Discover How The Secrets of Magic  Can Change The Life Of Your Child!

John Reid’s Tricky Business Magic Academy is part of an innovative national educational program specially designed to help children 8-12 years old discover key life skills while learning to perform easy & fun magic tricks.

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John Reid’s Tricky Business Magic 

Academy is NOW Online!

• Learn from the comfort of your own home 

• Small classes for individual attention 

• Members only area to unlock bonus content 

• 4 distinctly different courses 

• Includes 8 custom create magic tricks 

• New classes starting soon – Don’t Miss Out!

Give Loads of Fun with Magic Classes To Your Child, While They Develop Better Online Learning

Skills and Improve Important Life Skills!

Hidden in these fun and interactive classes are 

simple and powerful life changing lessons. 

Through the act of performing magic and 

working with others, your child will develop 

priceless communication and people skills – 

without even realizing it.

Performing magic does so much more than just promote self confidence. Throughout the program, your child will explore their creativity, practice speaking skills, and develop sequential thinking. At the end of the program, your child will have cool magic tricks, new perspectives, and unforgettable experiences.  

Discover Magic is a one-of-a-kind, internationally recognized program  created by some of the top magicians of our time.

Tricky Business Magic Academy is taught exclusively by  John Reid — Nominated as Long Islands Best Artist 6  consecutive years! He was awarded the first golden key of excellence award for his contributions to the art of magic,  presented by master magicians; Lance Burton, Mac King and the late Johnny Thompson. John Reid was also  presented with the Society of American Magicians North  Atlantic Region Award of Excellence.

John Reid’s Tricky Business Magic Academy Reviews & Comments from Happy Parents!

Discover The Real

Secrets of Magic

For centuries, the best magicians have learned the secrets of magic from other magicians. 

With the Discover Magic program, that tradition continues as the secrets of a true magician are passed down from magician to young magician. 

Every Discover Magic class features: 

  • Custom Created Props

  • One of the Traits of a True Magician

  • Top Secret file folders for every child

  • 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.

What You Get

Learn, Practice, and


Discover Magic students come away confident and ready to share what they have learned with family and friends.  Plus, each magic trick reinforces a critical life skill that goes way beyond the magic.  

  • The course is broken down into eight sessions taught over four weeks, and each session is about 45 minutes long.

  • BONUS: on Fridays, "office hours" are open just before dinner-time on zoom for practice sessions and to answer any questions the student has about what they're learning.

Unlock Your

Child's Potential

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. 

Don't Miss these Upcoming Tricky Business

Magic Academy Classes. Sign Up Today!

Each of John Reid’s Tricky Business Magic Academy Wand Courses are eight (8) weeks.

Classes usually fill up fast as we limit the number of students per course, so everyone getsindividual attention.

Click the button below the scheduled Magic Academy class to sign your child up now.

January 11th– March 1, Mondays @ 5:00 PM

March 16th – May 4th, Tuesdays @ 3:30 PM

This is a great course to begin your Magic Academy Training. Only $200, ask about our sibling and friends discounts.


Green Wand Course

Unlocking Mystery

March 15th – May 3rd , Mondays @ 4:00 PM

March 21st – May 9th , Sundays @ 12:30 PM

Select this course if you have already completed the Purple Wand Course. Great next step in your child's Magic Skills training… Only $200, ask about our sibling and friends discounts.

January 19th – March 9th, Tuesdays 5 pm

April 7th – May 26th, Wednesdays 4:30 pm

Select this course if you have already completed the Purple Wand Course. Great next step in your child's Magic Skills training… Only $200, ask about our sibling and friends discounts.

Orange Wand Course

Unlocking Wonder

Blue Wand Course

Unlocking Curiosity

March 30 – May 18, Tuesdays @ 5 PM

Select this course if you have already completed the Purple WandCourse. Great next step in your child's Magic Skills training… Only $200, ask about our sibling and friends discounts.

Don't forget to ask about our sibling and friends discounts!

Register for John Reid's Tricky Business Magic School to Unlock Your Child's Inner Magician!

Here's How To Get Started:

The currently available course dates are in the link below, so go ahead and 

If you have additional questions, 

please feel free to contact me directly: 

John Reid

(516) 528-1118

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Magic Shows

Long Island Magic Shows

Looking to add some magic to your next event or party? John offers a variety of magic shows that are all geared for different ages so you can find the show that best fits your event!

  Magic Classes

Lond Island Magic Classes

John's second passion is teaching, and as the sole long island representative of the Discover Magic program you can enroll your kids in magic classes not offered anywhere else!


Long Island Balloons

John is also an accomplished balloon artist having earned the world record for "World's Largest Balloon Sculpture by a Single Person." From epic sculptures to superheroes and princesses, Trickybusiness is the perfect way to add some flexible fun to your next event!