Dan and Kim Christian have established themselves as among the premier accordionist's in the world. Their unique ability to play together with exact precision is unparalleled anywhere else on the planet. They have excellent technique and mastery of the accordion. Performances are charged with vibrant engergy and a passion and love that create an experience that will be cherished.

Dan and Kim have both been teaching the accordion for over 30 years. Seven of their previous students have received full music scholarships to the prestigious Lamont School of Music at Denver University.

Dan and Kim met while Dan was taking lessons from Kim's father Mike Aman at the Young Musicians of America (YMA) music school. Dan has known Kim since she was 5 years old and they have literally grown up together performing and teaching the accordion, and through the YMA school run by Mike and Alice Aman, they have performed in Disneyland, Disney World, Mexico and Canada.

Dan and Kim are known throughout the country for their 'up to date' arrangements of popular music styles that covers just about any style of music one could imagine from classical to jazz and everything in between.

Performances at a Glance:

  • Branson, Missouri April 2007 - June 2008 - produced and starred in the popular 'Music Makes the World Go Round' Show.
  • Alabama Tour - highlight Troy University (2005)
  • Texas Tour - highlight University of Texas at Dallas (2004)
  • Montana Tour - highlight Kimberley, British Columbia Accordion Festival (2003)
  • Accordion Teachers Association of Massachusetts (ATAM) adjudicators and guest artists (2002)
  • Disneyland, California (2002)
  • 8th International Accordion Festival, Beijing, China (adjudicators, guest artists)
  • Beijing Philharmonic - guest performers
  • Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri (2001)
  • Wisconsin Tour (2000)
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, (2000)
  • Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, (1999)
  • Colorado Springs and Denver - Numerous guest appearances


Kim has won many prestigious awards in her career, including the US National Championship and Honorary Bronze Medal winner of the World Accordion Championships. She is also the two time winner of the Rocky Mountain Accordion Society Virtuoso Solo and the Accordion Federation of North America Virtuoso Solo.

She has been teaching for Young Musicians of America (Y.M.A.) for 30 years and is responsible for educating hundreds of people in the art of music. Five of Kim's students received full music scholaships at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music.

At a glance:

  • AAA National Champion 1983
  • C.I.A. Coupe Mondiale Honorary Bronze Medal Winner 1984
  • Two time R.M.A.S Virtuoso Solo Winner
  • A.F.N.A. Virtuoso Solo Winner and many others
  • Accordion Major at Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO
  • Directed many accordion orchestras from beginner to Virtuoso with extremely successful winning record
  • Producing, Marketing and performing renowned Branson show "Music Makes the World Go Round"

The winner of the prestigious Galla-Rini Traveling Trophy Award which requires a three time win of the Rocky Mountain Accordion Society Virtuoso Solo Competition. Dan has been teaching private music lessons for 34 years.

He has developed a reputation throughout the United States for directing outstanding Virtuoso Orchestras. His groups have won national Competitions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Denver. Dan is an experienced writer and arranger of music.

At a glance:

  • Four time winner Rocky Mountain Accordion Virtuoso champion Winner
  • Winner of the Prestigious Anthony Galla-Rini traveling Trophy
  • Director of the US National Champion Accordion Orchestra with record of 1st Place achievements across the country
  • Esteemed arranger and transcriber of music for accordion orchestra including works by Tschaikovsky, Dvorak, Saint Saens, Schubert and others
  • Spotlighted solo accordionist for the premier run of 'La Curandera", the first opera to highlight the accordion as the principal instrument.
  • Wrote, arranged and starred in the Branson production "Music Makes the World Go Round"


Kim and Dan Christian
1422 N. Chelton Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

E-mail: KDCStudios@gmail.com
Phone: 719 597-1984      Cell: 719 459-2061