Private Magic Coaching Session

Jonathan’s guidance was so insightful, I thought he might also be a mentalist. He quickly got to the heart of questions I had about persona, character development and presentation and I was truly inspired as a result.
Michael Granoff

We are all finding ways to stay creative and expand on our passions and skills. I’d like to help with that journey. To assist you in reaching your goals, I’m offering my magic consulting and coaching services, via Skype, Zoom, or Facetime. Each session lasts for one hour. We’ll focus on character, story, theme, structure, psychology and method. To find out more about my approach to coaching, keep reading this page. And then, fill out the form at the bottom to setup a session. I look forward to working with you!

Testimonials

“Jonathan is a superb talent who can do a multitude of things (actor, consultant, presenter, magician) very well.  Add "lecturer" to that list.  He is such a well-rounded performer that the information he will share with you is priceless!  Trust me.  He KNOWS what he's talking about! I ALWAYS listen to Jonathan when he gives me advice on my act.”
Jade
“There’s no question that Jonathan Levit is an amazing performer and creator. His resume speaks for itself. He also has a talent for direction and squeezing every little magic moment out of your set while keeping it personal to you and entertaining for audiences. I’m currently working with Jonathan on my set and I highly recommend you do the same. He is a world class performer and director without ego and a real caring desire to help you improve your performances. He will help you become a better magician.”
Mike Sendler
"My time spent working with Jonathan completely exceeded my expectation of what this would be.  He didn't just dive right into the trick I wanted to work on.  He took time to get to know me, ask questions, brainstorm and pull all the pieces together.  By the time we were done, I hadn't worked on one trick with him...I had the framework for an entire act!"
Pasquale Palazzolo
"Far and away one of our best lecturers this year! Killer magic, sharp construction, great philosophy. A lecture that should be seen by any level of performer."
David Doyle
(co-chair/Junior program at the Magic Castle)
“There are many ways for us to learn new and better techniques to achieve our magical effects.  But it is rare for us to receive deep insights into our overall character, stage presence, and how to make our overall performance be consistent with these.  Whether for platform or for close-up, Jonathan's breadth and depth of his performing experience, combined with his encyclopedic knowledge of magic and his thoughtful approach to teaching, make him a unique and valuable source of the guidance we all really need to move our routines from mere shallow tricks to deeply professional, engaging, and compellingly-baffling presentations.”
Kim Silverman, Ph.D.,
President Emeritus, Society of American Magicians (Silicon Valley)
“I learned more about performance, audience management, scripting, and presentation of character in your two hours of lecture than I have in the last year of developing my routines on my own.”
Charlie Feuerborn
(Magic Castle Junior member)

2019 Nominee for the Magic Castle
Lecturer of the Year

Jonathan’s career as a magician, actor, television host, magic consultant and producer, spans nearly 40 years. He has graced the covers, multiple times, of Magic Magazine and Genii Magazine—the premiere publications in the magic world. Levit is highly respected in all areas of magic, including sleight of hand, mentalism, and magic history, where his work alongside Neil Patrick Harris and his recreation on stage as Howard Thurston has gained him respect amongst his peers. His acting career began with a starring role as a con-artist magician in one of the most highly acclaimed episodes of “THE X-FILES“, playing opposite Ricky Jay. Levit played the coroner in “FLASHFORWARD“, and continued to work in numerous television shows and films on networks including NBC, USA, CBS and ABC playing magicians and non-magicians alike.

Jonathan has been the on camera host for various television series on networks including THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, THE SCIENCE CHANNEL, THE BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL, EQUATOR HD the FINE LIVING NETWORK. Combining magic and hosting, Jonathan was seen on VH-1 as the host and head judge of the celebrity reality magic series, CELEBRACADABRA. His appearance on FOX’s “MASTERS OF ILLUSION” further solidified his standing in the magic and entertainment industries.

He has worked as a magic consultant for some of the biggest Hollywood films and television shows including “NOW YOU SEE ME“, where he taught Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, and Ayla Fisher. He has also worked with Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, and Olivia Wilde in “THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE“, Jack Davenport in “FLASHFORWARD“, David Duchovny on “THE X-FILES” and many other notable actors in Hollywood. He has consulted on magic television series taking him to the Middle East and other parts of the world. He also served as producer and magic consultant for “HIP HOP HOUDINI” and was a technical advisor for the NBC sitcom “LIKE MAGIC”.

Jonathan is often hired to give private performances for the Hollywood elite such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Tony Curtis, Dulee Hill and Teri Hatcher and he continues to be a frequent performer at the world renowned Magic Castle in Los Angeles.

What to expect

Whenever I work with a new student, I listen. I’m interested in finding out who my student is, not just what tricks they want to work on. I have found that even if someone comes to me hoping to work on a specific effect, there is often so much more to uncover and strengthen. My sessions start with a conversation, but they usually end with many new ideas and new paths to explore. Through these discussions, I’m searching for the piece that will bring out qualities in each unique person and cause an audience to connect with them and truly care about who they are watching. There is an enthusiasm and energy that is cultivated. We can work on a specific piece or we can expand our discussions to focus on  effect, structure, psychology, character, framing and story.

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