Meet Our Faculty!
A school of any kind is as good as its teachers.
At the Magic & Mystery School, our teachers are world-class experts in their specialties. Just as important, they are trained and highly experienced educators, people who know how to help students to achieve their best potentials.
Please take note: many magicians today are using education language as a tactic to attract more of your education dollars. But they do not have the necessary skills and experiences to provide you with any more than you could get from a simple video or a standard magicians lecture. For education, as with medicine, music, writing, and other specialized skills, it is essential to go to experts rather than novices or pretenders.
For over 20 years, the Magic & Mystery School has educated magicians from all around the world. Our faculty of master teachers is the best in the business. Here they are:
In addition to his work as a performer, McBride is in demand as ateacher and lecturer for magicians and lay audiences.
Eugene Burger is "universally recognized as perhaps the finest close-up magician in the world."
Larry Hass, Ph.D.
Dr. Lawrence Hass is the Associate Dean of the McBride Magic & Mystery School and Professor of Humanities at Austin College (in north Texas).
Tobias Beckwith has worked for the last two decades as manager and producer for many of the world's leading magical performers.
Bryce Kuhlman builds and manages custom software and websites for some of the top names in the magic industry.
Abigail Spinner McBride
World's Best Support Team
Abigail McBride is a musician and artist, based in Las Vegas.
Robert E. Neale
Robert E. Neale is a prolific inventor and author of magic tricks and origami folds.
Dr. Richard Nongard
Stage hypnotist, psychotherapist and author
Enrico Pezzoli is an actor and director and magician with a background in history of drama and theatre.
Greg Gleason is an Illusionist, Sleight-of-Hand artist, Mentalist and Memory Expert.
Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz
Medicine and Magic
Dr. Rosenkranz has led the Course in Magic and Medicine, achieving CME accreditation for the program.
Bob Fitch Workshop
Bob Fitch shares his unique experience from 27 Broadway shows, on film and as coach & director for many top magicians in his workshops & lectures.
Tours & Events in Italy
Magic Experience Designer
George Parker is an internationally much asked for stand-up magician and corporate lecturer.
Master Class for Mentalism
Psychic Entertainer, Mind Reader, Clairvoyant, Mentalist!
Focus on Street Magic
Mario Morris is a renowned street performer and comedy magician who specializes in street theater.
Magic & Meaning
Kenton Knepper has changed magic and mentalism forever.
Raise the Bar
Widely recognized as one of the premier bar magicians of our time.
Katherine Rettke is a social worker and magic enthusiast who lives in the Washington D.C. area.
Jordan Wright is a Performance Artist and Filmmaker and the Company Manager of Jeff McBride's WONDERGROUND.
Video Artist in Residence
SteelFyre is a General Practitioner of Magic and a knife-throwing marksman.
McBrideMagic.TV and Wonderground Co-Host and weekly Las Vegas correspondent.
Performer, eternal student and best friend to magicians the world over.