This is Spring at our house in the N/E corner of Washington, elevation 2,500 ft. The pictures were taken yesterday with about 20 inches plus on the ground. Today we woke up to -1F. We have snow forecast until mid-month with daytime highs in the low 30\'s and nighttime down to single digits to zero! I LOVE it! :) I figure we will be in snow for at least another 6 weeks. I will be sad when it goes and I will anxiously await next winter! Anyone else have pictures of what their spring looks like?? IMG_8477IMG_8473IMG_8486IMG_8479
    This is Spring at our house in the N/E corner of Washington, elevation 2,500 ft. The pictures were taken yesterday with about 20 inches plus on the ground. Today we woke up to -1F. We have snow forecast until mid-month with daytime highs in the low 30\'s and nighttime down to single digits to zero! I LOVE it! :) I figure we will be in snow for at least another 6 weeks. I will be sad when it goes and I will anxiously await next winter! Anyone else have pictures of what their spring looks like?? IMG_8477IMG_8473IMG_8486IMG_8479
    This is Spring at our house in the N/E corner of Washington, elevation 2,500 ft. The pictures were taken yesterday with about 20 inches plus on the ground. Today we woke up to -1F. We have snow forecast until mid-month with daytime highs in the low 30\'s and nighttime down to single digits to zero! I LOVE it! :) I figure we will be in snow for at least another 6 weeks. I will be sad when it goes and I will anxiously await next winter! Anyone else have pictures of what their spring looks like?? IMG_8477IMG_8473IMG_8486IMG_8479
    This is Spring at our house in the N/E corner of Washington, elevation 2,500 ft. The pictures were taken yesterday with about 20 inches plus on the ground. Today we woke up to -1F. We have snow forecast until mid-month with daytime highs in the low 30\'s and nighttime down to single digits to zero! I LOVE it! :) I figure we will be in snow for at least another 6 weeks. I will be sad when it goes and I will anxiously await next winter! Anyone else have pictures of what their spring looks like?? IMG_8477IMG_8473IMG_8486IMG_8479
    Hello all! After months of research trying to define my perfect \"Oberkrainier\" style accordion, I think I have found it! I wanted a Helikon Bass accordion but didn\'t want to duplicate the the sound of my triple Musette, LMMM tuned to the Italian/French style of musette by just adding a Helikon Bass. I really wanted something that sounded like the \"German/Slovenian\" style of music called \"Oberkrainer\" (if you scroll down a ways, you will see the clips I posted several months ago). This style of music was made famous by Slavko Avsenik in the 1950-60\'s. Originally, He played a Hohner Morino V Musette and later a Hohner Alpina. Beautiful instruments, however no Helikon Bass, but Avsenik\'s music has a tubas/trumpet, clarinet and guitar as part of their band and no need for the helikon bass. Then there was the issue of tuning for Oberkrainer/Slovenian/German style music? It was definitely hard to get a definition for what that is! It has been fun researching and talking via e-mail to Accordion companies who make \"alpine\" style accordions. I found them most willing to talk in detail. Several accordion repair shops around the country about how to obtain the \"Oberkrainer\" style sound. Even a professional \"Oberkrainer\" professional musician (Phillip Nadvesnik) who lives in Australia! Other Accordion sellers, from the US, Europe and UK. Most were able to converse in English but I enlisted an online language translator for others. I am even registered with e-Bay in Germany and the UK! I also regularly surf Craigslist all over the US and Canada. When your Accordion Crazy like me, this is fun!!:) To make a long story short, here is what I found, A Giustozzi, Dolomiti. It is an Alpine style accordion 37/96 LMMM with Standard Bass register and Helikon Bass switch. I am dealing directly with Giustozzi in Castelfidardo, Italy and they offer a German/Oberkrainer low tremolo tuning! Fortunately for me, they make a limited run of 12 Dolomiti\'s each year. They had one unspoken for this year! My good luck!:)) They will be making it over the next couple of months and then 3-4 months in shipping. Its a long wait, but it will be worth it. Happy hunting to all those looking for their \"perfect\" accordion. Dolomiti
    Our first one is now in the books. Bartell Music Academy\'s 2018 Winter Gala Recital! Congrats to all our students! (Bartell Music Academy of Spokane Washington and Accordion Life are run by the same team) 2018 Gala Recital
