Learn to Play Accordion Online

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Grey W.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. in Liberal Arts & Music from Cal State San Bernardino,Ca.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Grey W.

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Let's have fun! Learn finger position on keyboard, learn notes, time and key signatures. Learn to sight read music, right hand and left hand on basses. Learn note values, accent marks, and most important, expression! Learn scales, and chord structures, including chromatic! Music theory, arranging,and composition are available.

About Grey

Hi there! My name is Grey. I grew up in the Lawrence Welk era. I started teaching for Milton Mann Accordion Studios, in 1975. I received a B.A. in Liberal Studies/Music from Cal State San Bernardino, Ca. I have played in weddings and mostly non-profit organizations, especially at Christmas time.

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Teresa P.
Knowledgeable and very helpful.
Nancy
Grey hung in there even with all my connection problems. Then he taught me accordian information that I had been thinking about, but never knew the answer to before, because I have been out of the picture for so long. It was just the right timing from my 5 previous lessons. I am looking forward to my next lesson. I just need to get in enough practice time. My learning curve is in my hands now. Until the next lesson.
Thanks Grey
Al
My name is Al Philipp, used to serve in ministry with Grey and what an awesome gift God has given him in music. Grey would play all kinds of music and my favorites were the old hymns and the contemporary Christian music, but when he broke out the polka music it would get your heart pumpin and your feet jumpin. Yes Grey is very good with the accordion with a great personality to go along with his teaching ability. I highly recommend Grey if you are wanting to learn this instrument.
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Mark V S.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Russian, English, German
  • B.A. in an individual major of Audio/Visual Composition from University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Awarded Outstanding Faculty Award 2013-2014, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
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Mark V S.

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I still don't understand why so many people laugh when you say "accordion"! Let's show them different! This 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, 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 or concertina (sorry -- please note that I do NOT teach chromatic/diatonic button accordion or "virtual/electronic accordions" such as the Roland series -- just

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 of o

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Steve L.
My first lesson with Mark was amazing. Very knowledgeable and intuitive. He was very relaxed and made me feel right at home. He was encouraging and you definitely get the feeling he is doing something that he loves. I feel like I learned a lot and have some practicing to do. Thank you for the lessons.
Drew H.
Dmitri H.
I really like Mark! He is a very good teacher, and he is also very fun. :)
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Alex L.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Master of Music Conducting from California Baptist University
  • Teaching since 2014
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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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Rodrigo R.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Awarded Music Faculty Scholarship from El Camino College, Torrance CA
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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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Mariano S.
Great first lessons
Cassidy
Rodrigo is an excellent instructor! He explains everything thoroughly and makes the accordion less intimidating to play.
Barbara Judd
I have been taking accordion lessons from Rodrigo for about 6 months. I had never been successful playing a couple of instruments from long ago. I have now made great progress from Rodrigo's instructions. He helps me understand music theory, reading music, simplifying music, and how to charge my musical working memory. I have long been a collector of music. This is the first time I've felt progress and success.
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Mary R.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from UW-Milwaukee
  • Awarded Reed/Brass Player of the year from Wisconsin Area Music Industry
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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. No matter which instrument I play the passion is the same. I like to write and arrange as well so I feel an extreme importance on music theory. I am clas

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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.
Madison A.
Mary was amazing teacher for me, and she really sparked my passion for music. I had really just started clarinet when I began taking lessons from her, and I truly believe one of the reasons I am going into music is because of how she made me see it. In the short time that I was able to be her student I learned more than just the fundamentals, and have yet to find a teacher that I work with as well as I did with her. If I could take up lessons with her again, I would in a heartbeat.

Sam K.

9 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1992
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Sam K.

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Piano Accordion

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my mus

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through

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Online Accordion Lessons from Expert Instructors

The accordion isn't a typical musical instrument. Based on the vibrating reed principle, the accordion is a German instrument, Christian Friedrich Buschmann's invention. Over the years, it has seen popularity in several different types of music. It's probably best-known for its presence in polka, but it's also quite prominent in folk music and traditional celebratory songs from all over Europe. The accordion's impact on contemporary music can't be denied, and its sound is so unique that modern artists have continued to experiment with it in the studio.

While the accordion is well-noted as a folk instrument, its manufacturers wanted to see it have a more mainstream place in music. In the 1920s, manufacturers tried to shift the public's perception towards the instrument, with some measure of success. Accordions found their way into orchestras. Sheet music for playing classical music on it started to circulate. Eventually, the company moved operations from Germany to China. Today, China is the world's largest producer of professionally made accordions.

The accordion saw a renaissance in the 80s that continues to today. Pop, rock, and even Latin music recognized that the instrument's tone and flexibility were unique. Portability allowed it to be used in music videos - the driving force for marketing music in the late 80s and early 90s. It's not uncommon to listen to some popular 80s music and hear the tones of an accordion in the background. Modern music has continued this tradition, and even though it's not truly a mainstream instrument, it sees a lot of use in the industry.

In more recent years, much of the accordion's popularity has resurfaced in two strange yet welcome arenas. Indie music bands are realizing how unique the instrument is and have started including it in their ensembles. These bands aren't massive commercial outfits and usually get into the industry for the love of music. Using the accordion helps them to reach into areas of music that would otherwise be locked off to them. Another strange yet exciting use of the accordion in the 21st century is in Latin music, specifically in Texas and its environs. The peculiar yet haunting combination of the accordion with deep south Latin music gives a bit of that old-world spice that seems to be lacking in other iterations of the craft. As its popularity grows, the demand for players will rise.

