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Adley K.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Liberal Studies from Maryville University
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Adley K.

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I began taking piano lessons when I was 5 years old and continued through college where I received my BA with a focus in Music Theory and Performance.
When I was 10 years old my parents bought an old accordion at a garage sale and I was fascinated. Growing up outside of a rural Missouri town with deep German pride was the perfect setting for me to hone my polka and waltz skills. I would play for all the german festivals.
I find great joy in meeting your individual learning needs while helping you achieve your goals.

About Adley

The piano is a wonderful instrument on its own and a valuable foundational instrument for future musical successes. I find great joy in meeting your individual learning needs while helping you achieve your goals. My piano career began when I was 5 years old and continued through college where I r

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Kenneth T.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Associates Degree from Glendale Community College
  • Awarded Entertainer of the Year from Echo Magazine, Phoenix
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kenneth T.

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The basics of standard accordion taught. Reading music, music theory, coordinating the keyboard and button section of the accordion. I also concentrate on co-ordination of the right and left hand while playing.

About Kenneth

I have been teaching professionally since 1965 I am also a professional) jazz and gospel pianist. I perform primarily in the Phoenix area but have performances throughout the year throughout the United States. I have written and produced a musical, "Kleo the Kat", which includes 10 original songs.

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Kenny helped me make real progress on the Hammond organ, I would not be playing at my church without his knowledge and guidance. Take a Lesson was a great find I would recommend It to anyone wanting to learn or improve their skills.
Tyler B.
Love Kenny, he is excellent with children.
Erin Corridon
He is perfect and already has me enthusiastic and playing...i couldn't be happier.
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Alex M.

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Starting at $54
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alex M.

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I am a Grammy nominated recording and touring artist who has been teaching beginning- advanced piano accordion and diatonic button accordion lessons for over 20 years. I combine my formal music education and real world performing experiences cross numerous genres with compassion and drive to help you achieve your musical goals. Whether your aim is to enter the professional gigging world, restart after a hiatus for other life goals/ responsibilities or completely start from scratch- I work with my students to provide the right balance of work push, relating to your life and having fun in the process.

I have extensive experience in a myriad of ethnic folk styles and polkas, in addition to pop, rock, country, jazz and classical genres with artists as diverse as Jack Black, Guy Klucevsek, Post Modern Jukebox, Dany Brillant, Brave Combo and Canada's Polka King- Walter Ostanek.

About Alex

I started playing piano accordion at age 4- growing up as a 4th generation musician in my family. Although my college degrees are in trumpet, playing accordion (both Piano Accordion and Diatonic Button Accordions) is how I've made my living for my whole life. I've toured the world as a soloist and w

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Amy B.
Great first lesson! Alex seems to have a bunch of experience teaching all kinds of levels and brains!
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Silvia R E.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $67
  • Speaks German
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Kaufman I’m Grosshandel from Vienna Austria 15th district Handelsschule
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Silvia R E.

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The beginning is important to engage student with a lesson plan 15 minutes practice every day a must!! Teach a new song from the start.
Also teaching the diatonic button box

About Silvia R

Teaching the accordion and the diatonic buttoni Box has been a great reward Started in Vienna Austria where I am from to teach accordion. Fluent in German and English . Started teaching in the US in the year 2000. Many of my students are from all over the World. Currently I teach students from

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Amy B.
Silvia is very knowledgeable, kind, and patient. I really enjoy my lessons with her.
Nikki
I love working with Silvia! She is very encouraging and sweet. You can tell that she is passionate about playing music and believes that it is very important that you enjoy playing. She is working with me to make a curriculum that will give me experience with many different styles of playing to make sure I explore to find what I might like most. Silvia also takes time to make reference videos to use later in practice and helps me annotate my sheet music. She is a really great teacher!
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Mark V S.

43 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner
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Mark V S.