    The 2018 winter edition of Accordion Life Today (USA Digital Accordion Magazine) is available and ready! Did you get your FREE copy? Accordionlife.com/magazine In this 2018 Winter edition of Accordion Life Today you’ll find: ➡️ FEATURED: Dr. Zoran Rakić – His Life, His Work, His Story ➡️ How to Measure Your Musical Progress ➡️ Free Sheet Music: “Under Paris Skies” ➡️ The Largest Project for AccordionLife.com Soon to Be Released ➡️ Heartwarming Stories of Musical Influences ➡️ The One Element Needed for Reaching Your Music Goals ALT Winter 2018 3D Cover-Smaller
    So some of you know I just got back from being the USA adjudicator for the Tropheé Mondial de\'l accordeon (world championships for accordion). Amazing event and here are some photos for you as well. I\'ll also post the link to the winner - he was AMAZING!!! USA JudgeInternational Jury 2International JuryJury members
    So some of you know I just got back from being the USA adjudicator for the Tropheé Mondial de\'l accordeon (world championships for accordion). Amazing event and here are some photos for you as well. I\'ll also post the link to the winner - he was AMAZING!!! USA JudgeInternational Jury 2International JuryJury members
    So some of you know I just got back from being the USA adjudicator for the Tropheé Mondial de\'l accordeon (world championships for accordion). Amazing event and here are some photos for you as well. I\'ll also post the link to the winner - he was AMAZING!!! USA JudgeInternational Jury 2International JuryJury members
    So some of you know I just got back from being the USA adjudicator for the Tropheé Mondial de\'l accordeon (world championships for accordion). Amazing event and here are some photos for you as well. I\'ll also post the link to the winner - he was AMAZING!!! USA JudgeInternational Jury 2International JuryJury members
    They say that it takes 10,000 hours to become a Master Accordionists. Well this week I achieved what I believe is the first significant step up that ladder. I have surpassed 1,000 hours of Accordion Practice. I am very proud of my effort and commitment that has taken me 21 months to achieve. 1,000 hours represent one tenth of the 10,000 hours, so I am calling it “Level One.” To celebrate this auspicious occasion, I made myself a Certificate of Achievement. Even signed it and presented it to myself! I put it up on my door so I can see my achievement daily and be inspired! If I never kept track of my practice time, I would never have known I arrived at this significant benchmark. It is not about putting in hours for hours sake. It is about doing something that I value highly. It is the joy of playing/learning the accordion that is my biggest incentive to practice. IMG_7963
    Who\'s ready for the Spring Issue of the Accordion Life Today Magazine? It will be in your email tomorrow! I\'ve personally read every word in it -- yes -- I get to see everything first -- and there\'s some GREAT content in this one! Check out this sneak peek at the cover! In past issues, what articles/content has stuck with you and been the most helpful? What would you like to see in the future? :) Archive Size Cover
    Yev Nosov posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    My spring photo. April 14, 2018 Spring_-2
    Just when I thought spring arrived, Mother Nature had a different idea! You saw my spring picture (below) here are two pictures, one last night and one this morning! I guess winter isn\'t quite finished yet! IMG_7842IMG_7847
    Just when I thought spring arrived, Mother Nature had a different idea! You saw my spring picture (below) here are two pictures, one last night and one this morning! I guess winter isn\'t quite finished yet! IMG_7842IMG_7847
    OK, it is officially SPRING! and everyone should have their Accordion Spring Fever in high gear! So I decided to get started on my tan while I practice this morning! As you can see spring is a little slow in coming around here! Thanks Joe for giving us a picture of your spring in New York! (Great accordion Corner where you practice) How about some others taking and posting some spring pictures?? IMG_1166
    R22Allan posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    Yev encouraged me to post these pictures of life in Revestoke Canada, that is what we were waking up to for the last five weeks. Iast month we had 240cm about 8feet of snow, this month it will be most likely doubled when the figures come out on average we get between 16-21 feet a year. Last week I was up on the last roof had to take a break from shovelling for a moment a snow flake fell in my hand, I thought for a moment there could be a poem written about this little snow flake.I loved you when i was young now just about 40 years later I got other words to describe them, the other day at work of course I am the lead mechanic for the federal highway system across the Rogers pass. Well anyways what I was going to say I was out on the road coming back from fixing a truck, the other day my radio went off r61 were are you