Assuming I did not overlook reviews posted after augusta this year, anyone out there have any feedback to offer on their experience with intermediate/beginner's accordion classes this year in augusta? I will still probably go to balfa again in '06, but Augusta sure is tempting if you're receiving twice the amount of time in accordion lessons there - which i can sorely use.
Paul Daigle's class was great. He is in some ways advanced in teaching but he sits down with you until you've learned the songs. But, it's much easier class if you're actually in the intermediate to advanced ball park. For the first two years I went I took Dirk Powell, Ed Poullard, Wilson Savoy and Jason Frey. All were very informative and helpful. The past year I wanted to jump back a level because I wanted to learn some of Paul's style.
Charlie Terr, I have heard, is great for beginners if you feel you're in that ball park.
I'd also suggest finding someone with patience enough to show you some tricks and licks on the side. There will be some people who will be happy to help.