Arlene Samsel


Arlene has been steeped in music since very young, as her Dad who played sax, trumpet, clarinet and drums, had a family band, mostly German music, and her Mom played piano, violin and sang. Starting with the piano at age 5, she went on to learn piano accordion, music arranging, organ, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, guitar, and for the past 20 years or so the french chromatic accordion. Recently retired as an elementary teacher, music teacher for primary and intermediate grades, organ/piano performer, and musical entertainer/performer on the french accordion, she enjoys the Fridley Band. Arlene is married to Tom Samsel and their three children, Tim, Peter and Lori, have long left the nest!