Teddy suggested A pet bunny
Good day mr Hoffman, and thank you for these fantastic little lessons. I just had a question about lesson schedules. I know as a 34 year old guy I’m not exactly the target demographic (and yet find a childish glee in the adorable little finger puppet shows after the lessons) and was wondering if I could ask if you had any experience with adults taking on your lesson plan?
I’m pretty much doing a lesson a day, with the following activities and pause after reaching the next video. Then throughout the day I have a few sessions of playing the repertoire I’ve learned so far and improvising, just getting my fingers and hands used to it all, and the day after I move on to the next video and set of tasks.
Then occasionally I start wondering if I’m going too fast, or if I’m progressing too slowly (as an adult I’ve got decent finger independence and so on, so unfair advantage there) and if adults should be breezing through the first unit and so on?
In addition, I’m curious if you have any tips for other piano/keyboard activities for adults getting into playing music late in their life, outside of Hoffman Academy?
And again, thank you for this service. I am quite impressed with Hoffman Academy and if the quality remains this high through all the units ahead of me, I’ll happily be subscribed for the full year or longer, depending on how far I get during that year.
Hi! I’m glad you’re enjoying the lessons! As you mentioned, our program is geared toward children, but we also have many adult students successfully learning with us.
The nice thing about online lessons is that you can set your own pace. It’s all right to move quickly through the lessons, especially in the first few units, if they’re easy for you. From what you’ve said, it seems like you’re moving through the lessons at a good speed, but feel free to check out our blog post, When to Move On to the Next Lesson, for some more ideas about deciding how quickly to move through the material.
I’m not sure exactly what kinds of activities you’re looking for, but there are a lot of good piano resources out there. If you want some extra sight reading practice, here is a link to a good website where you can find a lot of free sheet music for beginning pianists.
I hope that helps answer your questions. Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with. Good luck and happy playing!
Elliott, suggest a Boa Constrictor, Buffalo, Badger, Beaver
Ohh so that’s what a boa is.
Thankyou so much
What’s a Boa
A boa is a kind of large snake, sometimes called a boa constrictor.
A BABOON lol
Butterfly is better
Is there something you’re confused about? I’d be happy to answer any questions you have. 🙂
Miley suggests Aunt Annie can have a bear or a bat in the back yard! or a bug collection! or even a bee hive!
Mr. hoffman would you do a lesson on the pledge of the united states of America
Do you mean a song about the pledge of allegiance? I’ll put it on the list of potential songs for future lessons. Good luck and happy playing!
Hi Mr. Hoffman,
My pinky is sort of hurting. Am I playing wrong? If so can you help me out with some tips?
My best guess is that there might be some tension in your hand. When you play, be sure to keep your hands and fingers relaxed. Since your pinky is shorter, it’s all right if it’s not as curved as the other fingers. You might want to review our blog post about keeping fingers relaxed at the keyboard as well. If it continues to be a problem, you could make a video of yourself playing and put it on YouTube or share it on my facebook page, and I’d be happy to try and give you more specific advice. I hope that helps! Good luck and happy playing!
Hi Mr.Hoffman, my brother and I are from Pakistan, we are learning piano with your videos during our summer holidays. Your lessons are great, we enjoy it so much.
For the letter “B”, we thought of bull too.
Thank you! We’re glad to have you learning with us!
These are some animals that start with “B”
Thank you -Paula
i dont think it should be a pet – rather BACK YARD – as opposed to FRONT PORCH
hahaha ilove the muppets 🙂
Mr. Hoffman, you are AWESOME!!! I am trying to learn piano along with my kids, but they are WAY ahead of me! You’re making easy for me to understand so that perhaps one day I will catch up to them.
Thank you! We’re so glad to have you learning with us! Good luck and happy playing!
B is for bunnies,birds,bacteria.
B is for Bunnies!
B is for Black Birds!(Alexis wrote this)
B is for bunchies!
i used my moms account.bear boa badger bird bat beluga bacteria
Ups! I thought you wrote: “I used to call my mom: bear boa badger bird bat beluga bacteria”
What about bunny?
