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Simply Music Accordion


This unique approach produces unprecedented result, and is not only becoming the new standard in entry-level music education, but is redefining music learning.  Traditional piano and accordion lessons require students to learn how to read music as a means of learn how to play.  This "read first, play later" approach is slow and frustrating and far too many students never acquire the ability to play.  Many lose their desire to learn all together.  In reality, expecting students to read music before they have learned to play is like expecting toddlers to read before they have learned to talk!

Unlike traditional learning, this breakthrough program is tactile, experiential and multi-sensory, with students being physically, visually and aurally fully absorbed.  Simply Music employs an entirely new and unique 'playing-based' approach that can be easily understood by students of all ages, and focuses on the sheer fun of playing - and producing immediate results.  


Where would a musical instrument be without the right literature, without education – and without qualified teachers?  It must have been this thought that motivated the founder Matthias Hohner and his successors to look beyond the mere manufacturing of instruments.  Hohner was the first company to invest in education by having its own music conservatory (Hohner-Konservatorium) with the simple goal to make music teaching available to the young and old. 

It is with this same vision and enthusiasm for education that Hohner is proud to announce the partnership with Simply Music to bring forth a new and fresh approach to accordion music education. 

Join us for the official launch of the Hohner Certified Accordion Program 

with Founder and Executive Director of Simply Music, Neil Moore, Director of 

Accordion Education, Patricia Bartell, and Gilbert Reyes of Hohner Inc.

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 1:30PM

Bing Crosby Theater
901 West Sprague Ave
Spokane, Washington


Davenport Tower http://www.thedavenporthotel.com Call for reservations 1-800-899-1482
Address: 10 South Post Street - Spokane, Washington
Request the Accordion Competition’s special rates.  $169 per night
"Hotel for Jury members, Delegates, CMA Officials and General Public" 
(Special rates available only till September 30, 2012)

Spokane Club www.spokaneclub.org  Call for reservations 509-838-8511
Address: 1002 W. Riverside : Spokane, Washington
Request the Accordion Competition’s special rates.  $95 per night  
Only 10 rooms available for entire week
(Special rates available only till October 8, 2012)

Quality Inn www.qualityinn.com Call for reservations 509-838-6101
Address: 110 East Fourth Avenue - Spokane, WA
Request the Accordion Competition’s special rates.  $78 per night 
(Special rates available only till September 23, 2012)
7 blocks from event facility with Free Shuttle.  Complimentary breakfast included.

October 27, 2012 - Saturday

Tentative Schedule of Events for Saturday

9:00 a.m. - CMA Senior Classical Round 3 (final round)    
                 LocationBing Crosby Theater

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:30 p.m.   Official Launch of Simply Music for Accordion 
                 LocationBing Crosby Theater

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  C.M.A. congress (Jury Members, Delegates and Officials only)

5:30 p.m. - Trophy Presentation & Winners Concert 
                 LocationBing Crosby Theater

8:00 p.m. - American Dance and Celebration with Tuxedo Junction Big Band.  
                 Location: Davenport Hotel: Grand Pennington Ballroom