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Teachers

Hoffman Academy teachers love and respect students, motivate them, and inspire them to reach for a high standard of performance.

Only the best instructors

All of our instructors are carefully selected, have degrees in music and many are sought-after performers in Portland’s music scene. They undergo regular observation and training with Joseph Hoffman to stay up-to-date in the Hoffman Method. We perform background checks on each of our teachers in order to ensure their suitability to work with children.

Alex Isackson

Pianist, composer, and music educator Alex Isackson has a deep passion for and understanding of the transformative power...

Brandon Nelson

Brandon Nelson began his piano studies at the age of 12 in Mount Vernon, WA....

Claire Robertson-Preis

Originally from Missoula, MT and Boerne, TX, Claire discovered a love for vocal music in...

Emily Strenger

Emily Strenger is a pianist and teacher from the Philadelphia and South Jersey area. She...

Jesse Preis

Jesse A. Preis is a tenor and pianist from Emblem, Wyoming. Originally inspired and taught...

Joseph Berman

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

Marshall Cuffe

After beginning piano lessons at age 6, Marshall Cuffe quickly began competing, consistently earning top...

Matt Sazima

Matt Sazima is a jazz pianist, composer, and educator from Sacramento, CA.  At age 9,...

Nicholas Mackelprang

Nicholas Mackelprang is a Pianist, Composer and Music Educator residing in the Portland area. He...

Theresa Silveyra

Theresa Silveyra is a pianist and music educator based in Portland, OR. She holds a...

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