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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

Accordion students need your help!

Hi Friends,


I am an elementary school music teacher in a Title 1 (high poverty) bilingual school.  I want to make sure my music students have the materials they need to succeed. So I've created a classroom project request at…


Added by on May 28, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Anthony Smrke

My name is Anthony Smrke and I'm an accordion player. Actually I've been playing for over 50 years - a really long time. My mother was a typical Italian mother, my father was Slovenian; and I was the first born male in our family, therefore when I was very young it was decreed that I learn how to play the accordion; and so I was made to take lessons. Being an active 8 year old who was required to learn a musical instrument that I really did not wish to play caused a great deal of stress and…


Added by Anthony Smrke on May 24, 2013 at 12:35pm — 1 Comment

Accordion Music at Our Wedding Reception

Great News!!!

I finally got "re hitched!" On March 24, 2013, Dr. Julia A. Wagner of Houston, Texas and I tied the knot at the SPJST Lodge 88 in Houston.

Julie is the one on the left. She studied guitar with me about 40 years ago, and she has also taken care of my dogs from time to time. She plays the 5-string banjo and is learning how to play…


Added by Bill Palmer on March 24, 2013 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

I want to purchase a 120 bass quality piano accordian

Can I get some feedback on a well made accordian.  I am looking at Horner's and wanted other feedback.  What good quality brands can anyone recommend for 120 bass piano accordian. 

Added by Lynn J Sayad on February 6, 2013 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

Gulf Coast Accordion Jamfest 2012 competition winners

First Accordion JamFest and Competition: A Success!

by Rita Davidson
Accordion JamFest 2012 Meca Edwin De Leon Performs his 1st Place Solo at the first Gulf Coast Accordion Jam.…

Added by Daniel Kott on December 1, 2012 at 11:55pm — 1 Comment

National Accordion Association convention 2013 - make plans

NAA 26th Anniversary Celebration March 6-10, 2013

by Rita Davidson
NAA Team
2012 National Accordion Convention Youth Day Saturday, March 17, 2012 The National Accordion Association's 26th Annual Festival will be an informative and fun event for all accordion enthusiasts taking place from March 6-10…

Added by Daniel Kott on December 1, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

November - Busy Accordion Month!!!!


Welcome ALL!!!!


Button - Keyboard - Chromatic - Cajun/Zydeco

Please review the events that are posted - we have an accordion competition AND JAM coming up in 2 weeks. All accordion types are invited. We will have a…


Added by Shelia Lee on November 6, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

circle ( clock ) of fifths chart - cropped

This is a diagram of the circle ( clock ) of fifths chart - cropped to show the sharps and flats segments. It will be used in the CTAA presentation at the CTAA monthly meeting, by the MECCA accordion band on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 in Austin, Texas



Added by Daniel Kott on August 12, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments

Tracy Collins

Check out Well know New Zealander accordion entertainer Tracy Collins new electric group.

Added by megan jennings on August 4, 2012 at 2:42am — 2 Comments

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

I am on my last day in Alaska at the University of Alaska - at their 2 week long summer arts festival. WOW - what a time!!! I have had 15 participants in the Accordion program - from beginners to Intermediate to Improv and the Accordion Ensemble.

We performed last night WITH the Brass Ensemble and brought the house down!!! We did Moonlight Serenade and My Boyfriend's Back. By ourselves we did Godfather and Down by the Sally Garden.

I used all my material that…


Added by Shelia Lee on July 28, 2012 at 12:27pm — 3 Comments

World Accordion Day

I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the World Accordion Day broadcast at Shelia Lee's HAPI studio in Pasadena, Texas. This took place right after the Boni Mauricio diatonic accordion workshop. After the big jam sessions, we went out for dinner, then returned to participate in the international event. The US was given two time slots near the end of the day. Joann Cochran Summers presented her ensemble well and discussed her pedagogy program at the U of Missouri in Kansas…


Added by Bill Palmer on May 10, 2012 at 3:48am — No Comments

World Accordion Day web site now has all 24 hours of videos. See listing below to see where they are. Texas is in hour 24



a Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA)…


Added by Daniel Kott on May 7, 2012 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Florino 120 base

If anyone has info on a 120 base Florino model #10447, I sure would like to know.:-

Added by Jim White on April 14, 2012 at 7:18pm — 1 Comment


This sight is the best sight for learning the accordian from the beginning. I also play a harp and a violin, all self taught. I thank Sheila Lee for all her blogs. She sure is a great player and teacher. What a personallity.


Added by Jim White on February 28, 2012 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

Dallas Accordion Convention March 15-17th Book your hotel TODAY for the best rate and free Breakfast!

Hello to all accordion friends and players on accordionRoundup!

This weekend is the deadline for booking your hotel for

the BEST RATE and FREE breakfast every morning!

We hope you will join us in Dallas for the National

Accordion Convention March 15, 16 & 17th, 2012

Call the WESTIN PARK CENTRAL DALLAS by February 19th

in order to get the BEST RATE. Ask for the accordionist's

special! (972)385-3000 Westin is beautiful hotel!

Take a…

Added by Debra Peters on February 17, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments


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