Accordion Stories from the Heart: A collection of accordions from around the world and their stories, inspired by the extraordinary people who played


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Angelo Paul Ramunni
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8.5 X 11.0 X 0.63 inches | 1.82 pounds
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About the Author

Paul Ramunni, a CPA by practice, is a full time instructor-in-residence at the University of Connecticut in the area of accounting and financial literacy. He has been a director of numerous non-profit organizations over the years. He is currently a member of the board of directors of The Connecticut Mutual Holding Company, a regional 3 bank holding company. Most recently he joined the board of the American Accordionists Association. He lives in Canaan, Connecticut with his wife and best friend Marcia. He has two grown children, Daniel and Joy, his son-in-law Joseph and two incredible grandsons, Joey and Colin. It was in 2008 when Paul suddenly (and inexplicably) had the urge to start playing the accordion again. He had taken lessons and played in an accordion band from when he was 10 years old to age 17, but had not touched the accordion since those early days. Once the urge to play re-entered his life, he started hunting for old and collectible accordions. He contacted Jack and Kathy White of the then Cleveland Accordion Museum and purchased a portion of their collection and continued to find more units at tag sales and other locations. He established The New England Accordion Museum and opened its doors to the public in late 2011. It is currently attached to his home in Canaan, Connecticut. His passion now is to not only play the accordion, but to collect and save the accordions and memorabilia he finds in peoples' homes, offices and other locations. The accordion is an integral part of Americana and our Country's heritage. As such, it has a legacy which we need to preserve and move forward into the 21st century. He has recorded many of the stories people have told him that are related to the accordion and the person(s) that play it. The museum has a mobile component, referred to as NEAM Mobile, which consists of a dozen or so antique accordions which he brings with him when he plays for small groups of people. As he entertains people of all ages, he discusses the history and stories attached to these accordions. Contact Info: Email: [email protected] Address: Angelo Paul Ramunni 17 Margaret Lane P O Box 943, Canaan, Connecticut 06018 Phone: 860-833-1374