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Teachers at the Old Town School

Beatrice Makdah


Beatrice Makdah began studying accordion with Mary Ann Covone at the age of 13. Since then, she has competed and performed numerous times throughout the Chicago area. In May of 2016, she was one of the winners of Hinsdale Central High School’s concerto competition. Later that year, she performed the concerto again at the Accordionists & Teachers Guild (ATG) festival in Lisle. She has played in Hinsdale Central High School’s and Chicago Christian High School’s pit orchestras as part of their productions of Fiddler on the Roof. Additionally, she performed as a soloist with Sigma Alpha Iota in February 2018, and has won many ATG competitions. Beatrice has been at OTSFM since February of 2019 and will be graduating from Northwestern University in June of 2020.

Started at the Old Town School in February of 2019

Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 08/30/2021

Mondays 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/25/2021

Mondays 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm