STANDARD: ELEMENTARY, LOWER/UPPER INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED
Paul’s style of teaching is relaxed and entertaining, but underlying this is his belief that the accordion should be taken more seriously as a beautiful and versatile instrument. His playing is unique in that he uses a lot of sustained left hand notes, block chords, and drones or pedal notes and he also is master of harmony, frequently adding extra lines in the right hand. His playing is inspired by the sound of the church organ and he tries to avoid the old-fashioned limited use of the instrument (note-chords rhythmic “boom-chit” sound) at all costs. Paul’s sound has been mistaken for a violin, a church organ or a concertina, which he takes a complement not a criticism. He is an experienced teacher who loves teaching and enjoys developing the potential of a group or individual to deepen and improve their musicianship.
Tutor website: www.secretaccordionist.co.uk
Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 17/229