Teaching is an entirely separate skill from playing music, and John is a true master of both. His fine attention to detail helps him pass on the same lift and drive that make him such a sought-after legend when it comes to playing for dancers.

Master Accordion Online Workshops

Stay tuned to this website for updates about John’s online workshops. To sign up, please email John at whelanbx1@me.com.

Now Accepting Button Accordion Students

John is currently accepting online button accordion students; all instrument tunings and skill levels are welcome. Contact him at whelanbx1@me.com for more information.

Irish Music Workshops for All Instruments

John also teaches tune-learning classes for all instruments, conveying the essence of traditional Irish music through rhythm and phrasing. As a sterling example of John’s cross-instrument teaching, although John does not play the piano accordion, his former student Karen Tweed went on to become a five-time All-Ireland champion on that instrument.

Email John at whelanbx1@me.com for more information about group classes, tune-learning workshops, and one-on-one teaching to hone your rhythm and phrasing.

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