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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

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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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Adley K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Liberal Studies from Maryville University
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Adley K.

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I began taking piano lessons when I was 5 years old and continued through college where I received my BA with a focus in Music Theory and Performance.
When I was 10 years old my parents bought an old accordion at a garage sale and I was fascinated. Growing up outside of a rural Missouri town with deep German pride was the perfect setting for me to hone my polka and waltz skills. I would play for all the german festivals.
I find great joy in meeting your individual learning needs while helping you achieve your goals.

About Adley

The piano is a wonderful instrument on its own and a valuable foundational instrument for future musical successes. I find great joy in meeting your individual learning needs while helping you achieve your goals. My piano career began when I was 5 years old and continued through college where I r

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Terry E.
She is a great teacher and very easy to work with.
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Mark V S.

47 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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Rodrigo R.

26 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Silvia R E.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $67
  • Speaks German
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Silvia R E.

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The beginning is important to engage student with a lesson plan 15 minutes practice every day a must!! Teach a new song from the start.
Also teaching the diatonic button box

About Silvia R

Teaching the accordion and the diatonic buttoni Box has been a great reward Started in Vienna Austria where I am from to teach accordion. Fluent in German and English . Started teaching in the US in the year 2000. Many of my students are from all over the World. Currently I teach students from

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Amy B.
Silvia is very knowledgeable, kind, and patient. I really enjoy my lessons with her.
Nikki
I love working with Silvia! She is very encouraging and sweet. You can tell that she is passionate about playing music and believes that it is very important that you enjoy playing. She is working with me to make a curriculum that will give me experience with many different styles of playing to make sure I explore to find what I might like most. Silvia also takes time to make reference videos to use later in practice and helps me annotate my sheet music. She is a really great teacher!
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Gordon L.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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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
Joshua K.

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"Mark is very knowledgeable regarding the Accordion-----knows it like the back of his hand. He helped me identify a problem with the accordion that I purchased, as used musical instrument, giving me ideas on how to address the problem with the seller. I personally like the man and expect him to be a very good teacher."
John J Conlon
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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"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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"Alex was wonderful! He was very friendly and personable, knowledgeable about the accordion, and was very supportive and encouraging for my son. Alex was also very patient, for this was my son's first accordion lesson. He welcomed any questions and took the time to explain things. My son is excited to go home and practice and can't wait for the next lesson. Would highly recommend Alex for accordion lessons!!!"
Dean
Took Accordion lessons from Alex L.
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"She is a great teacher and very easy to work with."
Terry
Took Accordion lessons from Adley K.
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"Very knowledgeable about music theory and very likeable."
Earnest
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"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."
Adrian
Took Accordion lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"Alex is a very interesting person and very competent. I really like it"
Paulo
Took Accordion lessons from Alex L.
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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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"I really like Mark! He is a very good teacher, and he is also very fun. :)"
Dmitri
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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