Leo Reis - Accordionist, Arranger, Teacher & Composer




Seraphin "Leo" Reis was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. Leo grew up in a musical family where he studied violin with his father, followed by lessons from Joe Raposa. He then studied accordion with Anthony Imbriglio and with the legendary Frank Gaviani, master teacher at the New England Conservatory of Music where he also studied music theory, harmony and composition.

At age 16, Leo was performing weekly shows as accordionist on WSAR's Radio Broadcast. Appearances included the hotel and club as well as the USO circuit. Leo earned the degree of Bachelor of Science at Bryant College, Rhode Island where he was the accordionist in the college orchestra.

Leo Reis Accordion Artists StudioCalifornia beckoned in 1949 when he made the move to the West Coast. He was hired as an advanced teacher at the Music Center Studios of California and, in the same year was elected an officer in the Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International (ATG) Los Angeles chapter.

He studied arranging with Ray Anthony's band arrangers at the Gillette School of Music in Hollywood and in 1951 he started Accordion Artists Studio, his first accordion school. Later he opened other accordion schools in both the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.
Leo Reis Accordion Artists Studio Concert
The successful achievements of some of his students included a movie sound track, acting parts on TV and motion pictures as well as recording artists. On numerous occasions Leo has appeared on KLAC-TV, Lucky Channel 13 and "Hollywood on Television." In addition, an article about him appeared in the Accordion World Magazine 1952 edition where the headlines read... "Seraphin Reis Is Youthful Reverler's Accordion Star." In 1962 Leo became a member of the Music Teachers Association of California.

Currently, Leo owns Mubiz, member of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and Oxala Record Label. He is also an independent record producer and an agent and manager of Rock n' Roll Bands and Country Artists.

MUBIZ has over 3,000 accordion selections by many different composers in stock.

Composers from this extensive collection include Biviano, Deiro, Frosini, Galla-Rini, Gaviani, Magnante, Nunzio, Van Damme and many others.

Please e-mail leoreismubiz@aol.com to ask if specific titles are available or for further information.

To order your music, please print the order form page (click order form button below) and complete your oder indicating the number of individual publications you would like and your name and shipping address.

Send this form along with your check or money order made payable to Leo Reis to the address listed below.

All items are $5.00 each and for your convenience includes shipping and handling. Your music will be sent 'at once' upon receipt of payment.

Leo Reis
1407 Maria Ave.
Spring Valley, CA 91977-4430

Phone (619) 461-4727
E-mail: leoreismubiz@aol.com