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Piano Lessons

Accordion Lessons

  •  Lessons are suitable for all ages. 

  • Unique custom plan for each student.

  • Learn the secrets of Accordion Techniques.

  • Develop sight-reading, repertoire, ear  ​​​​training 

          and knowledge of fundamental music theory.

  • Learn to play Classical, Folk, Pop, Blues, Jazz. 

  • Build improvisational skills. 

  • Do your own arranging and songwriting.

My Teaching

I (adult student) have taken accordion lessons from several teachers but did not stick with it until I found Paul.  Paul is a true professional, having university degrees in both piano and accordion, plus obvious enthusiasm and passion for music.  

Learn to play music

you have always dreamed of!

Accordion Lessons

La Mesa accordion Lessons

Accordion Lessons by Paul Burd 

La Mesa Accordion Lessons

Learning to play accordion is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things you could ever choose to do. Accordion is derived from the German word "akkord" which means "agreement or harmony. With its unique and expressive sound, the accordion evokes a world of emotion and tradition. 


For more detailed information about my teaching philosophy and style, please read "Vision"

​​I have combined my experience as a classical musician, band performer and composer to create my own unique method of teaching, designed to meet the specific needs of each of my students, and to help them achieve their personal goals and dreams. I have years of experience teaching children and adults with my proved teaching method, that simplifies the learning process, making it fun and educational, more enjoyable and easy to comprehend.​​

For new students there's no charge for the first lesson.

Accordion Lessons

​The Benefits of Music Lessons
 He is good at letting me go at my own pace while still nudging me to progress. Paul provides both technical exercises and beautiful music to play. He is proficient in and teaches all genres - classical, folk and jazz. Highly recommended!

​                          Daria D.,Student              Read More...        


As my student, you will learn to play various styles of accordion music including Classical, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Pop, and will be instructed in a variety of technical studies for the development of strength and dexterity, along with the fundamentals of music theory, sight reading and ear training. I keep my lessons fun, interactive, and educational by using fun online theory games, E - Z Notes magnetic board, flashcards and more. 

I offer private in-studio and in-home accordion lessons  for kids, accordion lessons for teenagers, and accordion lessons for adults in San Diego and East County, including La Mesa, El Cajon, Spring Valley, Lakeside, SanteeLemon Grove, Mission Valley, Clairemont Mesa,Tierrasanta, San Carlos, Del Cerro, and the surrounding areas.

Call619-335-0535 to book your Accordion Lessons. See you at my studio.

Music lessons provide a wide range of benefits. They help preserve and develop children's natural creative abilities. Studies show music lessons help develop concentration, coordination and self-discipline. Music lessons improve test scores, cognitive development, math and reading abilities, self-esteem, and school attendance. 

Taking music lessons as an adult is great if you want to bond with your children, or have a productive hobby that stimulates your mind and fingers. Music making makes adults healthier. There are significant decreases in anxiety, depression, and loneliness following music lessons. These are factors that are critical in coping with stress, stimulating the immune system, and in improved health. So, if you have been thinking of taking up piano or any musical activity after all these years… it looks like it’s a great idea!