Voila! The School of Astonishment has rave reviews!

Best After-School Experience!

★★★★★ Review

Best after school experience! My son learned so many tricks and performed them with confidence that was built through the class. The kids were all captivated and excited to be a part of the magic class. We are looking forward to another session. I highly recommend it!!!

Marina McCarron

Prepare to be Amazed!

★★★★★ Review

If you want a child to be completely emerged and engaged. This is the program for you. Mr. John Abrams has a ‘magical’ way of connecting with students; and teaching them not just Magic Tricks, but life lessons as well. Students at school are always excited to be going to class and showing the tricks they have learned with their friends. Totally the talk at the lunch tables! Mr. Abrams is a joy to work with, and is very accommodating. All I can say is… Prepare to be Amazed!

Mackenzie Coyler – Programs – Christ Lutheran Costa Mesa

Thanks for inspiring him!


Joel is really showing an interest in learning more. Thanks for inspiring him and igniting more of the magic fire. Looking forward to seeing all the amazing tricks he learns from you.

Hadara Mandel – Mom

So proud!


Thanks so much for putting together an awesome magic show with the kids. Carter had so much fun and was so proud!

Heather Lehman – Mom

Nolan LOVED your class!


Nolan LOVED your class!

Marina McCarron – Mom

Super Excited!


Emily enjoys your magic class very much! She is always super excited to attend your classes and I can’t wait for the magic show!

Renee Rettally

The kids were so excited


The kids were so excited all day long today. I’m so grateful that we as a school have gotten to know your program.

MacKenzie Coyler – After-School Programs Lead

She loved it so much!


Adlie LOVES magic camp!!! She did a magic show for us last night 🙂 She loved it so much and I can tell how much you care about the kids! Thank you for all you do! 

Jessica Young – Mom

Fantastic Show

★★★★★ Review

John put on a fantastic show for our school students. He showed up early to prepare for the event, and booking process was so smooth. I would definitely recommend him. Make sure you book him, you will not regret it !

School of Astonishment is awesome

★★★★★ Review

School of astonishment is so awesome. My 9 year old loves it. He is so excited to join class every week. He is heard and valued in class. He has really opened up as he tends to be shy. He’s not only learning magic tricks he’s also learning to be confident to be respectful and so much more.

  • Rosabelle Mar – Mom

Highly Recommended!

★★★★★ Review

My daughter (8 years old) LOVES this magic class! It’s the only zoom class she enjoys, it is VERY interactive with all materials provided. She has learned LOTS of magic tricks and loves to perform them for family and friends. This class also teaches great life skills and lessons for any young performer or aspiring public speaker. Highly recommend this fun, uplifting program.

  • Miranda Marlow – Mom

Exceeds our Expectations

★★★★★ Review

John is an amazing magician and manages to entertain and fascinate kids and adults alike with his tricks! We’ve used him for many girl scout events and school assemblies and he always exceeds our expectations. We would not hesitate to use him again. He is very professional and easy to work with.

  • Jill Pang – GSOC

Incredibly Meaningful


Your class has been an absolute highlight of Shai’s year. It has given him something to look forward to and someone to connect with, and has just been incredibly meaningful.

  • Deborah Halborstadt – Mom

Such a great thing you’re doing for our children!


I just wanted to thank you for allowing my son, Tyler to join your workshop. It is such a great thing that you are doing for our children!!! Stay safe.

  • Colleen Brady – Mom

They took care of everything

★★★★★ Review

Reformatted for virtual programming and they took care of everything. All we had to do was give patrons the link. Very engaging and we got a lot of positive feedback!

  • Sierra Madre Public Library

School of Astonishment is so worth it!

★★★★★ Review

My girls were lucky enough to learn some magic with School of Astonishment. John is extremely kind, patient, fun and gives the children the extra confidence. Pricing on classes are very reasonable. There is a kit that was mailed to them filled with all they needed for each and everyday. So no need to go out to buy this or that or any excuses that they didn’t have it. The communication from John is phenomenal too. He assured every child wasn’t left out, was having a great time and learning. The girls both stated they had a blast plus that they would highly recommend it to anyone. Give it a shot guys, School of Astonishment is so worth it!

  • Bertha A – Mom

A sense of familiarity in the time of uncertainty!


Thank you for the awesome class. Our little ones have been watching your show from the Torrance library summer program ever since they are little toddlers. Seeing you gives them a sense a familiarity in the time of uncertainty!

Julie Forister – Mom

Loved your class today


Thank you John. My son maverick loved your class today. I saw your class on Facebook and knew he’d love it. His new tricks from today where great. 

  • Tracy Adams – Mom

Great Energy

★★★★★ Review

John brings such a great energy to his show. We had a blast having him at our hospital!

  • Seacrest Studios at Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Perfect for Kids of All Ages


We loved the “What is Magic?” Assembly! The performance was perfect for kids of all ages and I loved that John actually interacted with our students live on camera. The 45 minute assembly was the perfect length for a virtual assembly and was entertaining, educational, and really interesting. Our students were so engaged during the assembly and couldn’t stop talking about it after. One of our students commented “I loved the assembly, it was awesome!” In this time of virtual learning, we just wanted to give our students some fun and a sense of normalcy. Mission accomplished! I can’t recommend this assembly enough!

  • Kandice Trammel – School site Coordinator – Hemmerling Elementary

Inspired by your presentation


Thank you so much for today’s assemblies.  It went very smoothly from my end.  My students really enjoyed the performance and the feedback that I have gotten from other teachers/classrooms has been really positive.  The students in some classes have already practiced your math trick and the bag trick.  In my kindergarten class, we made moving Groundhogs today and made shadows around the room.  This was totally due to being inspired by your presentation.  They were so impressed with the bag zipper illusion – so we took it from there.

  • Kelly Mulcahey – St. Cajetan School

Great STEM Magic Show!

★★★★★ Review

J John, that was a great STEM magic show, and a fun and informative way to start the weekend.

  • Brian Mahler – PTA – Arroyo Vista Elementary School

School Teachers are boring after having you as a Teacher


Koa mentioned school teachers are plain boring after having you as a teacher. He loves comedy and laughter and you are a great match for him.

  • Stacy Lauas – Mom

My Son Loved His Magic Class!

★★★★★ Review

“My son loved his magic class! I would recommend the School of Astonishment to anyone looking to learn a fun new skill.”

– Vincent B. – Dad

Truly Magical

★★★★★ Review

“The School of Astonishment is truly magical.”

– Meg K.