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Making Musicians

The ultimate goal of music teaching is to create musicians. I’m not just talking about musicians that do music for a living, but about people who can play, create, understand, and appreciate music whether music is their profession or not. Every day when your child sits down to practice the piano, it should take them…Continue Reading

Piano Care

An acoustic piano is a wonderful thing to have in your home. Take good care of it, and it will be a beautiful part of your family’s life for decades to come. Pianos need attention and respect in order to stay in top condition. Here’s what you should know about caring for your piano:  …Continue Reading

Using the Practice Album

Each Hoffman Academy unit comes with both a Listening Album and a Practice Album. So why do we need two different sets of recordings for each unit? The Listening Album, which I talked about in a previous post, is a set of recordings for your child to listen to in preparation for learning a song.…Continue Reading

Piano Maestro iPad App

If you have an iPad and you’re looking for an app that will help your kids practice their sight-reading skills, check out Piano Maestro. I’ve been using at home with my two boys and we love it.   Piano Maestro basically turns sight-reading into a video game. Music notes scroll across the screen, and if…Continue Reading

Concert Behavior for Kids

One great way to inspire young musicians is to take them to see a live musical performance. Whether it’s a concert in a performance hall, a school music program, or a student piano recital, it can be a great learning experience to watch others making and sharing music. Make sure it is also a great…Continue Reading

Hoffman Academy 2.0 – Coming Soon!

We’ve had a great start to our Hoffman Academy Kickstarter! It’s only day 4 of our 30-day-campaign and we already have over 25% of our funding. Thanks to everyone who has been supporting us with pledges and by spreading the word. We couldn’t do this without you!   A lot of people have had questions…Continue Reading

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