Hemit pit, Dave says stop are you stopped Rob!!!!!!! yes bbbooommmbb Rob r61 what is in front of you give me a minute I have been dusted.... ok Dave about 10 meters on the highway in front of me. Rob you will have to stay put your trapped behind to, a quarter of a mile back, thanks a lot. At the end of the day I looked at Dave my little brain can\'t handle that He said you did good. That is why the piano accordion is so priceless to me I escape to it \'s world it\'s music and it\'s creativity, every once in awhile I cry to my wife why has it taken me so long to find it again she says stop you know why, it is priceless to me too. I am not a social person thanks Yev for asking me to share this. IMG_1748IMG_0850IMG_0865IMG_1742
    R22Allan posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    Yev encouraged me to post these pictures of life in Revestoke Canada, that is what we were waking up to for the last five weeks. Iast month we had 240cm about 8feet of snow, this month it will be most likely doubled when the figures come out on average we get between 16-21 feet a year. Last week I was up on the last roof had to take a break from shovelling for a moment a snow flake fell in my hand, I thought for a moment there could be a poem written about this little snow flake.I loved you when i was young now just about 40 years later I got other words to describe them, the other day at work of course I am the lead mechanic for the federal highway system across the Rogers pass. Well anyways what I was going to say I was out on the road coming back from fixing a truck, the other day my radio went off r61 were are you Hemit pit, Dave says stop are you stopped Rob!!!!!!! yes bbbooommmbb Rob r61 what is in front of you give me a minute I have been dusted.... ok Dave about 10 meters on the highway in front of me. Rob you will have to stay put your trapped behind to, a quarter of a mile back, thanks a lot. At the end of the day I looked at Dave my little brain can\'t handle that He said you did good. That is why the piano accordion is so priceless to me I escape to it \'s world it\'s music and it\'s creativity, every once in awhile I cry to my wife why has it taken me so long to find it again she says stop you know why, it is priceless to me too. I am not a social person thanks Yev for asking me to share this. IMG_1748IMG_0850IMG_0865IMG_1742
    R22Allan posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    Yev encouraged me to post these pictures of life in Revestoke Canada, that is what we were waking up to for the last five weeks. Iast month we had 240cm about 8feet of snow, this month it will be most likely doubled when the figures come out on average we get between 16-21 feet a year. Last week I was up on the last roof had to take a break from shovelling for a moment a snow flake fell in my hand, I thought for a moment there could be a poem written about this little snow flake.I loved you when i was young now just about 40 years later I got other words to describe them, the other day at work of course I am the lead mechanic for the federal highway system across the Rogers pass. Well anyways what I was going to say I was out on the road coming back from fixing a truck, the other day my radio went off r61 were are you Hemit pit, Dave says stop are you stopped Rob!!!!!!! yes bbbooommmbb Rob r61 what is in front of you give me a minute I have been dusted.... ok Dave about 10 meters on the highway in front of me. Rob you will have to stay put your trapped behind to, a quarter of a mile back, thanks a lot. At the end of the day I looked at Dave my little brain can\'t handle that He said you did good. That is why the piano accordion is so priceless to me I escape to it \'s world it\'s music and it\'s creativity, every once in awhile I cry to my wife why has it taken me so long to find it again she says stop you know why, it is priceless to me too. I am not a social person thanks Yev for asking me to share this. IMG_1748IMG_0850IMG_0865IMG_1742
    R22Allan posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    Yev encouraged me to post these pictures of life in Revestoke Canada, that is what we were waking up to for the last five weeks. Iast month we had 240cm about 8feet of snow, this month it will be most likely doubled when the figures come out on average we get between 16-21 feet a year. Last week I was up on the last roof had to take a break from shovelling for a moment a snow flake fell in my hand, I thought for a moment there could be a poem written about this little snow flake.I loved you when i was young now just about 40 years later I got other words to describe them, the other day at work of course I am the lead mechanic for the federal highway system across the Rogers pass. Well anyways what I was going to say I was out on the road coming back