Discover the Joy of Music at Hoffman Academy


Currently Registering for Spring and Summer Semesters!
Spring Semester: February 5th - June 15th, 2024
Summer Semester: June 17th - September 7th, 2024

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Lessons & Classes

Students achieve excellence through careful development of hands, ears, mind, and heart.

Music theory, improvisation… so much more than just playing the right notes.

Acoustic or electric? Learn proper technique and build a foundation for musicianship.

Learn effective and healthy techniques for beautiful singing with an experienced teacher.

Flexible schedules for the adult beginner or advanced student.

Take private lessons or a fun workshop packed with musical learning.

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.



Singing each note on a scale, the foundation for sight reading.



Identify, create and perform unique rhythms.


Sight Reading

Open up any piece of music and start playing!



Spontaneously created expressions in the language of music.

The Hoffman Method Color Wheel Graphic

Ear Training

Learn to play “by ear” and recreate any song.


Music Theory

The concepts behind it all, taught using games and activities.



Writing music reinforces important musical concepts in a fun and creative way!



Proper body positioning for strong and healthy music playing.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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 in order to make our Academy welcoming and safe for all people, we need to actively acknowledge and rise above the unconscious biases that exist in our culture stemming from racism, sexism, heteronormativity, ableism, and cisnormativity. We are committed to unlearning these biases in an effort to better cultivate love, compassion, and acceptance for all.

Upcoming Events

  • June 8 | End of Semester Recital
  • June 15 | Last Day of Spring Semester
  • June 17 | First Day of Summer Semester
  • July 4 | Academy Closed for Independence Day
  • September 2 | Academy Closed for Labor Day

Start Your Musical Journey

Reach out to begin your music education in an engaging, nurturing environment that brings out the musician in you!