Piano Lessons for Adults: Learning Piano as a Beginner

Learning piano as an adult is easier with Hoffman Academy. Whether you’re just beginning or took lessons as a kid, you’ll come up to speed quickly with the Hoffman Method. Go at your own pace, at your convenience, with the guidance to become a confident musician.

While we don’t have a separate curriculum for adults, our lessons are a great way for anyone to learn. Although geared for kids, our video lessons take a thorough, step-by-step approach that fosters deep learning at any age. All you need is a playful attitude, a willingness to explore something new, and the dedication to spend time at the piano every day!

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Learning piano as an adult: piano lessons for adults.

“How did you do that? You took me into another world and back and I loved every second of the journey. Haven’t felt this joy playing music in like… ever.”

Julio, Adult Learner

Check learning to play the piano off your bucket list with our piano lessons for adults.

  • Play music right away, on your schedule and from the comfort of home.
  • It’s a complete musical education—no shortcuts!
  • The step-by-step approach makes learning feel simple and natural.
  • Make progress with piano lessons for adults in just 15 minutes a day!

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Learning piano as an adult: piano lessons for adults

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“I am incredibly excited about how just a short time of learning with you can allow me the joy of putting music down onto sheet music by ear so that I can replay them again.”

Joshua, Adult Learner

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are piano lessons for adults worth it?

    It’s never too late to learn a new skill! For an adult who wants to learn the piano and has the time to put in fifteen minutes every day, piano lessons can be a very fulfilling experience. Many adult learners have told us that learning the piano with the Hoffman Method is a whole new experience compared to their childhood memories of taking piano lessons based on old-fashioned methods. The Hoffman Method is based on the most recent research in learning science and includes a complete music curriculum to successfully create a new and rewarding skill set in our students of all ages.

  • How long does learning piano as an adult take?

    Learning the piano actually takes about as much time for a dedicated older learner as it does for a child. In many instances, adults can even pick up the piano faster! Adults tend to be more self-motivated, self-regulated, and have more patience for practicing. They’re used to keeping their own schedule and finding their own resources to meet their goals. Once they decide they want to learn piano they will seek out additional information, learning opportunities, and piano pieces to try.

    The most important factor will be how much time an adult can spend at the piano every day. Try our piano time calculator to get an estimate on how long before you’ll be able to play your favorite pieces.

  • Is learning piano as an adult easier online or in person?

    The answer to this question will depend on you. In person piano lessons for adults provide the opportunity to get feedback on your piano playing. They also give you some extra motivation to practice since you know you’ll be checking in with your teacher at your next lesson. These two characteristics make in person lessons a good choice for many adults. However, in person piano lessons tend to be expensive. You’ll need time to travel to your teacher’s home or studio, and you’ll need to find a time for lessons that consistently works with your schedule.

    Online piano lessons usually cost significantly less than in person lessons. You also have the benefit of being able to watch a lesson from the comfort of your own home any time that works for you. While you won’t have a teacher to watch and correct your playing, by watching the example of an expert teacher you can learn to evaluate and correct your own playing, which is an important skill for musicians to have.

    If schedule and money are an issue, and you are able to consistently put time into learning the piano on your own, then learning piano online may be the best choice for you.

  • Is 40 too old to learn piano?

    For someone who has no musical training at all, learning the piano at 40 can seem daunting. Don’t worry, Hoffman Academy is ready to take you through it one simple step at a time. It is never too late to learn a new skill, and that includes playing the piano.

    40 can be a great time to learn the piano. Many people at this age are busy with their family and their career, but learning the piano only takes a few minutes a day and has so many benefits. If you do have children at home it can be a great example to them to see you learning something new. In fact, it might be fun to learn piano together!

  • Can older adults learn piano?

    It is never too late to learn to play the piano!

    Learning the piano has so many potential benefits for older adults. Studies have suggested that learning to play the piano increases memory, verbal fluency, mental processing speed, and other cognitive abilities. Other studies suggest that playing the piano has wonderful emotional health benefits for older adults, such as improved mood, stress reduction, and even alleviating depression.

  • Is it too late to learn piano at 70?

    It is never too late! 70 is a great time to learn the piano. At this age, many people find that they have more time for themselves and can pursue hobbies like learning the piano.

    Learning piano as an adult also provides many benefits to mind and body. It helps improve memory, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, verbal fluency, mental processing speed, and other abilities. It also brings many mental and emotional health benefits, like reducing stress and improving mood. Basically, if you want to learn piano, any age is a great time to start.