Preferring to keep a low profile and minimal internet presence, Tyler Erickson is the prototypical “Underground” magician. Over the last 30 years, he has made a living as a full-time corporate and private party entertainer. During that time, he’s also built a successful parallel career as a personal instructor, dedicated to helping other professionals (and serious amateurs) from around the world. And, lucky for us, he’s going to be sharing some of his best material and theory during a jam-packed Masterclass!
Tyler has created a one-of-a-kind custom Masterclass that is accessible to magicians of all skill levels. While there will be some advanced material, the majority of the content is practical, straightforward workers. This allows even those who are new to magic to work on something that might be a little challenging but is definitely within reach (and totally worth the effort!)
The only thing better than Tyler Erickson’s devastatingly good chops is his ability to explain complex topics in a direct, logical way that any magician can understand. From analyzing every aspect of an effect to the overall psychology of magic, Tyler understands what makes magic great. And, after watching the “Tyler Erickson Masterclass”, so will you!
Throughout this amazing Masterclass, you’ll learn finesses and tips on foundational sleight of hand, as well as unpublished original sleights designed to work better in strolling or platform environments. These adaptations are designed to reduce or redesignate the flash areas, increase fluidity, and improve reliability. (Workers will LOVE this).
If that isn’t enough, each sleight is built into a routine, and each routine is dissected into useful theoretical concepts that once understood can be transplanted into any of the magic you already do.
Learn how to access the power of your Gaze, Tension, Speech, Movement, and Internal Script for devastating results. Absorb expert insights into a standing performer’s choreography in relation to their performance surface. Experience magic broken down in a way unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
“Tyler Erickson understands the difference between stringing routines together into an act and weaving them together into a show.” Derek Hughes
"Rarely do I meet a magic teacher with the technical skills that Tyler possesses. His comprehensive knowledge of magic history and his ability to perform and teach are astonishing." Jeff McBride
"Tyler Erickson is a quite exceptional magician and a gifted teacher. One would be very fortunate to study with him." Eugene Burger
You’ll want to get yourself a nice notebook for this Masterclass because it is filled with invaluable information—a lot of which he is sharing for the first time on a broad scale. You’re guaranteed to walk away a better magician.
Get two complete 90-minute lectures followed by a live Q&A on Zoom for one low price. New subscribers to Masterclass Monthly can get it all for just $1/£1!
Session 1 - February 4, 2024 (4pm ET | NYC Time)
In Week 1, Tyler will be explaining a well-designed, practical Coins Across routine chosen specifically to help illustrate many of the core principles of magic choreography and design. It’s a mini-masterclass on how to utilize your performance surface to your greatest advantage.
Not to be overlooked are his innovations on an almost angle-proof Click Pass and tips on using the Classic Palm. Those who enjoy this level of detail will also treasure the Lightning Leipzig section in which Tyler details the real work on holding a truly invisible break. This is one of those details that can be an absolutely game-changer to your card magic, especially for those who do a pinky count.
Undoubtedly though, the surprise stunner of Week 1 for most magicians will likely be Tyler’s chapstick routine for impromptu situations when you only have a few seconds to dazzle someone. This will undoubtedly be a new favorite EDC for many of you.
Session 2 - February 11, 2024 (4pm ET | NYC Time)
Warm up your hands before Week 2 because Tyler will be diving deep into his knowledge of hardcore—but tremendously useful—card sleights. If you’re currently not looking to learn any hard moves, don’t worry. While the sleights are covered in tremendous detail, the surrounding ideas on theory, choreography, and motivation are incredibly helpful for improving your performance as a whole. As always, the emphasis is on working surrounded or close to it, so your efforts will be good for more than just a webcam.
Tyler will also be letting loose one of his most cherished secrets—a nearly instantaneous Diagonal Palm Shift. This unique variation does not telegraph compared to many other versions, and you’ll be learning a direct Card Under Box routine so you can put it into action right away. This is ridiculously beautiful, and a must-watch for anyone who is a fan of sleight-of-hand card magic. Also included is a pass designed for the standing performer, invisible to a seated audience from almost any angle… Including underneath! (Super useful for the stage or strolling)
Week 2 even covers a modern classic: Sponge Balls. Much like the previously taught Coins Across, this brief routine was specifically chosen to be both strong and practical, but also because it is a perfect way to leverage a false transfer for maximum impact. Tyler shares his Retention of Vision transfer, which not only looks great head-on, but also from both the right and left! He also includes the Al Schneider Transfer, one of the best sleights for universal application, and his preferred first choice when it comes to basics.
Best of all, Tyler is joined by his good friend and long term student (since he was 8!) Nick Diffatte. Nick purposefully chose not to revisit the Coins Across and Sponge Routine he had learned long ago, specifically so you could see what had stuck and what had gotten rusty. This gives the session a human feel, where you can get a sneak peek into professional training and the real-time discussions it provokes.
Live Q&A - February 25, 2024 (4pm ET | NYC Time)
Join Tyler live on Zoom to ask him any questions you have about the Masterclass or improving your magic in general.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: This Q&A is happening 2 weeks after the final lecture as opposed to the usual week after.