Michael Schaeffer is an accordion player based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. If you live there, you may have already seen him pressing mother-of-pearl keys and squeezing the bellows of his accordion at a local restaurant or a friend's wedding.
Michael purchased his first accordion in 2001 after having a dream about playing a bellowed instrument in a dark room. Now, Michael specializes in Italian, French, and tango music, along with his own original compositions.
Why the Accordion?
The accordion is essentially a one-man band. It is portable and extremely versatile, covering a vast repertoire of music styles, including jazz, tango, waltz, polka, samba, beguine or any other genre of music you can imagine.