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Rodrigo R.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Professional Technician from Escuela de Música Martell
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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-instrumen

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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
Cassidy
Rodrigo is an excellent instructor! He explains everything thoroughly and makes the accordion less intimidating to play.
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Gordon L.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Associate of Arts Degree from Mesabi Range Community College
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Gordon L.

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About Gordon

Gordon L. began playing music at a very early age but didn't begin to learn the saxophone until he was in fifth grade. Gordon's interest in music grew when he began to work sound systems for bluegrass bands and eventually he started to experiment more with music. Soon after he would pick up g

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Kathy
Supportive, encouraging and very relaxed. Good pace.
Akshay S.
Gordon is an excellent teacher. The thing that stood out most about him is that he will let you learn anything you want! He doesn’t just read off a book, but asks you for what you want to play, and guides you through it. He also makes you more confident, and pushes your boundaries. The experience is highly interactive and entertaining. I have accelerated so fast through his teaching and I would highly recommend him!
Gerry S.
The reason for 3 stars is that the audio was terrible. Gordon sounded like he was in a tunnel , and I was getting feedback on my voice, it was very disconcerting and hard to understand. Difficult to learn under those circumstances. The video was just fair. Gordon is good, but the experience was not.
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Mary R.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded Reed/Brass Player of the year from Wisconsin Area Music Industry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from UW-Milwaukee
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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 S

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Heather L.
Fun and informative
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She is very nice.
Austin H.
Mary was a fun and patient piano lesson teacher. I have never taken any music lessons before so we started with the basics but she did a good job of finding the pace that I learned at. She taught slow enough for me to catch on, but not too slow to where I felt like my 30 min lessons were a waste of time/money.

Unfortunately, I had to cancel the rest of my lessons with Mary because I was becoming too busy with work to stay committed to my lessons and practice. If I ever take lessons again I'll definitely sign up with Mary again, zero complaints.
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Jared J.

100 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jared J.

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

I do 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 also 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.

About Jared

I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been teaching music since 2008. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience. More importantly, I love teaching and playing music with a passion. I play a great variety of instruments and have had the opportunity

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Sally Y.
I m very lucky to have Jared as my instructor. Excellent teaching. I will book another ten lesson with him. Thank you.
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Patient and engaging. Really helpful.
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Alex L.

21 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music Conducting from California Baptist University
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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! *** L

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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
Oana B.
We really enjoyed our first lesson with Alex
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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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.

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Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
Gelaney W.
I will definitely be expanding my accordion skills & of music theory . I’ll also be adding some 😎 Jazz Standards to my repertoire ☺️.

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The average cost of 60-minute accordion lessons is $86. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $134 per hour.
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"Excellent first lesson. Very patient and great teaching method."
Paul
Took Accordion lessons from Rob S.
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"I had never taken lessons via Skype before, but Rodrigo really did a great job or making the lessons relevant to my interests. He was incredibly knowledgeable and flexible! I would definitely recommend him."
Frank
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"Looking forward to my next lesson!"
Brian
Took Accordion lessons from Rob S.
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"Ivan is great, extremely talented and willing to work with you to help you learn and have fun at the same time.
Highly recommend!"
Vito
Took Accordion lessons from Ivan F.
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"Mark makes the lessons intuitive and easy to follow. The lessons are varied, and he builds skills into each lesson with fun and helpful methods."
Anette
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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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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"I was apprehensive about online lessons but it looks like it will work out okay for me."
Kevin
Took Accordion lessons from Jose S.
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"Mark is a great instructor with a very intuitive approach to teaching music. He guides the student in understanding how music works rather than using rigid "play your scales" type of instruction, though he can do that if you prefer. He's very patient and explains each concept thoroughly. If you want to make progress quickly while also enjoying the instructional session, choose Mark. You won't regret it."
Donna
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V 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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"It's been quite a journey in trying to find an accordion teacher and a place that rents accordions. Anyway, I found both. I found Ivan through this website and I have to say that he is great! He always gets back to me via email and he is very supportive and informative in our lessons. I think he has the positive attitude and knowledge that is crucial to being a good music teacher. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him."
Susie
Took Accordion lessons from Ivan F.
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Private Accordion Lessons Near You

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. It is played by compressing and expanding the bellows of the instrument while pressing keys to produce specific notes. 