from fixing a truck, the other day my radio went off r61 were are you Hemit pit, Dave says stop are you stopped Rob!!!!!!! yes bbbooommmbb Rob r61 what is in front of you give me a minute I have been dusted.... ok Dave about 10 meters on the highway in front of me. Rob you will have to stay put your trapped behind to, a quarter of a mile back, thanks a lot. At the end of the day I looked at Dave my little brain can\'t handle that He said you did good. That is why the piano accordion is so priceless to me I escape to it \'s world it\'s music and it\'s creativity, every once in awhile I cry to my wife why has it taken me so long to find it again she says stop you know why, it is priceless to me too. I am not a social person thanks Yev for asking me to share this. IMG_1748IMG_0850IMG_0865IMG_1742
    I keep telling my wife...........Of course we are photogenic! :) IMG_7737
    Happy Valentine\'s Day to all of you from Accordion Life! Thanks for being part of our family! Happy Valentines Day!-3
    One thing I tell all my students - in order to play with good finger posture on your keyboard - you need short fingernails. So... off to clip mine! How are yours lookin\'? KeepYourNailsShort
    Winter time requires extra effort to make it lessons. I will go to great lengths to have a lesson at AL. Hang on Patricia..... I\'m almost there!!!!!!! :) IMG_0525
    I had an interesting experience today while practicing! I\'m sure everyone has their accordion corner? Where you practice daily. You sit in the same spot on the same chair and face the same direction. That\'s exactly what I was doing during my practice time today. After a while I was getting \"TB\" so I stood up to stretch. The thought hit me, why don\'t I try playing standing up? I have only tried once or twice a while ago. So I started on one my standards that I have memorized. I could not believe the change in the dynamics of my accordion!!!! Everything felt different! the keyboard, the bass the bellows, how the accordion moved. not to mention the mental distraction. Everything was out of place!!!! I could not even get through the song on the first attempt. I was amazed at doing something so simple could make such a big difference! I stayed at it for about a half an hour, playing various songs, both memorized and from the sheet music. I did eventually get kind of comfortable and was able to play probably 70/80 percent of what/how I can play sitting down! So here is the challenge! try playing standing up! or if your not so adventurous, just rotate you chair 90 or 180 degrees! and see how you do? Then tell us your experiences. Am I the only one that this effects??? Dale IMG_0483
    So here is my winterscape pictures................ IMG_7696
    Hello Everyone, I had a thought???? What does your Winter look like? How about a picture of what you see at your house? Everyone, Bob, how about yours in Florida?, Alan in In Toronto, Richard in the UK, Lets have a look at your winter challenges????? I\'ll even go one step further how about a winter accordion picture???? Have some fun, be creative, silly or anything........... Would you believe........... I did this all with my little snow shovel???!?! IMG_0410
    Corrie Nosov replied to the topic Memorizing in the forum Piano Accordion Members
    For me, it really helps to look for patterns. Are there measures or even sections that are the same as others? Study the song, see what is the same, what is repeated. It helps to know that once you learn one section, phrase, or measure, you know it in other places of the song. For instance, it would be difficult if in everyday conversation, instead of speaking phrases and sentences, we spelled everything out. But we often 'spell everything out' in music instead of speaking in sentences and phrases. Take 'Jingle Bells' as an example. When I look for similarities, I see that the first and third measure are the same. The first two measures are like one sentence and then the third and fourth measure are another - they're very similar, but with slightly different endings. Then, if I look further, I see that the third line, measures 9-12, are the same as measures 1-4 ... with the exception of the last note in measure 12. By looking for similarities and repeated patterns, it's easier to not only learn the piece but to memorize as well. We often have band music that I am required to memorize -- and this helps a lot. Also, the more you memorize, the easier it gets. I was horrible at memorizing before, but got better out of sheer necessity!Jingle Bells Memorization
