Have you always wanted to LEARN to PLAY the ACCORDION?
Are you mystified by what the LEFT HAND BUTTONS do? Do you already know how to play the accordion, but you want to IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS? Does your CHILD think the ACCORDION is AMAZING and wants to take MUSIC LESSONS? Are you in an Indie Rock Band, Folk Group, or Theatre Production that needs someone FUN LIKE YOU to play ACCORDION?
SHIRLEY JOHNSON TEACHES the PIANO ACCORDION to STUDENTS of ALL AGES, from elementary school children through adults.
PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS are available from ANYWHERE in the world via SKYPE, FaceTime, ZOOM, etc.
Shirley resides in Austin, TX, and is currently teaching in her home studio.
SHIRLEY TEACHES: *Beginner accordion students of all ages who have never played an instrument before. *Teenagers who play in their school bands, who want to learn another instrument. *Piano players who want to learn the accordion, and haven’t quite figured out how to play accordion chords. *Young adults who are discovering just how cool the accordion really is. *Mature adults who played as kids, put the instrument down as their life got busy, who now have time to pick it up again.
AFFORDABLE ACCORDION LESSONS!!! $35 for each 55 minute lesson. $20 for each 25 minute lesson. It is recommended that elementary children take weekly lessons that are 25 minutes in length. Older children and adults can take 55 minute lessons every week or every other week. Single or occasional lessons designed to improve specific skills are welcome, if the student already plays the accordion. For example, if you want to learn how to add a little improvisation in a song, or you want to learn a specific musical styling. Each student works at his/her own pace. It is the responsibility of each student to have an accordion available for their use prior to the first lesson. If you have questions regarding where to find an accordion, please feel free to contact Shirley. Ms. Johnson does not sell accordions, and is not associated with any specific accordion dealer at this time. IF YOU DO NOT OWN an ACCORDION, inquire about RENTING!
YOU CAN LEARN VALUABLE SKILLS such as how to: *Read music; read accordion sheet music; play songs using a lead sheet (from Celtic jigs and reels to Fake book charts); play songs using piano/vocal scores of popular tunes and American standards. *Add more dynamics to your playing. *Add interesting trills, bellow shakes, improvisation, and musicality to your songs. *Make your songs sound more French, or Italian, or Romanian, or ….
Check out the Video Below from Texas Folklife Apprenticeship with Shirley Johnson Mentoring Ariana Bina
PayPal is a fast and secure way to transfer money online. Please be assured that your financial information is held in strict confidence when using PayPal. Online lessons must be paid in full prior to lessons None of your personal information is ever shared by Shirley Johnson, including your contact information, without your consent. Accordion Lessons are Not Refundable, so please only pay for lessons that you will be taking. Missed Lessons are Rescheduled. Please contact Shirley (preferably 24 hours prior to lesson time) if you cannot make your lesson. If you do not phone or text her by the start time of the lesson, your lesson will not be rescheduled, and you will be charged for that lesson.