David McAfee

David M.

Tarentum, PA

About David M.

Background check: Last verified 10/02/2015
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David teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: July 1990
Last sign in: Within two months


Hi my name is David with Mac's Accordion. God has been good and has allowed me to teach and perform the accordion for the last 25 years. I have students from all around the world ( India, London, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and all around the United States). My lessons are high energy and a lot of fun. I teach from the Palmer Hughes Books and add in 25 years of playing into the lesson. I also send students different styles of music that will give them a more professional sound.

Here at Mac's accordion you have a choice of taking lessons from my Pittsburgh studio or you can learn the accordion at the comfort of your own home with live, One on One online accordion lessons.

I look forward in starting you on your accordion Journey.

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Accordion Lessons

Jul 1990 - Present

I attended Geneva College and graduated with a BA in Music Education.
I started lessons at the young age of 8 with Jardines Music.
I have studied with Tony Lovello who is now 82 years young. One of the best accordion players of his time and today. Tony still performs professionally around the United States.
I have performed throughout the Austin, San Antonio Texas, Pittsburgh Pa and Las Vegas areas. they progress with their instrument. I have taught thousands of accordion lessons. The key is to make sure the student is having fun


Music Education

Sep 1982 - Jun 1987
Geneva College

BA in Music Education

Sep 1982 - Jun 1987
Geneva College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelors Degree in Music Education

Jun 1987
Geneva College

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3 Reviews on David M.

Luyuan Z. May 20, 2016
Accordion · Online
Verified Student
Whoever learns music and accordion from David will be blessed by his professional knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm. He provided wise advice for me to purchase a nice accordion. His instructions were clear and easy to understand. He could tell what I knew and what I did not know. Based on my music foundation, he added the extra instruction about some music reading knowledge.
Aruna Apr 13, 2016
Accordion · Online
I am a adult accordion student in Canada , since last October I start accordion lessons with David , I really enjoy every single class! David is the best teacher !
David M. Aug 23, 2014
Accordion · Online
Thank for the great lesson! I'll definitely have some excellent stuff to work on. Also, I just wanted to say thanks again for doing this online instruction. You're a great teacher and this method fits perfect with my highly mobile life. I'll be in touch soon to schedule another round of lessons.
Zach from Denver Corado
I was skeptical about taking music lessons by Skype, but thought I would give it a try since there are no accordion teachers in my area. Skype lessons with David have turned out to be quite a pleasure and much better than the best I could have imagined. First of all, David pays such close attention to my playing that he picks up on little details that I thought might go by unnoticed through a video lesson ( e.g. fingering and minor issues with my accordion reeds). Also, because David is so personable, the lessons are fun and I forget that we are not actually in the same room together. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I have been taking weekly lessons for only two months and my playing has already improved considerably. All and all, I am extremely happy with my accordion lessons with David through Skype: I have an attentive teacher, the lessons are fun, I am getting much better, and the only thing I'm missing from taking lessons with a teacher in person is the drive!
Bruno (student) New York City
I have been learning the accordion with David for a few months now and would happily recommend his Skype tutoring service. I have progressed well since starting the lessons and really enjoyed David's teaching style. He covers all the basics and fundamentals necessary for my level but also focuses on chord structures and progressions with an eye on mor advanced technique.
Stuart Dorin, (student) London,England
I love the Skype lessons! It allows me to learn how to play accordion from the comfort of my own home. I just set up a time to meet and then do the lesson! It's quick, easy and painless. David is very knowledgeable about the accordion and I have learned so much from him in only a few months. I would highly recommend the Skype lessons with David to anyone who wants to learn accordion, but may be hesitant about online lessons.
Matthew (student) Atlanta, Georgia