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10301 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505. 237.2048


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*       Slow Celtic Session – Tom Tunney, Host. Please join us from 10-12 am on the first Saturday of the month for a guaranteed SLOW Celtic session. The tune list will be limited to about a dozen tunes at a time so we can learn them from memory. We will work on how to learn the tunes using recordings and sheet music as well as various resources available online. It’s not necessary to know how to read music, but we will spend some time learning that if anyone is interested. All instruments are welcome, but you should be able to play at least at a beginner’s level. This will be a regular session every month continuing on the first Saturday of each month.
First Saturday of every month         10:00am - 12:00pm          Fee: Donation


*       Voice from the Inside Out Technique Intensive – Cathleen Wilder, Instructor. This vocal technique class is a hands-on study of breath support, projection, range, high notes, registers projection and tone quality. There will be hands-on instruction and one-on-one feedback,
all in a fun, supportive environment! Students will be encouraged to perform individually for one-on-one technical instruction from yours truly. (Cathleen will teach two or three songs to the group, or you can choose one of your own). The class is designed for beginning and intermediate singers of all styles and would be a great fit for choral singers. This class will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 to register.
Saturday afternoons July 11 – Aug 29, 2015           4:00 – 5:30pm           Fee: $100, $20 drop-in


*       New Mexico Dulcimer Association Benefit Concert – Please join us for a wonderful evening of music to benefit the 2015 New Mexico Dulcimer Festival. Performers: Peter Esherick, Hammered Dulcimer and more. Michael VeSeart, Ukulele. Donese Mayfield, Celtic Harp. Jerri Muellenberg, Hammered Dulcimer. Hammer Weavers, Hammered Dulcimers. Desert Dulcimers, Mountain Dulcimer and Autoharp. Scott & Irma Reeder, Hammered/Mountain Dulcimers and more. This concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. To find out more about the 6th Annual NM Dulcimer Festival visit

Friday evening September 4, 2015 7:00pm Admission: $10 cash only donation at the door. Children under 12 are free.


*       Folk Harp an Introduction – Donese Mayfield, Instructor. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play the harp? This class is designed to get your fingers in the strings and playing! You do not need to be able read music for this class. During this introduction, you will learn to play songs of various styles including Celtic. Apple Mountain Music will provide a variety of harps for each session. You will have an opportunity to play an assortment of instruments to experience the difference in size and tone. Required Text: Beginning the Folk Harp, An Instruction Book for Adults, available for purchase at Apple Mountain Music at first class meeting. To register for this class go to, course number 12757. The class will held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque.
Tuesday evenings, September 8 thru 29 7:00 – 8:30pm Fee: $85


*       Laughing Spirit Chorus Spring Session - Cathleen Wilder, Instructor. Please join us for this fun, supportive choir! We will sing rounds and part songs from a variety of genres including folk, spirituals, madrigals and more! The term will culminate with a low-key performance. No experience necessary, but regular attendance, the basic ability to carry a tune, and the willingness to have fun are! Whether you sang in a choir back in school, church, or anywhere else, this is your opportunity to do it again! Maybe you have always wanted to sing in a choir - now is your chance! Singer, teacher, and workshop presenter, Cathleen Wilder has been teaching the popular How to Sing in the Shower classes for over twenty years and is the former director of the Laughing Spirit Chorus. A dynamic, fun and inspiring teacher, her uniquely effective style draws from a variety of disciplines including, yoga, dance, world music, psychology and spirituality, not to mention 15 years of singing with top-notch choirs including the Eugene Bach Festival Chorus and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. A west coast native, Cathleen has brought her playful, holistic, non-judgmental teaching style to a numerous venues including Seattle Folklife, the Seattle World Rhythm Festival, Willamette Valley Folk Festival and Breitenbush Hotsprings Retreat Center. Her work has been reviewed by the Seattle Times, the Los Angeles Times and on Weekend America. This class will be held at Apple Mountain Music. Space in this class is limited so early registration is recommended. Please call 505-237-2048 to register.

Saturday afternoons, September 12 thru December 5, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm Fee: $120 for Sopranos, $80 for Tenors and Basses


*       Mountain Dulcimer: Beginning – Irma Reeder, Instructor. This instrument is widely used in the American old-time music tradition, as well as Celtic and other styles. Its origins are traced back to the early 1800's from the Scots-Irish in the southern Appalachian Mountains. In this class you will learn to play both chords and melodies in the DAD tuning. While some music theory will be covered, you don't need any previous musical experience to be successful! It is not necessary to own a dulcimer as instruments will be available during classes. If you own one, please bring it! Required Text: First Lessons Dulcimer by Joyce Ochs, available for purchase at Apple Mountain Music. To register for this class go to, course number 12759. The class will held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque.
Monday evenings, September 14, 2015 - October 5, 2015 7:00 – 8:30pm Fee: $85


*       Third Saturday Celtic Session - Tom Tunney, host. Please join us on the third Saturday afternoon of every month for an open Irish Session. All skill levels are welcome! This session is designed for anyone who wants to learn and practice Celtic tunes. We will start with a set list that contains about 100 common session tunes and we will add new ones when we master the first group. Basic session etiquette will be discussed and followed, but we will play at any easy tempo that is slower than a typical session, and the tunes will be repeated numerous times. The use of sheet music is welcomed, but memorizing tunes is encouraged. Click here for the set list. We hope you will take the set list with you to work on, and we will discuss resources that are available to help you learn the tunes at home. Looking forward to seeing you on the 3rd Saturday of every month!
3rd Saturday of every month           2:00pm - 4:00pm           Fee: Donation

Announcing new business hours! Starting the first week in September, Apple Mountain Music will be open Fridays from 11:00am - 5:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am - 4:00pm. We will be available by appointment only Monday through Thursday. Call 505-237-2048 or email Debra at to schedule a time. Apple Mountain Music will continue to host evening classes during the week, private lessons each day, workshops, classes and sessions on Saturdays and our wonderful house concerts! We sincerely appreciate the love and support from our musical community and look forward to continuing to serve you!

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Note: Please register early as workshops with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled. If this happens, we will be sure to promptly notify you by phone or email. Please make sure to leave a reliable phone and/or email address when registering and check your voice mail or email the day before the workshop is scheduled to take place. If your workshop is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, inclement weather, instructor illness, or any other reason, you will have the option of a full refund or funds being applied toward another workshop.


And Don't Forget...



New! Slow Celtic Session

1st Saturday of the month

10:00am – 12:00pm


Canterbury Harp Ensemble

1st Saturday of the month

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 


Jamming for Fun/Beginner's Jam

2nd Saturday of the month

2:00 pm to 3:30pm


 Scottish Session

2nd Sunday of the month

2:00pm – 4:00pm


Open Irish Session

3rd Saturday of the month

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Apple Mountain Jam

 Intermediate to Advanced

4th Saturday of the month 

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Intermediate Hammered Dulcimer Class

2nd Saturday of the month

12:30 to 1:30 pm

Fee: $20


Hammered Dulcimer for Advanced Beginners

 3rd Saturday of each month

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $20



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