I have been blessed with having many great magic teachers in my life. It is an honor to continue the tradition and be a part of many young performers’ success stories. Matthew Stanly writes us in a recent letter. “I applied your advice to my act and it has really made a difference. Not only did I take the 2003 Lance Burton Award, but I also received the 2003 IBM Stage Champion Award. Now instead of competing at conventions I am appearing.” Thank you Matt, you make all of us here at the Las Vegas Magic School proud to be part of your success! Lance is also a great mentor and teacher. He often visits the school to help our students with illuminating advice on how he creates his magic. Lance has done much to nurture the future stars of magic.