Accordion Renaissance

Welcome to the Accordion Renaissance Business Plan Development Blog.

This blog will include four categories, Performances, Education, Training and Other.

The initial comments have come from the great students, teachers, recording artists/performers who attended the initial planning workshop in Williamsburg, Virginia 15 December 2013.

This blog is a dynamic, living movable feast that encourages a free flow of ideas, comments, suggestions and recommendations.   The three current pillars that hold up Accordion Renaissance are: performances, education and training.  A fourth pillar, currently named “other” is added for you to address any ideas or suggestions that do not fit into the other three.  The final recommendations will be approved by the executive board later this year and incorporated into the Accordion Renaissance 4 year Business Plan, so that the corporation’s resources and energy can be directed and measured to support them.

We are off to a great start.  I want to thank all the performers and volunteers who made the 14 December 2013 Squeezin’s Greetings Benefit Concert a resounding success.

And always remember that Music is a SOUND Investment.

Jim Rice – President, Accordion Renaissance
A Virginia 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Corporation.

Accordion Renaissance Education Planning

Education: The target audience are public and private organizations, such as schools and music study groups who would gain appreciation for the accordion and the corporation by learning about its history, development, functioning, capabilities and musical diversity. This would include clinics and instrument “petting” zoos. Read More…

Accordion Renaissance Performance Planning

Performances: Invited public and private accordion playing that entertains, develops appreciation for and promotes the instrument and the corporation. Middle and elementary public and private schools and Rotarians, Lions Clubs, VFWs and American Legions are examples of public and private venues. Performances include community outreach playing to nursing and retirement homes, hospitals and convalescent centers. Read More…