If you will notice - I am the only accordion teacher that only teaches accordion. That is what I play, that is all I play, I have studied with the best - Willard Palmer & Bill Hughes. I have owned and operated an accordion music school for over 20 years - with as many as 300 students at any one time.
I have conducted Master Accordion Workshops all over the US and in Alaska. I have produced instructional You Tube lessons and several DVDs.
I have had my own performing combo for 22 years and a history of strolling in Italian and German restaurants since I was 16.
I teach the piano keyboard accordion as well as the B & C system Chromatic. I also have written lesson materials for the 3 row Diatonic Accordion. I currently have an accordion teaching staff of over 6 instructors and 125 students.
*** In Studio Lesson ***
The student will bring instrument. AND Cd player (IPhone) - if using accompaniment selections or wants selections recorded for practice purposes.
*** On-Line Lesson***
Lesson material will be emailed in advance. Min. Charge based on selections used.
*** Lesson Materials ***
I use Palmer & Hughes instruction books and personally arranged selections for the taste of the student. I use personally produced accompaniment CDs for enhanced performance of students. I train classically and instruct to the style the student wants. Italian, German, French, Cajun, Tex-Mex, etc.
My philosophy - if it ain't fun - it ain't worth it!!!! Please check out our Facebook - Houston Accordion Performers
I opened the music school in 2009 and have over 6 instructors and 125 accordion students. We also teach guitar, bajo, and bass.
I write and arrange most of the lesson materials based on by experience with Palmer & Hughes Lessons books and years of teaching and performing.
We sell and repair all brands of accordions - so we know how they work and and can fix anything you bring in.
I owned and operated another music school in Ohio for 14 years with over 10 instructors and over 300 piano keyboard accordion players.
They competed nationally in solo and ensembles and appeared on national TV and even made a record.
The ATG is strictly a nonprofit, noncommercial, educational organization and is governed by the teacher members and accordion professionals. The ATG has presented many important seminars, lectures and concerts in conjunction with its annual competition and festival and has brought the accordion to the attention of many top musicians and music educators across the country. The ATG has also been instrumental in promoting the acceptance of free bass accordion into several important universities and colleges where a student may work toward a degree with accordion as their major instrument.