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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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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!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Rodrigo R.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1986
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Rodrigo R.

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Piano and button accordions.

About Rodrigo

With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrument

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Adrian
Rodrigo was flexible with my crazy schedule and was always willing to go the extra mile. I have really developed a true love now for the accordion thanks to him.
Connor Bulakites
Rodrigo is very knowledgeable and helpful—he helped make many concepts clear to me in only a few lessons. I am excited to practice and continue to improve my playing!
Mariano S.
Great first lessons
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Connor C.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Irish Gaelic, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Piano Performance and Music Theory/Composition from Appalachian State University
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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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Ramon L.
Charming personality.
Tom G.
Thoughtful and patient help towards goal of playing by ear. Thanks!
Timothy and Kandice H.
Connor has been a great instructor to learn under. She was even able to work around my sometimes hectic schedule!
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Kenneth T.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • 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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Steve
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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Mark V S.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English, German
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • 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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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.
John J Conlon
Mark has a set system for imparting musical knowledge regarding the accordion, but he allowed me to interrupt his lesson so that I could make sure that I was getting what he was attempting to impart to the unskilled listener.

I have been provided with a few concepts to practice, in anticipation of our next session. He has a great deal of confidence that I will get it-------hopefully he is more right about this than I am. Yet, this is only lesson two and I have set up this new learning experience so that I am only chewing on small bits of the new learning materials a time. John Conlon
John J Conlon
Mark is very knowledgeable regarding the Accordion-----knows it like the back of his hand. He helped me identify a problem with the accordion that I purchased, as used musical instrument, giving me ideas on how to address the problem with the seller. I personally like the man and expect him to be a very good teacher.
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Alex M.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $54
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1993
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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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"I will definitely be expanding my accordion skills & of music theory . I’ll also be adding some 😎 Jazz Standards to my repertoire ☺️."
Gelaney
Took Accordion lessons from Karen D.
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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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"Ivan is a wonderful teacher! I am a beginner accordion student with no prior musical experience and Ivan has been extremely informative, patient, and encouraging in our lessons.

After five lessons in I can read and hear music better and feel very happy with my progress thus far. He is very highly recommended!"
Kimmy
Took Accordion lessons from Ivan F.
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"Knows his stuff, readily identified problem with instrument and directed me to getting relief from seller. He knows the accordion like the back of his own hand. JC"
John J Conlon
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"Rodrigo was flexible with my crazy schedule and was always willing to go the extra mile. I have really developed a true love now for the accordion thanks to him."
Adrian
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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"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"
John J Conlon
Took Accordion lessons from Karen D.
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"Fantastic teacher! Very knowledgeable very helpful encouraging and kind. Great musicians! Wonderful person! Hardly to find anyone better."
Gergana Mellin
Took Accordion lessons from Ivan F.
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"Exceptional musician and instructor! I highly recommend classes with Alex."
Dikson
Took Accordion lessons from Alex L.
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"Knowledgeable and very helpful."
Teresa
Took Accordion lessons from Grey W.
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