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Mary R.
Teaches Online
Lessons are for Chromatic Piano Accordion only
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 R.

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 Stas Venglevski. I received the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award for Best Reed/Brass Player in 2013. 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 classically trained although my drive is always towards roots music. I try my hardest to combine those two elements. You can listen to my original music on all major streaming platforms. My recent album is called “To The Ghost of Mary R...” I am currently also a freelance musician in Nashville, TN. You may see me playing various instruments in my own group or other groups such as: Ronnie Spector, JD McPherson, Dale Watson, and Many Many More. I've also released my own full length album on all major streaming platforms. *** Studio Equipment *** Bring your own saxophone, flute, clarinet or accordion and books Studio has keyboard, chairs, stand, stereo. *** Specialties *** Technique and sight-reading Training for WSMA Solo & Ensemble competitions, auditions preparation, college entrance auditions, college scholarship auditions Music Theory Improvisation Specific application of theory to various styles of music including jazz, blues, rock, americana, R&B, dixieland, swing, ska, etc. Performance confidence coaching

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BA of Arts in Music

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Accordion
Teaches 8 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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Online

Knowledgeable and good teacher of subject matter.

Posted Aug 25, 2021
Online

Excellent start, very patient.

Posted Jun 22, 2021
Teacher's Studio

Fun and informative

Posted Apr 8, 2021
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May 2007 - Nov 2010
Lakeshore Conservatory of Music
After college I continued to study with the head of the Jazz Department/Saxophone Professor at UW-Milwaukee, Curt Hanrahan. I then taught his waiting list of students and received guidance on many facets of teaching and practice methods. I have branched out on my own since but always keep the consistency of his method in my lessons.
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Apr 2007 - Nov 2010
A+ Productions
I had the opportunity to work for a record archivist/historian/radio DJ for three and a half years. Through him I received the best education I could possibly get on roots, Americana and world music. I like to apply what I have learned from him to my lessons by adding the expressive details to pieces that are appropriate for the time period and region of national origin.
BA of Arts in Music
Sep 2001 - Dec 2006
University of Wisconsin Milwuakee
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Sep 2001 - Dec 2006
UW-Milwaukee
Reed/Brass Player of the year
Apr 2013
Wisconsin Area Music Industry
Ska/Reggae/World Beat Band of the Year
Apr 2008
Wisconsin Area Music Industry - WAMI
ASCAP
Jul 2015
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

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Instructor details
Accordion
Teaches 8 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
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S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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