With all the interest in magic and mentalism over the last few years, so many people want to learn magic. Every Christmas there are lots of magic sets being offered and these can be a great way to learn some simple magic tricks.
However the way that most people get into magic is through personal instruction. In the past the main way children would learn magic would be to hang around magic shops and the owners who are usually experienced magicians would teach effects and give some personal instruction. Many magicians also gain professional experience through working for a magic shop or selling magic for companies like Marvin’s Magic in Hamleys or other shops where you get a great grounding in performing for the public.