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In addition to over 20 years of in-person teaching experience, I am now also offering Virtual classes to reach your group.

I am happy to say my online lessons have been presented to over 10,000 students in the past year alone.

My programs have been adjusted to fit Program Partner needs and budgets nation-wide.

Who is this guy John Reid anyway?

John Reid Started the Tricky Business Magic Academy after over 20 years of teaching magic classes and summer camps. Using this experience John and an international team of professional educators and magical thinkers have honed a special curriculum that perfectly fits the varied needs of our program partners. 

What makes these classes so great?

Why is Tricky biz the best?

How does this all work?

You'll Learn:

  • How to make an object DOUBLE in size.

  • How to make money APPEAR from thin air.

  • And one of my favorite CARD TRICKS

Spaghetti Madness

The W.O.W

*kids 7-12*  •  35 - 40 Minutes

What is the WOW Magic Workshop?

This is a great workshop for kids (ages 7-12) to learn how to do three amazing magic tricks using things from around the house! we have different versions of this program perfect for groups or repeat families.

You'll Learn:

  • How to see through SOLID objects.

  • How to make money LEVITATE.

  • And how to make playing cards TELEPORT through the deck!!

Infinity Tube

You'll Learn:

  • How to make cards magically FLIP OVER in the deck.

  • How to make a quarter SHRINK.

  • How to BEND steel with our minds.

The Secrets of Magic

Seating for this event is usually limited to 15-30 devices so please let me know if you think you will exceed so I can better prepare.

Online Shows for Teens.

*Ages 12 & Up*

• 40 Minutes

"The Power of the Mind: Smart Magic for Smart Kids." Using books, playing cards, and other everyday items, John engages the audience's five senses to create the illusion of a sixth sense!

The Power of the Mind


Online Balloon Twisting

• 60 Minutes

*Ages 12 & Up*

This class is taught online with a limit of 15 kits delivered to the library.

Bend, Squish, Twist!!

One Day Wonders


• Minutes

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Become a Program Partner