The Young Wizards Club, founded by successful professional magician and educator, Kevin Jones, is pleased to announce that Michael Chaut, seasoned NY professional magician, and creator and founding producer of Monday Night Magic, New York’s longest running Magic Show, has agreed to join the Young Wizards Club team as its Professional Advisor.
“The Young Wizards Club is privileged to have someone of Michael Chaut caliber join our team and to have access to his knowledge, experience, advice and support” said Kevin Jones.
Michael Chaut said “I started performing magic at the age of eight and strongly believes that magic is a way for the shy child to be brought out of his or her shell. Many children have reached out through their magic tricks. In my case, the shy has become the outgoing and the impossible has become possible. The mission of the Young Wizards Club is very close to my heart and in joining the team, I am finally fulfilling a long held commitment to support the teaching of magic to children. I am excited by the Academy’s goal to bring both life skills and the art of magic to over thousands of children over the next five years through its program and future 501c Not for Profit Foundation”.
Kevin Jones is the Founder and Lead Instructor for the Young Wizards Club. Kevin is an experienced educator and magician, with a successful career spanning 25 years, including educational roles such as Chief Learning Officer for PricewaterhouseCoopers International, the world’s largest professional services firm. Kevin is proud to now use his experience to develop the next generation of young leaders of the future.
Michael Chaut is a seasoned professional magician who has captivated audiences for over 20 years at places like Monday Night Magic, Catch a Rising Star, The Rainbow Room, The Improvisation, and Dangerfield’s. He is a performing member of the prestigious Magic Castle in Los Angeles and is the creator and founding producer of Monday Night Magic, New York’s longest running Magic Show. Michael has performed his miracles on cruise ships and at tradeshows and corporate events. His television appearances include: FOX-TV, Good Morning New York, NBC’s Today Show and ABC’s Good Morning America. His corporate clientele are a veritable “Who’s Who” among Fortune 500 Companies including: IBM, Microsoft, American Express, Google, Deloitte, 1-800-FLOWERS, and Club Med.
Discover Magic is an innovative national educational program that was co-created by professional magicians and educators and is specifically designed to teach key life skills to 8-12 year olds through the process of learning to perform magic. Studies have shown practicing the art of magic helps students to build key qualities 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 not just magic, but how to interact successfully with other people. In fact, it’s best described as a life skills course camouflaged to look like a magic lesson. Kids become so engrossed and entertained in learning and performing the magic tricks they don’t realize they’re also developing incredibly valuable communication skills. Indeed, many opportunities for performing magic tricks arise later in adulthood, whether as an ice breaker for a businessman or a doctor who uses magic tricks to put their young patients at ease. Every Discover Magic class features custom created props, one of the Traits of a True Magician, Top Secret Private Files for every child and even special Bonus material the kids can unlock with a secret code after class. The tricks taught are specially designed for small hands and that will not only fool adults, but will develop and unlock exciting possibilities in every child.
For more information on Young Wizards Club, visit https://youngwizardsclub.com.
For more information on Monday Night Magic, visit http://mondaynightmagic.com
For more information on Discover Magic, visit http://discovermagic.com