When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Course Code W23MPPB01C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Develop your skills on piano accordion in a friendly group, playing solo and ensemble music. Explore a range of musical styles from folk to tango, classics to popular tunes. Suitable for students with a term's experience or those with some experience in another musical instrument.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand the basic features of the accordion and how it operates
  • Hold the accordion correctly and start playing with good posture
  • Play simple musical exercises on the right and left hands
  • Understand the basics of music notation
  • Combine right hand and left hand to play simple tunes


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    You will learn by demonstrations, explanations and through playing your own accordion both individually and in a group. 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 information on Teams – 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 suitable for absolute beginners.

    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. Instruments with 24, 32 or 48 basses are preferable although the course content can be covered using an 8 bass instrument. Allodi Accordions (www.accordions.co.uk) offer a hire deal to all Morley students (with the presentation of a Morley enrolment email) of a 48 bass accordion for a discounted rate (plus a £200 deposit)

    What you can do next

    Accordion Beginners continues in Terms 2 and 3. You may then wish to repeat this course to increase familiarity, or you could move on to Accordion Level 2 beginning in September. You may also be interested in Accordions Group or one of Morley College's other Folk courses.