Professional Magician and Magic Teacher, Jason Carling, of Utah Valley Magic Academy was invited to be on the hit Utah TV Show, Studio 5 on KSL Channel 5 Utah! Jason talked about his unique magic classes and performed some magic with Studio 5 host, Brooke Walker. Jason even taught several kids some magic on the air! Watch the video below for a compilation of the clips from the show!!! The show aired March 23, 2016.
We are proud to announce that the internationally acclaimed program Discover Magic (the one we use here at Utah Valley Magic Academy) has been featured in an article by the famous MAGIC Magazine!
MAGIC Magazine is probably the most influential magazine for magicians available today! It debuted in September 1991, by Stan Allen, with its first issue featuring Lance Burton on the cover. Over the years it has also featured David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Penn & Teller, Mike Caveney, and Mac King!
In 2005 MAGIC Magazine was deemed the world's largest-selling publication for magicians by Guinness World Records and in 2007 MAGIC Magazine was also listed as one of the Chicago Tribune's 50 favorite magazines in their annual summer list.
The article on our Discover Magic program is featured in the March 2016 issue (available here) and also covers the Discover Magic Convention (where Utah Valley Magic Academy won the Discover Magic Golden Key of Excellence Award). To learn more about our Discover Magic Program, click here. To find out our current class schedule, click here!
We had Fox 13 News (Utah) come and film our magic classes today! We had 2 TV spots: one at 5pm and the other at 9pm. Check out both videos below! Contact Us for more info on our Magic Classes!
5PM News on Fox13
9PM News on Fox13
Photo: Jason and Marcela Carling, of Utah Valley Magic Academy, receive Award from famed magicians Johnny Thompson, Lance Burton, Mac King and Michael Ammar in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at a special banquet in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jason and Marcela Carling, of Utah Valley Magic Academy, received the Discover Magic Golden Key of Excellence Award from famed magicians Johnny Thompson, Lance Burton, Mac King and Michael Ammar, for their contributions to the development of the internationally recognized, educational program Discover Magic.
"It is such an honor to be recognized by some of the Greatest magicians of our time!" said Jason. "Our magic classes are meant to help young kids unlock their potential, not only in the art of magic, but as successful people no matter what they choose to do in life."
The Discover Magic program implemented by Utah Valley Magic Academy is an educational curriculum designed to help kids learn important life skills, such as being prepared, being confident, showing empathy towards others, and other essential communication skills to help them excel in anything they may choose to do later in life.
You can click here to contact Utah Valley Magic Academy for more information.
Utah Valley Magic Academy (UVMA) had a booth at the American Fork Fitness Center's annual Health and Fitness Fair, to promote the new magic classes that will be offered there. Please click here to read the article and see more pictures directly from the Daily Herald's website. One child was quoted as saying “I liked the magician the best. He made a coin just appear in a bottle. It was so cool!”
Current magic classes will be on Saturdays at the AF Fitness Center starting January 23 and also at the Pleasant Grove Rec Center starting February 20.
Local Magician Jason Carling Earns Exclusive License to Present “Discover Magic” Educational Program in the Utah County Area
Photo: Owners of Utah Valley Magic Academy, Jason and Marcela Carling, with famed magician and co-creator of Discover Magic, Michael Ammar.
National Program Created by a Team of Magicians Including Famed, Award-Winning Magician Michael Ammar, Teaches Essential Life Skills to Young Children through the art of illusion.
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.