This video was very helpful Mr.Hoffman
Thank you! I’m glad you found it helpful!
My piano sounds different.
How many lessons are there in unit 1?
There are 20 lessons in each unit.
This videos helps me a lot. Thanks Mr. Hoffman
You’re very welcome! I’m glad it was helpful. 🙂
This was really helpful! Thx!
You’re very welcome!
Mr. Hoffman, I m 31 years old. Am I still be able to master piano ? Can I play by ear ? Lot of people say to me that you need to learn it from the childhood itself.
It’s never too late to learn a new skill, even something intuitive like playing by ear. Some people learn to play the piano in their 50’s and 60’s. While it’s true younger children generally learn with more ease, older students tend to have more discipline and longer attention spans. If you’re patient with yourself and don’t give up, there’s no limit to what you can learn and accomplish.
Thank you Sir, Just bought a piano 🙂
hello im Sophia and like I said in the last comment that I have 61 keys,How can I fix that problem?
It’s OK to have a keyboard with only 61 keys. Your keyboard might start and end with different notes than an 88-key keyboard, but you’ll still be able to use the same methods to find where each note is. I hope that helps!
Hi,Mr. Hoffman what is the difference between a keyboard and a piano？
That is an excellent question. There are multiple definitions of the words “keyboard” and “piano,” and they are sometimes used interchangeably. A keyboard is either the part of the piano where the keys are, OR an electronic version of the instrument (usually called an electronic keyboard). The word “piano” usually refers to an acoustic piano which is not electronic. But sometimes people will call an electronic keyboard a “piano” too because it’s essentially the same kind of instrument. I hope that makes sense! Good luck and happy playing!
Always happy to sit at the piano with a lesson from Hoffman
Mr. Hoffman, you were talking about using the weight of your arm to play the piano. My piano is electronic and pressing the keys is much easier on it than a regular grand piano. Is there a specific amount of your arm weight you are supposed to press the keys with or is that up to me?
That’s a great question. The reason we emphasize using arm weight is to help students get into a habit of using the motion and weight of their arms to press down on the keys instead of just pushing with their fingers. So if it doesn’t take as much force to press down the keys on your electric keyboard, then you don’t need to use as much arm weight–just make sure that you maintain good piano posture whenever you practice. I hope that helps! Good luck and happy playing!
My son jackson is at unit 5 and he wants to learn the super Mario theme song can you teach him
I will definitely put it on our list of potential future songs. Thank you for the suggestion!
Thank you for posting all you do
Thank you so much😟
Hoffman do you do any other instruments
We do hope to someday post lessons for other instruments, but first we want to get our piano curriculum up to intermediate and advanced levels, so it may be a while.
Hi Mr. Hoffman! I just saw this comment and wanted to ask in the future you could do violin? My sister really would like lessons for violin. I am more into piano while she would like to get into violin. Thought I should ask! Thanks!
Thanks so much for the suggestion! We don’t know for sure which instruments we’re going to teach in the future, or which one we’ll make lessons for next, but we will definitely keep your request in mind!
mabe gittar or ukalaly?
Guitar is definitely high on our list of future instruments we’d like to make lessons for.
how can i get printables and audio from this unit?
The materials for units 1-8 are available for purchase in our store. You can chose to purchase the materials for the units individually, or you can get a premium subscription, which will provide you with access to the materials for all of the units on a monthly basis.
To download materials you have already purchased, log in to your account, click on “Materials”, then click on “access them here”. Find your order and click on “View” and it should provide links to download the materials.
If you are already a premium member there are multiple ways to access your materials. If you go to your account dashboard and click on “Materials” it will let you download the printable and audio files for the unit you are currently working on. You can also go to the practice session after any lesson and download the materials needed for that specific practice session. I hope that helps! If you have any trouble, feel free to comment again or contact us!
When did you start playing the piano Mr. Hoffman?
I started playing the piano when I was 6 years old.
no wonder your an expert 🙂
If you were playing since you were 6 how old are you now
I’m as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth. 🙂
I Love The Video😸
in lesson 5, you mentioned about tall back when you are sitting, but when you are standing, is it the same posture?
A tall back with relaxed shoulders is a great part of posture whether you’re standing or sitting, but if you’re talking about standing while playing a keyboard you’ll probably find it more difficult to stand tall while reaching down to the keys. It’s important to remember that good piano posture is all about keeping your body healthy and comfortable while you play, so if your circumstances require a slightly different position, it’s ok. If you tell me a little more about your set-up, I’d be happy to answer more specifically.
Thanks, i will check before i play…promise:)
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