I'm 63 and went to school between 1958 and 1969, during which I did approximately two years musical study on the trumpet. ...
The musical instruments available for the extra curricular studies I mentioned were confined to those played by the school orchestra! No accordions, guitars, pianos, xylophones, or any other "exotic" instruments. ...
AccordionUprising wrote:This is interesting since most of the young Belgian accordionists I'm familiar with play diatonic boxes. ...
debra wrote:...a lot of the skills on non-traditional instruments are either self-taught or learned abroad.
After discovering the accordion at the age of 13, Anne studied, among others, with Bruno le Tron, Didier Laloy, Norbert Pignol, Stéphane Milleret and Philippe Thuriot. With time, she moved away from the world of traditional music and developed an interest in improvized music and jazz. In this way she turned to studying composition and jazz orchestration with Kris Defoort at the Royal Brussels Conservatoire., where she obtained her master's degree and won the prestigious "Toots Thielemans Jazz Award".
AccordionUprising wrote:Returning to this topic:
I came across a lovely Annie Niepold video that had more detail about her studies.
I'm not sure how this fits in with the rest of Belgium's academic accordion world. So many great players there.
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