    Yev Nosov posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    What do the circled numbers mean? Well if you play an accordion, and you probably do, then these circles are for you. One of the best strategies to learning/memorizing music is to write down your fingering. This way, every time you practice you will not second guess yourself and it will save you valuable practice time. BUT WHAT ARE THOSE CIRCLES FOR?! OK, ok. The circles on this sample of sheet music tell me to play those specific notes in the 4th or 5th row of a chromatic converter bass accordion. The 4th and 5th rows are a double of the first two rows on a chromatic accordion. Sometimes it is more efficient to use the 4th or 5th row to play a certain passage instead of using the first two rows. As a reminder I circle those finger numbers. PIANO ACCORDION Some of us also play piano accordion how does this apply to us? Good question. Unlike the chromatic accordion, on the piano accordion the sharps/flats are raised notes. When I write fingering for piano accordion I circle the flats and sharps. This really helps in reading through a piece of music, especially if it is a song that you haven\'t touched for a while. IS THIS JUST FOR BEGINNERS? No, If you use sheet music write your fingering, circle sharps and flats, and practice with confidence. Fingering
    Yev Nosov posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    If a company produced an accordion that came with 1,200 easy to assemble pieces for a reasonable price, would you try to build one? Accordion Life PostJanuary 02, 2018
    Hi, I am new here and wanted to say hello. Here's my story which I have just written on my profile... First picked up a Norwich Accordion Band-loaned Accordion just over a year ago - end Sept 2016. Bit rough around the edges and so bought my own first cheap Accordion Oct 2016 to see how I got on with it. Loved it, started with the Norwich Accordion Beginners Band and graduated to the main Band on 3rd Jan 2017.  www.norwichac.co.uk Totally fallen in love with the Accordion and bought my Paolo Sorporani Super 2 in March 2017 which has recently had a service and a tune-up. My Accordion journey all started because of my 25 year old daughter who wanted to learn the Accordion, thinking it might help with her acting career. She was loaned an Accordion by the Norwich Accordion Club. Well... the Accordion sat in a corner and I looked at it and looked at it and looked at it. I finally said to myself, I am a Grade 8 pianist, I should be able to play that instrument at some level - I am going to give it a go. Gave it a go and the rest is history. Our daughters have left home and there is a standing joke in the family that they have been replaced by two Accordions as my wife has also taken it up. She's a pianist too and the Accordion has re-kindled our past musical background later in life. Fabulous. Long story short, I am an experienced pianist, frustrated with the left hand's faffing around on the accordion bass. Tried a local teacher or two, but didn't get on very well. I don't think they knew what to do with me! Which is why I turned to Accordion Life and lessons on demand. I loved Fred's Technique lessons and started Accordion Life Piano Accordion lessons at Level 2. Been loving it and the lessons are about right for where my left hand currently is. The Deschamps Technique is a challenge to apply, but I can testify that it certainly works and things I was struggling with before in terms of technique, I now find much easier. I have found Norwich Accordion Band a challenge as I am playing with people who have been playing the Accordion for 4 decades or more and I've only been playing one year. I've managed to get up-to-speed by recording all our current pieces and practicing a lot, albeit playing only the right hand as we are a full 6-part orchestra, including Bass and Drums. But this has got me playing a wide range of music and has greatly helped me develop my bellows control. I have performed at 4 concerts in 2017 as a Second Accordionist in Band and I help out the beginner's band with some of their sing-along concerts in old people's homes. Everybody likes music and it's great to see the older folks in life singing along. I now want to progress my left hand by following Accordion Life and develop a solo repertoire. I have also discovered a liking for arranging music and have started my own arrangements on a variety of poplular music pieces with the focus on a 6-part Accordion Band. My software is the freely available Musescore. I am treating it like a backing band (PC generated from software), playing along to my big stereo at home, with me as the solo Accordionist. This is huge fun and very rewarding. Playing the Lead Accordion part to a full 6-part Accordion rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is an absolute blast. My Accordion is teaching me a lot about life and I love it to bits. Thank you for reading.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
