Jackie Middleton

Name:   Jackie Middleton                            

  Born into a musical family, Jackie started playing clarinet at the age of five.  She played clarinet all through school in the band and orchestra and in later years, was affiliated with two large brass bands that played concerts around  the Grand Rapids area.
She started playing accordion at the age of seven and was playing in clubs at the age of twelve.  As an Accordion player in the Middleton Trio, she has enjoyed playing for the enjoyment of both dancing and listening pleasure. She also loves playing at Nursing and Retirement homes. She has also played dinner music as a strolling musician in some of our local restaurants. 
She played Piano for the children's choirs  in her church for a lot of years.
   
   For over thirty years, Jackie and her brother Larry, managed Middleton's Music Studio where she was in charge of the office, taught Accordion lessons and did some selling.
In her spare time, she enjoys doing needlework,  & along with Leo and her daughter, Toni, she enjoys pontooning, gardening, biking,  and  spending time with their four pet dogs.

(A short note from Leo:  Jackie is one of the most thoughtful, and kindest persons I have ever met.  She will always go out of her way to help someone, or to say a kind word to someone ).