I am now well underway with my classes at the amazing Magic Castle right here in Hollywood, California. Have you ever been to the Magic Castle? It is actually rather hard to get into, unless you are a member, or are invited by a member, or perhaps invited by some of the non-magician staff that work there as well. One thing for sure is, if you ever have a chance to go to the Castle, TAKE IT!
To become a lifetime "Magician Member", and to be able to perform along with the other legendary and incredible magicians at the Castle, you must first pass the "audition". From every person I have spoken with, this audition is no joking matter. The Castle is very selective in who passes the audition, and for good reason. Being a magician member at the Magic Castle is a lot more than just being able to go there to have fun and see great shows. It means you are part of an elite group of magicians, almost like being part of a secret society.
So before I go forward with the audition, I am sharpening my skills by taking some advanced classes at the Castle. So far, the classes have been amazing. The teacher is fantastic, the fellow students are serious and dedicated magicians, and it allows you to a limited membership at the Castle so you can spend plenty of time watching and getting to know the phenomenal talents they have performing there.
So far, two people there have been so incredibly nice and helpful to me, it just blows me away. I won't say their names because I certainly do not have permission to do so, but one is an employee that works at the Castle (who happens to be an incredible magician as well) and the other is perhaps my favorite close-up magician frequenting the Castle these days. Their kindness and willingness to share their knowledge with me has been more than I could have ever asked for. Thank you guys. You have reminded me how important it is to always give back to the community and mentor and help others that look up to you or need the help.
More to come in the future. That is all for now. Ciao!
Magic Matthew is a young, ambitious, highly motivated and focused game changer. After over 15 years of rocking the legal world as one of L.A.'s best and brightest "Rising Star" litigators and trial lawyer, Matthew has now set his sights on Magic and the world of Magic in general. Watch close, if you blink, Matthew may not exactly disappear, but may have already taken the Magic World by storm. ;-)