I’m a 75 year old retired Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and live in northern Utah, USA. Music has always been a major part of my life. My primary instrument is piano/keyboard which I play and arrange by ear (mostly standards and jazz), and over the years I have performed alone as well as with various groups. I managed to learn piano accordion basics during my high school years while tinkering with a borrowed instrument and have dabbled on and off since that time, and I suspect that I have probably acquired more bad habits than good ones during that process. I eventually became brave enough to perform on a stage and have done so on a few occasions. About a year ago I was fortunate to acquire an emacculate very well preserved Elkavox 83, and happened to find this forum while searching online for an owner’s manual (which I have not yet found! …. I wonder if one really exists?). I then became an occasional “lurker” on the forum and have enjoyed many of the discussions and videos. I am impressed with, and very much appreciate the collective expertise of this group, and now believe that it’s time for me to join in …. So here I am … I will be standing by.