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Mary R.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from UW-Milwaukee
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mary R.

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I play the piano accordion. I can not teach the various other types of accordion. We can learn anything from Classical to Honky Tonk! I mix sight-reading with theory to teach a variety of styles. I use a metronome and fun recordings to play along with!

About Mary

I started playing saxophone in 1994. It was an immediate passion! As the years went on my thirst for music grew and I picked up more instruments. I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts in Music from UW-Milwaukee in 2006. I continued to study privately on Saxophone with Curt Hanrahan and on Accordion with

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John J Conlon
Knowledgeable and good teacher of subject matter.
Chris P.
Excellent start, very patient.
Heather L.
Fun and informative
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Connor C.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Irish Gaelic
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Connor C.

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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 for10 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 12 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. We will do a mixture of ear training and sheet music reading (don't be scared!). I always cater to the individual as well to make the lessons more personalized.

About Connor

I'm a film composer by trade, but I love teaching as well. I love sharing my passion for music with others. I have a BM from Appalachian State University in piano performance and music theory/composition. I also have an MFA in music composition for the screen from Columbia College Chicago. I stu

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Marine
Connor was really nice. She quickly understood what was my level and adapt to what I need. Really nice first meeting!
Ramon L.
Charming personality.
Tom G.
Thoughtful and patient help towards goal of playing by ear. Thanks!
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Andrew M.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Music from Wayne State University
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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Andrew M.

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Music college graduate, with plenty of experience in real-world musical settings and five years of teaching experience. When it comes to teaching I have plenty of patience and no judgment!
My goal is to help you define realistic goals and then, how to obtain them. If you are unsure of what your goals are, that's okay too. We can cover the basics and in time, find out what your musical interests are. However, I expect my students to work towards improving their skills by practicing a little each day, or as I like to say students need to be hitting the woodshed.
My lessons are tailored toward each student's goals but I always include certain topics. The core of my teaching involves a clear understanding of rhythm, scales, chords, and music notation. In addition, I enjoy music theory and always work it into my lesson. Personally, knowing the form and function, or the why of song structure is important for musicians to understand.
In addition to theory, we will work on ...

About Andrew

Hello! My name is Andrew M., and I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Music at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. During my undergraduate, I became a proficient composer, arranger, and performer. I perform solo piano at wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, and private events. I also per

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Katie
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.
Zach
I've been taking lessons from Andrew for almost 2 years now. He's a great teacher; he's patient, encouraging and accommodating. He builds a strong foundation for playing and understanding music by focusing on the fundamentals first and foremost. I highly recommend him as a teacher!
Gare
I came to Andrew as an intermediate-to-advanced level pianist looking to learn jazz piano. Andrew does a great job pacing his lessons to push new ideas and techniques without being overwhelming. He will also relate the techniques he teaches to how he plays in real life, which is extremely helpful. Andrew is very easy to get along with and is also very responsive between lessons. I'd recommend him for any skill level
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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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Alex L.

22 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex L.

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All levels and styles from classical to contemporary music.

About Alex

Trained and educated (MM) in Russia and USA, over 20 years experience in teaching. Individual approach to the course development based on student personality, goals, skills. Major instruments are piano, classical guitar, accordion. Student must have own instrument and desire to learn! *** Le

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Nikki P.
Alex was very kind and enthusiastic. Unfortunately we do not have the same kind of accordion so I did not end up continuing lessons with him. The introductory lesson we did have was a lot of fun and I can tell he is very passionate and knowledgeable about technique and music theory.
Ilona
Soooo Smart! So much fun! Really, I couldn’t have felt more at ease and excited for the next one!
Ken K.
please cancel and refund my remaning lessons
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Mark V S.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • B.A. in an individual major of Audio/Visual Composition from University of California at Santa Cruz
  • 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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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.
John J Conlon
He knows his stuff and is patient with newbies like me who know less than nothing. He knows what he wants to get into you head and how to gt it there------sooner or later.
Jeff
Mark has been awesome. I came into the lessons knowing nothing about the accordion. He is able to break it down into something easy to understand for me. Learning a song already! I am super happy to be learning from Mark.

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The average cost of 60-minute accordion lessons in Chicago is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $122 per hour.
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"Rodrigo is a patient teacher who is a great musician. I have only had one lesson with him, but believe I will make good progress in learning the cajun accordion."
Barbara Judd
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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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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"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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"He takes time to explain everything and looking forward to the next lesson"
Daniel
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"Alex is a very interesting person and very competent. I really like it"
Paulo
Took Accordion lessons from Alex L.
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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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"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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"I've only had three lessons with Rodrigo but so far all of them have exceeded my expectations of a music instructor. Rodrigo is a great guy and accordionist. I like how I'm learning music theory along with my instrument because it will help me if I decide to learn more instruments. Thanks Rodrigo!"
isaac
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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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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"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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