Peter Hinrichs has spent the last forty-five years of his life performing, teaching and educating. While he has taught people from age five to eighty five, he is happiest when working with young people. Peter has worked as a youth program coordinator, family counselor, substance abuse counselor, runaway house manager, and life skills trainer.
Peter's teaching credentials include such diverse subjects as English, communications, algebra, drama, magic, and puppetry. Peter's performing background includes acting, directing, and working backstage on over 200 different productions. He has been a professional magician for the last 30 years, under the name of Peter the Adequate, winning several awards and heading up numerous magic organizations. He is also the co-founder of The Magic Camp in Austin, Texas. As creative director of the camp, he taught magic and life skills to thousands of children and young adults.
Peter's goal at every presentation is to make the students forget that they are there to learn until the presentation is over, at which point they discover that they have learned far more than they expected. It is for this reason that Peter has earned the title of "Stealth Motivator".
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- Maureen Stevens — PTA Fundraiser Chairman5Welder ElementaryRaised:$21,480.50
- 5Tracie Pohlmeyer — Assistant Principal
The magic show was a great motivational tool for our students. Our students talked for weeks about the magic show! The magician really knew how to connect with our students. I especially liked how he emphasized the various character traits like trustworthiness and respect using magic. I know that our students would love to have him back again next year!Tenie Holmes ElementaryRaised:$13,672.00
- 5Mary Jo Torres — PTA Secretary
Our students loved the Character Counts Magic Show! The show was extremely entertaining while providing important educational concepts that were tremendously useful to the students.
The students learned the importance of being responsible through magic. The Big Event Magic Show was excellent and I recommend it highly!Fannin ElementaryRaised:$14,396.00
- 5Frank Garcia — PrincipalL.C. Smith ElementaryRaised:$17,703.50
- Adan Ramirez — Assistant Principal5Pearson ElementaryRaised:$10,350.00
- 5Elena Rodriguez — ChairpersonJohn F. Kennedy ElementaryRaised:$28,091.00
- 5Eleticia Nava — Principal
Our students enjoyed the magic show and were engaged throughout the presentation. The magician was very entertaining and the message of 'Reading' was definitely communicated to our students.
The ‘magic show incentive' motivated our students to sell more items! I strongly recommend it as a successful fundraiser!Whitney ElementaryRaised:$13,355.00
- 5Sylvia Vasquez — Reading InstructorNoonan ElementaryRaised:$26,618.00
- 5Ms. Judith Rosas — PTO PresidentDon Jose Gallego Elementary
- 5Kim Davis — PTA President
I believe the magic show has been the best prize program we have ever offered our students! We liked it so much we actually booked Cody for 5 additional educational magic shows!
I definitely would recommend the package to everyone I know. I believe we exceeded our fundraising goals because of the show. The shows are not only educational but highly entertaining as well!Webb ElementaryRaised:$43,603.00