•• 10 Videos •• GRADED CURRICULUM SERIES FOR PIANO ACCORDION. Learn the very basics of learning the Accordion for an absolute beginner! These videos deal primarily with the different parts of the accordion inside and out and how to take care of your beautiful instrument. This course is in preparation for the Level 1 course in the CORE CURRICULUM SERIES FOR PIANO ACCORDION. Get started today!
• For Beginners
• 10 Videos
How to Play the Piano Accordion
Online Accordion Lessons
Preliminary Course for the Piano Accordion. From the inside to the outside, learn how the piano accordion works and how to take care of it. Tour the mechanism of the piano accordion, the basses, registers, air button and more!
THE PRELIMINARY LEVEL INCLUDES:
Unit 1: Instrument Care
- P.1.1 Storage
- P.1.2 Handling the Instrument
- P.1.3 Accordion Cases
Unit 2: The Accordion
- P.2.1 Types of Accordions
- P.2.2 The Inside
- P.2.3 The Registers
- P.2.4 The Keyboard
- P.2.5 The Air Button
Unit 3: Types of Basses
- P.3.1 Stradella/Standard Bass
- P.3.2 Free Bass
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Your Accordion Teacher: Patricia Bartell
Patricia 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.
Why Join Accordion Life?
• You deserve the best music education and tools available to learn the accordion from qualified and experienced teachers.
• Depending on where you live, accordion teachers may be as scarce as hens teeth.
• From the start, you want to know you’re doing it right … and not having to start over later since your time is valuable. We will give you proper technique that you won’t find on YouTube.
• It’s much cheaper than most private lessons and you’re getting top notch education without breaking the bank.
• We’ll give you the confidence you need about the process of learning, and we’re available for questions through the forums. Every lesson in each course also has a place for you to ask questions and get feedback.
• You’ll have your own personal library of downloadable sheet music that is always growing.
• You’ll receive weekly articles to help advance your Accordion Life.