** Information provided by MECA. **
A great learning opportunity for all ages from Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA).
Starting this month, local accordionist Roberto Rodriguez will give a monthly workshop on button accordion at MECA. Every second Tuesday of the month, the accordion workshops will be offered for students at all levels and all ages. This is a great opportunity to learn the accordion from a master teacher, no le falta! Tuesdays, October 8, 2013 / November 12, 2013 / December 10, 2013 Beginners 5:00 – 6:30 pm Intermediate and Advanced 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Born and raised in the Greater East End area of Houston, Roberto Rodriguez is one of the great talents of Mexican American accordion music. Rodriguez studied button accordion with Leonel Pulido, a legendary accordion player amongst Tejano musicians, and has since developed a sound that has taken him across the world for the past 15 years. Now a full time musician, he continues to travel and has taught accordion for the past 3 years at MECA and Heritage Arts Productions. He gives workshops on the accordion and its history throughout the city of Houston.
Rodriguez has performed with various groups in the city, playing diverse genres such as conjunto, country, blues, rock, ska/reggae, and a fusion of many other hybrids of music. He is the leader of Los Pistoleros de Texas and is a member of Nick Gaitain and The Umbrella Man.
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- Image Courtesy of MECA.