Lesson 60

Love Somebody: Left Hand and Hands Together

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  • Vivi

    Helo Mr Hoffman. Can you make More puppet,pleas?
    Because I Love it! (Eliana- 6yo)

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m so glad you enjoy the puppets! You’ll find lots more sketches at the end of each lesson starting in Unit 4. Good luck and happy playing!

  • David

    Great point about moving the whole hand more deeply into the keys. I find myself having to fix this problem for many of my students. I don’t think I’ve run across this point of technique in the other method books

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thanks for the feedback – I’ve felt the same way.

  • David



    SYDNEY 🙂

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      Hoffman Academy

      That’s wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  • Guilherme

    Hello Mr.Hoffman.I’m 13 and I want to thank you because play piano was my dream and now by your help I can finally play the Prelude no.1 by J.S.Bach.
    PS:I’ve just learned to speak English so please don’t mind my mistakes.Thank you very much Mr.Hoffman!!!

  • brogan


    • brogan

      beep beep it was grate

  • Laura

    I’m getting better at it!

  • Christeen

    Dear Mr. Hoffman
    Thank you very much for your great lessons.
    Could you plz tell me according to what I can choose the chord?
    Thx a lot

  • Kitta

    Are the worksheets to the right of the video the same as the worksheets you tell us to download?

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      Joseph Hoffman

      Yes, that’s right. The “Complete Materials” are the worksheets I talk about in the lessons for download.

  • Petra

    So ready for Unit 4! Thanks for working on more lessons for us!!

  • Ana

    Hello mr hoffman it is a pleasure to learn from your lessons I can’t wait for the next units! One suggestion though can you get more songs like Dinah lesson 36 was great thank you soooo much for all the hard work you put into these lessons but a lot don’t have the funny jokes or puppets at the end, thanks for the lessons and have a great day!

  • Kelly

    We found your site after a keyboard for Christmas. 2 of my 4 kids have finished lesson 60 and continue to practice and play. We are thrilled and can’t wait for more lesson. My kids think you are a wonderful teacher and my husband and I are thrilled. Thank you,! Thank you!

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      Joseph Hoffman

      What kind and inspiring words! Thank you for letting me know that you have enjoyed the first 60 lessons. I am working hard on Unit 4, and look forward to sharing it with you and your kids! Best, Joseph Hoffman

  • Aaron J Hostetler

    Good morning I am twelve,this morning I just finished lesson 60, I really enjoyed them.I am looking forward for unit 4 and 5 thanks for your hard work.Do you know were I could find a good guitar teacher?God Bless.Aaron.

  • Francis

    Dear Mr.Hoffman

    I am 69 years old and playing the keyboard in the churches since from 20 years old. I could not learn it systematically. But with my own effort and through some books I improved my musical knowledge. I am an Indian and recently in UK at Leeds. I came through your web site and listened to all your 60 lessons and I really learnt a lot about the details of time signature and 5/7 chords. Since I didn’t have a key I watched and listened to your lessons. April 1st I will be in India, Bangalore I will practice all the 60 lessons. Thank you very much. What should I do for further lessons? Kindly let me know. Thank you.
    Francis Jerome.

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      Joseph Hoffman

      Hello Francis, Thank you for your message. I am currently working on Units 4 and 5 with lessons going up to 100. Unit 4 will be ready by May 2014. Thanks for watching and learning with me! Best, Mr. Hoffman

  • Mansukh Patel

    Dear Mr. Hoffman sir.
    Good morning. How are you?–I think you will be so fine. First of all thank you so much for the great job.
    As you know I am your student of 65 years old and on 3rd -January-14. I have completed all the 60 lessons. I am very exited.
    I am practicing everyday 2 hrs on Keyboard.
    One thing I am confused that –What is difference between Penta scale & Pentatonic scale?
    One other thing that you played a title music on the beginning of every lesson that notation I would like to review & I want to play on my keyboard. It is very charmful to listen.
    Yours sincerely.
    Mansukh Patel.

