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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • 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
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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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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Kenneth T.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Associates Degree from Glendale Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kenneth T.

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The basics of standard accordion taught. Reading music, music theory, coordinating the keyboard and button section of the accordion. I also concentrate on co-ordination of the right and left hand while playing.

About Kenneth

I have been teaching professionally since 1965 I am also a professional) jazz and gospel pianist. I perform primarily in the Phoenix area but have performances throughout the year throughout the United States. I have written and produced a musical, "Kleo the Kat", which includes 10 original songs.

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Steve
Kenny helped me make real progress on the Hammond organ, I would not be playing at my church without his knowledge and guidance. Take a Lesson was a great find I would recommend It to anyone wanting to learn or improve their skills.
Tyler B.
Love Kenny, he is excellent with children.
Erin Corridon
He is perfect and already has me enthusiastic and playing...i couldn't be happier.
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Jason F.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MA International Development from William Carey International University
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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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Rodrigo R.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1986
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Rodrigo R.

26 Reviews
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Piano and button accordions.

About Rodrigo

With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrument

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Akane T.
I liked how he was open minded! Which is hard to find. He was very respectful.
Adrian
Rodrigo was flexible with my crazy schedule and was always willing to go the extra mile. I have really developed a true love now for the accordion thanks to him.
Connor Bulakites
Rodrigo is very knowledgeable and helpful—he helped make many concepts clear to me in only a few lessons. I am excited to practice and continue to improve my playing!
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Connor C.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Irish Gaelic
  • Teaching since 2013
  • BA in Piano Performance and Music Theory/Composition from Appalachian State University
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Connor C.

30 Reviews
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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 for10 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.

About Connor

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 stu

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Lukas V.
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!
Linnea
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!
Marine
Connor was really nice. She quickly understood what was my level and adapt to what I need. Really nice first meeting!

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"Mark took the time to introduce me to the accordion and gave me some basic exercise to practice until our next lesson. I am excited to practice and build up my confidence with this instrument."
Marie
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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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 have been taking accordion lessons from Rodrigo for about 6 months. I had never been successful playing a couple of instruments from long ago. I have now made great progress from Rodrigo's instructions. He helps me understand music theory, reading music, simplifying music, and how to charge my musical working memory. I have long been a collector of music. This is the first time I've felt progress and success."
Barbara Judd
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"I feel totally satisfied. It's wonderful to feel at home, away from my own home,
Rodrigo is friendly, accommodates my specific playing goal.
Thanks
Charles"
Charles Obialisi
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"Mark has been an excellent teacher. Although I haven't played the accordion very long, my steady improvement, following his lessons, has been very enjoyable. I can feel my confidence building as well. I'm looking forward to continued progress with Mark."
Tim
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"Knows his stuff, readily identified problem with instrument and directed me to getting relief from seller. He knows the accordion like the back of his own hand. JC"
John J Conlon
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"Excellent first lesson. Very patient and great teaching method."
Paul
Took Accordion lessons from Rob S.
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"This is exactly the type of lesson which helps me to improve my accordion playing skills and increases my knowledge."
Ginny
Took Accordion lessons from Alex L.
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"This was my first lesson with Mark, but it was easy to talk to him, he teaches more of what’s usable, rather than just hours of theory, and gave me a goal to work towards for next time. He’s going to be a great fit for me and what I’m looking for"
Skylar
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"Rodrigo is very thoughtful and methodical in his teaching. He taught me just the right amount to keep me busy without being overwhelmed. Can't wait for the next lesson!"
Warren Croft
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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