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Karen D.

Somerville, MA
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Alex L.

Fontana, CA
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Jared J.

Burbank, CA
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Karen D.

Somerville, MA

Anyone can learn with my teaching expertise. I am an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music with Intensive Teaching Experience since 1982. Would love to teach you the Accordion. Hope you give it a try!

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Megan January 20, 2017
Classical Piano · In home
Verified Student
Karen was so nice and welcoming. She made my daughter feel very comfortable and she was very easy going and patient. We truly enjoyed meeting her and my daughter enjoyed her first lesson.
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Christine December 30, 2016
Harp · In studio
Verified Student
This was my first lesson after many years, and I was afraid I couldn't do it. Karen relaxed me immediately and encouraged me. I walked out of there pretty excited and very much encouraged! I look forward to my next lesson!
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Derek F. October 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Karen made the lesson fun and highly personalized. Karen wanted to know about my current skills and what I wanted to achieve. She then based our Lesson Plan on this information. Excellent! D
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Alex L.

Fontana, CA

All levels and styles from classical to contemporary music.

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Dikson D. November 11, 2016
Accordion · Online
Verified Student
Exceptional musician and instructor! I highly recommend classes with Alex.
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jim August 31, 2016
Accordion
Need an accordion player for a party. Any suggestions or contacts.
Doing Oktoberfest theme. Great gig, pay is good.
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Vincent D. June 26, 2016
Accordion · Online
Verified Student
Alex is a fantastic instructor. Extremely knowledgable and is very encouraging. Interactive and flexible. I will continue taking lessons from him. Not only for accordion but music theory as well.
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Jared J.

Burbank, CA

Just to clear up any confusions, I do not own and do not teach: Diatonic Accordion, a Bandoneon, or a Bayan. All of which are accordion instruments that feature buttons for both hands and not just the left.

I do however own and teach the 120 Button Chromatic Piano Style Accordion with Stradella Bass (Left Hand Buttons/Right Hand Piano).

I can teach you how to play the accordion as a lead instrument in a group, as an instrument for accompaniment, or as a solo instrument where you use both band to create songs by yourself. I can help introduce easy songs in a variety of styles including jazz, musette (french), classical, zydeco, polka, Irish, etc...

You do not need a 120 button bass accordion; 24, 32, 60, 72 will will also work just fine - you will just have less range available.

Diatonic Accordions and Bayans often use the same left handed Stradella system as Chromatic Piano Accordions (the instrument I own and teach) but I am unfamiliar with the system in their right ...

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Amelia B. October 29, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Jared is awesome. Very knowledgeable, fun and relaxed. Highly recommend:)
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Buddy May 25, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
I can't say enough about how fantastic of a teacher Jared is. He is constantly challenging my son and really helping him to read music ( my son has been playing the uke for a year now in school but really had just been copying what his previous teacher did instead of reading the music). Jared is extremely patient and is so thoughtful about his lesson plans, really introducing music my son is really interested in. I know we had been hesitant about doing online lessons because it sounds like such a foreign concept, but we couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Jared.
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Jennifer May 21, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jared is awesome! He is very knowledgable, thorough and patient. Can't wait for my next lesson!

Mark V S.

Van Nuys, CA
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Jasmine C.

Fullerton, CA
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Connor C.

Los Angeles, CA
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Mark V S.

Van Nuys, CA

I still don't understand why so many people laugh when you say "accordion"! This has got to be one of the most fun, expressive, international, and emotional instruments out there! So much more than just "polkas": Argentinian tangos, German beer songs, French cafe, Southern Zydeco, 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 keyboard, and depending on which model you have, there are many tonal buttons to thoroughly change its personality -- no electricity needed!

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 (sorry -- please note that I do NOT teach chromatic/diatonic button accordion.)

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Tim B. July 10, 2016
Accordion · Online
Verified Student
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.
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Daniel Laner March 31, 2016
Pro Tools Software · In studio
Mark is the best at what he does. I took a pro tools class with him and left feeling like a master. His hands on teaching style is unbeatable.
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Stephen March 18, 2016
Pro Tools Software · In home
Phenomenal experience. Mark is not only a consummate expert when it comes to Pro Tools, he is a highly skilled teacher, extremely professional, and a great guy. As someone with a PhD and a background in teaching and instructional design, I know something about effective teaching and Mark is truly a cut above--organized, patient, engaging, articulate, focused, helpful, illustrates his points with colorful anecdotes, offers useful ways of remembering the information... Mark, thanks for sharing your knowledge as well as your enthusiasm for ProTools.
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Jasmine C.

Fullerton, CA

Teaches beginning piano accordion lessons

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Sasha P. January 12, 2017
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jasmine was very patient and well prepared to teach my two children (ages 5 and 7) on their very first day of piano lessons. She provided them with a beginners book to practice the lesson she taught. She was on time and very pleasant.
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Justine L. January 5, 2017
Piano · In home
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My niece loves it so far. She is comprehending well and enjoys Jasmine's company.
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Connor C.

Los Angeles, CA

Accordion is one of my truest loves. I've been a musician as long as I can remember. I've been playing traditional Irish accordion for 6 years and have had 5 very talented teachers myself. I can apply my performance and teaching techniques to piano or button accordion. I've also played concert piano accordion for 6 years, and can teach the fundamentals of accordion playing, advanced technique and style for accordion, basic to advanced music theory, and general performance and practice techniques. I have several accordions that can be rented as well.

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Saoirse January 7, 2017
Accordion · Online
Verified Student
First lesson couldn't be better! Connor was totally patient with my kiddo, and she gave good advice on what to look for in a smaller accordion and variations in shoulder straps to help my tiny daughter not get tired from trying to hold up a big (at least for her) accordion.
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McKenna November 11, 2016
Mandolin · In home
Verified Student
Connor is the absolute best! Couldn't possibly find a more talented musician or a more wonderl teacher!
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wyatt July 25, 2016
Accordion · In home
Verified Student
super cool

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Do you want to learn how to play the accordion? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place, but first here is a little background on the instrument. The accordion was initially introduced to the United States by Count Guido Deiro, an Italian-American musician who specialized in vaudeville, a theatrical genre of music. Since then, the accordion has played an important role in all types of music including more prominently clogging, Polka, and Zydeco from Cajun and African-American traditions in Louisiana.

Often referred to as the squeezebox, it is played by compressing and expanding the bellows of the instrument while pressing keys to produce specific notes. It is often considered a challenging instrument to play, however with accordion lessons provided by our music instructors it can be fun and learned more easily. In addition, our instructors are experienced musicians and certified to provide lessons plans that will help increase your knowledge and excel more quickly. So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced musician we have the accordion lessons to help you achieve your musical goals. Check out our list of teachers and sign up for your accordion lessons today!

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