I meant b and f
That is also a great way to remember your letters on Piano Street!
Just say back and front yard for g and f.
the pets i have thought of is baboon, bat and boxer
A bull could be Aunt Annie’s pet but it must be tamed or else it might mess the garden up!
Brachiosaurus, Bear, Butterfly, Beaver, Buffalo, Black Panther, Bulldog, Boa Constrictor, Badger, Beast, Bee, Baboon, Box Turtle
Buffalo is a good pet.
Baden the Buffalo.
Thanks for offering this sort of awesome post
I’m glad you enjoyed the lesson!
Aunt Annie brought a bear into the house…
Buddy the dog, baboon, badger
Those are fun suggestions!
A bear named Bob
A bunny, beaver, blue bird, bear, beagle, or bulldog!
Dear Mr. Hoffman,
We took a break from piano lessons over the summer, so we are reviewing this unit. How about a bald eagle for Aunt Annie? I love the puppets!
That’s wonderful! Good luck and happy playing.
Border collie, Bear,
good piano teacher
Thank you very much!
A boy LoL???? I love these lessons
5-yr-old Jeshurun promptly responded, “Bunny”.
She likes your lessons and her favorite is, ‘yum, yum yum,yum,yum,chocolate i have some’!!!!!
Even dada is drawn in now to the lessons!!
THANKYOU, all the way from South India.
Thank you so much for sharing! We’re delighted to have your whole family learning with us. Good luck and happy playing!
Her pet bear.
A butterfly.Get it a butter-fly.A fly that has butter on it.LOL.
What about a Bobcat
What about a boar? And I love your lessons!
I think a pet for Ant Anny could be a Bee, and one for Granny could be a Flamingo.
Black Panther. Not your typical house cat.????
Bullfrog.(do you have any tips on Baldwin pianos?????
I’m not sure what you mean by “tips.” Are you asking for a recommended model or how to care for them or whether they are a reliable brand?
B for big elephant with humungus ears like dumbo. also he can fly like a kiwi
Baboon, bat, bullfrog, baby bear, badger, also basilisk. Mythical pet 🙂
b for a bat
My name is Joseph. I think B should be for baboon! I like the funny bits at the end of your lessons.
I’m glad you like them. I like them too. 🙂
I love your lessons mr.Hoffman 🙂
I’m so glad!
Bear for the letter b.
a big bee
Aunt Annie’s pet could be a beaver!
A black cobra :D.
Binturong also known as the Bearcat. Thanks so much for your lessons Mr Hoffman!!!
Baracoders a type of shark thanks mr Hoffman for your lessons I love alphabet street!!!
Oh dear – I’m not sure I would want one of those as a pet!
brown bear,barbary sheep,bighorn sheep,blue widebeast,bactrian camel,black-backed jackel, bat-eared fox,bobcat,bengal tiger,badger,bearded seal,beluga,blue whale,brazilian three-banded armadillo,bombardier beetle,brush-tailed bettong,buff-tailed bumblebee,butterfly,baboon,greater bilby,bonobo
A baby bunny would be great! ????
…especially for Easter! 🙂
How about a butterfly or a beaver
Blue leg chameleon
How about a blob fish? By the way it really is a real fish!????
Not sure if is already here… Isaac, my son insisted on adding bison to the list. He has been a bit obsessed since our trip to Yellowstone last year.
How about a basilisk?
or a bow head whale?
Whoa, that would make a pretty scary pet! – Mr. Hoffman
Another animal that begins with B is badger! 🙂
Buffalo and Bull
A baby bear! I am an adult beginner but I absolutely love piano street as a way of remembering the keys. The story you have created is so visual which is brilliant for me to learn. Thank you
Blue footed booby!!
How about a blue butterfly ????????
a badger would be nice for aunt Annie
I think Aunt Annie should have a pet Burrito.
beavers are the best!!!!!!!
i think ant annie can have a pet beaver
What about a Blue Dragon. Hey auntie Annie can fly around all the time! lol
My nickname is annie and Igo by annie but you spell it ani.
Its like I really do live with my grandma!
