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Mark V S.

57 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Mark V S.

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Why do people laugh when you say "accordion"!?

Let's show them different! This instrument ROCKS!!!

It's 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 tone levers 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 or background, 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

Hello, welcome, and thank you for taking a moment out of your busy life to find out more about me! I appreciate you! My name is Mark V, and I have been “Specializing In Melody” since the age of 5 when I discovered my natural ability to play and create catchy tunes by teaching myself the harmo

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Andrey
Mark is a thoughtful and engaging teacher. The tip he gave me in our very first class helped me to get over the roadblock I struggled with for the last six months.
Ed
Mark is a very talented musician and a great instructor.
Jelka
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Silvia R E.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $67
  • Speaks German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Silvia R E.

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The beginning is important to engage student with a lesson plan 15 minutes practice every day a must!! Teach a new song from the start.
Also teaching the diatonic button box

About Silvia R

Teaching the accordion and the diatonic buttoni Box has been a great reward Started in Vienna Austria where I am from to teach accordion. Fluent in German and English . Started teaching in the US in the year 2000. Many of my students are from all over the World. Currently I teach students from

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Cheryl
I loved Silvia! She is so patient with clumsy new guys and is so talented with the Accordian! Canned think of one negative word to say..recommend Silvia for sure!!
Amy B.
Silvia is very knowledgeable, kind, and patient. I really enjoy my lessons with her.
Nikki
I love working with Silvia! She is very encouraging and sweet. You can tell that she is passionate about playing music and believes that it is very important that you enjoy playing. She is working with me to make a curriculum that will give me experience with many different styles of playing to make sure I explore to find what I might like most. Silvia also takes time to make reference videos to use later in practice and helps me annotate my sheet music. She is a really great teacher!
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Rodrigo R.

26 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Professional Technician from Escuela de Música Martell
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Akane T.
I liked how he was open minded! Which is hard to find. He was very respectful.
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!
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Grey W.

5 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. in Liberal Arts & Music from Cal State San Bernardino,Ca.
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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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Jared J.

104 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Associates Degree (General/Music) from Pasadena City College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Fabian
Jared combines a superb knowledge of music theory with an obvious love of the accordion,and i am grateful to have found him.He has great patience,clear advice and is a great encourager.i have had many questions about the accordion answered and playing skills demonstrated by Jared.
Charlie N.
Jared is awesome ... I especially appreciate his ability to nurture an adult learner like me. Learning the accordion involves the cerebral tasks like reading music and understanding notes of course. But then add the ambidextrous skills of pushing buttons and playing keys at different times, and then moving bellows in and out. Let's toss in some performance anxiety too. So any teacher that keeps me afloat through all this is doing well.
Matthew S.
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Connor C.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Irish Gaelic
  • BA in Piano Performance and Music Theory/Composition from Appalachian State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 for 10 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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Lukas V.
Amazing teacher! So sweet and takes her time to explain everything. Lukas loves her. He has improved so much just from one lesson. He looks forward to play accordion. Highly recommend Connor. She’s amazing!
Linnea
Connor is wonderful! She is teaching our 10-year-old daughter, who is thrilled with the lessons. Connor is warm, personable, patient, and supportive with her. Connor leaves great notes after every lesson with updates on what to practice in between. We couldn’t have hoped for more!
Marine
Connor was really nice. She quickly understood what was my level and adapt to what I need. Really nice first meeting!

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The average cost of 60-minute online accordion lessons is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $100 per hour.
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"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."
Barbara Judd
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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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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"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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"Need an accordion player for a party. Any suggestions or contacts.
Doing Oktoberfest theme. Great gig, pay is good."
jim
Took Accordion lessons from Alex L.
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"Alex is an excellent teacher. While he is a very accomplished musician he communicates in ways I can understand as a beginner. He quickly identifies areas I need to work on and both shows and tells me how to do that. He encourages questions as well as creativity that builds on the basics. He makes good use of the lesson time and is very encouraging. I can easily take what I learn in the lesson and practice it on my own. I look forward to my next lesson!"
Ellen
Took Accordion lessons from Alex L.
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"I am brand new to the world of music and the accordion. Dave does a wonderful job of progressively giving me new material to learn and is very encouraging."
Jamie
Took Accordion lessons from David M.
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"Great first lesson. David made me feel comfortable since I am a senior and have not played in over 20 years. He was patient and encouraging. He made me feel I made the right decision to start taking lessons and to play again an instrument that I love."
Carolyn
Took Accordion lessons from David M.
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"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."
Al
Took Accordion lessons from Grey W.
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"Grey is an amazing player. His patience and hands-on approach to teaching and learning make him an ideal instructor for the novice and those who just need a refresher."
Jim
Took Accordion lessons from Grey W.
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"Very knowledgeable about music theory and very likeable."
Earnest
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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Online Accordion Lessons

The accordion is a fairly new instrument when compared to other instruments that have been around for many centuries. While there are conflicting stories about its creation, many believe Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann invented one of the first versions in Berlin in 1822. The instrument soon became popular throughout Europe. However, during this time, many people were immigrating from Europe to other regions, such as North and South America. And with them, they brought their accordions. Because of this, the accordion plays a major role in all kinds of music styles associated with various countries and cultures.

Nowadays, there are so many different styles of music that incorporate the accordion, including polka, merengue, zydeco, Cajun music, and much more. It’s a fascinati

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Here at TakeLessons, we offer convenient and affordable accordion classes online. You get to choose your private tutor and receive personalized lessons entirely over the internet. That means you get to learn where and when best works for you. You can sign on your computer with your web camera and receive instruction in your at-home office. Or use your smartphone to log in wherever is most convenient for you. Since all lessons occur online, you do not need to meet your instructor in person or drive to a classroom. Our accordion lessons online offer you flexibility and a stress-free classroom experience.

The Benefits of Learning to Play the Accordion

Many people don’t realize that learning an instrument can have long-term benefits for their health. In fact, countless studies suggest playing an instrument can improve your cognitive skills. For example, learning to play the accordion can enhance your creativity, improve your memory, and even promote happiness. What’s more, when you take online accordion lessons, you’ll learn a fun new skill set.

Our accordion classes online are great for everyone. We provide professional instructors who are experienced at teaching all ages across all musical levels. If you’re starting from the beginner level, your online tutor will provide you with a strong foundation to help you master playing the accordion. Begin by finding out how to hold the instrument and learning all the notes. Consider yourself a more advanced student? Your private teacher will challenge your music goals.

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At TakeLessons, we invite you to choose your preferred teacher. Browse each instructor’s profile to learn about their background and to read their reviews. You can even reach out with any questions you may have. Once you find an instructor that best suits your needs, you can begin your online accordion classes whenever you are ready.

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