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Promoting Excellence in Accordion Education and Performance

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." 

--Joan C. Sommers, Conductor

About the ATG

The Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International is a non-profit organization of accordion teachers, students, composers, professional musicians, and hobbyists from around the world. Its goal is to foster an appreciation of this remarkable instrument and its music.


Since its establishment in 1940 by the late Anthony Galla-Rini and colleagues, the ATG has garnered international prestige and respect for its ongoing pursuit of excellence in music education.  

The ATG offers scholarships, hosts seminars, workshops, concerts, recitals, and an annual festival -- all of which provide accordion education and performance opportunities for players of all ages and levels. 

News and Events


In accordance with its mission to promote, sustain, and create visibility/viability for the accordion in its many forms, the Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International is proud to partner with A World of Accordions Museum (Superior, WI) in its endeavors to preserve and document the vast accordion history and heritage, spanning almost 200 years.

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Our 2023 Festival as covered by NBC5 Chicago News.  Join us at our 2024 Festival in Kansas City!


The ATG Syllabus is an outline of both the Practical and Written requirements for the completion of nine different levels related to the study of the accordion. This includes the requirements for solo performance, the building of technique in both hands, aural and sight-reading skills, as well as general musical knowledge. There are suggestions for accomplishing these requirements but there is room also for your own choices to be made in the many selections of solos, exercises, and studies. The works of many composers and arrangers from several different countries are included in these lists.

The price is $30 for ATG members and $50 for non-members.

Purchase the ATG Syllabus

One benefit to ATG membership is access to the popular FREE online workshops that are offered every two weeks during the fall and spring. Recordings of these workshops are availablefor members, too.

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