Professional Accordionist & Educator
Phone: (619) 395-0454
Kohl's playing credentials include TV commercials, videos for
projects such as the AIDS Foundation and radio and TV shows, including
work with Shirley Jones, Andy Griffith, and the KPBS Radio Ethnic
Hour. He has appeared in Las Vegas, at the Hotel del Coronado
in San Diego on stage with Mr. TV Accordionist, Myron Floren and
at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego for the first July Fourth
Gordon has developed a special sound on the digital accordion
and conducts monthly acoustic and electronic workshops in San
Diego, as well as special workshops at conventions, accordion
festivals and accordion clubs, using learning tapes and teaching
materials he has developed. These are active workshops in which
attendees can participate by playing a variety of music on their
In addition, Gordon has been teaching at his own accordion & piano
school since the age of 20, allowing him to stay in touch with
changing trends in music education. Students today want to explore
ideas of what the accordion left hand can do to add harmony and
rhythm to dance styles such as Salsa, Java, Latin Tango and
Beguine, as well as jazz, boogie, Zydeco, Klezmer, Tex Mex, Cajun,
Musette and classical selections, challenging both students
He plays weekends with a local dance band, as well as solo, around
Southern California. He entertains at Octoberfests, conventions,
accordion events and ethnic celebrations.
Publications include several books of instruction and music, as
well as CDs and cassettes of both established tunes and his own
originally composed and arranged accordion music. These many years
of experience have produced a competent, skilled, dedicated, multi-cultural
promote the enjoyment of accordion music...
To encourage playing acoustic and digital accordion as fun instruments...
To elevatate the accordion as a serious musical instrument...
To advance the satisfaction of playing the entire family of keyboard
To promote the pleasure of live music...
To foster professionalism in the music field...
To continue a tradition of music education for children, teens
To develope new models of the accordion for children as well as
the professional musician...
To pass on a wealth of music to future generations...
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