The foundation of lifelong musicianship
At Hoffman Academy we are focused on having a balance between both quality and fun. Our young students actually enjoy learning music, because we engage their natural curiosity and creativity using an innovative multi-sensory approach, while still providing them with the expert training to reach a high level of musical proficiency.
Our teachers don’t just teach-they are all practicing, expert musicians as well! The learning environment here is fun and nurturing, and our innovative, research-based curriculum has proven itself to quickly enable students to play music they love.
The Hoffman Method was born when Joseph Hoffman began teaching kids in his neighborhood while a graduate student at Brigham Young University. After struggling to find a piano method that provided a rigorous, well-rounded musical education while still being fun and engaging, he began creating his own curriculum to fill this need for piano students everywhere.
He honed the method through several years of study, exploration, and experimentation, and moved to Portland, Oregon in 2007 to found Hoffman Academy. Hoffman Academy now serves close to 300 students with a faculty of 14 teachers trained in the Hoffman Method.
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 how early or late they are in their musical journey. Take a look at our teacher page to get to know them better!
To provide a world-class music education in an engaging, nurturing environment while inspiring a life-long love for music making.
The Hoffman Method
We teach students to play both by ear and by sight. Based on research in child development and learning theory, it engages kids with a multi-sensory approach.
Lessons & Classes
Students achieve excellence through careful development of hands, ears, mind, and heart.
Start Your Musical Journey
Reach out to begin your music education in an engaging, nurturing environment that brings out the musician in you!