    Hi, I am new here and wanted to say hello. Here's my story which I have just written on my profile... First picked up a Norwich Accordion Band-loaned Accordion just over a year ago - end Sept 2016. Bit rough around the edges and so bought my own first cheap Accordion Oct 2016 to see how I got on with it. Loved it, started with the Norwich Accordion Beginners Band and graduated to the main Band on 3rd Jan 2017.  www.norwichac.co.uk Totally fallen in love with the Accordion and bought my Paolo Sorporani Super 2 in March 2017 which has recently had a service and a tune-up. My Accordion journey all started because of my 25 year old daughter who wanted to learn the Accordion, thinking it might help with her acting career. She was loaned an Accordion by the Norwich Accordion Club. Well... the Accordion sat in a corner and I looked at it and looked at it and looked at it. I finally said to myself, I am a Grade 8 pianist, I should be able to play that instrument at some level - I am going to give it a go. Gave it a go and the rest is history. Our daughters have left home and there is a standing joke in the family that they have been replaced by two Accordions as my wife has also taken it up. She's a pianist too and the Accordion has re-kindled our past musical background later in life. Fabulous. Long story short, I am an experienced pianist, frustrated with the left hand's faffing around on the accordion bass. Tried a local teacher or two, but didn't get on very well. I don't think they knew what to do with me! Which is why I turned to Accordion Life and lessons on demand. I loved Fred's Technique lessons and started Accordion Life Piano Accordion lessons at Level 2. Been loving it and the lessons are about right for where my left hand currently is. The Deschamps Technique is a challenge to apply, but I can testify that it certainly works and things I was struggling with before in terms of technique, I now find much easier. I have found Norwich Accordion Band a challenge as I am playing with people who have been playing the Accordion for 4 decades or more and I've only been playing one year. I've managed to get up-to-speed by recording all our current pieces and practicing a lot, albeit playing only the right hand as we are a full 6-part orchestra, including Bass and Drums. But this has got me playing a wide range of music and has greatly helped me develop my bellows control. I have performed at 4 concerts in 2017 as a Second Accordionist in Band and I help out the beginner's band with some of their sing-along concerts in old people's homes. Everybody likes music and it's great to see the older folks in life singing along. I now want to progress my left hand by following Accordion Life and develop a solo repertoire. I have also discovered a liking for arranging music and have started my own arrangements on a variety of poplular music pieces with the focus on a 6-part Accordion Band. My software is the freely available Musescore. I am treating it like a backing band (PC generated from software), playing along to my big stereo at home, with me as the solo Accordionist. This is huge fun and very rewarding. Playing the Lead Accordion part to a full 6-part Accordion rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is an absolute blast. My Accordion is teaching me a lot about life and I love it to bits. Thank you for reading.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
    Sharing a highlight from my recent trip! Swimming and playing with Dolphins in Mexico. Screen Shot 2017-10-10 at 1.48.18 PMIMG_1236IMG_1240IMG_1241
    Sharing a highlight from my recent trip! Swimming and playing with Dolphins in Mexico. Screen Shot 2017-10-10 at 1.48.18 PMIMG_1236IMG_1240IMG_1241
    Sharing a highlight from my recent trip! Swimming and playing with Dolphins in Mexico. Screen Shot 2017-10-10 at 1.48.18 PMIMG_1236IMG_1240IMG_1241
    Sharing a highlight from my recent trip! Swimming and playing with Dolphins in Mexico. Screen Shot 2017-10-10 at 1.48.18 PMIMG_1236IMG_1240IMG_1241
    Maya Phipps posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    Although challenges can be stressful and difficult, I\'m happy and thankful that I\'ve gone through and am still going through various challenges in life because that\'s what makes us who we are. Lessons are taught through challenges, which help us cope and survive in our world. challenges
    Johanna2415 posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    Here\'s the cuteness overload for the week! Comment down below whether you are a puppy or a kitten person. S0hdp
    Maya Phipps posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    I discovered this cute little guy while researching something. I just think this trinket is so adorable! elephantplayingaccordion
