I.B.M. Member Profile

Rappa Magic, Order Of Merlin Member

Magician & Sleight Of Hand Comedian

About Michael Rappa

Michael Rappa is a nationally recognized college-funding expert and a Certified College Funding Specialist (CCPS). Known as the college funding magician, he has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX with his Piggy Bank Busting Mistakes every parent must avoid so they don't go broke sending their kid to college! He is also the recipient of the Innovative College Planner award presented to him at The Business Experts Forum at Harvard Business School.

Since starting his college funding practice he has helped hundreds of parents send their children to college without spending their life’s savings or jeopardizing other important financial goals like saving for a secure retirement. Mike is a highly sought-after speaker and media favorite with his insider’s secrets on how to legally beat the high cost of college. Specifically trained and skilled in reducing the financial impact of college for families of all income levels, even if they don’t qualify for financial aid!

He is a firm believer that any parent, regardless of their background or financial circumstances, can send their child to the college of their choice at the right price, if they have access to the proper college planning strategies.

Rappa is also recognized as one of Americas leading magicians. A consummate professional, his talents have brought him various honors for performance excellence—including the first place medal at the Society of American Magicians National Stage Competition.

An “all-around” magical entertainer, his artistry is truly multifaceted. He excels not only in the classical form of stage magic, but in both comedy and close-up styles as well.

His stage magic act features sleight-of-hand mastery, the purist and most respected form of the art. Astonishing productions of winter white doves, exotic parrots and the skillful manipulation of playing cards and flaming lit candles, highlight the act. And yes… there’s even a curious little bunny that appears and disappears in a most uncanny fashion. A musical background that perfectly complements the choreography accompanies the magic. It is essentially a serious act with moments of gentle humor interjected.

His warm, outgoing personality sets the tone for his comedy magic. Blending mesmerizing magic with his whimsical sense of humor and audience participation, he has the whole audience laughing and genuinely involved from the moment he takes the stage.

Michael also specializes in close-up magic. It’s hilarious, informal, close-up hocus-pocus that brings everyone in on the fun. It’s the ideal entertainment when there’s not time for everyone to stop and watch a show—always a big hit. When it comes to warming up any group, be it a private party, a group of conventioneers, or a trade-show gathering, Michael’s personalized presentations of laugh-provoking impossibilities are guaranteed to do the trick.

A graduate of the Chavez College of Manual Dexterity and Prestidigitation  (the only school in the world of its kind), Michael has acquired a wealth of entertainment experience. Engagements include performances at national corporate conventions, major resorts, and top comedy and magic clubs. He is also acknowledged as one of the most sought after entertainers aboard the world’s most prestigious cruise lines.

A seasoned professional, Michael is sure to fulfill the entertainment needs of any group. An entertainer who can guarantee a memorable evening filled with remarkable magic, comedy and fun.