Nova Karina Devonie

Electric Bass, Piano Accordion, Ukulele
Ages: Young Adult, Adult
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Availability: Sunday
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Nova has been playing piano accordion since the age of eleven and teaching the instrument since the late 1980’s. Focusing on tunes and technique with a bit of theory thrown in, she aims for fun and ease while moving at a comfortable pace for the student. She utilizes both reading written music and playing by ear, and especially enjoys helping beginners develop good habits and intermediate players broaden their skills. Nova draws from her years of experience listening to and playing with top-notch musicians in a variety of styles.

Nova toured as a member of the cowgirl supergroup Ranch Romance in the early 1990’s and now performs regularly in several Seattle bands, including Miles & Karina, The Buckaroosters, and The Rolling Blackouts. (You can catch the latter every Monday night at Columbia City’s Royal Room!) Nova has taught at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, California Coast Music Camp, and the Port Townsend Ukulele Festival.

Whether it’s piano accordion technique, theory, repertoire or all the above, Nova is ready to help! She’s also available to teach beginning ukulele and beginning electric bass.