An invention of early 19th century Europe, the accordion (also known as a “squeezebox”) has become a popular instrument all around the world. It's a mainstay in traditional music and folk songs, but is also widely used in contemporary genres such as dance-pop, cajun, zydeco, jazz, and polka. 

A powerful and influential instrument, the accordion's many moods can inspire individuals to romance, merriment, dance, or sorrow. The accordion also features different variations, and some designs

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are simpler to play than others. 

This makes the instrument easily accessible to both beginners and advanced musicians. If you're thinking about strapping in and squeezing the bellows, read on to find out why learning the accordion is well worth your time and effort.

Why Learn to Play Accordion?

Playing the accordion will make you the life of every party you attend, and it's also quite beneficial for you physically! Whether you play seated or standing, the accordion requires proper posture to achieve the right sound and hand positioning on the keys or buttons. 

Those who practice good posture while playing an instrument strengthen key muscle groups that support having healthy posture all the time. And good posture imparts all sorts of positive physical benefits like improved breathing, increased circulation, and reduced pain.

The physical skills needed to play the accordion are also very beneficial for the brain. To begin, your hands have to learn to work independently — one playing keys while the other pressing buttons. You’ll also learn to concentrate, keep rhythm, and read music. Practicing all these tasks simultaneously strengthens your memory and multitasking abilities.

Topics You'll Learn in Accordion Classes Near You

The best way to learn accordion is by taking private lessons with an experienced teacher. When you take accordion classes near you, you'll benefit from receiving prompt feedback, personalized instruction, and a teacher's undivided attention. 

As a result, students who learn to play accordion with private teachers advance more quickly than those who attempt to teach themselves. Our private accordion lessons near you provide the opportunity to discuss your individual goals with a professional teacher who will tailor lessons to your interests. 

Your instructor will also plan your lessons based on the type of accordion you own and the specific style of music you wish to learn. For example, diatonic button accordion lessons for beginners will differ from Tejano accordion lessons.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Accordion Lessons

Want to learn how to play the accordion for beginners? Beginner lessons are intended for students who have little or no previous experience with the instrument. At this level, you'll learn all the basic skills you need to play simple tunes before advancing to more complex music. Your teacher will likely cover the following topics:

  • Accordion anatomy and care
  • How to use your straps and buckles
  • Proper hold, posture, and instrument balance
  • Right and left hand technique
  • Introduction to bass buttons and keyboard
  • Controlling the bellows
  • Music theory for beginners

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Accordion Lessons

Intermediate accordion lessons are perfect for students who already have some experience. In these lessons, you'll build upon your existing knowledge while challenging yourself with more complex techniques. You can expect to learn the following topics:

  • Playing chords
  • Intricate key melodies
  • Complex rhythms on the bellows
  • Descant and bass voicing
  • Playing bass buttons by ear
  • Playing a larger instrument (transitioning from 48 to 120 bass buttons)

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Accordion Lessons

Advanced lessons are best for students who already know their way around an accordion. At this stage, you'll challenge yourself in new ways, perfect existing techniques, and learn advanced skills. Your teacher can also provide advice for securing gigs in the music business. In advanced accordion lessons, you'll cover the following topics:

  • Bellows and finger articulation
  • Bellows reversal
  • Finger swapping
  • Double stops and turnarounds
  • Staccato, trills, and flutters

How to Find an Accordion Teacher Near You

Whether you want to take piano accordion or diatonic accordion lessons, you can find an excellent teacher here at TakeLessons. A quick search on our site will reveal a long list of vetted and reviewed accordion teachers near you. 

Our instructors have extensive professional experience, both teaching music and working in the industry. There are dozens of qualified candidates, whether you'd like to learn with an accordion teacher near you or online. 

Simply browse our teachers’ profiles and their reviews left by other students to find the best fit for you. Before your first lesson, share your musical aspirations with your teacher. Then, all you have to do is show up to class ready to learn accordion and be inspired!