began learning to play the accordion from the age of five
years old from the local parish priest in a small northern
Italian town. He soon was introduced to formal lessons from
Maestro Carlo Ferrero.
won his first competition when he was six years old. At
the age of nine years old his family emigrated to Australia
where he continued his studies with a German teacher, Otto
Weiss located in Sydney.
the age of 17 years old he continued his studies with Maestro
Dante Simonelli who had also emigrated to Australia. Maestro
Simonelli had produced Italian and World Champions and under
his tutoring Enzo improved immensely, so much so that he
was destined to become one of the best accordionists in
Simonelli was not only a great teacher of accordion but
was himself a world class accordionist who was a close friend
of the great Gervasio Marcosignori. Enzo was fortunate to
have met Marcosignori during his frequent tours of Australia
and in fact was invited by Marcosignori to take part in
the tour as a support artist.
Aged twenty, Enzo began to teach accordion under the supervision
of Maestro Simonelli. During this time Enzo had been playing
in Australias largest Italian club, Club Marconi with
his quartet. Enzo also completed a Theory of Music course
at the Conservatorium of Music - Sydney.
Aged twenty four Enzo opened his first music school and
in a short time he had a total of four music schools with
twenty two teachers working for him teaching about 600 students
of which about half were learning the accordion. During
this time Enzo produced local, state and Australian champions.
The reason for his teaching success was that Enzo invented
new teaching techniques which helped his students learn
quicker and at the same time making the learning experience
pleasant and enjoyable. He basically broke away from traditional
teaching which was too stringent and lacked the "fun"
in learning an instrument.
To list all his achievements would be too lengthy, but one
achievement Enzo is very proud of is that his dance band
was nominated for Australias most prestigious award,
(The Australian Entertainment MO Awards) in
the category of "Best Accompanying Band Category"
no less than SIX times in consecutive years, winning the
award TWICE! What was special about Enzos win was
that no other band before or since had won the award with
an ACCORDIONIST as the band leader!
Enzo Giribaldis "Accordion Course for Beginners"
is to our knowledge, the only accordion eBook available
In this book Enzo puts his immense experience in teaching
and playing the accordion to the fore.
Unlike other authors, Enzo can be heard playing the exercises
and also includes some of his favorite tunes for the student
to listen to. This is both designed to inspire students
and also to reinforce the ability and credibility of the
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