    Maya Phipps posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    So... I accidentally discovered that well known and all fun Curious George has been influenced by the accordion as well! Who knew?!?! CuriousGeorgeNetti_Playing_an_Accordion
    Maya Phipps posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    So... I accidentally discovered that well known and all fun Curious George has been influenced by the accordion as well! Who knew?!?! CuriousGeorgeNetti_Playing_an_Accordion
    Johanna2415 posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    ..........Is it even humanly possible to learn this?!? Comment down below if you can think of someone that could. stumpmusic
    Maya Phipps posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    So adorable! This puppy reminds me of my cat who used to sit and walk across my piano keyboard whenever I played! Apparently, my cat didn\'t like it when I had my full attention to something other than her! MusicPup-AndreThijssen-Getty-56a7a33f3df78cf77297c953
    Johanna2415 posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    Cuteness overload of the day! 2208dd0f706abdaf788ec0e3bd71b367
    Johanna2415 posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    Happy National Puppy Day! Make sure to give your furry friends an extra hug! images
    Maya Phipps posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    I saw this and thought it was so cute! I couldn\'t help but notice that the way the mouse is playing the accordion is backwards as if he was left handed. Do they make accordions that way? I\'m just curious because my little brother wants to start up the accordion but he\'s left handed. Does it matter? mouseplayingaccordion
    Maya Phipps posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    \"You\'re never fully dressed without a smile...\" is a well known line in one of the songs featured in the Annie musical. Sometimes, all we need to do is smile. It has actually been scientifically proven that forcing yourself to smile for 20 seconds when you have a bad day can cause you to genuinely be happy. Then, you\'ll realize that you\'re not fake smiling anymore and your attitude is somewhat better. This can especially be helpful when you have an important interview, performance, or meeting to go to that you may not be particularly happy about or maybe other things have happened throughout the day to stress you out. Just smile! People love it when you smile! In fact, your smiling may influence others to smile too! Pass it on.... smile
    Johanna2415 posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    Some days I feel like being proactive but all I manage to accomplish is creating a list of things to do. images copy 11
    Maya Phipps posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    This quote or line is part of a famous song called \"My Favorite Things\", which was originally sang by Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music musical. The Sound of Music has been a famous musical for several decades and has touched the hears of many. It\'s strange to see Julie Andrews in this movie now because she\'s so young! So, because this song talks about \'her favorite things\' I\'m going to tell you five of my favorite things! 1. A good book. There is nothing better than a book that enthralls you to the point of staying up all night even if it means being tired the next day! 2. Family time. I live in a large household with ages ranging from two years old to over forty. Everyone has their own schedule and agenda, so family time is more scarce now than it used to be. So, those rare moment when we have a family movie night, game night, or outing somewhere is precious and special! 3. Music. Music is a very important and crucial thing in my life. I honestly don\'t know who I\'d be or where I\'d be without it. I believe music has truly become part of who I am. 4. Food. This is such a wide one! Unfortunately, I like food too much! There aren\'t really any foods I don\'t like, (except for cilantro—yuck!). But, I definitely have some favorites such as ice-cream, chocolate, and coffee. If I could survive on those three things alone, I would! 5. Creativity. I love being creative and seeing others be creative in what they do. I believe that no matter what you\'re doing you can be creative in some way. When I do my homework assignments, I try to think of the most creative way I could perform the assignment. I think I do that because it makes it fun. If I enjoy it, I\'ll most likely work harder and get a better grade. So, those are my 5 top favorite things. Now it\'s your turn! In the comments below you can post 5 things that you think are your favorite things too! !myfavoritethings
    Johanna2415 posted an update in the group Piano & Chromatic Accordion Members
    This is very helpful! 3751346912358161d937747f10f38396
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