thoughts on Mentalism and Mystery Entertainment. And our Special Guest for the Class will once again be ROSS JOHNSON, perhaps the most successful corporate mentalist in the United States. This is a RARE opportunity to learn from Ross, because he does not write books and rarely speaks to groups of mentalists. We are thrilled to be able to spend several days with him finding out what has made him so successful.
Our focus for the 2020 Master Class for Mentalism will be on: THREE MODERN MASTERS: CASSIDY, RICHARDSON, AND WATERS.
(Special subjects for 2021 TBA)
This is an exciting opportunity, and it will sell out quickly. We hope that you will join us this November 11-14, 2020!Learn more about Master Class for Mentalism, 2021 - LIVE IN LAS VEGAS