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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1980
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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
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
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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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Silvia R E.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $67
  • Speaks German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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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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Kenneth T.

5 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associates Degree from Glendale Community College
  • Awarded Entertainer of the Year from Echo Magazine, Phoenix
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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.
Erin
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Mark V S.

47 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1998
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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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"Exceptional musician and instructor! I highly recommend classes with Alex."
Dikson
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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"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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"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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"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 is a great instructor with a very intuitive approach to teaching music. He guides the student in understanding how music works rather than using rigid "play your scales" type of instruction, though he can do that if you prefer. He's very patient and explains each concept thoroughly. If you want to make progress quickly while also enjoying the instructional session, choose Mark. You won't regret it."
Donna
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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"Great lessons, I have had 8 or 9 lessons and already working on James Bond theme song! Great way to learn by giving your fingers knowledge of the cords and various tempos. Fun and learning. Now as Mark says instead of practice, “go catch some fun”"
Steve
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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"I am coming right along in my lessons, making progress every week. It's due to Rob's approach, he's very easy to sit with and very easy going. He does a recital twice a year and I was very impressed with the rapport he has with his students and his program. Although I was very nervous about performing, it was the best thing I have done."
Kathy
Took Accordion lessons from Rob S.
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"He is a solid and easy going teacher------able to figure out the learning speed of his student and go at that pace. He is just what I want. Have to take a break, here in December due to going out of town. Will return to him in January, 2022 for more lesson time, if he will take me after the delay. A very good choice! JC"
John J Conlon
Took Accordion lessons from Mark V S.
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