The HOHNER Certified Simply Music Accordion Program


A New Era For Accordion

Working in partnership with Hohner corporation Simply Music has created a remarkable, new way to learn accordion. This breakthrough program also transforms the teaching process, and culturally redefines who is capable of successfully teaching music.

This unique, 'playing-based' method produces unprecedented results and has students of all ages playing contemporary, classical, gospel, blues and accompaniment pieces - immediately - from their very first lessons.   Simply Music is the largest playing-based music education institution in the world. founded by Australian Educator, Neil Moore, Simply Music has grown into a worldwide organization dedicated to developing innovative programs, promising a world where everyone plays.


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.

you are cordially invited to the official launch of the Hohner Certified Accordion Program with the Founder and Executive Director of Simply Music, Neil Moore, developer of the Hohner Certified Accordion Program, Hohner Accordion Artist Patricia Bartell, and Gilbert Reyes, Accordion Product Manager for Hohner Inc.



Davenport Tower 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  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 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


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