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Summer Camps & Private Lessons

Private Lessons

During our Summer Semester (June 17th – September 7th, 2024) we offer private lessons for our piano, guitar, and voice students. Lessons are flexible and scheduled to fit around your summer activities. They could be the same from week to week, or vary, depending on your and your teacher’s availability. Summer private music lessons are the perfect opportunity to see if your student is ready for the full semester commitment!

Piano: Ages 5+, Guitar: Ages 8+, Voice: Ages 9+

How does tuition work?

  • Lessons can be purchased individually or in packages of 7+ starting at $275.
  • Complete the enrollment form with your availability + number lessons & camps desired. The office will reach out to complete scheduling & collect payment!
Pricing Table for Summer Music Lessons at Hoffman Academy

Summer Camps


We are offering 4 week-long camps this summer! Beginners are welcome to join one of our two “Jump Start” piano camps, while more seasoned students can flex their skills in our Video Game Music & Taylor Swift piano camps.

The image presents a table detailing summer piano camps. It includes four camps: "Jump Start Piano Camp 1" from June 17-21 and "Jump Start Piano Camp 2" from June 24-28 for beginners ages 5-8, both from 9 am to 12 pm; "Video Game Piano Camp" from July 22-26, and "Taylor Swift Piano Camp" from July 29 to August 2 for students with over three years of experience, ages 10 to teen, both from 10 am to 1 pm. Each camp costs $275.

Jump Start Piano Camp

Jump Start Piano is a fun, interactive camp experience for kids with no prior piano training. Packed with learning, kids who complete the 5-day camp will emerge knowing how to play several songs on the piano with confidence, plus how to read basic rhythms and notes on the staff.

For beginners ages 5-8.

Taylor Swift Piano Camp

Is Your Swiftie in Their Piano Era?

Make their “Wildest Dreams” come true with Hoffman Academy’s 5-day Taylor Swift Piano Camp!

This July, join Academy Director Matt Sazima for a musical journey through Taylor Swift’s many “eras”! This interactive camp will have your student exploring Taylor’s “eras” and playing her greatest hits including:

  • “Love Story,” from her Fearless era, part of her country pop phase;
  • “Blank Space,” from the 1989 era, representing her pop transformation;
  • and – just like Taylor does at every stop on her Eras Tour – a Surprise Song!

All the while they’ll learn about crafting a melody, chord arrangements, and ear training…perhaps setting the stage for them to be the next international superstar!

We’ve got a Blank Space – and we’re ready to write your Swiftie’s name!

For Swifties 10-teen with 3+ years piano experience.

Note on Sheet Music: Families will be informed about song selections to purchase from for under $20 total.

Not local to Portland? Check out our Virtual Taylor Swift Piano Camp happening one week earlier!

Video Game Piano Camp

Level up your piano skills! This 5-day journey through the world of video game music, with its fast-paced, quirky arrangements, is a great place for young gamers to improve their musicianship — and have fun — this summer!

For students 10-teen with 3+ years piano experience.


The cancellation deadline for summer enrollment is two weeks prior to the first day of the summer session. If private lesson enrollment is cancelled on or before the deadline, tuition payment will be refunded in full. After the deadline tuition payments are non-refundable. 

Lessons: Summer lessons follow a flexible schedule and will be jointly scheduled by the teacher and the student at the beginning of the summer. After the summer lesson schedule has been finalized, students may reschedule up to one lesson if necessary. Lesson must be cancelled by directly contacting the teacher at least one week prior to originally scheduled lesson.

Substitute Teacher: If your teacher is unable to attend a workshop or lesson, the Academy reserves the right to provide a qualified substitute teacher for that lesson.

Teacher Cancellations: If your teacher must cancel a workshop or lesson for any reason, and a substitute teacher cannot be arranged, a make-up lesson will be provided.

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