The School of the Secret Hand



The School of the Secret Hand is a magic program for the beginner, intermediate and advanced student of the magic arts. The Secret Hand School is dedicated to promoting the art of magic as both a hobby and a way of life to people of all ages.


The School of the Secret Hand teaches the art of magic by utilizing theater principles and the methods used by magicians which will give you the skills required to create the effect of magic.


The goal of this program is to teach students how to express themselves through the magic arts. Magic develops hand eye coordination, builds self esteem, and is a great introduction into the world of theater and public speaking.



This program can be presented in a variety of settings which can include.



  • A one time lecture, demonstration and performance

  • A one time workshop

  • Multiple - Workshops and Classes

  • After school programs

  • Special education activities

  • Full or part time residencies

  • Summer camp activities

  • School assemblies

  • Group or private lessons




Magic as an occupational enhancement tool



Magic for the non-magician is a program designed to enhance communication skills for working professionals in all types of occupations. You will learn the fundamentals of magic and many magic effects which appear to require a lot of skill and hours of practice yet can be mastered in a short period of time. You will also learn how to present and entertain with magic.The use of magic has had proven success in the following fields.




Healthcare Industry



Magic is a great tool for those in the medical profession, for some going to see a doctor or a dentist can be a very unnerving experience an anxious patient can be put at ease with a magic trick or two. Occupational therapists have had great success using magic as a therapeutic aid. The movements required to learn a simple magic trick help clients regain lost physical skills while increasing motivational levels and self-esteem. Many in the medical profession including the American Occupational Therapy Association have endorsed the use of magic. 




Educators



Teachers are always looking for engaging ways to gain the attention of students, regulate the classroom and win the respect of the children they teach. This program is especially helpful for new teachers and substitute teachers. The use of magic in the classroom has been encouraged by many education experts.




Food Service Industry 



Bartenders and food servers can maximize their tip earning potential by learning how to entertain with magic. You will learn how and when to entertain for maximum effect which is the real secret to getting big tips. 



Sales



Including magic in your presentations, you can increase your sales by leaving a memorable impression on your prospects.  Magic will make you more effective in all aspects of your marketing and sales, which will lead to open doors and opportunities to meet with decision makers. 




Learning to use Magic will help you


 

  • Enhance your image

  • Boost your likeability factor

  • Increase your problem solving skills

  • Promote your business or profession

  • Convincingly persuade others

  • Sell your ideas, products and services

  • Raise your level of happiness

  • Strengthen your relationships

  • Establish rapport

  • Engage others



Note-The Secret Hand School is derived from my misspent youth watching Kung Fu Theater and the techniques used by magicians to entertain, which I call Mano Secreta or the way of the Secret Hand.






Entertaining with Balloons



Using a balloon as your medium you will learn the basics of balloon design. You will also learn to improvise and make advanced creations. Balloon art develops motor skills, self-confidence, promotes creativity and the use of the imagination. All programs are hands on and can be done in both large and small groups. Balloon art can be taught at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Balloon art lessons can be presented in a variety of settings which can include.




  • A one time lecture, demonstration and performance

  • A one time workshop

  • Multiple - Workshops and Classes

  • After school programs

  • Special education activities

  • Full or part time residencies

  • Summer camp activities

  • School assemblies

  • Group or private lessons





Street Magic Transit Safety Program



Street Magic has educated and entertained thousands of California's youth on the subject of pedestrian and bicycle safety. The goal of Street Magic has always been to teach the skills required to navigate safely through our busy cities and neighborhoods.


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