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Mike Zampiceni


Mike Zampiceni

Son of Joseph Zampiceni, noted accordion composer, publisher, teacher, and performer during the Golden Age of accordions, Michael Zampiceni was weaned on accordions as a youngster growing up in San Jose. Beginning studies at 8 years old, he was already playing for area parades and other events by age 11. By age 14 he advanced to his father's orchestra, playing either the accordion or drums.

He started voice lessons at age 16, eventually becoming a vocal major in the San Jose State music department with a secondary concentration in classical organ, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in music in 1971.

After teaching, performing, and selling keyboard instruments for several years, Michael decided to develop his concurrent writing skills and eventually became a Silicon Valley technical writer. He nevertheless continued to perform and teach as able. After a 30-year career, he returned to his roots, and is now fully teaching and performing in the San Francisco bay area. He has also been traveling around the country more recently, appearing at festivals as a featured performer and clinician for the Leavenworth Accordion Festival, Accordionists and Teachers Guild, and Las Vegas Accordion Convention. Michael's repertoire is broad and diverse, including American standards, European, Latin, classical, and jazz music.improvisational style.  Make sure to attend one of his informative workshops – you’ll be glad you did!

The 20th Annual Las Vegas International Accordion Convention

October 14 - October 17, 2019


Key Benefits of Attending the Convention

  • Join the fun and make new friends from all over the World.
  • See the latest in new accordions with factory exhibits.
  • Hotel accommodations are very inexpensive.
  • Be inspired by some of the finest.
  • Learn from the masters.

• USA: 1-800-472-1695 •

• Outside USA +01 801-486-1695 •