As founder of Accordions for Kids/U.S.A., it is my privilege to tell you about an exciting new program intended to introduce young people to a wonderful musical instrument, the accordion.
Seven through twelve year old boys and girls who are accessible to one of the independent teachers listed will be given an opportunity to test their interest in playing the accordion. Yes, for six weeks, without charge, we will lend each student participant a 12-bass accordion, ABC Accordion Video Course for Beginners© by Dale E. Wise, M.M.E. presented in DVD or VHS format, music stand, and music course booklet. A modest deposit on the loaned items will be required. In addition teacher will work with students during this trial period. With individual, group, and programmed instruction, your child will enjoy a positive musical experience.
Following a culminating recital, teacher will schedule an appointment with student and parent/guardian to return loaned items, and discuss the student’s progress and interest in continuing instruction. There is no obligation, just a great opportunity.
Will you join us in this important endeavor to enlighten another generation about the accordion? It certainly is “a whole band in your arms.” Please contact us with your questions, or to enroll your child in the next available program.
P.S. Note comments made by fellow accordionists: What’s so special about the accordion? Why play the accordion?
Baltimore, Catonsville, Frederick, Hagerstown, Hancock, Rockville, Timonium
Aquia Harbor, Burr Hill, Charlottesville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Herndon, Locust Grove, Newport News, Oakton, Reston, Vienna, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg
Jason Bowles, Eastman Conservatory / VA
Leonard Cinelli / Professor Emeritus / FL
Charlene Clark, B.SM. / VA
Peter DiGiovanni, M.S. / VA
Larry Ferrigno / VA
Henry Hancock / VA
Alfred Karrasch, B.A. / FL
Janet Fisher Kuperstein, B.M. / MD
Marcia Lane, B.A. / OH
Matty Metcalfe, B.A. / VA
Dena Monticone, B.S. / VA
Patrick E. Racioppa / PA
James E. Rice, B.A. / VA
Kevin Rossman, M.S. / KY
Michael B. Rubin, M.S. / MD
Sid Sward , Professor Emeritus / VA
Bob Vigliotti, Professor Emeritus / MN
Dale E. Wise, M.M.E. / VA