She has been a guest artist at many events including: Cotati (California) Accordion Festival, Chemanius Accordion Festival in Vancouver B.C., Seattle Accordion Club, Las Vegas International Accordion Convention, guest conductor at the Kimberley International Accordion Championships, an adjudicator and performer at the Calgary Accordion Competitions.
Patricia has been an adjudicator for competitions and festivals such as the American Accordion Association (AAA), Accordion Teachers & Guild (ATG), Calgary Canadian Accordion Association and others. She also travels world-wide as the USA judge for the international competition of the C.M.A (World Confederation for the Accordion - World Trophy)
Accordion CD AVAILABLE
"A World of Color" by Patricia Bartell
B.A. Degree in Music Education and Music Performance emphasis with Accordion
Orff Level 1 Certified
Licensed Simply Music Teacher
Patricia has transformed a lifelong dream of playing the accordion into a passion for me. She's open to new ideas and techniques; this keeps things fresh. Patricia is a great ambassador of the accordion. She is an inspiration personally and musically. - Marcia Lydiksen
Able to play studio and Patricia Bartell is a great place to learn how to play the accordion. I first became involved with Able to Play Studio through and introductory class on ‘How to Play the Accordion’, prior to the class I did not know how to read music or play a musical instrument of any kind. Being in my mid 40s I thought that I may be attempting the impossible.
With Patricia Bartell’s instruction after a couple of short lessons I actually learned how to play some basic songs on the accordion. Later in my lessons I discovered that Ms. Bartell is a world class musician and instructor who is recognised throughout the United States, Canada and Europe as a top ranking acccordionist.
She is focused on pushing the accordion to new limits, and teaches modern technique and fun contemporary and classic songs.
I am now finishing my second year taking lessons from Ms. Bartell and can actually play a variety of different songs on the accordion! I have found Patricia Bartell to be extremely patient and she has a great sense of humor, (a must if you are teaching someone with my musical background). Trust me, if she can teach me to play an accordion she can surly teach you.
Ms. Bartell is one of the top accordion teachers in the United States, and to receive lessons from her is a privlidge.
As an older new student to the accordion (I am 60), the challenge of taking up a new instrument and learning how to read and understand music can be difficult. It takes patience, for both the teacher and the student, and practice. I have worked with Patricia for two years, both in the studio and on Skype. She is not only an accomplished musician. She is able to focus on the individual student, add warmth and humor to the lesson and set high standards for play. Through her inspiration, her enthusiasm and acceptance I have discovered the joy of playing and of listening.