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Accordion with Connor C.

Teaches online
Teaches all skill levels
Age: 5+
Speaks English, Irish Gaelic
Teaching since 2013
MFA in Music Composition for the Screen
  • 2 Repeated Students

Learn way more than polka with me, one of accordion's biggest fans!

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.

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Teaching Hours

9 AM-12:30 PM
1:30 PM-2 PM
3 PM-8 PM
9 AM-11 AM
12 PM-2 PM
3 PM-5 PM
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About Connor C.

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 studied abroad in Ireland for a summer and learned traditional Irish music. I've been playing piano and composing since I was a young child, and picked up folk instruments along the way. Folk music has been a constant source of joy in my life, and I am continually learning more about it. Music is what gets me out of bed in the morning!
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31 Reviews
Teacher's studio
My blind daughter really enjoyed Connor’s playing ability, they both worked and played well together. I’m very happy yo have found Connor and her talent for my daughter’s learning.
Posted Mar 15, 2023
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!
Posted Nov 10, 2021
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!
Posted Oct 26, 2021
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Jan, 2012 - Jun, 2014

Appalachian State University

I taught a music class at my Alma Mater, Appalachian State University. I started a traditional Irish music course at my college, and as there was nobody to teach it, I was able to teach the course. I am very passionate about traditional Irish music, and it was a true joy to teach the course for two years.

Composer's Assistant

May, 2016 - Feb, 2018

David Schwartz Music

Assistant to TV composer David Schwartz. I worked on "The Good Place", "Lady Dynamite", and other various projects.

Composer's Assistant

Sep, 2014 - May, 2016

Blue Police Box Music

I was a composer's assistant while attending graduate school in Chicago. I wrote additional music, worked on sheet music preparation, recorded live instruments, and made virtual instruments. I worked with this composer until I moved to Los Angeles.

Accordion Teacher

Jan, 2013 - Jun, 2021

Connor Music

I've been teaching accordion lessons for about 10 years and I love doing different styles and techniques.


BA in Piano Performance and Music Theory/Composition

Aug, 2010 - Jun, 2014

Appalachian State University

MFA in Music Composition for the Screen

Sep, 2014 - Jun, 2016

Columbia College Chicago


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Apr, 2010

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Society of Composers and Lyricists

Nov, 2016

The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.

Alliance for Women Film Composer

Jul, 2016

Through advocacy, support and education, the Alliance for Women Film Composers aims to increase the visibility of women composers active in media scoring. The AFWC advocates for the inclusion of women composers within industry events; supports filmmakers, game developers and studios in their inclusion of women composers; and educates, mentors and inspires emerging women composers.


Irish Gaelic

Limited Proficiency


Native Proficiency