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2/10/16

Learn Piano Online - The Future Of Music Education With Hoffman Academy

Do you play any instruments? Which do you love best?

I would love to learn the piano and guitar. That's been my desire since I was a child. And I really want my children to learn also.

Are you looking for a piano teacher? Meet Mr. Hoffman!

Joseph Hoffman has always wanted one thing, for more people to be able to learn music and to love it while they're learning. He spent years developing his own comprehensive piano method based on research in early childhood education and great music teaching methods like Suzuki and Kodaly. After receiving his master's degree in music and founding a very successful music academy in Portland, Oregon, he wanted to find a way to teach music to children whose families might not be able to afford private music lessons, or who might live far away from a piano teacher.



Five years ago, Joseph and his wife Kelly came up with the idea to create piano video lessons and post them online, for free, so that anyone in the world could learn piano with the Hoffman Method. To support their project, they sold downloadable lesson materials, like sheet music and audio files, to accompany the video lessons. Mr. Hoffman's video lessons now have over 5 million views, with thousands of students watching lessons every day. But he's not done yet.

Right now, Mr. Hoffman has 120 piano video lessons online. He wants to double that number in the next 16 months, then continue to make more. His ultimate goal is to make Hoffman Academy a complete piano learning program, so that a student who completes all the lessons would be ready to major in music at any university and become a professional musician.



The Hoffman Academy team is also working on building a new, interactive, subscription-based website that will include music learning games and online progress tracking. Video lessons alone can't give personalized feedback, but the new Hoffman Academy will be able to guide students through developing their skills in rhythm, staff reading, music theory, and ear training, and make learning the piano even more fun and engaging.



In order to fund these projects, Mr. Hoffman is running a Kickstarter campaign through the month of February. Campaign backers can try out the new Hoffman Academy premium subscription for themselves at a great discount. Or, you can contribute to our campaign and fund a Hoffman Academy premium subscription scholarship for a child in need. Come on over and check it out!



Do you believe in music education for everyone? Contribute to our Kickstarter and help make it happen. Visit our Kickstarter page to learn more.

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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25 comments :

  1. I have always wanted to learn the piano. I think I'm going to check this out.

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  2. I took piano lessons as a child. I was also in the band in school as was my kids and now my grand kids. I believe music is really important.

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  3. I used to play piano when I was a kid - I think I still can play some of the classics ;) I very much like the idea of online lessons too!

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  4. I really hope Mr. Hoffman gets his business up and running well. We need more powerful resources for our kids to learn music! I grew up with a wonderful music instructor who played every instrument known to man, even the strange ones from foreign lands! When I went to find instructors for my kids about a decade ago it was really difficult to find qualified instructors!

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  5. I love piano but don't know how to play. I always wanted to learn guitar.

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  6. I would love to learn how to play the piano that would be cool!

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  7. There's really no stopping the internet from what you can learn! That's awesome, learning online saves a lot of time.

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  8. How great! My son just inherited his Uncle's full length piano and I want him to start lessons. I'm checking this out!

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  9. Thanks but no thanks - at least not for me personally, but this is an awesome idea.

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  10. Oh, I must sign up for these classes. I have a piano that is just gathering dust.

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  11. My girlfriend use to do this too. Learning piano online is really a nice experience.

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  12. I wanted to go in a piano lessons. but i don't have a time

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  13. Thanks for telling me about this.. My son wanted to sign up for piano lessons but too pricey

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  14. I have a childhood friend that attending piano lessons and she will enjoying it.

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  15. This is a great thing to support. Excellent for persons who cannot afford to pay for lessons

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  16. Perfect for my daughter! That's cool, I will tell this to her.

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  17. In today's world, this is such a gift. Music is so important for kids, I feel. I love this!

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  18. I could play many musical instruments when I was younger and I am sure if I picked them up again, after a bit of practice I would be ok. Not sure I would be able to read music anymore now though!

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  19. i come from a musical family so we have all learned how to play at least a little bit of one instrument. music is very important

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  20. I would STILL love to learn to play the piano. Some things you never outgrow. :) I hope their kickstarter goes well!

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  21. It's great to know that you can now learn this online. I will check this out.

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  22. What a great idea. I learned how to play the piano when I was a kid and took lessons for a number of years. I would love to play again.

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  23. Such a neat program. I love when good people put together good things and put them on kickstarter :)

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  25. Online programs/classes are great opportunities to learn and reach your goal. I took an online class years ago about medical billing. Actually i have always wanted to learn playing piano. Will check it out

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