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Online Accordion Lessons

Thom Hardaker Online Accordion Teacher with Your Space Music Lessons

At Your Space Music Lessons we can teach a variety of accordions including piano accordions, chromatic and bayan accordions (free bass) with teacher Thom Hardaker bringing his expertise to you in live online accordion lessons.  Thom's study of the accordion at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire under the tutelage of Oleg Sharov brings significant musical knowledge and expertise direct to your home.

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Why the accordion?

The accordion is often considered a good instrument to learn for several reasons:

The accordion is a highly versatile instrument that can be used in various musical genres, including folk, classical, jazz, and pop. Its ability to produce both melodic and harmonic elements makes it suitable for solo performances as well as ensemble playing.

 The accordion allows for expressive playing, with the ability to control dynamics, articulation, and phrasing. The bellows of the accordion provide a unique way to add nuance and emotion to the music, allowing players to convey a wide range of feelings.

Accordions come in different sizes, from small and portable models to larger, more complex ones. This flexibility in size makes the accordion suitable for musicians who need a portable instrument for gigs, performances, or social gatherings.

Solo and Accompaniment Capabilities 
The accordion can function as both a solo instrument and an accompaniment instrument. Its ability to play melody and harmony simultaneously makes it well-suited for both roles, allowing players to enjoy a rich musical experience.

Cultural Diversity 
The accordion is used in traditional music from various cultures around the world. Learning the accordion can expose you to a diverse range of musical traditions and styles, providing a well-rounded musical education.

Learning Transferable Skills
Playing the accordion involves coordinating both hands independently, which helps improve hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and multitasking skills. These skills can be beneficial not only for playing the accordion but also for other musical instruments and activities.

Social Aspect 
Accordions are often associated with social events and gatherings. Learning to play the accordion can enhance your social experiences by allowing you to participate in jam sessions, folk festivals, and community events.

Unique Sound 
The accordion has a distinct and charming sound that sets it apart from other instruments. The combination of reeds and bellows creates a warm and resonant tone that appeals to many musicians and listeners.

 Online accordion tutors at Your Space Music Lessons

Thom Hardaker

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