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Contact: Tom Interval, 619-800-3780

Magician Tom Interval shares tricks of the trade

PITTSBURGH–April 7, 2004–Pittsburgh magician Tom Interval is offering lessons in sleight of hand, misdirection and magic performance this spring to serious magic enthusiasts.

Private and small-group lessons, held in Interval's Sewickley apartment, are designed for adults and children and cover three skill levels:

  • Spring into Magic (beginner): Easy-to-master close-up illusions
  • Apprentice (intermediate): Basic sleight-of-hand skills
  • Wonderworker (advanced): More complex sleight of hand

All lessons, which focus on performing magic with household items, such as playing cards, coins, rubber bands, safety pins, handkerchiefs, saltshakers and other props, include instruction on physical and psychological misdirection and presentation skills.

“One of the great things about magic is that people can apply it to so many areas of their lives,” says Interval. “Many students simply want to entertain family and friends, while others, including salespeople, teachers, doctors and other professionals, want to incorporate it into their work.”

Some key benefits of learning magic include:

  • Improved hand-eye coordination and dexterity
  • Enhanced creative ability to look at a problem from several perspectives
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Improved presentational skills
  • Heightened awareness of human behavior and perception
  • Reduced stress and improved quality of life from a fun, productive hobby

Interval, 37, has taught magic and sleight of hand for about 19 years. In addition to training magic-shop employees at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, he has conducted hundreds of private lessons and has taught locally at Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) and the Jewish Community Center. Tom also has published some of his sleight-of-hand tricks in M-U-M, the Society of American Magicians (SAM) national trade magazine.

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About Interval Magic
Interval Magic is a sole proprietorship based in San Diego, California. Owned and operated by magician Tom Interval, the business provides companies, the community, and consumers with close-up and stand-up magic performances, training and related services locally and nationally. To learn more, please visit