Music by Nancy
The Accordion Queen of Washington, D.C (c)*


Nancy performing: The River Seine

 "Of all the gifts given to my wife in a half century of marriage, none would compare with the beautiful performance you provided for her on her birthday."

Ed and Goli

 "I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for the magnificent and wonderful job you did at the Valentine's Luncheon for the Potomac Seniors. I look forward to
working with you in the future. Please feel free to
use us as a reference."

~~Wendy Espinoza - Potomac Senior Neighborhood
Program Coordinator

 Video at GangPlank Marina

 Nancy at 2016 NAA convention

 Video at Boynton Beach

 Video at French Alliance

 The Nancy Leonard Ensemble

 See Nancy in LasVegas

See Nancy at St Mark Parish


Nancy Leonard (Accordionist) studied music and the accordion under Dr. Carmelo Pino from Catholic University's School of Music and who has been a frequent performer at the Kennedy Center.  Nancy's present coach is Tony Lovello, the Liberace of the Accordion.  Nancy began studying the accordion at age 10.  She played in two polka bands in her youth and on a float in Atlantic City.  As an adult, she continues to perform throughout the United States.

Nancy is an active member with the American Accordionists' Association and has performed with the Washington Metro Accordion Society (WMAS) in Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Gettysburg, Orlando, Philadelphia and throughout the Washington and Baltimore Metro areas including Falls Church, Alexandria, Bethesda and Silver Spring. 

Nancy has written, arranged, performed, and recorded music for a childrens' play (17 performances).  She also performs many of her own arrangements.  


Her repertory includes selections of  French, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Russian, and Polish.  She performs Ballads, Show Tunes and Waltzes for musical entertainment and much of this music is available on her two (2) CD's.  She has performed in 12 orchestras under 5 conductors, and has performed as a strolling accordionist in Las Vegas; Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.; French Alliance, Washington, D.C.; Palm Beach County, FL; and many states throughout the U.S 

Nancy Leonard
has been a part of the Frank Marocco Fifty Piece (50) Orchestra in the
 annual concerts held in Mesa, Arizona.  Nancy belongs to the Phoenix, Arizona Accordion Club and the New Hampshire Accordion Club.


She performed in “Montgomery's Got Talent – The Premier Senior Talent Showcase” at the Bethesda Theater in Bethesda, MD in 2011.  She also performed as a Headliner in “Montgomery's Got Talent 2014 Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club,” and at the “National Night Out” celebration at the Mid-County Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring.  These events were covered by the Washington Post and local media, and Nancy's picture and event was featured in “The Gazette” Newspaper which has a huge distribution.

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Dear Nancy,
It was good to see you! I am so happy to hear you have been named The Accordion Queen of Washington, DC and very well deserved, indeed !!! Your music is wonderful and we are so happy and honored to have you as a member of our community. I will share your new website with all the members of the Heritage Committee at St. John.
We hope to be able to enjoy your music for many years to come!
Best wishes!
Maria Castillo

Nancy Leonard performs in
"Montgomery's Got Talent"

May 22, 2011 - Nancy Leonard, a member of the Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society (WMAS), performed in “Montgomery’s Got Talent -- The Premier Senior Talent Showcase” at the Bethesda Theater in Bethesda, Maryland.

She played a medley of accordion melodies: “River Seine”, “Once In a While”, “La Vie En Rose”, “A Foggy Day” and “Hoe Down Shuffle”.

The show consisted of the finalists chosen for their wide variety of talents as instrumentalists, singers and dancers. This event was covered by the Washington Post and local media.

Nancy began studying the accordion at age 10. She played in two polka bands in her youth and on a float in Atlantic City. As an adult, she studied accordion with Dr. Carmel Pino. Nancy continues to perform in and around the Washington, DC area.

 Nancy at Montgomery's Got Talent


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Nancy's CD's

Romantic Italian Melodies by Nancy

.Romantic Mood Music by Nancy

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