A good book for chord system instruction for all keyboard players - Chord Piano is Fun by T.K. Gopforth

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National accordion association trade show 2012


National accordion association trade show 2012

This group will allow members to post and obtain information about the NAA 2012 trade show in Dallas Texas.

Location: Westin Central Hotel and Convention Center, Dallas, Texas
Members: 7
Latest Activity: Jun 17, 2013

NAA trade show youth page

Welcome to the 2012 National Accordion Association Youth Page!

Send us those youth pictures. We want the bragging rights!

MECCA Trio 200 high                  NAA Logo                Youth trio with dog

President Norman Seaton writes:

Our 2012 NAA convention will be extra special because this is the first year we are coordinated with Spring Break. As a result, we have multiple youth activities scheduled for all day Saturday. Shelia Lee, Daniel Kott and Dick Albreski are working on the following schedule right now, so keep watching for the latest changes! When you arrive at the convention, contact your youth leader as soon as practical.

Time Schedule

Dick Albreski
Youth Orchestra

Salon C

Shelia Lee
Ask Shelia for location

Daniel Kott
Folk Music/Dance

Salon D




Available practice times:
9:00 - 1:00 - 4:00 - 6:30

Anytime is good for Shelia

Not available




Salon C: Practice times:
9:00 - 10:00 and 11:00 - 11:30
Salon F Performance: 1:30 - 2:20

Check with Shelia

Salon C: 10:00 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. 
Irish, Contra, performance, concert, dance
Youth and adults











Of course, youth are encouraged to perform on the Lobby Stage. Youth have a lot of fun at our conventions too!
See Dr. Sharon Seaton to be reviewed or evaluated.

Due to generous donations by various members, the youth are allowed to attend convention workshops, concerts, and related activities without paying an entrance fee! As you register for the 2012 convention, be sure to contribute to this special program.

The National Accordion Association (NAA) youth program is designed for individuals 19 years of age and younger. Due to normal school schedules, we have declared Saturday March 17, 2012 as our official 2012 youth day.

Purpose: To continue long-term growth of the accordion by encouraging young people to love the accordion and to promote it for generations to come. Besides, playing the accordion is fun and encouraging our youth to play the accordion is a good way to protect our heritage.

The NAA encourages the participation of both parents and the youth in our activities

Youth 1 pictureYouth 2 pictureDue to generous contribution, our youth admission are pre-paid. Our youth are encouraged attend the various workshops, orchestras, and to meet the accordion stars of this generation. A few workshops and activities are designed strictly for youth. The non-youth specific activities are listed in other areas of this web site.

Student from Dallas areaParents and guardians: Review our activities and make plans to participate in the 2012 convention. 
Become active and e-mail the coordinator of the various youth programs and make the arrangements:

     Youth accordion band                Richard Albreski
     Perform on lobby stage             Arlyn Visentin:
     Folk dance activities                  Dr. Daniel Kott:
     Button accordion lesson            Shelia Lee:    

Richard Albreski (Okla City) and Shelia Lee (Pasadena, TX) both operate very successful accordion studios.

Attention all 2012 convention youth wanting to join the NAA youth band!

Director Albreski picture2011 Youth GroupAll young accordion players are welcome to enjoy the thrill of playing in the 2012 NAA Youth Accordion Show. The youth show is conducted by Dick Albreski from Oklahoma City.

The Saturday afternoon youth show starts at 1:30 p.m. All youth interested in this show should contact Mr. Richard Albreski (conductor) immediately to receive a copy of the printed music. Pre-concert practice sessions are required. Parents and youth are to contact conductor Mr. Albreski for the time and location of these practice sessions.

Again, If you want to join this youth group, contact Mr. Albreski at or call him direct at 405-721-0564. Your written music is waiting for you, so let's be a part of the new generation!

Youth Pictures

Youth picture Little one

Youth activities coordinated by Shelia Lee

Shelia Lee studioShelia Lee will be managing the Hohner Accordion Trade Show area. She is setting up the show area to simulate her Pasadena Accordion Studio.

Both youth and adults are encouraged to stop by and to take beginner lessons on either the button or piano accordion. This picture was recently taken in her Houston area accordion studio.

Shelia Lee and staff teach button, piano, and chromatic keyboard accordions. On Saturday, Shelia will be in the Hohner Trade Show area letting anyone interested play an accordion (piano, button, or chromatic). If you bring your own a button accordion with the bass reeds removed, bring those reeds and Shelia will put the reeds back in (free) and teach you how to play a button accordion while using the bass buttons.

Youth Photo Album

   Okla1   Okla 2 lad   Okla 2 Lad with white accordion   Youth in Galveston   Okla youth playing Roland   Okla youth in restaurant

More pictures of our youth

Galveston Group          Coming to the NAA

2012 National Accordion Convention Youth Day
Saturday, March 17, 2012

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Comment by Bill Palmer on June 17, 2013 at 6:11pm

Hello Aurelius Jo:

While you can't be a part of the 2012 NAA Trade Show (or the 2013 NAA Trade Show) because both of them have already happened, there is no reason that you can't sign up for the 2014 show. Check for more information.


Comment by AURELIUS JO LEMANSKI on June 17, 2013 at 3:32pm

very nice wish i could be a part of it  play ing acc for 60 yrs aurelius jo lemanski...........

Comment by Bill Palmer on February 11, 2012 at 1:48pm

I went to the one last year, to do a presentation about my dad's contributions to the accordion and to introduce the performers at one of the evening's events. I was very impressed with the whole thing, and wished that I'd had more time to spend.

Seeing the Roland accordions there rekindled my interest in the accordion. It ain't your granddad's squeezebox any more!

Comment by Daniel Kott on February 11, 2012 at 12:24pm

Daniel Kott - St. Patrick's Day Celebration


Daniel Kott teacher

(Saturday 10:00 a.m.) Daniel Kott: MECCA St. Patrick's Day Celebration featuring techniques for playing Celtic fiddle tunes, Old time square and contra dances, Irish and Irish American songs, bluegrass jam sessions. tune/song structure of A and B parts consisting of 16 measures as applied to dances. Titles include The Girl I left Behind, Irish Washerwoman, Soldiers Joy and Americana tunes such as Turkey in the Straw, and Oh Susanna. 

Other melody and rhythms instrumentalist can be included such as Irish tin (penny) whistle, fiddle, cello, bass, and hand drums such as Bodhran. Music booklets will be available, and posted on the Texas Accordion Net social network or  review and study prior to the convention. 

Performance Time: (Saturday 11:00 a.m.) Musician who attended the training session are encourage to play for the dance training session. As Dr. Kott trains the dancer, you will be performing dance music that includes old time square, contra and clogging dancing. Only at the NAA can you get this kind of training and experience


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