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Dedicated, private instruction for new guitarists of any age!


Spring Semester: February 5, 2024 - June 8, 2024

Fun, Individual Lessons & CLasses

At Hoffman Academy, students of all ages receive so much more than guitar lessons. Our innovative, foundational approach encourages eager students to understand music—rather than simply strumming the notes. Our guitar lessons will provide a fun introduction to the guitar while laying a foundation of solid musicianship. Not only will students learn proper guitar technique and performance practice, but they will also develop a broad range of musical skills and a basic understanding of music theory. Lessons are tailored to each student’s needs, interests, and skill level, from beginner to intermediate.
By teaching students to truly understand music, the Hoffman Academy creates confident guitarists for life.



Start Your Musical Journey

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

Our Guitar Teachers

Our local, seasoned instructors are all practicing musicians and teach private lessons to empower students with the knowledge and techniques they need to become true musicians.

Joseph Berman

A Portland native who grew up just a few miles from Hoffman Academy, Joseph’s approach...


Our Policies

Learn about our tuition and payment policies, as well as our code of conduct and details concerning summer lessons and canceled lessons.

Other Classes

Interested in learning another instrument or curious about our summer or adult learning programs?