I love the finger puppets!
ant anie has a pet bat in her back yard !
Black bear,boxer, babbon
A BABY Elephant 😀
bottle nose dolphin
How about Brachiosaurus?
Butterfly, brown bear, bat, and bee.
how do you do e major?
The easiest way for you to learn about the E major pentascale would be to check out my Lesson 58, where it is introduced. Then I can both explain and show you how to play it. Give that a try, then let me know if you have more specific questions when you’re done. Please remember, however, that I’ve ordered the lessons to introduce basic concepts first so more challenging skills have a good foundation: if you’re working through the lessons from the beginning, jumping ahead two units may be both difficult and frustrating. Be patient with yourself. 🙂 – Mr. Hoffman
Bat, Boa Constrictor.
my aunt ashley taught me some piano already
by the way were does the boy live? in the backyard?
I think he lives in a House, just off Piano Street! 🙂 – Mr. Hoffman
Oooooooh, Aunt Annie is JEALOUSE of Grandma!!!!!
Thank you, Joseph Hoffman! Your lessons REALY help a beginner. But could you do some songs like Motzart? (Or, however you spell it.)
The lessons do progress to more difficult songs in further units, and – though we don’t have any Mozart yet – you will eventually see some classical works as well. Keep up the good work! – Mr. Hoffman
🙂 Great lesson, Mr. Hoffman. I really enjoy these piano lessons! I just wish that the keyboard I have was a full piano… The pet idea I had was a big blue boa constructor with black box-shaped spots. Isn’t that funny?
a bear it could be dangerous but when its tamded then it could be a nice bear.
barn owl, bat, bunny, badger, beaver, bears, boars
bull dog, boa, bird, buffalo, butterfly, bug, bee
bear,bat,bullfrog do u like these?please reply
a bear! a bear could be what auntie annie got! but then the bear got in the house and gobbled gramma and auntie annie oh no! :):):):):):):):):):):):)
you wrote what i rote miss dylan sir
where are the worksheets
You can find the materials for this lesson with our Unit 1 materials in our store.
Baby bear, ball python, & bunny are the ones my kids came up with.
I came up with,
bear, bat bass, boa, badger,butterfly!!!!
This lesson is so cute and after you finished naming the notes alphabet the screen looked very very very beautiful.. You are my master!
I am not a native speaker but I still hope that you understand my comments..
The new opening of your lessons appropriate you very much! You are one of the wonderful people I have ever known..
A bat or a bug or bunny.
A cute badger!
all I can think of is: bunny, bear, my brothers, butterfly and beagle
Here is what I came up with:
these are the words i came up with…
bad,gag,bed,cab,def,abc,bag, and face
Thanks for the lessons Hoffman!!!!!! It really helps me !!!!! U are a awesome piano teacher!!!!!!!!
thx for video that was grea8 i love piano strreet story
Thx for posting these mr Hoffman they have helped me allot
Beaver, bangle, boa constrictor ,bear, beagle ,bumble bee
I came up with these bad,and face.
Hi Mr. Hoffman! How can I understand a music sheet? It is so hard to know where key should I play the notes [like – is it on C4 or C5] Please help me :(( ,, and Im so confuse why the other notes *w/out sharp before it — is played with black keys? Help Mr. Hoffman. : ) ,, also thanks for helping us beginners to learn more.
Hi–learning to read music takes some time. I have several lessons that help get you started with reading notes. Here are some of my lessons that focus on how to read music: Lesson 21, 32, 43, and 46. I hope this helps!
Beavers, boas and bears. Oh my!
See if u guys can sole my mystery word 🙂 g , a, g, lol have fun !!!!!!!! 🙂
What’s beaver supposed to mean?
It’s what the aunt’s pet can be.
I Got Good
I love the puppets
Hi, Joseph Hoffman,
this is Michaela, one of your students, I guess, I have a few animal suggestions for Auntie Annie that start with a B, such as a Butterfly, a Beaver, a Badger, a Bengal tiger, a Brown Bear, and a Black panther, if that counts! Ha! Ha!
See you in the next lesson,
have a lovely evening,
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