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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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Accordion:
I make accordion easy by first teaching one hand at a time . Once the student feels proficient we will begin to incorporate coordination between the right hand, which plays the piano notes and left hand which pulls the bellow and plays the chords. In no time at all the student will be playing accordion songs. I encourage the student to bring in songs they like want to learn.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sam K.

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Piano Accordion

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my musi

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Jason F.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Jason F.

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Accordion is a blast to learn and play! I specialize in piano accordion and enjoy playing and teaching from many styles of world music including: European Polkas, Slavic, Klezmer, French, Irish, and popular well-known songs including showtunes. One of the joys of playing the accordion is its amazing musical versatility and that you are always discovering new tunes on it! :)
Lessons will aim to give the student the musical foundation and tools they need to explore this amazing instrument. Focus on many style of music and an aim to work toward playing the student's favorites songs will be a primary goal in addition to having a lot of fun! :)

About Jason

I am a teacher who desires students with enthusiasm to learn. I am willing to work with all levels of gifting and am not a teacher who will make a student feel bad about mistakes, as I believe they are the secret to learning. J.S. Bach said the music was given for two purposes: the glory of God and

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Susie
I have known Jason for several years, and he definitely is a gifted musician. I have enjoyed hearing him play on several different instruments, showing great style and joy in what he does. To top it off, he is a very nice person!!! I highly recommend Jason as a teacher! You won't regret it!!!!
Ryan
Jason is always extremely friendly, on time, and loves to adapt his lessons to students needs. He was compassionate and really listened to my struggles with scheduling and getting in enough practice.
Ina
I have always dreamed of playing a guitar, so grateful that a friend recommended Jason to me! Had an awesome experience! Online lessons are soo convenient!! Definitely recommend Jason!
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Mark V S.

47 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • Awarded Outstanding Faculty Award 2013-2014, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
  • B.A. in an individual major of Audio/Visual Composition from University of California at Santa Cruz
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Mark V S.

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Why do so many people laugh when you say "accordion"!? Let's show them different! This instrument absolutely ROCKS!!!

It is 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 tonal buttons 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, 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 ...

About Mark V

Mark V has been “Specializing In Melody” since the age of 5 when he discovered his natural ability to play and create catchy tunes by teaching himself the harmonica by ear. He went on to learn the accordion at 10, the piano at 12, MIDI and synthesizers at 15, the guitar at 30, and a long list o

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Drew H.
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Emily
After taking lessons online with Mark, I finally started making progress with the accordion I have had for 2 years and tried to learn by myself. He does a great job teaching music theory in small pieces that I can immediately use and apply to other songs and even other instruments as I go about practicing outside of lessons. I'm so glad I started taking lessons!

Also the TakeLessons website and video chat function work well; I haven't had any problems logging on or with connection so the lessons have all gone smoothly from a technical standpoint.
Rob N.
First lesson and can't wait for the next and beyond. I really appreciated Mark's insights and suggestions to a song I brought to him for feedback. He was very supportive and provided actionable ideas I can use to improve it immediately.
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Alex M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $54
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alex M.

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I am a Grammy nominated recording and touring artist who has been teaching beginning- advanced piano accordion and diatonic button accordion lessons for over 20 years. I combine my formal music education and real world performing experiences cross numerous genres with compassion and drive to help you achieve your musical goals. Whether your aim is to enter the professional gigging world, restart after a hiatus for other life goals/ responsibilities or completely start from scratch- I work with my students to provide the right balance of work push, relating to your life and having fun in the process.

I have extensive experience in a myriad of ethnic folk styles and polkas, in addition to pop, rock, country, jazz and classical genres with artists as diverse as Jack Black, Guy Klucevsek, Post Modern Jukebox, Dany Brillant, Brave Combo and Canada's Polka King- Walter Ostanek.

About Alex

I started playing piano accordion at age 4- growing up as a 4th generation musician in my family. Although my college degrees are in trumpet, playing accordion (both Piano Accordion and Diatonic Button Accordions) is how I've made my living for my whole life. I've toured the world as a soloist and w

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Demi J.
First lesson was Awsome she loved it I know she will continue to grow as a musician great instructor
Salvatore
Highly recommend! Alex is personable , knowledgeable, and makes learning fun!
Amy B.
Great first lesson! Alex seems to have a bunch of experience teaching all kinds of levels and brains!
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Gordon L.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Associate of Arts Degree from Mesabi Range Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Gordon L.

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About Gordon

Gordon L. began playing music at a very early age but didn't begin to learn the saxophone until he was in fifth grade. Gordon's interest in music grew when he began to work sound systems for bluegrass bands and eventually he started to experiment more with music. Soon after he would pick up gu

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Nylah C.
It was a good first experience. But had a few technical issues with the internet.
Joshua K.
I'm afraid I don't really know what to say, except that he has a pleasant manner and seemed to give me the good information to start with. It's only my first lesson
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"I will definitely be expanding my accordion skills & of music theory . I’ll also be adding some 😎 Jazz Standards to my repertoire ☺️."
Gelaney
Took Accordion lessons from Karen D.
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"Excellent first lesson. Very patient and great teaching method."
Paul
Took Accordion lessons from Rob S.
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"Mark's passion for music and teaching really comes through in his lessons. He is patient and clear with his instructions. He always makes it fun and inspires you to have a passion for the instrument too."
Anders
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"Very knowledgeable about music theory and very likeable."
Earnest
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"Alex was very kind and enthusiastic. Unfortunately we do not have the same kind of accordion so I did not end up continuing lessons with him. The introductory lesson we did have was a lot of fun and I can tell he is very passionate and knowledgeable about technique and music theory."
Nikki
Took Accordion lessons from Alex L.
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"I've only had three lessons with Rodrigo but so far all of them have exceeded my expectations of a music instructor. Rodrigo is a great guy and accordionist. I like how I'm learning music theory along with my instrument because it will help me if I decide to learn more instruments. Thanks Rodrigo!"
isaac
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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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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"My first lesson with Mark was amazing. Very knowledgeable and intuitive. He was very relaxed and made me feel right at home. He was encouraging and you definitely get the feeling he is doing something that he loves. I feel like I learned a lot and have some practicing to do. Thank you for the lessons."
Steve
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"Mark makes the lessons intuitive and easy to follow. The lessons are varied, and he builds skills into each lesson with fun and helpful methods."
Anette
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"Mark has a set system for imparting musical knowledge regarding the accordion, but he allowed me to interrupt his lesson so that I could make sure that I was getting what he was attempting to impart to the unskilled listener.

I have been provided with a few concepts to practice, in anticipation of our next session. He has a great deal of confidence that I will get it-------hopefully he is more right about this than I am. Yet, this is only lesson two and I have set up this new learning experience so that I am only chewing on small bits of the new learning materials a time. John Conlon"
John J Conlon
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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