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Meet Your New Teacher, Mr. Hoffman

Kids love his creativity and humor. Adults appreciate his clarity and step-by-step style. Everyone loves the feeling of success as you learn to play real songs from the first lesson. He’s been called the “Mr. Rogers of piano.”

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Kids love his creativity and humor. Adults appreciate his clarity and step-by-step style. Everyone loves the feeling of success as you learn to play real songs from the first lesson. He’s been called the “Mr. Rogers of piano.”

How it Works

Learn

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Learn a new song or concept using our series of over 160 video lessons.

Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, our lessons will guide you step-by-step through everything you need to know to become a pianist. You’ll learn songs ranging from classical to movie hits. In the lessons, Mr. Hoffman emphasizes core musicianship skills like hand shape, staff reading, and music theory.

Practice

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Master each new song and skill using our curated list of practice tasks.

Following each video lesson, we provide personalized practice instructions to help you know exactly what to work on before going on to the next lesson. Practice tasks will help you drill new skills as well as review and expand on previously learned skills.

Print & Audio

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Print sheet music and worksheets, and stream play-along audio.

Take your learning to an even deeper level with our sheet music and music theory worksheets which reinforce the learning in each lesson. Stream our professionally recorded audio tracks for listening and playing along with to give you the feeling of jamming with a real band or orchestra.

Games

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Earn points and train your skills using our interactive learning games.

As you play, you’ll level up in four categories of musical development: staff reading, rhythm, music theory, and ear training. Who said learning music couldn’t be incredibly, addictively fun?

A Complete Music Education

The Hoffman Method offers the most complete foundation in music you can find online. With the Hoffman Method, you’ll become an empowered musician who can play, read and understand music.

The Hoffman Method is a kid-friendly, pedagogically sound and comprehensive piano method that encourages and inspires students to learn about music, play the piano, and have fun!”
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Susan Chan, D.M.
Portland State University
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The Hoffman Method offers the most complete foundation in music you can find online. With the Hoffman Method, you’ll become an empowered musician who can play, read and understand music.

The Hoffman Method is a kid-friendly, pedagogically sound and comprehensive piano method that encourages and inspires students to learn about music, play the piano, and have fun!
Headshot of Dr. Susan Chan
Susan Chan, D.M.
Portland State University

Save Money

We designed Hoffman Academy with real families in mind: families on a budget, families who want the very best opportunities for their kids. At Hoffman Academy, we are passionate about bringing quality music education to EVERYONE who wants it. That’s why our basic plan is FREE and our Premium plan is just $15/month.

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We designed Hoffman Academy with real families in mind: families on a budget, families who want the very best opportunities for their kids. At Hoffman Academy, we are passionate about bringing quality music education to EVERYONE who wants it. That’s why our basic plan is FREE and our Premium plan is just $15/month.

Learn more about pricing

All You Need is a Piano

If you don’t have a piano (a keyboard works too), read our “Guide to Choosing a Piano or Keyboard.” In our humble opinion, this could be one of the best investments you ever make.

Guide to Choosing a Piano or Keyboard
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If you don’t have a piano (a keyboard works too), read our “Guide to Choosing a Piano or Keyboard.” In our humble opinion, this could be one of the best investments you ever make.

Guide to Choosing a Piano or Keyboard
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Don’t just take our word. Let’s hear from the experts.

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“This is no watered-down program. Mr. Hoffman has a master’s degree in music, has studied early childhood education, and for years taught his very own Hoffman Academy of Music. My kids love him because of his sense of humor, gentle, relevant teaching method and simple games that engage them.”
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“As a young child, I took a handful of piano lessons, but my mom says I threw such a fit about practicing that she pulled me out and ended my piano career. I’ve always regretted not sticking with it. Mr. Hoffman’s lessons have allowed me to quietly learn along-side my kids. Maybe you really can ‘teach an old dog new tricks.’”
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“My son, Moses (7 years old), loves learning under the instruction of Mr. Hoffman! I have been so impressed by Mr. Hoffman’s systematic approach. My son and I feel like we know him personally through the weeks of lessons he has had thus far through the online video instruction. Thanks for being a blessing! If it were not for what Mr. Hoffman offers, my son would not have had this head start in his appreciation and development of skill in piano.”
Victoria Fisher
“Fun and engaging piano lessons from the world’s most awesome piano teacher. A thorough method that teaches not only notes and songs, but a full understanding of music theory which empowers children and makes them want to play and learn. The piano is becoming like a magnet in our house, we do lessons daily and often my son plays a song or two even before going to school in the morning!”
Chris Den Hartogh
“We love Hoffman Academy! My son, at 9 years old, wanted to learn piano for his homeschool lessons. When I told him about Hoffman Academy,he was excited to have video lessons that were easy to follow and funny! This has been such a wonderful addition to his learning, and we plan to have our 6-year-old start this year as well. Thank you for this wonderful academy!”
Amanda Peterson
“I have always wanted to learn to play the piano. My aunt gave me her piano a couple of weeks ago and 2 days later I found Hoffman Academy and started your lessons. So now I’m a week and a half in and REALLY enjoying it! At the age of 40 something(... lol) and not knowing how to read music very well, the methods are so easy to learn I’m having a blast! I have started unit 2 already. Thank you so much for everything!”
Richard Meier

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