•• 70 Videos •• GRADED CURRICULUM SERIES FOR PIANO ACCORDION • This Level 3 is an exciting course with a variety of pieces for you to learn and play. This course follows the Level 1 and Level 2 Core Curriculum Series for Piano Accordion.

Level 3 is packed with fun, advanced-sounding pieces, but you also are gaining valuable musical knowledge. This course also includes the bellow shakes, various time signatures, a variety of rhythm patterns and other special effects.

• Grade Level 3
• Digital Player
• Sheet Music Included
• 70 Videos

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


Graded Curriculum Series | Level 3 for the Piano Accordion. This course follows the Level 1 and Level 2 Core Curriculum Series for Piano Accordion. Level 3 is packed with fun, advanced-sounding pieces to further your musical knowledge and skills. This course includes the bellow shakes, various time signatures, a variety of rhythm patterns and other special effects. • 70+ Videos • Sheet Music Included


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Unit 1: Destined (6 video) Unit 8: Dark Eyes (5 videos)
Unit 2: Focused (6 videos) Unit 9: Tico Tico (5 videos)
Unit 3: Mental Notes (6 videos) Unit 10: Strathspey Medley (5 videos)
Unit 4: Jumping for Joy (6 videos) Unit 11: Spanish Influence (5 videos)
Unit 5: Boogie Sphere (5 videos) Unit 12: Sea Chantey (3 videos)
Unit 6: Under Paris Skies (5 videos)  Unit 13: A Little Jig (5 videos)
Unit 7: Hernando’s Hideaway (5 videos) Unit 14: A Reel Medley (5 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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Course Reviews


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  1. The Higher You Go, The Harder It Gets


    The first two lessons were relatively easy. The third level is definitely more difficult and I’ve had to slow down to really master these pieces. Although, I finished reviewing all the videos, I’m still working at some of the pieces to try to fully master them before moving on. In my opinion, Patricia and her staff do an excellent job teaching as they not only go over each piece slowly and methodically so a new student can understand, but also demonstrate how it should sound, so there’s no question as to what fingering, what chords and bellows to use. It also forces you to learn how to read the music. It all boils down to practice, practice, practice. Very well done.

  2. Good information


    Many topics to which I have not previously been exposed. I need a lot more practice but overall very good.

  3. Review Level 3


    What a big difference in the comprehensive information presented in this level. I have a clear understanding of what is expected for me to focus on to learn the more advanced music to play. At the same time, I have to say this course, in its entirety, covers a lot of information, most of which is new for me. I believe I will benefit by reviewing several sections. Kudos to Patricia for the quality instruction and I am thankful to be able to be exposed to many more aspects of learning the accordion. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in learning the Accordion or interested in sharpening their skills.


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