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.
At 7.00pm the class is divided evenly into 3 x “breakout room” groups.
Each of these sub-groups then receive detailed tuition for approx. 30 minutes (i.e. Group 1: 7.05 – 7.35; Group 2: 7.40 – 8.10; Group 3: 8.15 – 8.45), whilst the other groups continue to practise together.
The entire class then meets at 8.45pm and play together (tutor led with mutes on) until 9.00pm.
Sheet music (with suitable fingering) and demo audio recordings are provided for all the tunes.
Day/Time: Wednesdays from 7pm
Maximum class size: 20
Tutor: Keith Dickson