Local magician Jason Carling has been awarded the exclusive rights to teach the Discover Magic educational program in the Utah County area. This national program is specially designed to teach key life skills to 8-12 year olds through the process of learning to perform magic. The course was created by internationally-known, award winning, magician and educator Michael Ammar, and his creative team after nearly twenty years of research.
Studies have shown that the art of magic helps students build key life skills like self-discipline, self-confidence and interpersonal abilities. In fact, scientists frequently study magicians’ techniques to gain new insight into how the human mind works. The Discover Magic course is an educational program specifically designed to teach Respect, Creativity, Confidence and preparedness among other things. In fact, it’s best described as a life skills course camouflaged to look like magic lessons. Kids become so engrossed and entertained in learning the magic tricks that they don’t realize they’re acquiring skills whose benefits they’ll reap for a lifetime. Indeed, many opportunities for performing magic tricks arise later in adult life, whether as an ice breaker for businessmen or a doctor who uses magic tricks to put their young patients at ease.
“We’re proud to award Jason the exclusive rights to operate the Discover Magic program in Utah Valley,” said magician Michael Ammar, co-founder of Discover Magic. “Our program has been proven to teach essential life skills like creativity, confidence, planning and practice that last a lifetime. Studies have consistently shown that kids who learn magic grow up to be adults who are more analytical and discerning, develop keen empathic abilities and social skills.”
Every Discover Magic class features custom created props, one of the Traits of a True Magician, Top Secret file folders for every child and even special bonus material the kids can unlock online with a secret code after each class. The tricks taught are specially designed to encourage and reinforce the life skill being focused on during that lesson.