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Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Julie Luck
  • Course Code W23MPPB02A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Improve your accordion technique and musicianship through playing solo and ensemble music, ranging from classics and standards, to folk, musette and tango. Suitable for players with at least 1 year's experience.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Play solo pieces with confidence, showing an awareness of good bellows control and musicality
  • Use simple musical exercises to improve RH and LH technique
  • Understand left hand button layout and how to use the bass to create accompaniments in a range of styles
  • Perform with others in duos, trios and larger ensembles, maintaining own part with confidence


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    You will learn by example from the tutor, through practical playing both individually and in a group and from peer support. You will need to follow and contribute to discussions in English. Music Study can include the use of digital resources such as listening to recordings, watching videos online, using appropriate mobile applications and following Moodle -Morley's virtual learning environment- to enhance your learning inside and outside the classroom. Music study also offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to enhance wellbeing. Music practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment including developing creativity, developing high-concentration levels, building self-confidence, working to deadlines, being able to control nerves and working as part of a team.

    Entry requirements

    This course is for those who have completed Accordion Level 1 or have equivalent experience. Contact the tutor for advice before enrolling. You will need your own accordion - ideally with a minimum of 72 bass.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    In order to achieve the most from the course, you must be willing to practise between sessions.

    What you need

    Your accordion, notebook and pencil.

    What you can do next

    You may be interested in any folk courses such as 'Folk Choir' or the 'Solo Folk Singing'. The tutor will advise you further about suitable courses and other performance opportunities.