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Justin & Grandpa

Justin Berger is a16 year-old junior at Mandan High School who lives on a farm south of Mandan, ND. A year ago, he asked his grandfather, Leonard Berger, to teach him to play accordion. Leonard Berger, a self-taught accordionist, has been playing since he was 5 years old. He taught himself by ear on a button accordion. He has played accordion at many family weddings. Leonard taught Justin a couple songs and gave Justin one of his accordions. Justin taught himself to read notes and has received many pointers from other accordion players. Justin only plays the accordion, but Leonard plays accordion, organ, harmonica, and a little bit of guitar. Justin is honored to be able to play accordion alongside his grandfather.