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Welcome to the Florida Accordion Association.

Birthed in September 2000, the Florida Accordion Association is dedicated to the promotion of the accordion through all music genres and all variations of accordion instruments.

Having grown to over 350 plus members, they represent all types of accordion instruments including piano accordion, datonic, chromatic button accordion and bandoneon.

The FAA also encompasses all types of musical genres such as ethnic, jazz and classical to name a few, on all playing levels.


Karen Adam, President
Florida Accordion Association



Some of our goals:

  • Promote public interest in the accordion through public awareness.

  • Hold meetings, workshops, conventions, concerts and other activities throughout the state of Florida.

  • Act as a resource to provide referrals in accordion instruction, repair, sales and/or trade, sheet music, accessories, etc...

  • Network with fellow associations throughout the United States, in an effort to provide unity within the accordion world.

2012 SMASH Registration Form

Attend Tony Lovello's 80th birthday party at the SMASH ... and a
Special tribute performance to Leon Sash by Paul Betken (a former Leon Sash student)

NOVEMBER 9, 10, 11, 2012

Holiday Inn - Orlando International Airport
5750 T.G. Lee Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822
407-851-6400 for reservations & free airport shuttle
 (Mention Florida Accordion Association for discounted room rate of $82.00+ tax, single to quad)
Hotel reservations due to hotel by 10/18/12 for this rate. Check in: 4:00 PM, Check out: 11:00 AM
For more info: FLACCASSOC@bellsouth.net, or call (850) 936-8722 CST

The FL Accordion Association is proud to announce their 12th Annual SMASH featuring…
Vladimir Mollov
 Joe Cerrito

John Lobosco
Tony Lovello

Paul Betken

also ... Paul Betken is performing a tribute to Leon Sash, and other performers are Donna Regis, Michael Jude Ward-Bergeman, Jon Persson, and many more! Dealer displays and our famous Friday night Cafe Accordeon hosted by Alvaro Barsi.

General SMASH information:
Friday, November 9th: famous Café Accordeon in the Bristol Bar, hosted by Alvaro "Beaver" Barsi, 4:30 - 2:00 a.m. in the hotels' Front Street Café. Anyone may play. Accordion orchestra rehearsal - time TBA. Dealer displays are open.

Saturday, November 10th: registration desk & dealer displays open 8:30 a.m. Day includes professional accordion performances, lunch & dinner, accordion orchestra performance, the grand evening concert, and 50/50 raffles. After the close of the evening concert, we'll congregate in the Bristol Bar for jamming, and Tony Lovello's 80th birthday celebration. Lunch Buffet Saturday with accordion entertainment. Dinner Buffet Saturday with accordion entertainment.

Sunday, November 11th: 9:00 am: optional breakfast & accordion concert by Jerry Tramontozzi, dealer displays open before & after breakfast buffet.

For additional information, please e-mail: FLACCASSOC@bellsouth.net

2012 SMASH Registration Form



Looking for a professional accordionist, teacher, manufacturer, instrument, or accessories? Also done via email only, are the answering of questions regarding an instrument you may have.

We maintain a list of all, and would be happy to refer someone to you. These requests are done via email, only.

E-mail Karen Adam, President, at ibqueen1957@yahoo.com


For information on local gatherings that are happening in your area, please contact President Karen Adam Kasprzyk. These requests are done via email, only.

Information can also be provided regarding accordion teachers, repairpersons, sheet music, accordionists for hire, and instruments and accessories.

Please contact Karen Adam Kasprzyk e-mail: ibqueen1957@yahoo.com


Membership to the Florida Accordion Association is $30.00 per year. (pictured to the left are a group of members during a recent gathering.)

Membership includes a quarterly, informative newsletter which may include accordion happenings throughout the State (if you're playing somewhere, let us know!), accordion history, manufacturer and/or repair information, articles from members, interviews with accordion legends, cartoons, etc.

This is your link to what's happening in the accordion world!

Membership Form - Please Fill in this form, print and mail along with your check or money order for $30.00 to:

Karen Adam, President
Florida Accordion Association
2244 Musket Drive Navarre, FL 32566 USA
Phone: (850) 936-8722

Contact Information:
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
E-mail: *Required Field
Applicant Profile - I play the following:
Piano Accordion Chromatic Accordion Free Bass
Diatonic Concertina Bandoneon
None of the above......I'm an accordion enthusiast!
I am a:
Professional Semi-Professional Hobbyist
Non-Player Teacher Performer
Membership Contest
  Please tell your friends about us!

Ongoing quarterly contest for referring folks to the FAA for membership. Actual memberships will be counted per individual referral. Prize will be an accordion-related novelty item! Winners to be announced in our newsletter, quarterly. Good Luck!
I was referred to the Florida Accordion Association by:

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Items for Newsletter, questions about the Annual Smash, comments,
suggestions, wishes, or just for fun:

Attention!! Before you push the SUBMIT button.. did you include your e-mail address in the box above? If not, the FAA will not be able to contact you.

This submit form comes from the FAA internet website and not your e-mail account, therefore it shows up as a generic online source, and does not show your return e-mail address.

Karen Adam, President
Florida Accordion Association
2244 Musket Drive
Navarre, FL 32566



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