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      Joseph Hoffman

      Hello Mansukh, Congratulations on completing Lesson 60! Sounds like you have been working very hard to develop your musical skills. A pentascale is a series of 5 notes, all 1 step apart. For example, CDEFG makes the C Major Pentascale. A Pentatonic scale is a series of 5 notes built purely on Major 2nds and Minor 3rds. One example of a pentatonic scale would be the following notes: C, D, E, G, and A. A pentatonic scale is also formed simply by playing all the black keys on the piano. The song I play at the beginning of each video is called “All of Me” by Jon Schmidt. He has a website where you can download his music. Thanks for learning with me!

  • Cathy

    Thank you for the great lessons! I finished Lesson 60 today and I’m really grateful that I found your website. I’m 47 years old and I knew nothing about playing the piano when I started with Lesson 1. I like the progression of the lessons and that fact that Mr Hoffman was teaching both the theory as well as the practice. Can’t wait to see the lessons that will come out in April 2014.

  • Oliverio

    Mr. Hoffman, you are the best teacher. I am 65 years old and I play the guitar. All my life I have been playing by ear cause I never had any body teach me the correct way. Recently I was given an old antique Grinnell Bros player piano. I was so lucky to have found your web site cause now I know how to read music.You have the best method of teaching and making it fun while learning. I just went through the 60 lessons and I have learned more in a week than I have learn in my 65 years of playing the guitar. I am going to go back to lesson 1 and start all over and make sure that I don’t forget what I have learned. Thank You very much and my God keep you safe and strong so that you can teach people music.

  • Christian

    Dear Mr. Hoffman,
    I found your website after trying three different piano teachers who collectively inspired my daughter to mediocrity and disinterest. It was immediately obvious that you were just what I had been looking for in an instructor. With your lessons, both my 7yo daughter and I have fallen in love with piano. Your joy and enthusiasm for music is obvious and contagious. Just what I had been hoping for. Now the question: We’ve completed all the lessons, purchased all the additional material and worked through it… now we are lost. I don’t know where to go and my daughter and I are both faltering in our practice and progression without direction. Do you have any strong suggestions for how to follow up on your wonderful lessons? How do we and what should we do to continue practicing? Where do we find more songs to learn to keep my daughter interested? My sincere thanks in advance for any response.
    With great respect,
    Christian & Lily Anderson in Florida

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      Joseph Hoffman

      Hi Christian and Lily,
      Thanks for your kind words. I am thrilled that my program has inspired a love for piano in you both! I am so sorry that I don’t yet have more lessons to offer you! I am committed to filming more lessons, and I hope to have Unit 4 (with 20 more lessons) ready by April 2014. What can you do in the mean time? It wouldn’t be a bad idea to review some of the lessons, or it may be time to try and find a live teacher. I know it can be tricky to find a teacher you love, but with persistence, it’s possible. Here’s an article on finding a good live teacher: https://www.hoffmanacademy.com/blog/how-to-find-a-piano-teacher/ Whatever you choose, I hope you won’t lose the love for making music and that this can be a life-long adventure for you! Warm regards, Joseph Hoffman

  • tracey

    THANK YOU for the 60 lessons ! But I did not find out where I can download music worksheets. My students really need them because they are old enough to read music notes .I was planning on surprising them with the work sheets. Thanks!
    Yours sincerely,

    • Joseph Hoffman

      Hi Tracey,

      All our sheet music can be downloaded after purchase from our store, see the link below, or just click the graphic in the upper right-hand corner of this page that says “Complete Materials for Lesson 1,” or click “STORE” on the top menu bar.



  • Isabelle

    Hello Mr Hoffman,

    Well, I’d like to thank you for the great job you have been achieving. What a pleasure and how simple it is to learn the piano with your method of teaching!
    Thank you for these 60 lessons . I really hope you have another unit in mind.
    Yours sincerely,

  • Julie

    Great point about moving the whole hand more deeply into the keys. I find myself having to fix this problem for many of my students. I don’t think I’ve run across this point of technique in the other method books.