Parent Guide for Online Piano Lessons
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The Best Way for Kids to Learn Piano Online!
Why Hoffman Academy?
- Kids start by playing music right away in their first lesson!
- We’re the only dedicated platform designed for kids to learn piano online.
- The Hoffman Method is rooted in early child development and learning theory.
- It’s an approach that engages a child’s natural curiosity and creativity while providing a high level of musical proficiency.
Ready to learn more? Download the free guide using the form above to access tips for getting your kids started with online piano lessons along with Lesson 1 materials.
What Are The Benefits of Online Piano Lessons?
Students not only learn to read music and play songs, they learn to play by ear, improvise, compose, transpose, and understand music theory. The Hoffman Academy curriculum makes it easy to use and learn for kids with or without prior experience in music. Online lessons provide:
- Over 300 video lessons (and counting!) accessible on any smart device.
- Learn on your schedule, at your own pace.
- Guided practice plans.
- A library of downloadable learning materials.
- Reinforce basic skills with fun online games.
- Track your piano learning progress.
- A fraction of the cost of private music lessons.
"We have been having so much fun doing your lessons. I have already seen significant changes in my son's attitude toward music and the piano since doing only 6 lessons. He loves your structure and style and the additional materials are wonderful."
What Is The Best Age To Begin Piano Lessons?
Parents who give their children the gift of a musical education start them out on a path that will enrich their lives in so many ways. Studying music develops discipline, hand-eye coordination, intelligence, and creates a skill that can bring happiness to both the performer and to listeners.
Here at Hoffman Academy, we recommend ages 5-8 as the perfect time to start instrumental lessons. At this age, children have the development to handle structured, formal educational settings. They’ve also acquired more fine motor skills, such as the ability to move fingers independently. However, it’s perfectly possible to start playing an instrument earlier.
How Long Will It Take To Learn The Piano?
The amount of time it takes to learn to play the piano depends on what level of playing you want to achieve. A person with no experience can learn to play the melody of a short song in minutes.
On the other hand, let’s say you want to become a world-class classical pianist, and perform crazy-advanced pieces like Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #3. If you want to be a professional classical performer, you’re looking at a minimum of 10 to 15 years of concentrated study with a master teacher, and hours of practice every day.
Most people who want to play for their own enjoyment can get great results within three to five years of study and practice.
What’s the Cost?
Our entire library of 300+ video lessons and popular songs are available for free, always. Our mission is to make music accessible to as many kids as possible around the world. This is one way in which we can fulfill that mission. In addition to a free account, we do have a Premium level of membership which provides access to practice materials and games. Premium memberships enable us to continue to make new content accessible to everyone.
"I am a huge fan of Mr. Hoffman’s method. I love that my kids are learning to play by ear, sight read, improvise, and more! And I love the guided practice sessions!"