A Master Teacher

 

"Larry Hass is an inspiring teacher and a joyful man to know."  -- Teller

Having won many awards for his teaching in college classrooms, over the past 17 years Lawrence Hass has emerged as a world leading teacher of magic.  

Since 1999, Lawrence Hass has been teaching magic and directing magicians at every level of experience, from relative beginners to full-time working pros.

Applying his expert knowledge of magic and theater arts, Larry has worked with many hundreds of magicians--one-on-one or in groups, live and online--to help them become more effective performers of magic.

As the Associate Dean of Jeff McBride's Magic & Mystery School, Larry spends several weeks each year teaching Master Classes with Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger. He is also celebrated for delivering high-energy, high-impact lectures and workshops to magic groups and conventions all over the world. Finally, he works intensely with individual magicians, either in person or through Skype, where he guides their development in magic or directs their acts or shows.

To get a taste of Larry’s skill and style as a magic teacher, you might watch his 5-Star lecture at Penguin Magic. But perhaps the best way to appreciate his qualities as a teacher is by reading below what his students and clients have to say about him. 

Praise 

"Larry Hass is a Master Teacher. He somehow succeeds in boosting your confidence while he gives you the best constructive criticism you could ever ask for.”  — Butzi, Paris, France

"Larry is an exceptional teacher who teaches the whole person in a thoughtful, insightful, and transformative way. Every time I practice, every time I perform, Larry Hass is in my head. That's how big a difference he has made in my magic."  — Dana Douglas, Los Angeles

“In all my fifty-three years of performing magic, I have never had the privilege of working with a more knowledgeable, kind, patient, and skilled teacher of the art than Dr. Lawrence Hass.”  — Daryl Howard, Dallas

“[Larry’s] workshop was the most valuable experience I have ever had as an evolving, growing magician."  — Arthur Kurzweil, New York

"Larry loves performing magic, but he loves teaching magic even more. At the end of an hour session with him, you’ll leave convinced you and your magic were the only reason he woke up that morning.  Every time I leave a session working with Larry, I go home with a commitment to practice all night long."  — Geoff Grimes, Dallas

"If you are serious about having a coherent show that people can relate to, don't miss Larry's workshop. You won't be disappointed."  —Robert Mills, Maryland

“Larry Hass deeply understands what makes magic happen in an audience's mind. But more than that: he possesses a keen and unique ability to guide performers to their own true magic so they can reveal it with dignity and heart."                                                    — Jim Vines, New York, 2016 Close-Up Champion and People's Choice Winner, International Brotherhood of Magicians  

“Working with Larry Hass has been a career changing experience. Larry’s knowledge of magical effects and sleights, along with theater training makes him the ideal choice for anyone looking to develop and improve their character, magical effects, routines, scripting and staging. Most importantly, Larry is extremely thoughtful and caring in their advice his gives you.”                      —Phil Ackerly, San Francisco Bay Area, 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee for Best Entertainer, Parent’s Magazine

"Dr. Hass is a passionate teacher of magic with the uncanny ability to cut straight to the core of the student's needs with deep knowledge and warm compassion: lifting that student to the next level on their wizardly journey."  — Stonewick, North Carolina

"Lawrence Hass is a brilliant teacher! His passion and respect inspired and helped me to aim my magic career to better and higher goals!"    — Caíque Tostes, Batatais, Brazil

"Dr. Larry Hass is one of the best teachers in the magic community. Through Dr. Hass, I have learned to take the basic effects that I perform, and create a better, more magical experience for my audience. I highly recommend Dr. Larry Hass as a teacher for anyone who wants to improve their skills in magic as a performance art!"  — Stephen Radley, Pennsylvania

"Larry is a skilled, bright, wise, creative, energetic, and inspiring teacher and learner who encourages me to stretch and grow as a magician and a person."  —Michael Smith, Dallas

"Larry is 200% focused on sharing his extensive knowledge and experience and on challenging you in order to guide you becoming the magician you want to be."  — Alexis Brouard, Brussels, Belgium

“Larry Hass has the talent, know-how, empathy, and class to help you achieve your goals in magic!”  —Tim Glander, Whitewater, Wisconsin

"I have witnessed, time and again, Larry's Hass's dedication to raising the performance art of every performer who has turned to him for advice. His expertise in character development, theater arts, and the use of deep methods challenges every student to continuously evolve their act. Larry's openness in how his own routines have matured, but more importantly why these changes were made, demonstrates the process every performer should pursue to create magical gifts for their audiences."  —Larry Darbonne, Los Angeles