The Hoffman Online Piano Academy Review

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Confession: we’ve had a piano sitting in our living room since before our daughter was born. My husband and I both value music and the process of learning to play an instrument. That being said, we like to let our daughter, Ama, choose her classes and activities. Until this point, she’s simply been too interested in dancing, skating and swimming to be excited about music lessons. Consequently, our piano’s role in life has been reduced to a existing as bulky shelf.

For the last few weeks we have been trying out piano lessons online at Hoffman Academy and it has worked out very well for us. The lessons run about 5-15 minutes long and are all easily accessed online from any computer or tablet. The length of the lessons is ideal. You get the sense that your child learned something but they don’t get bored or overwhelmed.

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It’s clear that Hoffman is no stranger to teaching young ones. The lessons are intertwined with stories, games and visuals to help simplify learning. In fact, although the lessons are targeted to children, my husband managed to pick up a few things that were not as clearly explained in his beginner private lessons and he’s even learned a few songs.

If piano lessons are something you’ve yet to fit into your schedule or you want a really no fuss, no pressure way to teach your child, I think the Hoffman Method is the best tool for the job.

Disclaimer: you will probably have the song of the day drilled into your head on repeat. They’re catchy and cute. But at least you’ll have a temporary break from Frozen’s “Let it Go.”

All HoffmanAcademy.com video lessons are free for anyone to watch, but they charge for the materials, which can be downloaded and printed from home. Visit their website for more details and information on how to get started with their piano lessons today.

Disclosure: I was given a gift code to access the site, however all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Allison Tai is mother to two young girls, Amelita and Seren. She is also an elite obstacle course racer and fitness coach. You can find her blog at www.yomamasofit.com where she muses about her life as an athlete, and her life as a mom.

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10 responses to “The Hoffman Online Piano Academy Review”

  1. Elaine — January 6, 2016 @ 7:07 am (#)

    Lovely! Looking forward to trying these out

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  2. Paula H — January 6, 2016 @ 2:26 pm (#)

    Wow! everything is going online now! It’s just amazing, I love the app it’s like having your own private instructor when ever you want! I’ll check this out as my son wants to learn more than just chopsticks 😉

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  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen — January 6, 2016 @ 5:23 pm (#)

    I am always amazed at people who can play the piano, violin etc, I can’t play a thing and have no ear at all for music. I don’t have a radio in the house & the one in my car is practically unused.

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  4. loriag — January 6, 2016 @ 6:39 pm (#)

    Online lessons how cool, I love the shortness of the lessons.

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  5. AD — January 6, 2016 @ 7:43 pm (#)

    Sounds like a great way to introduce music and an instrument to your child. Thanks for the review.

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  6. mrdisco — January 6, 2016 @ 8:21 pm (#)

    that’s a great skill to have

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  7. Melinda Jana — January 7, 2016 @ 7:48 am (#)

    It’s great that technology can do this now. That way the child can learn at their own pace and within their attention span.

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  8. Stephanie LaPlante — January 18, 2016 @ 6:03 am (#)

    Such an awesome thing to learn early!

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  9. K Yee — January 18, 2016 @ 3:32 pm (#)

    I had no idea this sort of thing existed online. And yes when learning an instrument those basics songs do get drilled into your head. Oh well, learning to play can be fun and for some it becomes a lifelong interest.

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  10. Dandi D — January 23, 2016 @ 4:17 am (#)

    This looks really neat–I might have to try it with my son!

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