- THE WONDER OF MAGIC
- SECRET TALENT AND SKILLS
- YOUR MAGICAL CHARACTER
THE PERFORMER WITHIN
The ACADEMY of WONDER
The Academy of Wonder™ uses the licensed Discover Magic™ curriculum, a one-of-a-kind, internationally recognized program specifically tailored for 8 to 12 year old students. As the exclusive licensed presenter of “Discover Magic” for the Greater Los Angeles area, the Academy of Wonder™ offers a course like no other. Learn More…
Brian Smith started magic at the age of 12 when he was given the opportunity to take magic classes from Michael Ammar, the founder and creator of Discover Magic. Since that time he has had the opportunity to enjoy many successes that can, to a very large degree, be attributed to his early training and performance of magic. Learn More…
Mission & Vision
At the Academy of Wonder we are dedicated to maximizing the potential of magic to develop people and life skills in children, through performance-based learning experiences. It is our commitment to always provide a safe and nurturing environment that ensures that every magic student is afforded the opportunity to perform, over and over, until they are both comfortable and confident. Learn More…
“Every night we’re treated to a magic show. This has boosted their confidence so much!”Sharon Chadwick, Parent
“This truly sparked something in my son’s life and made him comfortable around other people!”Ben Smith, Parent
“My daughter has never been so excited to come home and show me what she’s learned!”Ben Smith
Brian Daniel SouthCo-Founder
8 KEY TRAITS OF A MAGICIAN
The experience of magic is created only by performing for and interacting with other people. By applying the eight key traits of a true magician, your magic will be stronger. More importantly the same qualities can also build a successful life. Most often in magic, as in life, what you do is not as important as how you do it.
Always be on time. Always be kind to your audience. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Never interrupt or interfere when others are performing. Never say you know how a trick is done.
Practice, Practice, Practice. Always have a plan. Have everything set-up. Know your beginning, middle, and end. Be ready for questions like, “How did you do that? Can you do it again? I know how you did it.”
Introduce yourself enthusiastically. Remember you are performing your magic as a gift. Be Prepared. Know what you will say. Engage with your audience. Trust in your practice and have fun performing.
Be happy. Smile. Be excited about your performance. Use your voice and use hand gestures. Don’t be too loud. Have good posture. Sleep well. and eat healthy, so you have energy.
Never brag about what you can do. Always be ready to learn. Admit your mistakes. Listen to and learn from others. Be kind. Help others succeed. Give credit to others. Enjoy other people’s success.
Allow yourself to be different. Don’t take ideas from others without permission. Don’t be afraid to fail. Add YOUR personal touch. Creativity is developed and not something you’re born with.
Be your best you. Don’t pretend to be something you are not. Be truthful. Don’t blame others. Don’t try to impress. Know the goal is to entertain. Don’t try to make friends, just be a friend to others.
Be Authentic. Give without expecting anything in return. Be Creative. Create a memory: the real gift is the feeling they get. Be Humble. Don’t tell others what an amazing gift you gave.