Performer (accordion)

John Lettieri is a music educator and department head of arts at St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, located in Thornhill, Ontario. His major instrument of choice is the accordion, however he does play the piano and other musical instruments. In addition to teaching, John is a very active musician. John participated as a performer in the Canadian Music Week, Beaches International Jazz Festival, the Ashkenaz festival, the Niagara International Chamber Festival, the 30th anniversary celebration of the Canadian Musician Magazine and Toronto’s Summerworks Festival. John was awarded first place in the National Roland Digital Accordion festival, and represented Canada at the first International Roland Digital festival held in Pessaro, Italy in 2007. In September 2008, and 2009, John was invited to Montmagny, Québec to demonstrate for Roland Canada at the International Accordion Festival. During his interesting career, John has performed music locally with many talented artists such as Robert Michaels, Nick Cuda, and David Buchbinder. He has recorded with several artists on numerous recordings, and has been invited to record music for film and television. A highlight for took place in 1982, when he performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a command performance held at the National Arts Centre, in Ottawa.