Bill Schmitt - ATG Member Accordion Teacher
South Bend, Indiana
Bill Schmitt Information:
Accordion Instructor, The Music Village, South Bend, Indiana (current)
Accordion Instructor, Forever Learning Institute, South Bend, Indiana (fall 2018)
Bill offers individual and group lessons customized to diverse backgrounds and interests of students. In his youth, he studied for more than a decade at the Florxal Park Music Center on Long Island, New York, where he was a long-time member of the school’s virtuoso accordion band. That band competed widely and won second place in an annual national contest.
He currently performs, as a soloist and in groups, in a variety of venues in northern Indiana. His principal instrument is a Roland V-Accordion, but he also loves acoustic piano-keyboard instruments. Bill specializes in American songbook classics, ethnic music, and audience-interaction entertainment.
Bill appeared this spring in a video after he was invited to play taps at the beginning of South Bend’s 2018 Memorial Day Parade.
He appeared on live morning radio in the South Bend-Fort Wayne area last year, playing song excerpts for the hosts to name. Listen to the podcast.