Meet Patricia Bartell
Patricia Bartell [ CEO ]
Born in La Paz Bolivia, South America, Patricia is a graduate of Whitworth University with a B.A. in Music Education and Accordion Performance. The first from Whitworth to graduate with an accordion performance degree. She is widely-known throughout the U.S. northwest and western Canada as an adjudicator, professional performer and teacher.
Patricia is a certified Simply Music Piano and Accordion teacher. She has studied piano with Dr. Judith Schoepflin of Whitworth College 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.
Currently Patricia is a member of Tango Vocaldo (Argentine Tango Quartet), leads a radical young accordion band called, “The Portatos,” was the 2012 organizer for the Trophée Mondial (World Championships for Accordion) that came to the U.S.A. for the first time. Patricia is a Hohner Endorsee, and the Simply Music Hohner Director with HOHNER. She is a certified teacher of Simply Music and is working with the Founder and C.E.O. of Simply Music to complete the new Hohner Certified Accordion Method.
Patricia is a professional musician whose performances continue to receive high reviews; individual, ensemble and with numerous other classical artists both in the western states and Canada. As a person who has performed in numerous international competitions, Patricia has claimed many championships. She also travels world-wide as the USA judge for the international championship Trophée Mondial of the C.M.A (World Confederation for the Accordion - World Trophy for Accordion).
Meet The Team behind Accordion Life
Antonio Tanguma, Jr. [ Diatonic Instructor ]
About Antonio Tanguma, Jr.
Accordion Life has partnered with Antonio Tanguma, Jr. to bring you a complete Curriculum for learning to play and enjoy your Diatonic Accordion.
Antonio is a graduate of Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, UANL, one of the best universities in Mexico and Latin America. He has a B.A. degree in Music and Instrumental and currently working on his Masters degree in Psychology.
Antonio is an accordionist, singer, composer and arranger. In 2012 he represented Mexico and placed 5th in the World Championships for Accordion -- Trophée Mondial del’ Accordéon.
All Diatonic courses will be in Spanish and English.
Yevgeniy Nosov [ Instructor ]
About Yevgeniy Nosov
Born in Belarus, Yev Nosov moved to America at age 4 and began playing piano accordion at age 11. In 2008, Yev started formal training with Patricia Bartell of Able To Play Music Studio.
Yev's has also studied with world renown accordion teacher Frederic Deschamps in France. He's played in various orchestras and now helps lead a young radical accordion band called "The Portatos." Yev has competed in the Leavenworth and Kimberly International competitions and competed in the 2012 Trophy of USA in the CMA Trophée Mondial.
Yev teaches via Skype all styles of music from Classical to Techno. He also teaches composition, improvisations, and reading chord charts.
Yev is also a Licensed Simply Music Accordion teacher.
Corrie Nosov [ Instructor ]
About Corrie Nosov
"Music is a family tradition for me. We never had any famous musicians in our lineage, but the music was always there and loved. I hope to carry on that tradition and bring the gift of music to others that they might have the joy of it throughout their lifetime."
Growing up in a family where music was an almost daily occurrence, Corrie took some piano lessons when she was young. This set the foundation for her to learn the accordion when, in 2000, she began learning to play an accordion that had been gifted to her in 1998. She was self-taught until 2005 when she discovered that accordion teachers did, indeed, exist. It was then that she had the privilege of meeting Patricia Bartell and beginning her studies with her.
Since then, Corrie has competed in both the Kimberly International Accordion Championships and the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration. She is an enthusiastic member of The Portatos, a young radical accordion band.
Corrie is also a Licensed Simply Music Piano and Accordion teacher.
Frédéric Deschamps [ Master Teacher ]
About Frédéric Deschamps
Frédéric Deschamps is a world renowned teacher whose cutting-edge techniques have consistently produced world champions.
He regularly teaches master classes in France and abroad - Europe, China, USA, New Zealand, Chile, and more.
A world champion himself, Fred has spend many years training world champions with his cutting edge technique. A few of his students include, Grayson Masefield (NZ), Petar Maric (Serbia), Pietro Adragna (Italy), and Jerome Richard (France).
Grayson Masefield [ World Champion ]
About Grayson Masefield
Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Grayson Masefield began his musical career at the young age of 3.
Grayson trained classically at Auckland University with Stephanie Poole and has studied extensively under Frédéric Deschamps. Grayson has been invited to perform in many European countries: France, Spain, Germany, UK, Portugal, Slovakia, Italy, USA, Canada, Russia, Lithuania, Portugal, China, New Zealand, Australia, Finland.
In 2009, Grayson became the first competitor to win first place in both the classical and virtuoso entertainment categories of the Coupe Mondial. Grayson is a 6x World Champion.