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Learn to Play the Piano

Learn to Play the Piano

Kids (and grown-ups!) around the world are learning to make music at Hoffman Academy using our free video lessons.

Join the fun!


Kids (and grown-ups!) around the world are learning to make music at Hoffman Academy using our free video lessons. Join the fun!




Our series of 100 free piano lessons are carefully sequenced to build ability and understanding. No prior experience required.



Each lesson includes practice instructions and target goals to reach before proceeding to the next lesson.



Make the most of your lessons with learning activity pages, MP3 tracks, and sheet music, available for purchase from our store.


Enjoy Lessons on Your Schedule, From the Convenience of Home

Access lessons 24/7. Need to slow down? Repeat lessons as often as necessary. Feeling ambitious? Tackle several new lessons per week. Go at your own pace. These lessons are for you.


Every Video Lesson is Free

Yes, you heard correctly. At Hoffman Academy, we are deeply passionate about making quality music education available and affordable for everyone, which is why we offer every single video lesson for free. We are adding new free lessons all the time.

Browse all 100 lessons


A Complete Music Education

We’re not just about showing you how to play a popular song or two. We’re going to give you a complete music education, from square zero, and we’re not going to leave anything out. No prior experience required.

See what’s included in the Hoffman Method

fun2-01Kids Love Mr. Hoffman’s Modern and Fun Method

Piano lessons absolutely can be fun and engaging to any child, if taught creatively and with the right tools. Kids love Mr. Hoffman’s lessons, and they love the feeling of success as they learn to play real songs from the very first lesson.

Why do kids love Mr. Hoffman?


The Power of Online Learning

We’ve been closely watching the students who use our online program, and we’ve found that they have no problem keeping up with peers who use a live music teacher—in fact, sometimes they progress even better! That’s the power of using modern learning technology combined with Mr. Hoffman’s fun and research-based method.

Compare online teaching to live teaching


Save Money

Live one-on-one music lessons are very expensive, but they’re not necessarily better. Our online students save between $700 and $1,500 per year using our program. And having a great time all the while! Happy music making, happy wallet.


Joseph Hoffman, M.M.

Mr. Hoffman started Hoffman Academy in 2007. Since then he has taught thousands of kids and adults to play piano using the Hoffman Method.

Learn more about Mr. Hoffman

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