Piano Accordion 1 – Learners
This class allows Accordion Learners to work on a selection of popular tunes on the right hand keyboard. An introduction to the bass keyboard will also be included – working towards playing a few simple tunes with both hands together.
Skill Level required : Easy – i.e. Class members should already be able to play a couple of easy tunes on the right hand
RCS Graded Exam levels approx Prelim – Grade 1
Delivery: Weekly Zoom sessions with video and written resources provided before each class, plus the opportunity for 1:1 sessions.
Day/Time: Wednesdays from 7-8.15pm
Maximum class size: 15
Tutor: Matthew Maclennan
Piano Accordion 2 – Improvers
The Accordion Improvers class provides instruction for students to develop their accordion skills – learning a variety of tunes of moderate difficulty on the right hand keyboard as well as a few tunes with both hands together.
Attention to fingering, phrasing and expression is included. This class has its own website – www.smgaccordion.weebly.com
Skill Level required : Moderate – i.e. Class members should already be able to play a few simple tunes both hands together
RCS Graded Exam levels approx Grade 2 – 3
Delivery: Students are taught online via Zoom.
The class in divided into 3 sub groups and each small group will receive detailed tuition (inc 1:1) for a 35 minute session ( i.e. 7pm – 7.35; 7.35 – 8.10; 8.10 – 8.45). The entire class will then meet at 8.45 and play together (tutor led with mutes on) until 9pm. Sheet music and audio recordings (with suitable fingering) are provided for all the tunes.
Day/Time: Wednesdays from 7pm
Maximum class size: 20
Tutor: Keith Dickson