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Shelia Lee's Accordion Blog - Accordion Playing Made FUN!

I have just updated the Accordion Blog - with more great songs - especially level 1 & 2 solos and duets. Please check it out

I will be at the National Accordion Convention this week – and we have plans to have our OWN exhibit room – with lots of fun times planned. Here are 4 of the neat things planned…..AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED!

  1. Practice your favorite Palmer & Hughes…

Added by Shelia Lee on March 2, 2015 at 10:50pm — No Comments

2015 NAA Convention

I am in need of a roommate for the 2015 NAA Convention.  Anyone (female)who is going and does not have anybody and would like a roommate please contact me.

Karen Carson

Anchorage AK. 

Anyone needing to contact me inquiring as to the roommate request, please send your msg to me..

via this website and I will get a message from them.  Please include your email address..Thank you..

Karen C.

Added by KAREN CARSON on January 14, 2015 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Learning Something New

This year I joined Rose City Accordion Club in Portland, OR.  Got to play with a group of "jammers" at the Dec. meeting.  It's wonderful to play with others as I've played piano for decades but it's hard to haul a piano around.  Have met the nicest people and they are so accepting of new people and our level of skills.  I learn from them constantly. 

Added by Fran Maddox on December 27, 2014 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

Shelia Lee's Accordion Blog - Accordion Playing Made FUN!

I have just updated the Accordion Blog with almost 50 new Songs - accordion exercises, some Jazz work, as well as the monthly lesson - which is developing technique. Please visit - and remember to email me for the current password for some of the solos.

Added by Shelia Lee on December 1, 2014 at 2:47am — No Comments

Klezmer Band

I have a friend who is getting married in Dallas in December and wants a Klezmer Band at her wedding reception. Does anyone know anything about a Klezmer Band? If so, please contact me! Nicki Cohen

Added by Nicki Cohen on October 31, 2014 at 4:57pm — 4 Comments


Help, I am looking for an accordion teacher, I live in Houston, Tx.

Added by Miguel Galindo on October 9, 2014 at 9:09pm — 1 Comment

Shelia Lee's Accordion Blog - Accordion Playing Made FUN!

I have just started an Accordion Blog

- with all kinds of GOODIES - loaded there.

There are:

  1. Level 1 to level 5 Solos - Christmas, 60s-70s, German, French, Italian, other ethnic, etc.
  2. Level 1 to level 5 - Duets and Trios
  3. Monthly Lessons - to…

Added by Shelia Lee on October 9, 2014 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Hey Guys , Is there any sheet music for the song 'Sacate lis piejos chencha'?

Hey Guys , Is there any sheet music for the song 'Sacate lis piejos chencha'? Continue

Added by Steve Garza on July 14, 2014 at 9:03pm — 1 Comment

Houston SE near Pasadena

Recommendations for repair of 120 Bass Jorgensen and simple 12 Bass Camerano.  Both have been unused for years and need cleaning, likely reed replacement and tuning.  I do know of the Reyes shop in Pasadena but don't know about their work or services available.  Advice?

Added by Steve McGaughey on March 25, 2014 at 11:56am — 2 Comments

Getting there

Thank you all for your encouragement.  I found a company in Philly that rents accordions.  Last night was my first meeting with teacher.  Was worried she would find something wrong with my accordion.  She tried it and said it was very good for someone starting out.  First lesson is tonight at 6pm.  My teacher just moved to my area from Germany 5 months ago.  She was not familar with the Palmer hughes book I had, but liked it.  Really enjoyed meeting her.  We spoke for awhile about what kind…


Added by Frances on March 23, 2014 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

need help to get started

Hi,  I am as much a beginner as you can be.  Found a place near me to take lessons from someone with a music/accordion background.  I am wondering about a accordion for sale here.  I am interested since the owner is in same town as accordion repair store with good rep.  I am going to ask the owner of the accordion to have the shop evaluate the accordion for me.  Question is can a beginer learn on a 120 bass with two switches (aperto,chiuso).    One with 120 bass is intimadating to me.  My…


Added by Frances on March 1, 2014 at 12:02am — 2 Comments

need advice please

I live in Santa Fe, NM, but travel south (near Las Cruces & El Paso) once a month. I have a button accordian(3 bass rows,3 regular rows) that needs a pickup...also a student keyboard. I have a larger keyboard accordian
that has a pickup that doesn't work! Need to know, what kind of pickup to buy(online) & who can do the work! Want to start playing out, zydeco style, & need to plug in! Please help! Kathleen Campbell

Added by Kathleen M Campbell on February 13, 2014 at 6:49pm — 1 Comment

From Jim Kettlewell

Thanks much to a couple of you who suggested the Bavarian Grill as a place for dinner and live accordion music. I did go there last weekend while in Dallas and I took four of my family with me. We had a fine time, the food was very good and we heard Alan and Manfred giving a nice show. I appreciate the help from you Texas Accordionists. I'm now back in Ohio where we have real winters so I won't be a very active poster on the blog, but I do wish you all the best. Thanks. Jim Kettlewell, Canton,… Continue

Added by Jim Kettlewell on February 1, 2014 at 7:40am — 1 Comment

Palmer & Hugher Lesson Book 2 - ALL LINKS to Live Lessons

Here is a PDF of ALL the links posted here on Texas Accordion Net for the 17 Live Lesson sessions for Palmer & Hughes Lesson Book 2 plus over 80 additional solos.

There is FREE PDFs of all the music taught and even a few backtracks to play along with.

If you are interested in a CD with backtracks to ALL the PH Bk 2 solos (played slow, then played fast) AND backtracks to most of the additional Solos - please contact Shelia Lee and she can…


Added by Shelia Lee on January 19, 2014 at 3:23pm — No Comments

My Accordion Class In The News

The local newspaper ran a little spot featuring my elementary school classroom in Pearland. All third and fourth graders learn keyboard skills on accordions.

Here's the link:…


Added by on December 12, 2013 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Tango style accordion player needed for a recording

Hello all I'm producing a gospel cd in houston Texas and we have a song that has a tango style to it. I would love to have a real accordion on this piece. If anyone is available and able to do this please inbox me.

Added by Rayshod Cwell on October 13, 2013 at 12:57pm — No Comments

accordion teachers in dallas

Hi im looking for a button accordion teacher in dallas
Can anyone recommend someone.

Added by Daniel Thrum on September 29, 2013 at 5:12am — No Comments

More Mexican Music for GCF Diatonic Accordion

Here are some more songs for Hans,

Shelia Lee




Added by Shelia Lee on June 15, 2013 at 12:55am — No Comments

Mexican Music For GCF Diatonic Accordion

Hello Hans,

Here are several Mexican songs I wrote out for Diatonic Accordion - please let me know how you do with them.





Added by Shelia Lee on June 15, 2013 at 12:51am — No Comments

Looking for Mexican sheet music for G/C/F diatonic accordion


I just joined TAN. I came across the sheet music for La Cucaracha posted by Mr. Kott and adapted by Sheila Lee. Is there an explanation for the notation used? I have some music for a Hohner Club IIB which uses the Handshuh adapted note system which is somewhat similar. Although I understand in principal how the note system works, I need an explanation. Also, are there other traditional Mexican songs or corridos written in Sheila Lee's system? I've been looking for Mexican… Continue

Added by Hans J Budnarowski on June 13, 2013 at 10:33am — 1 Comment


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