Workshop with Mahatma will:.  

    Help participants work through rhythms, bass patterns, and chord formation of Latin, South American, and Brazilian dance music.

    Play along and learn the basics of Latin music and embellishment.

    How to play and harmonize Bossa Nova on the accordion using bass patterns.

    Learn improvisation, arrangement, and modern harmony with chord formation.

    Discuss speed training techniques and dynamics application. Working those fingers efficiently.

    Explore Bellow Shake Techniques.

    Music selections may include: bossa nova, samba, cumbia, cha cha, vallenato, paso doble, rhumba, etc.

 Let Mahatma take you on a tour through the music of Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela.

Learn to master the romantic styles of dance music and perfect your presentation to engage your audience. 

 Workshop with Cory will:

    Show the methods of phrasing Italian music, help you master the subtilties of accents, and more to make each piece sound Italian.

    Explain the complexity of chord changes in Italian music, which are not as simple as one may think.

    Teach how to work through the music and think ahead.

    Music selections will include: beguine, classic tarantella, rubato waltz, tango, mazurka, bossa nova and YES, a polka of course.

    In addition, Cory will explain how to use a Free downloadable Tempo App which assists in playing and phrasing the music while you practice and perfect the styles.

 Learn to play like an Italian and charm your audience in the style of Dean Martin, Mario Lanza, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, 

and Pavarotti, though you do not have to sing.

For REGISTRATION:

DOWNLOAD FORMS ONLINE (see above) and PAY HERE using PayPal!

then Email completed forms to: ShirleyJ@Vjeverica.com or accsaj@gmail.com  

If you want to use Venmo to pay, please contact Shirley Johnson.

  or      DOWNLOAD FORMS ONLINE, enclose check or money order, payable to Shirley Johnson,

for total amount due, and mail to:

Shirley Johnson,  P.O Box 203244,   Austin, TX. 78720-32

For More Information, Contact:

Shirley Johnson, 512-680-0422, ShirleyJ@Vjeverica.com or accsaj@gmail.com   

or Laura J. Niland, 210-651-4359,  Ljniland@texas.net

COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM AND PAYMENT IS DUE by NOW JUNE 21, 2021              

If you would like to make an Extra Donation, using PayPal, see above!  Your Donations helps us produce future high quality workshops and concerts.

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 Not Just OOM-PAH! Accordion Workshop 2021

Featuring Cory Pesaturo (Italian: Folk & Retro)

 &  Mahatma Costa  (South American Rhythms)

Monday, June 21 thru Sunday, June 27, 2021  

              See Workshop Information and Registration Form for times of Workshop

 Register for this Weeklong Workshop - You can Pay here with PayPal                    

ARE YOU 18 years old Or YOUNGER! IF SO, we are offering ONE LUCKY YOUNG ACCORDIONIST

a WORKSHOP HONORARIUM !   Check out the Honorarium Application to see if you qualify, and if so,  apply today!

 ONLY $100 !!!!  for Accordionist includes:

  • Attendance for workshop on ZOOM.
  • All materials which will be sent via email in PDF form for you to print out or view on an iPad. 
  • Workshop will be RECORDED so you can go back and review it. 
  • IF YOU DO NOT have a way to print your music at home, and need us to send you a copy of all the workshop music, please contact us. THERE IS AN EXTRA CHARGE of $30.00. You must register, pay, and contact us by June 5 so that we can snail mail you the music!
  • COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM & PAYMENT IS DUE by JUNE 21

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.    Additional Support is from Texas Folkife, Accordion Renaissance, Accordion For Kids, USA,  and the San Antonio Accordion Association.