Lesson 15

Rhythm Dictation: Frog in the Middle

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  • Betsy

    I really like your lessons! How did you get so good? I really like the song you play when we start the lesson! I hope to be as good as you someday. My favorite frog is Grandpa frog! (Croak) Thank You So Much!

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! I really like that song we use, too. It’s called “All of Me” by Jon Schmidt. Grandpa Frog is very flattered to be your favorite frog! (“Croak!”)

      • Amy

        I love your lessons, too!!

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          Hoffman Academy

          Thank you, Amy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jeremy

    Best site ever. Endings are so funny! XD

  • alberto-carlos

    i love chicken soooo much XD

  • Gwen

    i love your piano tutorials!!! the puppets r also cool.

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thanks! I’m glad you think so.

  • Kari

    Hi, Mr. Hoffman! I love your piano lessons! I have wanted to play the piano for awhile. So my dad got me an 88-key keyboard. When I started to watch your lessons, I didn’t want to stop. I love how you include stories and hand motions in your teaching. I also think the puppets are funny. Thank you for making learning fun. – Kari

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      Hoffman Academy

      You are very welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying the lessons so much, and am very happy to be your piano teacher. Good luck and happy playing!

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  • Eulogio Navarro

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  • Mark

    Do I have to get the materials for unit one ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Hoffman Academy

      Nope, they are optional. But, if you want to get an idea of what they include, you can always sign up for our Newsletter and receive the Lesson 1 Complete Materials as a free gift. ๐Ÿ™‚ – Mr. Hoffman

  • Rebecca

    Mr. Hoffman we have a 44 key piano can we still take lessons?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Absolutely! A keyboard with at least 61 keys is the minimum to easily complete all the lessons and exercises in our program, but if your keyboard is smaller than that you can still accomplish quite a bit. Just be aware that you may run out of keys when doing some of the finger power exercises and other activities. I would recommend also asking around (friends, relatives, local schools or churches, etc.) to see if you can practice occasionally on a full-sized piano. I hope that helps! – Mr. Hoffman

  • Rebecca

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  • bob

    what does an account do

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      Hoffman Academy

      Having an account on our site allows you to log in and manage your preferences with regards to newsletters and email notifications, as well as access any purchased materials you have ordered from our Store. We do not, and will never, sell or share your login or contact information. Later this year, we will release a new feature that will respond to your login by remembering which lesson you last completed and prompting you with the next lesson to watch. I hope that helps! – Mr. Hoffman

  • Sophia

    This is fun ????

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    Thats what i was thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • David Ellis

    Hey!!! You put me on mute!!!


  • Rimler Kids

    hoffman the best

  • Diana

    i already know the solfege because i sing it in school the do a deer!a female deer!

    • Gabriel

      ME TOO! Love his videos do you?

    • Jordan

      Same it helps a lot! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • David Ellis

      Sound of Music. Right???

  • Jayme

    Thank you so much Mr. Hoffman! I am 32 years old, & this is my 2nd time trying to learn the piano. My 1st time, as a child, we moved away and I just never followed through. I am now a Music Production major at Daytona State College (Great program!) and will be taking Piano 1 in the fall. I am so glad I found your website to get a head start! Thanks for making it so easy and fun to learn!

  • Suvichak

    Hi Mr. Hoffman. Am I too old to start learning to play the piano? I am 47 now. ^_^

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      Joseph Hoffman

      You can learn to play at any age. We have people much older than you happily learning to play with us. Please give it a try. Be patient with yourself. Practice each lesson carefully before moving on, and try to be consistent. Just a few minutes a day over enough time will produce great results! Let me know how it goes! Joseph Hoffman

  • Renae

    U r a great piano player. When did u start? 10?

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      Joseph Hoffman

      I started playing at about age 6, just learning from my mom. I started lessons at age 7.

  • Kitta

    What website to we go to if we want to download the material?

  • laurent

    I didn’t watch this yet, but isn’t this the same as lesson 8,9,10

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  • Lucas

    I have an awesome piano.

  • Melissa

    Mr Hoffman what age did you start learning to play the piano………. Let me guess age 8 9 or 10?

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      Joseph Hoffman

      I started learning when I was 6. Thanks for watching! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • david

    This has been a wonderful learning experience for a pensioner just starting to learn the piano. Thank you.

  • Daniel

    You’re the best teacher i ever had

    • Psi

      I pray for Daniel ๐Ÿ™‚