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PRESIDENT - JOHANNA LEWIS, VICE-PRESIDENT - FRANKIE COELHO
SECRETARY - JAY LATULIPPE, TREASURER - PEGGY FALCETTI
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: JOHANNA LEWIS, FRANKIE COELHO, JAY LATULIPPE, PEGGY FALCETTI,
MICHAEL FALCETTI, DR. EMILIAN BADEA, LU SACCOCCIA, DEEDEE LATULIPPE  




 

The ATAM was established in 1962. The founding father was the late Aldo DeRossi of New Bedford, Ma. and the first
President was the Frank Gaviani, Sr. of Weymouth, MA.

The annual New England Music Festival is sponsored by the ATAM. All events are open to the public and over 800
contestants participate each year. Each year current information is available on the New England Music Festival
web site : www.atamnemusicfestival.com.



 

Aldo DeRossi (1917-2010) was the person who organized and ran an accordion competition for several years at the Brockton Fair. This was the formation of the Accordion Teacher's Association of MA. Aldo learned to play the accordion as a child and became so accomplished on the instrument that he wrote sheet music including "Trickling Keys," and many other selections that are often on the music list for accordion competitions.

He formed DeRossi music in the 1930's. Throughout the years he has have taught the accordion to thousands of students. They participated annually in the ATAM since its formation. Aldo's bands have won top awards in accordion competitions throughout the United States.

Ida was known as the "Ballroom Queen" as she was the Mistress of Ceremonies for many years for the ballroom events held at the ATAM music competition. Pictured are Ida and Aldo DeRossi of DeRossi Music in New Bedford, MA.



  
Frank Gaviani Senior (1908-1990) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1913 he left for Italy with his mother and sister to visit relatives. They were unable to return to the US as World War I had started. It was in Italy that music became his passion. His uncle purchased an accordion for him and he began playing by ear. In 1923 at the age of 15 he returned to the US with his beloved accordion. He found teachers in Boston and eventually learned music theory and composition. He began entertaining in the Boston area and gained recognition. In 1928 in New York, he was accepted as a student by Pietro Deiro. After 3 lessons, Deiro offered him a job as his teacher assistant.

They gave many concerts together throughout the West, Midwest, in Washington and Chicago. They were lose friends,. Pietro Frosini was also his teacher and they remained close friends.

In 1934 Frank Gaviani returned to Boston and opened a studio. Eventually he opened studios in Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. His late wife Mary was his bookkeeper and kept perfect records. In 1934 he produced many compositions and arrangements for the Pagani Company in which he eventually became a partner. He had many friends in the music world, including the late Arthur Fiedler, former conductor of the Boston Pops. He has been the teacher of champions. His son Frank Jr. is an excellent musician, teacher and composer.

The Frank Gaviani Accordion Museum is located in S'Arcangelo, Romangna Italy. Gaviani has donated over 886 manuscripts to the museum. His pieces are used in accordion competitions today.


  
Year President Year President
1962-1965 Frank Gaviani, Sr. 1990-1991 Paul Monte
1966-1967 Aldo DeRossi 1991-1993 Peggy Falcetti
1968-1969 Anthony Imbriglio, Sr. 1993-1995 August Arruda
1970-1971 Sam Falcetti 1995-1997 Roger Latulippe
1971-1973 Sal Sava 1997-1999 Sam Falcetti
1974-1975 Paul Monte 1999-2001 Donna Michael
1976-1977 Rosita Lee Latulippe 2001-2003 Rosita Lee Latulippe
1978-1979 Aldo DeRossi 2003-2005 David Lewis
1980-1981 Peggy Falcetti 2005-2007 Michael Falcetti
1982-1983 Naomi Girouard 2007-2010 David Lewis
1984-1985 Roger Latulippe 2010-2012 Michael Falcetti
1986-1987 Sam Falcetti 2012-2014 Johanna Lewis
1988-1989 Rosita Lee Latulippe - -


 
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DeRossi Music
Barry & Judy DeRossi
1210 Acushnet Ave,
New Bedford, MA 02746
Phone: (508) 993-2494
Email: judyderossi@yahoo.com
www.derossimusic.com

Emilian's Music
Dr. Emilian Badea
42 Wethersfield Rd.
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: (508) 653-8441
Email: music@emilian.org

Falcetti Music
Tony, Michael, Sam and Peggy Falcetti
1755 Boston Rd
Springfield, MA 01129
Phone: (413) 543-1002
E-mail: mfalcetti@falcettimusic.com
www.falcettimusic.com

Gaviani Music
Frank Gaviani, Jr.
Braintree, MA 02184
Email: fgjr1vcg2@verizon.net

Lewis School of Music
David & Johanna Lewis
303 Rockland St.
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: (508) 584-5815
Email: dlewis15@comcast.net

Chester Losiewicz
Braintree, MA, 02184
Phone: (781) 848-2571

Miguel School of Music
Frankie Coelho / Donna Michael
7 Lafayette St.
Dracut, MA , 01826
Phone: (978) 453-8272
E-mail: fcoelho86@verizon.net
www.miguelschoolofmusic.net

Monte School of Music
Paul & Lillian Monte
23 Priscilla Cir.
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Phone: (781) 237-0554
E-mail: tagalong1@comcast.net
www.paulmontemusicstudio.com

Holly (Latulippe) Poitras
Londonderry, NH 03053
Email: marcholly1@yahoo.com

Let's Play Music Schools
Jay Latulippe
Jeanne Latulippe and Jeff Moore
145 Hampstead Rd.
Derry, NH 03038
Phone: (603) 425-7575
Email: info@letsplaymusic.com
www.letsplaymusic.com

114 Rockingham Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053
Phone: (603) 425-7575
Email: info@letsplaymusic.com
www.letsplaymusic.com

Rosita Lee Music
Roger & DeeDee Latulippe
136 Lowell Rd
Hudson, NH 03053
Phone: (603) 882-9840
E-mail: rositaleemusic@comcast.net
www.rositaleemusic.com
Arruda Music
August Arruda
650 Newport Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: (401) 724-5350
Cell: (401) 524-5806
E-mail: auggiejude@msn.com

Christopher Gorton
127 Alverson Ave
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: (401) 255-1800
Email: CSGorton@yahoo.com

Leonard Ludovico
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 739-8311

Paolo Music
Robert Paolo
Michael Meresi
60 Venice Ave.
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: (401) 944-2895
Email: info@giftbasketsri.com

EdSac Music
Lucille Saccoccia
2059 Cranston St.
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 942-6398
Cell: (401) 742-1925
Email: edsac1@verizon.net


  

For more information about the Festival please refer to the New England Festival web site
www.atamnemusicfestival.com or contact Festival Chairperson Peggy Falcetti:

Peggy Falcetti
500 Springfield St
Wilbraham, MA 01095
(413) 596-6940
E-mail: peggyf1944@gmail.com


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