Teacher Review for Hoffman Academy

Fun to learn, teach, and practice!

Heidi E.
Piano Teacher
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Individual
Practice
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I’ve used this method with great enjoyment and success in my own studio for the past 5+ years. I appreciate the careful development of skills for a beginning student, and while it moves quickly compared to a traditional method book series, students are able to move at the pace set by the method, and see quick progress in their playing. The practice mp3 files are very helpful to students and teachers, the funsheets are engaging, and the note reading development is right on track to build strong readers. If a parent is lost at home, they can visit the YouTube channel for help - a great support!
My Take
This method offers students a balanced musical education, well-supported by activities, games, and practice hints. From reading to ear training, this method has been a delight to learn, to teach, and to practice with my own children! I especially appreciate the folk-song approach for beginners, transitioning into piano repertoire at an appropriate pace of development. I highly recommend this method to all teachers of music. I would recommend not just that teachers try this method, but that they also train with Joseph Hoffman, who is an outstanding teacher and educator.