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Summer Programs

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

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Summer Semester: Jun 14 - Sep 4, 2020

Private lessons & Workshops

Private lessons are the ideal choice for the student who is ready and eager to advance his or her skills on the piano at a more focused and rapid pace. Private lessons also afford your teacher the flexibility to customize lessons to the needs, learning style and specific interests of each student.

Hoffman Academy Summer Workshops are fun, intense, “musical pressure-cookers.” In a typical workshop, students will play games or activities that reinforce important musical concepts and learn about ideas related to the workshop’s subject. Workshops will also focus on learning group repertoire that they will present at the end of the week, typically 3 – 5 songs. Most workshops are ensemble focused and conclude with a short performance by the students for their families during the last day.

Summer Programs

Beginning Ukulele

Beginning Ukulele

  • Age: 8-12
  • Level: No Experience Needed
  • August 3 – 7, 9am – 12pm

Perfect for a student that has been swept up in the Ukulele craze! Loves “cute” music that is positive, upbeat, and rhythmic. Learn several songs as well as basic techniques to jump start your Ukulele journey!

Jazz 101

Jazz 101

  • Age: 10-Teen
  • Level: 3+ (or 3 years)
  • July 20 – 24, 9am – 12pm

Great for a student who has heard a little jazz and is curious about it. Enjoys the improvisation element of lessons. Likes the sound and style of repertoire pieces by Christopher Norton. With a few simple tricks, you will learn new chords that inspire you to play, improvise, and create your own songs! This is a great intro for students that are beginning improvisers, or have never improvised before and want a supportive and fun environment to try it in!

Jazz Next: The Re-Jazzening

Jazz Next: The Re-Jazzening

  • Age: 10-Teen
  • Level: 4+ (or 4 years/1 year Jazz experience)
  • July 20 – 24, 1pm – 4pm

Awesome fit for a student who has taken Jazz 101 or has played some jazz pieces in lesson or in school jazz band before. Likes to improvise and wants to learn about more complicated chords. Play cooler, more difficult songs and learn more improvising skills! Expect to build upon your improvising skills while you learn new and creative ways to play chords you are already familiar with!

Jump Start Guitar

Jump Start Guitar

  • Age: 6-10
  • Level: No Experience
  • July 6 – 10, 9am – 12pm

Ideal for the new-to-guitar student who wants a head start on their journey to guitar mastery! In just one week, learn more songs than in any other method for beginners, taught by the designer of the guitar method, Joseph Berman! This method will lay down an excellent foundation for any new guitar player, including music literacy, listening skills, and proper technique!

Jump Start Piano

Jump Start Piano

  • Age: 5-8
  • Level: No Experience
  • June 29 – July 3, 9am – 12pm
  • July 6 – 10, 9am – 12pm
  • August 10 – 14, 9am – 12pm

Ideal for a new-to-piano student who wants a kick start to their piano learning experience. In just one week, learn more songs than in any other method for beginners! Hoffman Academy uses the Hoffman Method, which is the perfect for giving young students a comprehensive approach and turning them into well rounded musicians!

Musical Theater

Musical Theater

  • Age: 10-15
  • Level: 1-2 (or 1+ years)
  • August 3 – 7, 1pm – 4pm

A student who loves singing along to songs from Wicked, Les Misérables, or any other hit musical! Maybe this student has already been in a school musical! Learn how to project your voice so you can sing these musical theatre hits better than ever! Along the way, you will pick up new techniques to stylize your singing to make these songs “pop!”

Next Steps

Next Steps

  • Age: 6-9
  • Level: Prep B – 2 (or 1 year)
  • July 27 – 31, 9am – 12pm

Designed with the student in mind who has recently started lessons and is looking for a week of learning, music making, and fun! Learn new songs and games designed to enhance any students enjoyment at the piano! Every fun activity is packed with opportunities to learn more about the piano and music in general!

Pop Guitar

Pop Guitar

  • Age: 10-Teen
  • Level: 1+ years experience
  • June 29 – July 3, 1pm – 4pm

Great for students who love jamming out to their favorite hit songs! Learn pop chord progressions to hit songs, as well as techniques to make playing those progressions easy. Students can expect to explore the patterns in pop songs to make understanding and mastery a breeze! You will walk away from this workshop with the tools to write your own pop chord progressions!

Pop Piano

Pop Piano

  • Age: 8-12
  • Level: 1+ (or 2 years)
  • July 6 – 10, 1pm – 4pm

Perfect for the outgoing student who loves to sing along to their favorite pop songs. Maybe enjoys listening to the radio when being driven around. Likes repertoire that sounds “cool.” What you will do: Learn just how simple it is to play your favorite hits! Create your own catchy chord progressions and learn to play them with style! Unlock the secrets of the pentatonic scale and make your own hit melodies!

Pop Voice

Pop Voice

  • Age: 9-13
  • Level: No Experience Needed
  • July 13 – 17, 1pm – 4pm

Lots of fun for the type of student who has a favorite singer or band. Maybe even watches American Idol or The Voice with their family. Knows a “top 40 song” or two by heart. Learn great tips to make your singing stronger and easier! Expect to learn several of the most popular hits while also learning new ways to sing with better volume, control, and tone.

Video Game Piano

Video Game Piano

  • Age: 8-13
  • Level: 2+ (or 3 years)
  • August 10 – 14, 1pm – 4pm

This one’s for the gamers! Particularly kids that like creative minded games (Minecraft, open world games) or games with iconic music (Mario, Pokemon). Students that like “cool” music that is fast paced, quirky, or minor-sounding. Play piano arrangements of everyone’s favorite video game hits! Some of the most fun pieces to play and listen to come from video games, so you can expect to have a lot of fun putting these arrangements together with your fellow workshop-attendees!

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