About the Connecticut Accordion Association

The Connecticut Acccordion Association began in 2004, the brainchild of Marilyn O'Neil and her accordion teacher, Mary Tokarski. The CAA is dedicated to the promotion of the accordion through all music genres and all variations of accordion instruments! We welcome musicians who play all types of accordions....piano accordion, diatonic, chromatic button and more. We invite accordionists at all levels, and people who may not play the accordion, but love to listen.


Our goals are:

  • To promote public interest in the accordion through public awareness.
  • To hold gatherings, concerts and other activities throughout the state of CT.
  • To act as a resource to provide referrals in accordion instruction, repair, sales and/or trade, sheet music, accessories, etc.
  • To network with fellow associations throughout the USA in an effort to provide unity within the accordion world.