Steve Yool began accordion at age 7, playing 'Batter Up' from Palmer-Hughes Book 1 on a 12-bass accordion. He rode the wave of the Golden Age of the Accordion in the 50's and 60's. He's always had an accordion around the house and still plays the La Melodiosa accordion his parents bought for him as a kid. Steve enjoys performing classical music arranged for accordion, and has made recordings of this repertoire. His concert accordion is a Petosa AM-1100.
Steve is otherwise Professor Emeritus of Geography and Development at The University of Arizona..