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
at a Glance:
Missouri April 2007 - June 2008 - produced and starred in the popular
'Music Makes the World Go Round' Show.
Tour - highlight Troy University (2005)
Tour - highlight University of Texas at Dallas (2004)
Tour - highlight Kimberley, British Columbia Accordion Festival (2003)
Teachers Association of Massachusetts (ATAM) adjudicators and guest
International Accordion Festival, Beijing, China (adjudicators, guest
Philharmonic - guest performers
Dollar City, Branson, Missouri (2001)
Vegas, Nevada, (2000)
Vallarta, Mexico, (1999)
Springs and Denver - Numerous guest appearances
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:
National Champion 1983
Coupe Mondiale Honorary Bronze Medal Winner 1984
time R.M.A.S Virtuoso Solo Winner
Virtuoso Solo Winner and many others
Major at Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO
many accordion orchestras from beginner to Virtuoso with extremely
successful winning record
Marketing and performing renowned Branson show "Music Makes the
World Go Round"
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.
time winner Rocky Mountain Accordion Virtuoso champion Winner
of the Prestigious Anthony Galla-Rini traveling Trophy
of the US National Champion Accordion Orchestra with record of 1st
Place achievements across the country
arranger and transcriber of music for accordion orchestra including
works by Tschaikovsky, Dvorak, Saint Saens, Schubert and others
solo accordionist for the premier run of 'La Curandera", the
first opera to highlight the accordion as the principal instrument.
arranged and starred in the Branson production "Music Makes the
World Go Round"