About Mike Perrello


Mike Perrello is DC Area’s Leading Family Entertainment Expert and performs over 400 shows per year and is recognized by children and their parents everywhere! Mike’s interest in magic started at age 6. By the age of 12, Mike has performed magic shows for the local community, schools, camps and birthday parties and won a high school talent show. Mike is the most sought out entertainer for family events, schools and parties.


Our Magic School is the perfect ending to a school day.
If you are looking for a way to engage children in a fun and educational activity, our program is an exceptional choice. Magic is a great tool for building self-esteem, character and the social skills that are essential in the world today. Using magic tricks is a painless approach to teaching problem-solving strategies and even incorporating science and math so cleverly that kids don’t even realize they’re learning!
Our “After” School Magic Classes provides everything you need: entertainment, education, magic tricks and hands on instruction.


The 8 Traits of a True Magician

Students learn to introduce themselves enthusiastically. We remind them that they are performing their magic as a gift. Our “Power Practice” during class helps students be more prepared for performances. We teach our students what to say when they perform for family and friends. Also the ways to engage audiences and trust in their practice, so they can have fun while performing.
Students are encouraged to allow themselves to be different. We stress how true magicians do not take ideas from others without permission and are not afraid to fail. We help students add their own personal touch , because creativity is developed and not something we are all born with.
Students will learn the importance of being on time, being kind to their audience, and treating others the way they want to be treated. We encourage students to never interrupt or interfere when others are performing, and never brag about knowing how a trick is done!
We teach students how to be excited about their performance. We show the importance of smiling, using your voice to project confidence and hand gestures to make performances magical! Students also learn how identify traits about themselves that effect a performance. Things like being too loud, and having good posture. We even talk about how sleeping well, and eating healthy can help you perform better!
We teach that a true magician never brags about what they can do. They are always ready to learn more. We help students take comfort in admitting their mistakes. We also show how effectively
listen to others and learning from each performance experience helps them grow! The key to humbleness is be kind, help others succeed, give credit to others, and enjoy other people’s success.
Students will learn how to be the best version of themselves. We encourage each student to refrain from trying to be something they are not. Most importantly, we encourage our students to always be truthful, and not blame others! The goals we teach are to be entertaining, and be friends to others.
A true magician gives a gift to an audience. Students do this by being authentic while performing, and being humble with their skill. They give without expecting anything in return We encourage students to be creative and create a memory. The REAL gift is the feeling they get from performing. By giving the gift of magic, both the audience and the magician can benefit from the experience.
We teach the importance of: Practical, Practice, and more Practice. The best way to be prepared is to always have a plan. We do this by teaching how to have everything set-up before the show. Also, knowing the beginning, middle, and end of their performances. We teach students creative ways to respond to questions like, “How did you do that? Can you do it again? I know how you did it.”
The experience of magic is created only by performing for and interacting with other people. By applying these eight key traits of a true magician, the magic performance will be stronger. More importantly the same qualities can also build a successful life. Most often in magic, as in life, what you do is not as important as how you do it.

Every kid will have fun developing these skills – GUARANTEED!


  • Learn Fun and Exciting Magic.
  • Learn Life-Skills and Development Principles.
  • Receive a super secret handout for each lesson (featuring bonus tricks and lessons in magic history).
  • Receive a new magic trick prop at every class that goes with each lesson taught.
  • Fun and interactive games with in-class videos.
  • PLUS – Receive a special graduation surprise that will create a memory which will last a LIFETIME!
  • Each class kids create create their own tricks with household materials.

What Do Parents Think?

These are REAL QUOTES from parents of students that have graduated from the course:

  •  “My daughter has never been more excited to come home and show me what she’s learned!”
    ~ Joy Skinner, Parent 
  • “I can’t believe what this program has done for my child without them even realizing it.”
    ~ Cheryl Tripp, Parent 
  •  “Every week we’re treated to a magic show. This has boosted my daughter’s confidence so much!”
    ~ Sharon Chadwick, Parent 
  • “The way you guys run your programs and the things taught that these kids get, is how life skills should be experienced.”
    ~ The Spaller Family 
  • “I can’t say enough about this program. It’s perfect for my son.”
    ~ Deb Stauss, Parent

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“What is Life Skills Magic School?”
Life Skills Magic School is a premium magic course designed by a team of award winning magicians and created specifically to help children develop critical people skills that are quickly fading in today’s technology centric society.
“How does Life Skills Magic School teach life skills?”
This is not a magic class with life skills “sprinkled in”… it is a life skills course camouflaged as a magic class. Each class features one of the 8 traits of a true magician. These are the 8 important life skills we teach: Confidence, Respectfulness, Enthusiasm, Authenticity, Creativity, Humbleness, Preparedness, and Giving. The kids will learn tricks that highlight these life-skills and have access to videos that reinforce these traits.
“Will learning magic really help kids develop social skills?”
Yes, magic is an interactive art. We feel the most important benefits to be derived from magic come from performing for others. There is a complex cycle of verbal and non-verbal
communication flowing between the performer and the people watching that is unique to magic. We’ve developed a system that will insure every child gets to perform for someone, several times, in the positive, nurturing classroom environment.
“My child is really shy. Will he be able to do this?”
Absolutely! We have created a totally safe and nurturing environment for your child’s first few performances inside every class, and try particularly hard to insure a child’s confidence has every opportunity to grow from the very beginning.
“My daughter is interested in magic. Will this be appropriate for girls?”
Of course! Although historically, more boys than girls get into magic, in recent years that has changed. There are more girls than ever before performing magic and the percentage of girls learning magic is increasing every year! Life Skills Magic School was developed with these changes in mind.
“My son has already learned some magic from YouTube, will this still be appropriate for him?”
Absolutely. It’s unlikely he would have learned any of these specific tricks any place else. We have custom designed routines that can not be found anywhere online! Plus, we believe that just knowing the secret to how something is done is only the beginning. Additionally, the 8 traits of a true magician are unique to Life Skills Magic School and are exclusive to our curriculum! You won’t find these in ANY other magic class in your area!
“My child has never done magic before. Will they be able to do these tricks?”
Yes! Every trick is simple enough for a beginner and designed for small hands. No prior experience is necessary.
“Will the tricks learned ACTUALLY fool adults?”
Yes! We teach a wide variety of tricks and many will legitimately fool adults. Others may not, but they serve a purpose in teaching the kids how to respond in a variety of situations. For example, we teach the students what to say to audiences when someone says, “Can I see that?” or “I think I know how you did that.”
“My child has never expressed interest in becoming a magician is that ok?”
You betcha! Even if your child has never expressed interest in magic, most kids love watching and learning magic tricks. Our main purpose is to make sure your child is having FUN! This is why we include several fun games that kids get to play in each class. However, its not unusual, after the first class that kids are excited and THRILLED to be learning the secrets to magic!

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