•• 62 Videos •• GRADED CURRICULUM SERIES FOR PIANO ACCORDION. This Level 2 course of the Piano Accordion Series is full of fun pieces with many musical elements for you to learn. This course follows the Level 1 Core Curriculum Series for Piano Accordion.

In this course you’ll be introduced to a lot of left hand action with the bass, learn how to use different articulations and develop bellow control using dynamics.

• Grade Level 2
• 62 Videos
• Digital Player
• Sheet Music Included

How to Play the Piano Accordion with Patricia Bartell
Online Accordion Lessons


Graded Curriculum Series | Level 2 for the Piano Accordion.  This course follows the Level 1 Core Curriculum Series for Piano Accordion. In this Level 2 course you’ll be introduced to a lot of left hand rhythms with the basses. You’ll learn how to use and produce different articulations with the accordion and develop bellow control using dynamics.  • 60+ Videos • Sheet Music Included


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Unit 1: Mysteries (6 videos) Unit 7: Expectations (6 videos)
Unit 2: Under A Rest (6 videos) Unit 8: Happy Times (6 videos)
Unit 3: Procrastination (6 videos) Unit 9: Change is Good (6 videos)
Unit 4: And Then…(5 videos) Unit 10: Giving Life (6 videos)
Unit 5: Dark Eyes (6 videos) Unit 11: Modern Blues (6 videos)
Unit 6: Waiting (6 videos)


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 Your Accordion Teacher: Patricia Bartell

Accordion Teacher Patricia BartellPatricia Bartell is a graduate of Whitworth University with a B.A. in Music Education and Accordion Performance.  Patricia is recognized not only in North America, but internationally as an adjudicator, professional performer and teacher.

She has studied piano with Dr. Judith Schoepflin of Whitworth University and with Kendall Feeney of the Golandsky Institute, which is the preeminent center for the Taubman Technique Approach. Patricia has also studied “The New Technical Approach” with the world-renowned accordion teacher Frederic Deschamps in France.  This technique approach has helped produce amazing results for all ages.  MORE

If you want to take your online accordion lessons a step further, Patricia also gives private accordion lessons via Skype for all ages and styles of music.


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• You’ll have your own personal library of downloadable sheet music that is always growing.

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Course Reviews


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  1. Piano Accordion: Level 2 Review


    Great class. I learned a lot from this course.

  2. Awesome Learning Process


    As I indicated before to you, I feel your teaching methodology is great and the best thing is that one can learn on their schedule. Wish I would have had something like this 60 years ago when I first took accordion lessons at 6 years old. I am taking my time and going through each piece slowly and am in no hurry, but as I progress between each lesson, I feel that I am really learning a lot of things I didn’t know before and becoming a better player. I’m going to keep going as far as I can go and really appreciate what you’ve developed and highly recommend it to anyone who really wants to learn how to play the accordion the right way.

  3. 5

    Excellent Course! I learned ssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooooo Much! particular at the last half of the course. However, the best thing was private 1 hr. lessons. Two reasons; 1) With a one-hour lesson, you really have time to get into the heart of learning. You have time to question, try and issues with guidance. 2) That when you get stuck learning a piece, Patricia and her staff can see what your doing and give you “tools” or excerises to help correct your problem and help you learn “how” to learn! I am so happy I found Accordion Life and having a world of fun learning!



    Very clear and easy to make steps in accordion future player,thank you

  5. Level 2 accordion


    This course provides excellent foundation for future learning.

  6. Getting left and right to work as a team!


    These series of lessons where a great review for me. In some way’s it explained some area’s I’ve jumped over. My biggest difficulty continues to be to get the left and right hand to work together. I really like the modern blues and dark eye’s song. I’m excited to see how we can expand upon the songs in future training sessions.

    Is there a series of daily exercises for the left hand that you would recommend outside of simple scales up to Db and F#? It would be especially helpful if it could be added it to the program so we could hear a play back at different speeds and styles.

  7. Marvelous Course


    Short of taking private lessons this is the best available method of learning the accordion. It is also a great review for experienced accordionists. Patricia is a fabulous instructor.

  8. series 1 level 2


    I like the speed at which the material was presented as compared to previous sessions

  9. 5

    There are no other accordion course out there that doesn’t even come close to Accordionlifes courses. I learned more ln the short time that I have been using this course. Thank you for doing a great job. You are the best

  10. Level 2 Completion


    I am extremely happy to have completed level 2 successfully. When I started it only appeared to be a humongous task but now feel, indeed I have achieved something worthwhile in my life. I am so confident now..and have definitely come from no where to somewhere giving me a solid foundation and paving a way for me to keep moving on and on in this musical journey.
    Thanks to accordion life and all credit goes to Patricia and her team in developing this wonderful curriculum. Thanks once again ‘Accordion Life’.

  11. Level 2


    I am very happy that I found this website and started lessons. I have not done a Skype lesson yet but I am sure there will be a time I will. The price per month is a bargain, it is the same price of weekly lessons and I cannot review the lessons once it is over. These lessons I can go back and review as many times as needed. Some of my family members think I am wasting my time and money for taking online classes but they do now know how this works. I am very glad for Patricia and her employees teaching and helping with any questions I have. I am in this for the long haul. Thanks Patricia and Accordion Life.

    • Hi Dwight! Thanks for the review! I’m glad you’re enjoying the courses! Should you decided to pursue Skype lessons, just know that we do record the lessons right in Skype and you can review them after the lesson. 🙂
      Kind regards,
      Corrie Nosov
      Accordion Life Customer Service

  12. Hooray!


    I tried teaching myself with just books, but I was hopeless, soI’m thrilled I found Accordion Life. It took me 2 years to complete level 2, but I finally did it. Now on to Level 3. Thank you Accordion Life for your excellent program.

  13. Level 2 Review


    It is great to see many different beats, etc in Level 2. Kudos for Patricia’s wonderful expertise. Phenomenal method. It’s so goo how she breaks it down into “small bites” and then has us put them together. Also, it’s good to be able to practice at our own rate. Nice to be able to spend more with the curriculum when I have more time and be able to pick up where I left off when I have a full schedule. What a wonderful method of teaching us the Accordion.

  14. 5

    I really like the clarity of each step. I have gone through all the lessons but I am still doing them a lot slower than normal .
    and Ido understand the content.Will be working on them much more . Thank you!

  15. 5

    I really like the clarity of each step and it is nice to go back and review them which I have been doing. Still a ways to go to play them all at normal tempo. Thank you!


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