The proven way for homeschool families to learn piano.
With the Hoffman Method, you can trust that your child is getting a high-quality education backed by the latest learning theory. Not only will they learn to play piano, they’ll master music theory, technique, and more.
"Our six-year old is excitedly showing everyone that she can play Hot Cross Buns. I appreciate that the lesson included history, theory, recognizing patterns, and actually playing!"
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FAQ - Homeschool Piano Lessons
Are music lessons good for kids?
Music lessons provide so many benefits for children! Many scientific studies suggest that music lessons improve brain development in ways that help children have better motor skills, language skills, social skills, executive functioning, and more! Learn more about the benefits of playing piano here.
What lessons does music teach?
Learning a musical instrument teaches children patience, self-discipline, and that consistent practice leads to rewards. It also helps develop self-confidence, self-expression, and creativity!
How do you teach music to homeschool?
There are many ways to incorporate music into your homeschool even if you don’t have any musical training yourself. Some choose to hire a private music instructor and have their children attend lessons each week. There are also online music programs that can be part of a homeschool curriculum, like Hoffman Academy. Give Hoffman Academy a try and find out if it’s right for you!
How do I start teaching my child music?
A great first step is to sing together with your child. Teaching your child to sing songs will help them develop a sense of pitch, melody, and rhythm and prepare them for more music learning.
How do I prepare for music lessons?
Introduce your child to music in fun ways by playing music for them and having them sing, dance, or clap along. Make sure your child is developmentally ready and interested in learning a musical instrument. Choose your instrument and acquire one you can have in your home so it’s easy to practice every day. Last of all, explore options for music lessons and choose a teacher that’s a good fit for your child. Check out this list of 10 Things to Do Before Your Child Starts Piano Lessons for more info!
What age should kids start piano lessons?
There is no one age that’s best for every child. Basically, when a child is developmentally ready for piano lessons and interested in learning, that’s the time to begin! Most children don’t have the hand size and coordination or the concentration skills to make progress in piano lessons before the age of five, and many won’t be ready or interested until a few years later. For a more thorough discussion of this topic, read What is the Best Age to Begin Piano Lessons?
How many hours a day should a homeschool student practice piano?
This depends on the age of the student. Generally, practice sessions should be short and sweet. Ending a practice session before the student gets uncomfortable is a good way to help them be willing to come back for more practice the next day. As a general rule, ten to fifteen minutes is good for a beginner, gradually increasing to twenty minutes after a few months, and then thirty minutes as they begin their second year of piano studies. Read What Should Practice Time Look Like for some suggestions to keep practice time fun and engaging!
Are online music lessons effective?
Yes, online learning can be just as effective as in person instruction in so many different areas, and music lessons are no exception. When a piano student learns by watching video tutorials, they will naturally try to match their playing to an expert teacher’s example, fostering independent learning that can last a lifetime. What’s more, if the online piano lesson program includes a complete music curriculum, daily practice instructions, learning games, downloadable materials, and an active online community of music learners, it could even have some advantages over traditional piano lessons. For more on this topic, read Do Online Piano Lessons Really Work?