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Accordion Teachers - Please advise of any errors on this page or send accordion teacher information to the, to have it included here on the Accordion Billboard - provide teacher name, city, state,  and contact e-mail address and telephone number.


South Bay

Norma Zonay-Parsons:    San Jose (408)246-3073    E-Mail
Marian Kelly:        Portola Valley (650)854-1896    E-Mail
Alan Keith:        Beginning/Intermediate (650)964-5279 E-Mail
Nina Tritenichenko - Accordion and bayan (B-system Chromatic) (650) 561-3712 website
Mike Zampiceni: B.A.M.A. in Music, Beginner to Advanced (408)734-1565 E-mail

San Francisco
Peter DiBono: Personalized Instruction, Theory, Technique, Performance (415)753-1502 E-mail
Dominic Palmisano: (415)587-4495
Vic Saravia: Anglo & English Concertina, Keyboards & Guitar (415)242-0429 E-mail
Sharon Walters: All levels of instruction (415)621-8284 E-mail

North Bay
Steve Albini: Private Lessons (415)897-4131 E-mail
Bart Beninco: Accordion & Piano, Petaluma (707)769-8744
Dan Cooper: Accordion Lessons, Larkspur, CA  (415) 924-0850 Email
Marjorie Konrad: Accordion, Buttonbox  518 Caber Dr., Santa Rosa 95409 (707)539-5308

East Bay
Henri Ducharme - 1317 Center St., Oakland, CA 94607 (510)417-5736   website
Lou Jacklich: Private Lessons, Transpose, Arrange Chords (510)317-9510
Nada Lewis, El Sobrante, CA (510) 243-1122  E-mail, website
Valarie Morris: Self-expression, Technique, Theory, All Levels- all Ages (510)222-8442
Joel Weber - Piano accordion - beginner and intermediate students; Oakland, CA  (510) 655-4398
    Director Emeritus, Board Member, & Tutor, Holden High School
    website:   E-mail

Fresno (San Joaquin Valley) area
Chuck DeFina  (559) 673-2810  E-mail

Ron Borelli: San Mateo (650)574-5707 E-mail
Bayanina Music Studio - lessons
                     Accordion and Bayan (Chromatic B-System Button Accordion)
                    Palo Alto (650)561-3712 website
Gary Breitbard: All levels, Piano accordion and button box, Palo Alto (650)493-0693 E-mail
Lynn Ewing: Accordion Lessons- All Ages (650)365-1700 E-mail
Richard Yaus: Accordion: Build a Solid Musical Foundation, Redwood Shores  (650) 832-3895

Southern California-
OtoŮo LujŠn - Beginning/Intermediate Tex-Mex Button Accordion
I'm in the Pasadena/Los Angeles area (SoCal)


Corky Hall (Orlando) 407-857-6646, lessons: beginner and intermediate, music for all occasions E-mail



Area of Atlanta, Georgia:
Bob Planner (Conyers)  770-388-9251
Oleg Fenelonov (Atlanta) 404-255-8382
Mike Kackovic (Elijay) 706-635-8111
Don Discenza (Waleska) 770-720-1906
Simo Tesla (Snellville) 770-760-1739
Frank Marchese (Tucker) 770-938-2057

New Jersey
Clark Township
Al Terzo (732) 762-6769 E-mail (member of Music Teachers National Association and NJ Music Teachers Association)


Michele Boddicker Scheffler (541) 488-7777 E-mail

Eileen Hagen  (503)284-6586 E-mail  Web Page


Kevin Solecki - Home: (412)278-1921 E-mail  Web Page


Debra Peters   E-mail  website

Svetlana Ivanchenko  (214)478-8477 E-mail

Houston Accordion Performers   (281) 780-8656
     Mario Pedone (PhD Accordion) Sugar Land, (281) 494-6657
     Shelia Lee (281) 788-8887 E-mail   website
     Mark Ropel
     Ross White (BM Accordion)



Virginia Beach
Sid Sward - 625 Bishop Drive, Virginia Beach, VA  23455  Cell (757)288-2228, Home - (757)497-7917    E-mail 
     Retired University Professor - Played accordion professionally for many years.
     Teach students of all ages; currently students range in age from 4 to 78 years of age.
     Will teach in own home or at student's house (within a reasonable distance).
      Teach only piano accordion
      Has CD - Squeezeplay - A Sid Sward Sampler


Patricia Bartell (509) 998-5422  website:  E-mail:
Yev Nosov      (509)385-6177    website:  E-mail:
Corrie Sams     (509)998-5422    website:  E-mail:



Vancouver, BC

Rowan Lipkovits - (604)566-4745 Email  Website







Jim Lofgren (425)883-6567 E-mail

Jon Persson (206)325-4859, (305) 302-2175 E-mail