Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I’ve tried a couple of times to learn to play the piano with several different techniques to no avail. So I decided I’d give Hoffman Academy Piano Lessons a go. I received a free Lesson 1 package which includes a Music Theory Worksheets & Activity Pages, Song Sheets with Practice Instructions, Piano Listening CD MP3s, Practice CD MP3s and a Parent’s Guide as this is geared towards kids a bit younger than me. 😉 However, I think that anyone who wants to try to play piano can benefit from these lessons as you will need to know the basics at some point in order to figure out how to read the music and understand what you are reading and trying to play.
The lessons are sequenced in a specific order to build ability and understanding, no prior experience required. (While I did have my cousins attempt to teach me how to play piano and read music when I was about 9 and had to take some music theory classes – I’m not sure that counts as me having any “experience”). There are 60 FREE lessons and then as your need and budget allows you can purchase learning activity pages, MP3 tracks and sheet music from their store to help you advance as a pianist.
I really loved the Worksheets and Activity pages. While, yeah, they were geared towards kids much younger than I am, I really find that I grasp the concept of things if they are explained to me as if I am a child. Maybe I’m simple minded, but I don’t care what you think because it works! Figuring out the notes and their order and putting them on a staff, etc really made sense through this lesson. It also showed the notes for the songs that are on the MP3s so it is easy to read along while listening and then read along while playing yourself. Unfortunately I have no been sticking with practicing enough to make any progress (I know, bad!) but I hope that in 2014 I can create and stick to a schedule and maybe actually learn how to play and have it sound halfway decent!
If you want to get a jumpstart on homeschooling or just try and knock out a new years resolution of learning to play the piano – be sure to check out Hoffman Academy for their Piano Lessons.
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One ConcertKatie winner will also be able to receive the Unit 1 Lessons that I received in order to get a jumpstart on their learning! Contest ends 1/5/13 at 11:59 PM EST
The Complete Materials for Unit 1 include everything you need to get the most out of your Hoffman Academy piano lessons:
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I so wanted the boychild to take up piano! This is pretty cool!
My son has been taking piano lessons this year, and really needs more practice sessions. It is hard to know how to guide him, so I think this would be perfect! Sounds like a great product!
This would be a great gift for my youngest daughter. She loves piano and wants to learn to play. Thanks!
This is a great program. As someone with a degree in music education, it’s clear how much music influences learning. Thanks!