Lou Jacklich Teachers


San Lorenzo, California


Following in the footsteps of his father and uncle, Lou started his 69-year love affair with the accordion. “All I’ve ever done all my life is play the accordion. You might say it’s in my blood.” This quote from Lou sums up his life history.

He began instruction at 6-years old, started playing professionally at 12-years for Vaudeville. He joined the Navy during the Korean War and started a band and entertained his comrades. The next eight years were spent as a member of the Navy’s Active Reserve. He was the owner of a music studio in Castro Valley for approximately ten years, and was a Capitol Record recording artist.

Lou recently celebrated 75-years, and wants to continue teaching and playing. He is currently studying classical musicians, their life histories and what made their music work. “I wouldn’t think about having a real job before retiring,” he said while strapping on his Bugari Gold Model 288, custom-made accordion for yet another lesson. Lou hits one of the four chin switches and launches off to another day, another job, and another challenge.


(510) 317-9510

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