Claude Hoffmann started playing drums at the age of 11. Besides school and university, he studied drums and percussion at the Conservatory of Luxemburg and at the Future Music School in Germany. He studied with greats like Rainer Kind, Claus Hessler, Bruno Castellucci and more recently with Dom Famularo in New York.
At the age of 20 he started teaching drums at music school CAVEM in Luxemburg. Later on he joined the music teacher team of the Lycée Ermesinde in Luxembourg where he teaches drums and coaches bands.
Besides his teaching activities he is performing with the Turkish singer Sibel and the Monky Toys Jazz quartet. He toured and recorded with the coverband Not Without, Arker, X-Rey, Fanfarrah, Randi Washmatic, Liza Deb., and was part of the house band of the Sazz'n'Jazz club in Brussels.
Research on high quality education led into publishing two drum methods about Ternary Drumset Playing.
Claude Hoffmann endorses Sabian Cymbals, Mapex Drums and Agner Sticks (signature stick).