LESSON 15 Finger Numbers

What you'll learn

Finger number system for pianists
Finger number mystery challenge

Casio Privia

Mr. Hoffman's Top Pick for Digital Piano: Casio Privia PX-150

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58 Responses

  1. Hello Mr. Hoffman! I’m wondering, are the notes like the Quarter-Note and the others, is the beat you show me on them actually the way they sound? I’ve always wanted to compose a song for the piano yet I don’t know how to. Do you think you could teach me how to? It would be fun for an 8-year-old to compose a song! Is there a better way to write down the notes? I want to learn all there is about music… the piano, violin, guitar, stringed instruments and key instruments. And do you teach the kids how to play “All of me”? in your lessons?

    • I’m so happy to hear that you are interested in composing music! Our lessons do teach you how to compose and write down your own songs. Once you start learning how, we’d love to have you share a video of you performing your song for us! Right now, we only offer beginning piano lessons, but piano is a great first instrument that will help you learn other instruments down the road. We don’t yet have a lesson that teaches how to play “All of Me” because it’s a fairly advanced song. Maybe someday! In the meantime, you can see the whole song performed by its composer, Jon Schmidt, at thepianoguys.com/portfolio/all-of-me-jon-schmidt. Enjoy! :)

  2. Hi, thank you for the amazing lessons. I’ve always wanted to learn piano! (well a musical instrument) I love these lessons! I am homeschooled and I do piano on Tuesdays and Thursdays and every time I look forward to the lessons and I love the songs, they are my favorite part, and then I can’t wait to play them to my parents! So thank you so much! :D

    • You’re welcome! I’m so glad you are enjoying our lessons as part of your homeschool curriculum, and sharing what you learn with your parents is awesome! Keep up the great work. :)

  3. Hi Mr. Hoffman! I love your lessons! I have played clarinet for about a year now and wanted to play the piano. It was hard to start from scratch again, but I got used to it. I am so happy that your lessons are free! Thank you so much Mr. Hoffman!


    • You are welcome! I’m impressed that you decided to pick up a second instrument. We’re delighted to have you learning with us. Good luck and happy playing!

    • Right now there are over 120 lessons…but look for Unit 7 in March, which will add another 20 lessons! – Mr. Hoffman

      • So excited that you’re adding more lessons, Mr. Hoffman! Most programs only start you out but don’t continue to improve and fully develop your skills. :)

  4. Joseph hoffman I just want to say that I thought I was the only person who did hoffmanacademy but I saw all these comments that people posted and realized that maybe more than one hundred people know about hoffmanacademy and you are amazing at piano and I hope that I can one day I can be as good as you. You are so awesome and hope to one day meet you, please reply.

    • I’m pleased as well that so many people are finding and using my website and lessons! Keep up the great work. – Mr. Hoffman

  5. i love when you do the funny viedo at the end lesson 15 was the best funny video ever i love these viedos ps my fave song is frog in the middle

  6. Oh, by the way, the little pupet or thingie you do at the end is so funny Mr. Hoffman! I tried to do the funny finger thing you did at the end of lesson 15. That was super funny and hard! And when you said, “Cut the scene” I almost broke out in peals of laughter it was so funny. Oh, by the way, I’m almost 11.

  7. Thanks so much. These lessons are just what I need to learn how to play my Casio keyboard I got for Christmas. The lessons are so great! I know that my keyboard doesn’t have the exact number of keys needed for some of the lessons, but I do the best I can. My posture is one thing I am still working on though. Thanks for making these lessons avalible to the world. :D I am VERY gratefull!

  8. Thank you MR Hoffman for the awesome lessons
    somtime i have trouble but i keep moving forward
    i also saw MRS Hoffman thank you for helping MR Hoffman

  9. Hi Mr Hoffman, thanks very much for putting the thought, time and care into making your excellent lessons available like this. And I presume that’s Mrs Hoffman on the video, thanks to her too for her support.

    I am 54, self-taught drums, guitar and pipe for over 30 years but couldn’t read music, and had trouble finding harmonies until starting your lessons a couple of weeks ago. Now in just a few lessons it’s all falling into place quite quickly. I can read, play and re-arrange simple pieces, find harmonies and arrange my own simple pieces on piano, which is very enjoyable because I’ve been wanting to do it for a long time!

    The one big lesson I’ve learnt from you is to have patience.

    Thanks again, much appreciated.

    • Hi Justin, I really am touched by your words. I am honored to have been able to help in your musical progress and journey. And thank you so much for mentioning my wife. That means a lot. It was her idea to create this website in the first place, and I will pass along your thanks to her. All best, Joseph Hoffman

  10. I have gotten to lesson 15 in 3-4 days. I am really enjoying these lessons. I have had my guitar for almost 12 years and just recently became interested in the piano. So far I am learning faster with the piano and have noticed that lots of this I have already learned on Guitar. But seeing it done in Piano form is helping it stick a little better.

    Thank you for providing the free lessons, they are helping quite a bit.

  11. Hello Mr Hoffman , I am 6 years old and I wonder how you are so good at piano. I am on lesson 15 now. I am very good at woodpecker tap tap and frog in the middle and I can play them with my two hands. I wish I could be like you when I grow up. Thank you for the lesson, because I am learning very well.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the puppets and want to see them come back! After Lesson 10, there are no finger puppets at the end because lessons 10-60 were filmed over a year ago, which was before I had the idea for the fun surprise at the end of each lesson. Eventually, I’ll re-film all of them with the puppets (I’ve already added them to Lessons 35, 36, and 40, with more to come). Actually, when you make it to Unit 4, you’ll find the puppets are back in every lesson! :) They will also be a part of every future lesson I release. Enjoy!

    • After Lesson 10, there are no finger puppets at the end because these lessons were filmed over a year ago, before I had the idea to add something fun at the end of each lesson. Eventually, I’ll re-film all of them with the puppets. When I release Unit 4 on May 31, you’ll find some surprise at the end of every lesson!

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