Types of Accordion

If you're planning on learning the accordion, the first and most vital step is finding one you're comfortable with. There are two major classes of accordion, with further subclasses that don't really affect the instrument's usability. Piano accordions are the most familiar ones, with keyboards attached to both sides of the bellows. For someone who's just getting into the hang of things, piano accordions provide a friendly and straightforward interface to understand the instrument. Button accordions are also called Cajun or Irish accordions (since they feature prominently in some of those cultures' music), utilize buttons instead of keys. These accordions can be a bit more challenging for a beginner. Their functionality focuses on using the buttons and differing strength of squeezes to generate the tones and notes. They also require you to memorize all of the controls.

Why Take Online Accordion Lessons

Learning to play the accordion takes dedication and practice. Learning accordion online offers you a chance to explore the past of Old Europe, along with its music from the comfort of your own home. Planning online lessons is a cinch since you can schedule them around your daily activities. It doesn't matter where in the world you are. Online classes can teach you the fundamentals of this remarkable instrument at your own leisure. Is this the first time you're delving into the accordion? Not a problem. Skilled instructors can take you from beginner to intermediate at your own pace. You don't have to worry about competing with anyone.

Starting with the accordion might seem a bit overwhelming at first. However, you'd be surprised at how intuitive it is to pick up the instrument's fundamentals with an expert tutor. Understanding the basics and how to apply them is the first thing an accordion teacher should teach you. An online teacher has the benefit of helping you in proper form and use of the accordion on your own terms. It's this setting that makes learning the accordion online such a stress-free experience.

Benefits of Landing an Expert Accordion Teacher

One of the essential parts of learning to play the accordion is finding a competent and accessible teacher. Since it's such a unique instrument, teachers for the accordion can be hard to locate and even harder to schedule lessons with. In some areas, you may not even be able to find someone to teach you the instrument. The population of expert accordionists is dwindling across the world. As someone who wants to learn the accordion, you will be carrying on a tradition that reaches into the past. Together with a skilled accordion tutor, you can uncover the secrets of this instrument and keep its legacy alive in the modern world.

Expert accordion teachers have the patience to train new and intermediate players in the art of using the instrument. Without a teacher, you may take as much as a year to stumble over the basics of the accordion. Even when you grasp the concepts, specific fundamental movements and elements of controlling and manipulating the instrument may be out of your reach. Finding a teacher offers you a much more streamlined timeline for getting to grips with the device. Within a few months, with daily practice, you will be able to play the instrument relatively well and even entertain a few others with your music.

Expert accordion teachers allow you to experiment but keep you focused on the task at hand. In the past, finding an accordion teacher that knew what they were about might require you to travel great distances just to get a lesson. Even so, classes were few, far between, and expensive for the average learner. Because of this difficulty in obtaining a tutor, the art of accordion playing has become a niche practice. Luckily, online teaching has come to the rescue of the accordion.

Find an Online Accordion Teacher Today

When you're setting out to learn the accordion, you need someone who has the stuff and understands how to teach. At TakeLessons.com, we offer tutors that are skilled in handling an accordion. What's even more important is that these individuals know how it is to learn from scratch. With a combination of skill, understanding, and conventional teaching methods, our tutors have an excellent track record of teaching individuals the basics of an instrument. With time, our students learn the intricacies of the accordion, including advanced techniques and tactics. Whether you want to bring back a bit of traditionalism to your family gatherings or want to become a professional in the field, we've got you covered.

The accordion tutors at TakeLessons.com are a wide-ranging bunch, and for good reason. We take your details into account when matching you up with a teacher so that you can be comfortable in your learning environment. You can narrow down your choices for instructors by browsing each one's profile and reading the student reviews of their work. We believe in full transparency when it comes to delivering lessons, and we welcome feedback from past and present students to better improve our offerings. On each instructor's profile is an extensive professional and educational background for your benefit. If you've got questions for them, they'd be glad to answer them for you at their earliest convenience.

The most critical benefit that online classes offer to a student is flexibility. You can take your accordion classes anytime you want, from anywhere you want. Once you've got an internet connection, you can show up for class and spend the time practicing with your instructor. Feel more comfortable playing the accordion in your kitchen or garage? The backdrop is entirely up to you. Online classes offer you flexibility and reduce the amount of stress it takes to learn the accordion. Reach out to give the accordion a whirl? Sign up to get your first lesson today!

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Average Cost of Online Accordion Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute accordion lessons is $74. 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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"Alex is an amazing instructor!
He not only teaches solid mechanics but has helped me develope a greater feel for my instrument."
Patrick
Took Accordion lessons from Alex L.
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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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"I take lessons from Marcel for about 5 years now. We started with Accordion and I asked him later if he could teach me German as well. I knew he would teach German. No I am taking 3 hours accordion and mostly 2-3 hours German on the weekends and I am loving it.

I can truly say he is one of the best teachers / tutors out there. He is not only super patient but puts so much heart and passion into the lessons.

I know he is mostly super busy but if you have the chance to take lessons with him, I would say GO FOR IT! :)"
Friederike
Took Accordion lessons from Mac M.
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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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"The best!!!! He is excelent!!!"
Eduardo
Took Accordion lessons from Ivan F.
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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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"Alex is a very interesting person and very competent. I really like it"
Paulo
Took Accordion lessons from Alex L.
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"Grey hung in there even with all my connection problems. Then he taught me accordian information that I had been thinking about, but never knew the answer to before, because I have been out of the picture for so long. It was just the right timing from my 5 previous lessons. I am looking forward to my next lesson. I just need to get in enough practice time. My learning curve is in my hands now. Until the next lesson.
Thanks Grey"
Nancy
Took Accordion lessons from Grey W.
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"Mark took the time to introduce me to the accordion and gave me some basic exercise to practice until our next lesson. I am excited to practice and build up my confidence with this instrument."
Marie
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"My lessons with Rodrigo were great! He certainly has a solid knowledge about music and how to play it. He’s a nice guy. Very friendly."
Scott
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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