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Students achieve excellence through careful development of hands, ears, mind, and heart.
Using the Hoffman Method
What are lessons like?
At Hoffman Academy, lessons are tailored to every student’s needs. Beginning students learn songs and fundamentals through floor games, sing-a-longs, and engaging instruction at their instrument. As students advance, our instructors help guide them towards their musical interests while providing a well rounded musical foundation in technique. In short, our lessons promote a lifelong love of music by finding the perfect balance between fun and education.
What makes Hoffman Academy great?
Hoffman Academy has an amazing staff of dedicated instructors who have all received degrees in music and are trained in the Hoffman Method. Our teachers’ deep knowledge of music makes them perfectly equipped to meet a student at their current level and help them grow, no matter where they are in their musical journey. Take a look at our teacher page to get to know them better!
What do we do for each student?
We promote a lifelong love for music-making to all of our students. Every pianist, guitarist, and vocalist at Hoffman Academy can expect to learn a lot and have fun doing it! We encourage everyone to follow their musical passion whether it be playing a specific style of music, or writing original pieces! Hoffman Academy makes a well-rounded music education accessible to all of its students.
The Hoffman Method
The Hoffman Method creates well-rounded musicians who truly comprehend music by emphasizing eight areas of learning: music theory, ear training, improvisation, sight reading, technique, solfege, composition and rhythm.
Hoffman Academy Portland is committed to creating welcoming and inclusive spaces for people of all ages, religions, races, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, family/child care configurations, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We recognize that doing this means swimming actively against the current of our country’s government, social structures, normative thought systems, and general culture. This is based on our understanding, which we are grateful to have gained from the educational labor of the Black Lives Matter movement, that systemic racism, sexism, heteronormativity, and many other harmful thought systems are baked into the very creation and history of the United States and have yet to be fully dismantled.
- Feb 8 | First Day of Spring ’21 Semester
- May 3 | Register for Summer Camps & Lessons
- Mar 22 – Mar 27 | Spring Break
- Apr 5 – Apr 12 | Mid-Semester Progress Meetings
- May 1 | Student Composition Night
- June 12 | Student Recital
- June 19 | Last Day of Spring ’21 Semester
- June 21 | Summer Session Begins
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