Interval Magic


MARCH 29–APRIL 26, 2020

Learn how to perform mind-blowing magic tricks from Tom Interval, a San Diego-based professional magician who has taught magic for more than 30 years!

  • What: 5-week children's classes (ages 9–17)
  • When: Sundays, 03/29/20–04/26/20, 3:30–5:00 p.m.
  • Where: North Park, San Diego

NOTE: Each child must be accompanied by one parent or guardian (no more than one adult per child, please).

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Performing mind-blowing magic is easier than you think! Join San Diego magician Tom Interval for this five-week introductory close-up magic class for children ages 9 to 17.

Learn how to:

  • Make something disappear
  • Perform astonishing card tricks
  • Destroy something and magically restore it
  • Read someone's mind and predict the future
  • Present a perplexing rope trick
  • Cause three small balls to penetrate three cups

Even more important, Tom will teach you how to entertain the people who watch your magic while using simple psychology and misdirection techniques to thoroughly amaze them.

Yes, technically mastering the magic tricks themselves through repeated practice and rehearsal is essential. But the true secret of any magic performance—even at the beginning level—is the person performing it and how he or she interacts with the audience to create a truly magical experience.

As you learn these lessons, you'll develop practical skills few other hobbies offer: interpersonal communication, public speaking, elocution, acting, improvisation, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, creativity, and the development of a short performance routine.

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Class Schedule

Sun. March 29: 3:30–5:00 p.m.

Sun. April 5: 3:30–5:00 p.m.

Sun. April 12: 3:30–5:00 p.m.

Sun. April 19: 3:30–5:00 p.m.

Sun. April 26: 3:30–5:00 p.m.

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3820 Georgia St., San Diego CA 92103. The location is about one mile from the San Diego zoo. The exact address is given only to paid registrants due to privacy. [Neighborhood Map]

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Maximum Class Size

Four students (and one parent or guardian per student), so early registration is recommended.

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$295 for a total of 7.5 hours of lessons (includes all applicable props, video tutorials, digital instruction sheets, and email/phone support). By taking this group class, you save 51% compared to my $80 hourly rate for one-on-one private instruction.

Payments Accepted:

  • Credit Card via secure PayPal checkout (account not needed)
  • Check (personal or business)

If you pay by check, please contact Tom to let him know you're doing so, then send the check for $295, payable to Interval Magic, to the following address:

Interval Magic
P.O. Box 16561
San Diego, CA 92176

Your payment must be received by Sunday, March 29, 2020, before class begins.

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More Info

Each child must be accompanied by one parent or guardian (no more than one adult per child, please). If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Tom at 619-800-3780 or email him from the Contact page of this website.

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About Tom Interval

Tom IntervalTom Interval is a professional San Diego-based magician who has captivated audiences at numerous venues in his hometown of Pittsburgh, San Diego, and along the East Coast, including Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia.

A member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), Society of American Magicians (SAM), and Academy of Magical Arts (AMA/Magic Castle), Tom has taught magic to adults and children since 1985 and considers teaching one of his all-time favorite pursuits.

During his classes, he emphasizes the importance of combining showmanship with physical and psychological misdirection to develop highly visual, interactive, mind-boggling magic performances.

Tom, who has a BA in professional writing and minors in communications and management from La Roche University in Pittsburgh, has worked full time in the field of marketing communications, written an e-book about the 19th century Irish conjurer Harry Houdin (not to be confused with Harry Houdini), published instructional articles in international magic journals, and produces private and public magic-related videos.

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Enthusiastic children volunteering in Tom's magic class


★★★★★ Yelp five-star review: “Such a great experience! I knew nothing about magic before I met Tom. He's just the right combination of performer, technician, and enthusiast. His passion comes through in his teaching. You not only learn the techniques, but the spirit behind the trick, the nuances, and the patter and presentation that make them so good. After my first couple lessons I was able to perform a handful of tricks for my friends and they were blown away. As you learn, you get to see his ability first hand as a performer. Tom Interval is the real deal.”

Eric E., San Diego

★★★★★ Yelp five-star review: “Tom is an amazing magician and an even better instructor!!! He listened to what I was interested in learning and tailored a phenomenal curriculum to what I was looking for. He is very clear and explains things well. His videos and visual aids are so clear and easy to follow. They really helped me practice. He is always available when I have questions about the material. I highly recommend taking lessons from Tom if you are interested in learning magic.”

Sameer Sikora, San Diego

★★★★★ Yelp five-star review: “My son has always loved magic and recently asked if he could take lessons. Tom's name appeared on a Google search and he has many high reviews. Tom is an amazing detailed oriented teacher. He is so passionate about teaching his lessons often go over the hour he is paid. He is kind and patient and makes sure you understand and can perform the magic trick correctly. My son looks forward to his lesson every week. Highly recommend.”

Kirsten Aristizabal, San Diego

★★★★★ Yelp five-star review: “I hired Tom as a magic coach/instructor to help me get to a level where I could start performing again. A typical teacher would just teach you a few tricks, but Tom went above and beyond. He really got to know my goals, and we mapped out a plan to help me achieve those goals, and then got to work. So, while he did teach me new tricks, he also helped me with my presentation, confidence and gave me new ways to think about magic. I highly recommend Tom as a magic teacher and coach.”

Andrew Motiwalla, Cofounder, Global Leadership Adventures, San Diego

“You have given me a whole new perspective on magic. Not just magic but also you have shown me the best practices for engaging an audience and the overall performance. Thank you for your time, patience, generosity and your ability to make things look easy.”

Jet, Middle-School Student

“Kids in Tom's magic classes not only learn tricks, they have the experience of relating to an adult who genuinely enjoys teaching kids to love what he loves.”

Dee Giffin Flaherty, Writer, Pittsburgh's Child

“Thanks so much for sharing your skills. Your class was tremendous.”

Dee Giffin Flaherty, Writer, Pittsburgh's Child

“Interval is patient and kind, yet firm, while guiding them through the…trick. He was planning to teach his class for three weeks, but the students enjoyed it so much, they wanted another session.”

Lynne Margolis, Staff Writer, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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