Joe Romano has appeared in front of over 2 million elementary school children. His “Ultimate” School Assemblies delight children with their mix of education and magic!
He has appeared in every major theme park in the United States including Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Texas and Six Flags America. His appearances include The White House, Disney Cruise Lines and halftime appearances at The Washington Redskins football games. Most recently, Romano was chosen to open for First Lady, Michele Obama at the “Read Across America” celebration at the Library of Congress.
For 17 years Mike Hummer performed full time at Al’s Magic Shop, Washington’s oldest magic establishment. During a 1985 visit to the shop, Vice President George Bush watched Mike perform and said, “This guy is good!”.
Within the magic fraternity, Mike is well respected. As a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, he was appointed territorial representative for the Washington DC area for two consecutive years.
We offer 3 Ways to Discover the Magic!
Free Educational Assembly
We teach life-skills in what we call:
The 8 Traits of a True Magician
The experience of magic is created only by performing for and interacting with other people. By applying these eight key traits of a true magician, the magic performance 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.
Your Child Will:
- Learn Fun and Exciting Magic
- Learn Life-Skills and Development Principles.
- Receive a super secret file folder for each lesson (featuring bonus tricks and lessons in magic history).
- Get a key card to my special online “MAGIC” vault
- Unlocking new magic with a secret code each class day.
- Fun and interactive games with in-class videos.
- Custom designed “kid-friendly” tricks and supplies.
- PLUS – Receive a special graduation surprise that will create a memory with will last a LIFETIME!
What Do Parents Think?
These are REAL QUOTES from parents of students that have graduated from the course:
My daughter has never been more excited to come home and show me what she’s learned!
I can’t believe what this program has done for my child without them even realizing it.
Every night we’re treated to a magic show. This has boosted their confidence so much!
I can’t say enough about this program. It’s perfect for my son.
What is Ultimate Magic Academy?
Ultimate Magic Academy is a premium magic course designed by a team of award winning magicians and created specifically to help children develop critical people skills that are quickly fading in today’s technology centric society.
How does Ultimate Magic Academy teach life skills?
This is not a magic class with life skills “sprinkled in”… it is a life skills course camouflaged as a magic class.
Each class features one of the 8 traits of a true magician. These are the 8 important life skills we teach: Confidence, Respectfulness, Enthusiasm, Authenticity, Creativity, Humbleness, Preparedness, and Giving.
The kids will learn tricks that highlight these life-skills and have access to videos that reinforce these traits.
Does learning magic really help kids develop social skills?
Yes, magic is an interactive art. We feel the most important benefits to be derived from magic come from performing for others.
There is a complex cycle of verbal and non-verbal communication flowing between the performer and the people watching that is unique to magic.
We’ve developed a system that will insure every child gets to perform for someone, several times, in the positive, nurturing classroom environment.
My child is really shy. Will they be able to do this?
We have created a totally safe and nurturing environment for your child’s first few performances inside every class, and try particularly hard to insure a child’s confidence has every opportunity to grow from the very beginning.
My daughter is interested in magic. Will this be appropriate for girls?
Of course! Although historically, more boys than girls get into magic, in recent years that has changed.
There are more girls than ever before performing magic and the percentage of girls learning magic is increasing every year! Ultimate Magic Academy was developed with these changes in mind.
My son has already learned some magic from YouTube, will this still be appropriate for him?
Absolutely. It’s unlikely he would have learned any of these specific tricks any place else. We have created custom made props, cards, and routines that can not be purchased anywhere online!
Plus, we believe that just knowing the secret to how something is done is only the beginning.
Additionally, the 8 traits of a true magician are unique to Ultimate Magic Academy and are exclusive to our curriculum! You won’t find these in ANY other magic class in your area!
What kind of tricks are you going to teach?
Ultimate Magic Academy features a wide range of tricks from making things appear and disappear to reading minds and passing a solid through a solid.
Many of these tricks are unique to our program and they all feature a kid friendly presentation.
(Don’t worry, we won’t teach them how to make their sibling disappear!) 😉
My child has never done magic before. Will they be able to do these tricks?
Yes! Every trick is simple enough for a beginner and designed for small hands.
No prior experience is necessary.
Will the tricks learned ACTUALLY fool adults?
Yes! We teach a wide variety of tricks and many will legitimately fool adults.
Others may not, but they serve a purpose in teaching the kids how to respond in a variety of situations.
For example, we teach the students what to say to audiences when someone says, “Can I see that?” or “I think I know how you did that.”
My child has never expressed interest in becoming a magician is that ok?
You betcha! Even if your child has never expressed interest in magic, most kids love watching and learning magic tricks.
Our main purpose is to make sure your child is having FUN! This is why we include several fun games that kids get to play in each class.
However, its not unusual, after the first class that kids are excited and THRILLED to be learning the secrets to magic!