This just in: There are a few certainties about accordions.
1. Accordions are the red-headed stepchild of the music world
2. Accordion music makes everyone smile
3. EVERYONE has an accordion story...and they smile when they tell it.
I am 2 weeks into my Monday lessons with a charming Russian man named Yakov. When I told him that I though I had practiced and learned my songs from the previous week, he replied:
"Meddy Liu, vood be meedacle!" Oh well, miracles can happen. Turns out that there wasn't one this last lesson.
With very broken English, and my non-happening Russian, we seem to meet in Italian musical direction. Multo bene!
Next week, Lesson III