Houston Accordion Performers Teachers


1547 S. Richey
Pasadena, Texas


The brand new accordion music school has opened in the Houston, TX area named Houston Accordion Performers. The owners, Shelia Lee and Mark Ropel are no novices to the accordion world. They both have played piano accordion since age 5 and were raised in the “accordion studio” environment with private and band lessons. They both have years of teaching experience starting with studies with such teachers as Willard Palmer and Anthony Galla-Rini. Shelia formerly owned Shelia¹s Accordion Conservatory in Dayton, Ohio.

Houston Accordion Performers opened in Jun 2009 and already can boast that they are teaching Chromatic (Bayan), piano accordion, and GCF Button Diatonic accordion lessons. They have a roster of over 5 instructors and 6 consulting performing musicians. Shelia and Mark are promoting the “studio environment” with private, group, and band lessons – with an emphasis on the ethnic influences that have occurred in the past years with the accordion becoming so prominent in Tex/Mex, Norteño, Tejano, Conjunto, Zydeco, Cajun, and Cumbia music.


(281) 780-8656


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