New Accordion School in Houston

Inspired by last week’s post about learning to play the accordion? You may be interested in a new accordion school in the Houston area called Houston Accordion Performers. The owners, Sheila Lee and Mark Ropel, have years of teaching experience and have studied with the likes of Willard Palmer and Anthony Galla-Rini. Shelia also recently produced an instructional DVD for GCF button accordion which is due out in September (watch a clip).

The school opened in June and has teachers giving lessons in chromatic, piano, and GCF diatonic button accordion. Sheila and Mark are promoting a “studio environment” with private, group, and band lessons, emphasizing styles like Tex-Mex, NorteƱo, Conjunto, Zydeco, and more. In addition to Sheila and Mark, the studio’s staff includes Mario Pedone and Ross Witte.

Houston Accordion Performers will hold an all-day celebration on September 12th to celebrate its grand opening. The day will start with the studio’s accordion band appearing in Houston’s Fiestas Patrias International Parade, followed by a concert back at the studio. Check our calendar for details and directions.

9 Comments:

  1. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR THE GCF ACCORDION LESSONS. WHAT ARE YOUR BUSSINES HOURS. WHAT DAYS DO YOU TEACH?. PLESE E MAIL ME BACK OR YOU CAN REACH ME AT 835-837-0492 THANKS

  2. Would like to know how much and what days for the gfc button. Thanks

  3. How much does the accordian lessons cost, per person? Were exactly are y’all located?

  4. I am interested in learning how to play the “GCF” accordion.. how much do you charge for lessons??

  5. I am interested in taking accordion lessons.

  6. looking for instructor for the single row zydeco accordian lesson in houston ,galveston area, i live in galveston tx thanks

  7. Houston? to bad its too far away

  8. How much do the lessons cost for button accordians and how many times a week does a person go?

  9. I’m interested in learning to play the accordion;what kind do you recommend to buy for a student?
    And about how much is the minimum I should spend on it?
    Which one is easier to learn first–gcf or piano?
    Would very much appreciate answer in email,
    thank you,Joseph.