The Ins & Outs of the Piano Accordion
Art Peterson

This workshop is open to beginners through advanced players. Art will demystify the 120 buttons on the left side, and bring exercises to approach the understanding of the piano side. Questions will be welcome and encouraged

The piano accordion first appeared in the early 1900s and became extremely popular in the United States for dances, weddings, and concerts with material ranging from Italian tunes and Polkas to Ragtime and Classical. Its "traditional" uses include contra dance and western bands as well as Scottish and sometimes Irish music.

Art has been in various music ensembles including "An Evening With Woody Guthrie", which included Woody's West Coast friend Ed Robbin, musical saw icon Charlie Blacklock's band, and "Those Darn Accordions". He's appeared on many radio and television programs including Penn & Teller's "Sin City", and Dick Clark's "American Music Awards". He currently plays in "The Polka Cowboys", "The Bay Strings Band", and "Wildcat Canyon".

For more information: