On May 22, 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
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's present coach is
Tony Lovello, the Liberace of the Accordion.
Nancy Entertains at Club Hatikvah
At its February meeting,
personable, charming and talented accordionist, Nancy Leonard, was the evening’s fab
Nancy’s wide musical repertoire includes literally everything! Ballads, country, French, German,
Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Jazz, Jewish, Polish, show tunes, Spanish, Russian and waltzes. WOW! All the
above, while walking in stylish fashionable high heels, carrying a 16.5-pound custom accordion made in
Accordionist Nancy informed everyone that The American
Accordionists’ Association Festival is July 11-15, at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. A big accordion
concert is Saturday, July 14! If you are interested in attending, or for more info, go to www.ameraccord.com.
Cool Summer Music by Nancy
From Schweinhart Senior Center at Forst Glen
JULY 2012 Newsletter: Featuring Nancy Leonard, the Accordion Queen of Washington, D.C. - Monday, July
16, 2012 - 1pm - Enjoy an eclectic array of musical entertainment performed by Nancy with her flair and
marvelous style. From ballads to show tunes, in Greek, Italian Jewish and more – you will be dazzled by her
talent and personality. Free. Space limited.