- 1 Frequently Asked Questions
- 2 Purchases & Payments
- 2.1 Do I need to bring my own instrument to accordion class? Or do I need to buy an accordion at all?
- 2.2 I want to buy an accordion. What should I do next?
- 2.3 How do I pay for lessons?
- 2.4 Are all these accordions of good quality?
- 2.5 Do I need to contact particular factory to purchase the instrument?
- 2.6 May I make a payment by installment?
- 2.7 What is the delivery time of accordion?
- 2.8 What if accordion I received is damaged?
- 2.9 Is there any invoice I can get from you for tax purpose?
- 2.10 Which accordion will suit me the best?
- 3 Lessons & Courses
- 3.1 At what age can a student begin learning the accordion?
- 3.2 What types of accordion lessons does the school provide?
- 3.3 What type of accordion can I learn at HKAM(A)?
- 3.4 Can I stop taking lessons at any time?
- 3.5 How long are lessons?
- 3.6 How often are lessons?
- 3.7 I want to learn modern accordion style. What should I know?
- 3.8 What levels of accordion do you teach?
- 3.9 What if I don't have a talent to learn to play an instrument?
- 3.10 What are the cancellation policies?
- 3.11 Can I take lessons on an every other week basis?
- 3.13 Do I need to prepare / pass the exams?
- 3.14 How long it is actually takes to start playing the accordion?
- 3.15 What is your lesson policy?
- 3.16 Didn't find the answer?
Frequently Asked Questions
Answer all of your questions
Purchases & Payments
At HKAM(A) we do provide an instrument for our students. However, to be able to practice at home you will require to buy one for your own. Alternatively you can rent an accordion from our school. More information on how to rent or buy the instrument can be received at our school.
We can help you to buy one for you! HKAM(A) has stable and long lasting connections with known Italian accordion factories. Because of long time relations we can obtain the accordion from the factory at much cheaper price. Also we can help you to order right type of accordion suitable for your particular needs such a size, range, keyboard type, weight, etc. You can refer to our Accordion Store section.
You may pay either online on our website, by ATM transfer, by cheque or by cash on your last lesson.
All Italian made accordions are high quality instruments. With your good care it will last for a long time. Also we do have an maintenance warranty.
No. We will take care of the process of ordering, purchasing and delivering the instrument to your place. We can help you to buy an instrument on special student price. Also we will take care of all custom and shipping procedures.
For some of our students we may consider to help with the payment. These quality accordions are not cheap so as for any worthy things you will need to invest some money in it. Here we can help you to pay by parts.
Usually the delivery time is one to three months. Depends on the model, complexity, etc. For instance - the FREE BASS accordion will need to have more time to produce then STANDARD BASS accordion. Another thing is - you can get your instrument earlier if the factory have some models in stock. Also consider public / summer holidays.
If you got the accordion, please make a picture or video WHILE you're actually opening the box. So we may have the evidence that the damage was caused in the process of delivery. We do have warranty in that case. You will get another new accordion as soon as possible!
Yes, we will issue official receipt on your purchase from HKAM(A)
This is a good question. First, you need to know how far you're going to go in learning accordion. We may recommend you to buy more advanced instrument with at least 96 BASS keys. Also you may want to learn FREE BASS accordion to be able to play classical songs. So the advice is - to buy more advanced accordion even you are a beginner. Later you will have more room to improve your playing skills.
Lessons & Courses
Students can start as early as two years old! We have student range from 2 to 65 years old. The most important thing is actually willing to study the instrument. It is never too late (or too early )) for you to learn as long as you have the means and the opportunity to do so. If you are interested in learning and have the willingness and time to do so, you should take the chance to learn.
Hong Kong Accordion Music (Asia) provides classical, folk and modern types of accordion lessons.
At HKAM(A) we currently teach how to play piano accordion and B System chromatic button accordion, bayan.
Yes, you may stop lessons at any time, no obligations.
Our standard accordion lessons are 60 minutes. For younger kids the duration of the lesson can be from 30 to 45 minutes.
Lessons are most commonly held once a week. However, if you want to progress faster, then you can have two lessons per week.
To start playing accordion at all you will require a basic knowledge. So, before you want to learn any types of playing - you will have to learn academic first.
We teach our students from complete beginner to advanced professionals.
We have not yet come across one student that does not have some sort of musical abilities. Everyone has their talents! Someone is better at reading score, someone better improvise, etc. It's not about how talented you are, but how diligent and determined and how much you play the accordion!
We know that you have a busy schedule and we want to make sure you feel you are getting the most out of your lessons. We offer a 24 hour cancellation policy. All student and teacher cancellations are made up. A lesson that is cancelled the same day as the lesson, by the student, will be charged in full and will not be made up.
We highly recommend that you take lessons on a weekly basis. However, we do also offer lessons every other week. We found that students, who taking lessons at every week basis, learn at exceptionally faster rate. And in the end - it is more efficient and more economical to take lessons on a weekly basis.
All of your information is held with strict confidentiality. We do not and will never sell or release any of your information.
It is not necessarily, however Accordion Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates are availbale to obtain in Hong Kong from Trinity College London, UK We can prepare you (or your kid) for accordion examination on your request. More info about that you can find on Trinity website
All depends on your personal skills, your willingness, etc. Usually, our students start to play right on the first lesson on of learning the accordion. Once again, if you put enough effort to it!
As at any school, we have our lesson policy. For example, you need to skip your scheduled lesson - in this case, we will arrange a makeup lesson for you at the teacher's availability. But, you have to inform your teacher at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, your lesson will be considered missed and no compensation will be offered. More information is available at the school.