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Getting Started: General Questions

AccordionLife.com, in partnership with HOHNER, offers the best education and tools available from qualified and experienced teachers from around the world. With 300+ videos of professional accordion lessons, learning the accordion is now accessible to any student anywhere. These online courses are created using professional equipment and cutting-edge technology, so students get the best that is available for their learning style. Students also have access to monthly pedagogical articles, a social network platform to connect with other accordionists, forums, digitized sheet music, and more.

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No. Your information stays with Accordion Life and is not shared anywhere.

These courses are made to be accessible on any device: A computer, laptop, mobile device or your favorite tablet.

Yes, the lessons are compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. They were also designed to be compatible with mobile devices like the iPad, iPhone, Android phones, and tablets.

Accordion Life was built to work on any standard internet connection! For standard definition videos, a download speed of 400 kilobits per second will work great. For high definition, you’ll want at least 1 megabit per second. Click here to test your internet!

To find out more about your specific system, this site will tell you which browser and OS you are currently using.

Yes! Accordion Life is available worldwide, to anyone who has an internet connection.

Accordion Life features lessons for many genres of accordion music! With over 300+ videos you'll get lessons that include popular, latin, country, folk, French, Italian, Irish music and more.

No previous experience is required. It doesn't matter if you are a complete beginner or an experienced accordionist looking to improve. We have courses for everyone.

Yes, any student can register for private lessons with an experienced teacher at any time. Lessons are over Skype. 30 minutes for $25.

No, you can cancel at any time to immediately stop any future payments. Please email us to ensure no further charges are made. Email: admin@accordionlife.com

All the beginning level 1 and 2 courses can be managed with a 48 bass piano or chromatic accordion. After that a 72 bass and over will be necessary.

Membership Questions

When you cancel your membership subscription:

• The subscription charges will stop after the last billing period and there will be no payments in the future

• There are no partial refunds, so any payments you made before canceling will not be refunded

• If you want to put your lessons on a pause but don’t want to loose your place in your courses – change your membership level to “Basic Membership.” Later you can upgrade back to Premium and continue as usual.

• If you cancel your membership completely versus changing your membership to the Free Basic Membership you will loose access to all your courses including the ones you paid for. It is recommended that if you paid for a course that instead of “canceling” your membership - change to the Free Basic Membership Cancel a subscription

To cancel a subscription on Accordion Life:

• Log into your account

• Click on your name in the upper right corner

• Click the My Membership Near the bottom of this page in red print is the choice to Change Membership Level or Cancel your Membership.

• Click your desired choice.

• Email us to ensure no further charges are made. Email: admin@accordionlife.com

• The Basic Membership is free.

• The Premium Membership is a $29 monthly Subscription.

• The Diatonic Membership is a $19 monthly Subscription.

Your Premium or Diatonic membership is good for 30 days and will automatically renew for the next month unless you cancel or change your membership to the Free Basic Membership.

Click here to access the membership levels page. Choose your desired membership level and there will be a video there to help with the next steps.

Yes, you can switch the credit card on file by:

• Log into your account

• Click on your name in the upper right corner

• Click the My Membership

Accordion Life Today Magazine

Absolutely not. Your information is kept strictly with Accordion Life.

Accordion Life Today is scheduled to be released 3x a year:

• April 20

• August 20

• December 20

You must have at least the Free Basic Membership Account to access the archives or be signed up to receive the magazine.  Once you are logged in click this link.

We are looking to make this available soon.

Course Questions

The Core Curriculum Series. This category is for learners who want a structured course that starts with the Preliminary, then Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 etc. and continues in this fashion. Each song has learning objectives, music theory and technique included. Any student can start anywhere they feel their experience level fits.

• Single Song Tutorials. These are courses that feature one song. Most of the time these courses only “show” the student “what” to play and not a lot of music theory or objectives are covered. They correspond to the same level numbers that are used in the Core Curriculum Series.

• The Core Curriculum courses start at the very beginning “Preliminary Level” (for learners with no experience) and then progresses to level 1, Level 2, etc.

• The Single Song Tutorial Courses only focus on 1 song and covers “how to play” the song without including theory or technique. 

The Core Curriculum Courses include the following for every song:

• The Sheet Music

• A Demonstration of the piece in full performance tempo

• Learning objectives explained and demonstrated

• The Right Hand

• The Left Hand

• Hands Together

• Digital Sheet Music Player

 

The Single Song Tutorials include the following for every course:

• The Sheet Music

• A Demonstration of the piece in full performance tempo

• The Right Hand

• The Left Hand

• Hands Together

• Digital Sheet Music Player

You can take as much time as you need to complete each course. Your monthly membership will automatically keep renewing until it is cancelled.

You can take private lessons at anytime during your online studies. It helps to check in with a teacher and get personalized feedback.   Some like to take both – private lessons and the online courses. For those enrolled in private lessons full time, the premium membership is included at no additional cost to their private lessons.

Private lessons are $25 per lessons for 30 minutes. (Skype Lessons are also available for the same price)

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