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Why do so many people laugh when you say "accordion"!? Let's show them different! This instrument absolutely ROCKS!!! It is one of the most expressive, international, fun, and emotional instruments out there! So much more than just "polkas": Argentinian tangos, German beer songs, French cafe, Irish Celtic music, Russian folk, Italian melodic, and the list goes on... Bottom line: I love this instrument because it is FUN and VERY "produceable". Half of it is an arsenal of buttons while the other half is a good 'ol piano keyboard, and depending on which model you have, there are many tonal buttons to thoroughly change its personality -- no electricity needed!

No sight-reading required!

All ages welcome!

I can teach you how to create some fun and inspired music on it regardless of your musical tastes, as long as you have a PIANO ACCORDION -- not JUST buttons like a bayan or concertina (sorry -- at this time, please note that I do NOT teach chromatic/diatonic button accordion or ...

About Mark V

Mark V has been “Specializing In Melody” since the age of 5 when he discovered his natural ability to play and create catchy tunes by teaching himself the harmonica by ear. He went on to learn the accordion at 10, the piano at 12, MIDI and synthesizers at 15, the guitar at 30, and a long list o

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Gio A.
Just had my first lesson. He had very good pointers and adapts quickly to your musical knowledge. Mark also has great philosophies about music and life in general. Looking forward to next lesson!
Skylar
This was my first lesson with Mark, but it was easy to talk to him, he teaches more of what’s usable, rather than just hours of theory, and gave me a goal to work towards for next time. He’s going to be a great fit for me and what I’m looking for
Raymond W.
Just had my first lesson and I can already tell I made the right decision going with Mark. Can’t wait to keep learning from him.
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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I make accordion easy by first teaching one hand at a time . Once the student feels proficient we will begin to incorporate coordination between the right hand, which plays the piano notes and left hand which pulls the bellow and plays the chords. In no time at all the student will be playing accordion songs. I encourage the student to bring in songs they like want to learn.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!

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"Great lesson, already progressing on 3rd lesson and believe me I know absolutely nothing. Thanks"
Steve
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"On time, professional, friendly, positive, very skilled at accordion. I enjoy each lesson."
Matthew
Took Accordion lessons from Rob S.
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"Great lessons, I have had 8 or 9 lessons and already working on James Bond theme song! Great way to learn by giving your fingers knowledge of the cords and various tempos. Fun and learning. Now as Mark says instead of practice, “go catch some fun”"
Steve
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"Rodrigo is very musically knowledgable and has great teaching skills."
Julie Best
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"Mark's passion for music and teaching really comes through in his lessons. He is patient and clear with his instructions. He always makes it fun and inspires you to have a passion for the instrument too."
Anders
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"Just judging off our first lesson, it was great! I was really nervous because I haven’t tried to learn to play an instrument in over a decade, but I really enjoyed the lesson with Andrew and I’m looking forward to continuing."
Katie
Took Accordion lessons from Andrew M.
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"I feel totally satisfied. It's wonderful to feel at home, away from my own home,
Rodrigo is friendly, accommodates my specific playing goal.
Thanks
Charles"
Charles Obialisi
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"Grey has a passion for his accordion music! He enjoys playing just for fun and is very skilled. As his wife, I get the reward of his years of learning and practice in that I get wonderful live music to listen to often. Grey has a desire to share his skill with others that would like to share his passion for music. 💚"
Carol
Took Accordion lessons from Grey W.
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"Mark has been an excellent teacher. Although I haven't played the accordion very long, my steady improvement, following his lessons, has been very enjoyable. I can feel my confidence building as well. I'm looking forward to continued progress with Mark."
Tim
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"Alex was wonderful! He was very friendly and personable, knowledgeable about the accordion, and was very supportive and encouraging for my son. Alex was also very patient, for this was my son's first accordion lesson. He welcomed any questions and took the time to explain things. My son is excited to go home and practice and can't wait for the next lesson. Would highly recommend Alex for accordion lessons!!!"
Dean
Took Accordion lessons from Alex L.
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