Able To Play Accordion

What is Able To Play Accordion?

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    Able To Play Accordion is a NEW online hub for all accordionists!

    Offering accordionists all over the world: 

    • Sheet Music for all grade levels which include:

             • MP3
             • MIDI
             • PDF downloads
             • Interactive Sheet Music Viewer - see and hear the notated music in various tempos, change keys

    • Sheet Music for sale from respected composers of today!

    • "How To Play Tutorial" Videos

    • Accordion Instrument Sales*

    • Online Accordion Courses for beginners - advanced

    • A Community for all Accordionists where they can meet others, connect, share, and grow as musicians.  
      All the forums are monitored by experienced accordion teachers

     

    *for USA only

Able To Play Accordion is a NEW online hub for all accordionists!

Offering accordionists all over the world: 

• Sheet Music for all grade levels which include:

         • MP3
         • MIDI
         • PDF downloads
         • Interactive Sheet Music Viewer - see and hear the notated music in various tempos, change keys

• Sheet Music for sale from respected composers of today!

• "How To Play Tutorial" Videos

• Accordion Instrument Sales*

• Online Accordion Courses for beginners - advanced

• A Community for all Accordionists where they can meet others, connect, share, and grow as musicians.  
  All the forums are monitored by experienced accordion teachers

 

*for USA only

Meet Patricia Bartell

Patricia Bartell

Patricia Bartell [ Founder ]

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Born in La Paz Bolivia, South America, Patricia is a graduate of Whitworth University with a B.A. in Music Education and Accordion Performance.  The first from Whitworth to graduate with an accordion performance degree.  She is widely-known throughout the U.S. northwest and western Canada as an adjudicator, professional performer and teacher.

Patricia is a certified Simply Music Piano and Accordion teacher.  She has studied piano with Dr. Judith Schoepflin of Whitworth College and with Kendall Feeney of the Golandsky Institute, which is the preeminent center for the Taubman Technique Approach. Patricia has also studied "The New Technical Approach" with the world-renowned accordion teacher Frederic Deschamps in France.  This technique approach has helped produce amazing results for all ages. 

Currently Patricia is a member of Tango Vocaldo (Argentine Tango Quartet), leads a radical young accordion band called, “The Portatos,” was the 2012 organizer for the Trophée Mondial (World Championships for Accordion) that came to the U.S.A. for the first time.  Patricia is a Hohner Endorsee, and the Simply Music Hohner Director with HOHNER.  She is a certified teacher of Simply Music and is working with the Founder and C.E.O. of Simply Music to complete the new Hohner Certified Accordion Method.

Patricia is a professional musician whose performances continue to receive high reviews; individual, ensemble and with numerous other classical artists both in the western states and Canada. As a person who has performed in numerous international competitions, Patricia has claimed many championships. She also travels world-wide as the USA judge for the international championship Trophée Mondial of the C.M.A (World Confederation for the Accordion - World Trophy for Accordion)

Qualifications:

 B.A. Degree in Music Education and Music Performance emphasis with Accordion

 Certified Simply Music Piano & AccordionTeacher

 

Meet The Team

Yevgeniy Nosov

Yevgeniy Nosov [ Instructor ]

Corrie Sams

Corrie Sams [ Instructor ]

Kurt Wismer

Kurt Wismer [ Instructor ]

About Yevgeniy Nosov

Born in Belarus, Yev Nosov moved to America at age 4 and began playing piano accordion at age 11.  In 2008, Yev started formal training with Patricia Bartell of Able To Play Music Studio.
 
Yev's has also studied with world renown accordion teacher Frederic Deschamps in France.  He's played in various orchestras and now helps lead a young radical accordion band called "The Portatos."   Yev has competed in the Leavenworth and Kimberly International competitions and competed in the 2012 Trophy of USA in the CMA Trophée Mondial.  
 
Yev teaches via Skype all styles of music from Classical to Techno.   He also teaches compositions, improvisations and reading chord charts. 

Yev is also a Licensed Simply Music Accordion teacher.

 

About Corrie Sams

"Music is a family tradition for me. We never had any famous musicians in our lineage, but the music was always there and loved. I hope to carry on that tradition and bring the gift of music to others that they might have the joy of it throughout their lifetime."
 
Growing up in a family where music was an almost daily occurrence, Corrie took some piano lessons when she was young.   This set the foundation for her to learn the accordion when, in 2000, she began learning to play an accordion that had been gifted to her in 1998.    She was self-taught until 2005 when she discovered that accordion teachers did, indeed, exist.  It was then that she had the privilege of meeting Patricia Bartell and beginning her studies with her.

Since then, Corrie has competed in both the Kimberly International Accordion Championships and the Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration.  She is an enthusiastic member of The Portatos, a young radical accordion band.  

Corrie is also a Licensed Simply Music Accordion teacher.

About Kurt Wismer

Kurt Wismer started piano lessons at age six.  He has been involved in several piano adjudications and many recitals.  
 
He found an accordion at a thrift store for $100 and soon after he was introduced into a Christmas Youth Accordion Orchestra - this was the beginning of his accordion journey.  Kurt is a lead player now for the young famous group called “The Portatos.”  With the Portatos, Kurt has traveled to several states and Canada for competitions and concerts.  He enjoys teaching all ages.  Through his experiences of music he now wants to share the ability to play an instrument and have fun in the process.  

Kurt is also a Licensed Simply Music Accordion & Piano teacher.

 
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