I would like to welcome you to my website.
My name is Elena Fainshtein, and I am a professional Accordion Performer, Piano/Button Accordion Teacher, Piano Teacher, and Conductor.

I have been teaching for over 30 years. I work with children and adults in my own home studio Musical Expressions and via Skype.

I have been playing in a duo with my husband Gregory Fainshtein for 30 years, and our music has accompanied us from the Soviet Union, to Israel, and for 15 years in Plano, Texas

Gregory and I have been members of the National Accordion Association for 15 years and have performed nationally at various conventions. In 2013 and 2015, we performed at the Accordionists and Teacher Guild International Festival.

We traveled to Las Vegas and shared our passion for musical performance at the Las Vegas International Accordion Convention in 2014 and 2019. 

I have been teaching piano and accordion for over 30 years, giving lessons in three different languages. I have worked with children and adults in Belarus, then Israel, and in the United States for the last 15 years. Plano, Texas is my current home, and I work in my private home studio, called Musical Expressions. These days, thanks to Skype, I have accordion students in California, Colorado, Florida, Connecticut and more.

Under my instruction, Peter Gresser and Elijah Clements won Championship in the “Big Squeeze” contest in 2018 and 2019. Also In 2021, Alex French won the "Big squeeze" Championship in Polka category.

 



If you are looking for live accordion music at your venue - everything from an engagement party or cocktail hour to Oktoberfest or Christmas party - we will make your event unforgettable! Please Contact Us for more information.
 
If you are looking for a piano instructor for yourself or your child, please Contact Us.

If you are looking for accordion lessons – button or piano accordion, or wish to join an accordion orchestra, please Contact Us!


Music is my life, and I would love to share my passion with you!


Latest News

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Here the little taste of the concert:
We started with Accordion Ensemble 
 


And finished wish Accordion TRIO 🪗
 
 

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We did it. The beautiful article by Laura Niland was published in Accordions.USA about our concert!
Here what she wrote:
 

           Innovative Accordion Music Productions, a TX-based non-profit, presented the Winter Accordion Wonderland Concert in Plano, TX at the beautiful Kawai Piano Gallery on Saturday, January 27, 2024. There were many accolades for the master accordion performers Sergei and Maria Teleshev, Elena Fainshtein, the Fainshtein Accordion Ensemble, and guest accordionist Martina Li. A full house of nearly 130 attended the concert from across Texas which included many young attendees. The program began with the Fainshtein Accordion Ensemble conducted by Elena Fainshtein with students from Elena’s accordion school, Musical Expressions in Plano, TX Their performance pieces included: Accordionist Playing Jazz by Y. Derbenko, Radetsky March by J. Strauss, Musical Moment by F. Schubert and The Yankee Doodle Boy by G. Cohan. Elena has been a superb mentor for these young musicians and their flawless performance was rewarded with resounding applause from the audience. Congratulations to Elena Fainshtein and to all the members of the Fainshtein Accordion Ensemble for their outstanding, inspirational performance. 

 

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You are invited!
Our concert is upon the corner! Check it out. Fun to all! 
See you there🎵


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Tips and Tricks for Successfully Playing In a Duo

The workshop for Accordionists & Teachers Guild International (ATGI)

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My student Elijah Clements on the FOX6

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Big squeeze context!!!

Three of my Accordion students on NBC new  - Elaine Doggett, Nick Heatly, and Alex French, who won the “Big squeeze” contest this year.

Please check it out!

 

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Not Just Oom-Pah Concert - Please enjoy!

It was great to perform for you in Not Just Oom-Pah Concert on February 27th, 2021 

The best selection of music – overture Mary Poppins, Slater’s Waltz, To Life, Waltz #2 by Shostakovich and more!

Check it out

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Not Just Oompah! Accordion Concert and Workshop - UPDATE

Due to freezing weather in Texas last week our concert and workshops were postponed by a week. Check it out. See you on Saturday, February 27th, at 3.00 pm central time on a virtual concert on the Facebook page.

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Accordion Duo Together is turning 40!!!

It's hard to believe, but our Accordion Duo is turning 40!

It was a long and fascinating journey and we anticipate much more!

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Our third concert

Happy Saturday Everyone, Thank you for joining us for another virtual concert! If you’re able, please consider donating to Doctors Without Borders so that we can continue supporting those who are fighting the virus on the frontlines. For those who haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel yet, please remember to subscribe to continue supporting Gregory & I in our mission to spread cheer through music & the love we share for the Accordion. Here’s the link - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyuz-44lXlsCuXUUzYtl4pQ For those who are new to my FB page, follow me to stay current on any upcoming concerts. And lastly, if you know of anyone who doesn’t have FB this video will also be available on my website at www.ElenaFainshtein.com Thank you for joining us today! Stay healthy & safe! Elena & Gregory - Together Accordion Duo

Posted by Elena Fainshtein on Saturday, May 2, 2020

 

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Previous events

Oct15

Elena Fainshtein&Elijah Clements

Las Vegas, NE

Performing in Las Vegas with my student Elijah Clements, winner of “Big Squeeze” contest, recipient of scholarship from Accordion Convention.