Ivor Beynon (1919-1998) was well-known to accordionists throughout the world. He devoted over 50 years as an accordionist, clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, teacher and examiner. He made an enormous contribution to improving the status of the accordion in the UK, including in the pieces he composed and the tutor books he published to aid music students.
In the late 1940s, after he was demobbed from the forces, he joined the teaching staff of the BCA in Farringdon Road, London alongside such well known teachers as Conway Graves, Eddie Harris and Graham Romani. Ivor eventually became Principal of the BCA which became the Mecca for accordionists throughout the UK.