Introduction to the Accordion: a Free Online Music Lesson for Beginners

By Brett Larsen

A piano accordion has bellows, a keyboard for playing melodies, and buttons for playing bass parts and harmonies. Learn the basics of an accordion, how to hold it and how it is played in this free online video music lesson for beginners.

About the Author

Brett Larsen earned a B.A. in music composition from UCSB in 1992 and currently works as a middle school music teacher offering classes in Band, Mariachi Strings, and Chorus. His personal instrument of choice for the past 16 years has been the accordion. He can be found playing rock concerts with Santa Barbara band "Spencer the Gardener", folk music with "The Worried Lads," and the occasional high-brow gig with the "Gove County Philharmonic".