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About the Albuquerque Accordion Club

The Albuquerque Accordion Club was started in August of 2001 by Dan and Beate Boudro, who loved accordion music and decided that they would become accordionists themselves. And they realized that, in addition to taking lessons, one of the best ways to learn and become informed about the instrument was to associate with other accordion players on a regular basis. So they took the initiative and formed an accordion club.

Recently, Dan and Beate have had to move away from Albuquerque in order to take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity. We miss them greatly - yet, the club they founded lives on. Our intention is to keep the club growing and moving forward; we invite all accordion players, player-wannabes and lovers of accordion music to come to our next meeting. Please click on the Meeting Schedule menu button for information.

What we do:

One of the most important functions of the club is simply to provide a regular forum where accordion players of all skill levels, beginners to advanced, have a place to play for and with like-minded other people in a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere.

At the monthly meetings, we usually begin with everyone playing a solo (or two or three, or however many we have time for). Note, however, that playing solo is entirely up to the individual; we encourage each other to play, but we don't pressure anyone.

After we run out of solos or time (whichever comes first!), we play several pieces as a group, which serves to sharpen our musical skills - and is a lot of fun! Our ultimate aim is to create an accordion orchestra which will play in public on a regular basis.

In addition to the playing, we sometimes have one of our members share something of an educational nature about the instrument or it's history, playing technique or practice tips. And our meetings also serve to make us aware of other accordion "happenings" in the form of concerts, workshops and conventions.

We invite you to join us! You're welcome to come to our next scheduled meeting: click on the Meeting Schedule or Contact Us button to get information. Until then, practice, practice, practice!

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