Diana Strong

Diana Strong grew up as a Lark Camp kid in the 80’s, began classical piano at age seven, and discovered accordion in 2007. She has been studying and performing Brazilian forró with Dona Francisca since 2013, with instruction from Vitor Gonçalves and others, as well as trips to Brazil to learn from the source. In addition to forró, Diana plays a variety of styles including klezmer, musette, and more, performs original and eclectic repertoire with her group Wind Weavers, released an album of original music in 2012 (Sweet Moments of Confusion with cellist Myra Joy), and has performed for dance, theater, and a modern opera. She taught beginning accordion for several years at Zambaleta world music and dance school, and currently teaches elementary school music and private piano and accordion from her home in Oakland, CA.