Accordion lessons

Accordion lessons with Martina Schwarz

Accordion lessons are taking place live again or online via Zoom.

Originally self taught, Martina later studied accordion with Philippe Picot whilst living in Paris and holds a Teacher’s Diploma (LTCL) in music education (Trinity College London).

Martina has many years of experience in teaching the piano-accordion to students of all ages. It is important to her to meet the needs of the individual student. This can range from preparation for graded exams to helping arranging for accordion or just having fun exploring this versatile instrument. Tunes can be taught by ear or using sheet music, always driven by the music and style the student wishes to learn. There is also a possibility to hire an instrument if you want to try it out first before buying  an accordion.

Martina also arranges music for accordion in order to have an inspiring repertoire from the very beginning. The accordion music publisher Kestrel Publications has published Martina’s “Four pieces for solo accordion” under the title “Sweet Trouble” which also won the National Accordion Composers’ Competition in 2006. She won the competition again in 2009 with her composition “Rapid Eye Movements”.

Please contact Martina for more information and to book a lesson.