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10301 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
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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, next June 6, 2015           10:00am - 12:00pm          Fee: Donation

 

*       Music Reading and Theory – Danielle Frabutt, Instructor. Have you ever wanted to learn to read music? Whether you are beginning to pick up an instrument, beginning to sing, or just want to explore the expressive language of music, this class is for you. Flutist, Danielle Frabutt will help you to learn and understand the basics of Rhythm and Melody reading and writing. By the end of the 4 weeks you will have the tools to write your own basic melody and apply simple chords to accompany yourself. This class is designed for those who have no prior music reading experience or those who'd like to refresh what they may have learned in years past.

Freelancing throughout Albuquerque and New Mexico, Danielle performs in a variety of genre: from Classical to Irish she has been seen on stage with the New Mexico Philharmonic, the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Liz Madden -Irish and folk singer/songwriter, Altura Wind Woodwind Trio, Quintessence Choral Artists of the Southwest, and many others. Danielle is also the Artistic Coordinator with the New Mexico Philharmonic.

This class will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd NE in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 to register.
Tuesday evenings, June 9th thru June 30th, 2015          6:00pm – 7:30pm           Fee: $85

 

*       Kevin Burke – The Irish Fiddle - Come and meet Kevin Burke for 90 minutes of conversation and demonstrations of the many aspects of Irish Fiddle Music. Bring along all those questions you’ve always wanted to ask, both specific and general – anything from bowing to ornaments, rhythms to repertoire, practicing to performing. Improve your playing and knowledge of the music, and, who knows, you might even learn a new tune. This workshop is suitable for non-fiddlers as well. This workshop will held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Please reserve by calling 505-237-2048.

Thursday June 18, 2015           4:00pm – 5:30pm           Fee: $40

 

*       Kevin Burke In Concert - Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. He has been established as a first class musician ever since his work in the early 1970’s (with such renowned performers as Arlo Guthrie, Christy Moore and the Bothy Band and with his far-reaching solo album, “If the Cap Fits”). During his long musical career Kevin has earned international acclaim in both Europe and America as a solo performer, a teacher and as a member of some of folk music’s foremost groups including the exciting Celtic Fiddle Festival and Ireland’s long admired and respected Patrick Street. Kevin’s contribution to music was acknowledged by The National Endowment for the Arts when he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the USA's highest honor for excellence in the folk and traditional arts. Previous National Heritage Fellows include B.B. King, Doc Watson, and Bill Monroe.Although Kevin has spent much of his life playing in a group context, he has never lost his love for solo fiddle music – the “naked fiddle” as he himself sometimes puts it. This is very evident in his live solo release, “In Concert”, a performance of mostly unaccompanied traditional pieces. This house concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Space for this concert is limited. Please call 505-237-2048 to reserve.

Thursday evening June 18, 2015 7:00pm Admission: $20

 

*       Music Appreciation Danielle Frabutt, Instructor. If you've ever wondered how music has transformed over the years, this class is for you! Music has been a very important part of our history and during this 4-week summer course you can expect to learn about the different genres of music starting with the Renaissance/Baroque and ending with today. The hour and a half course, will talk about the composers, their style and the connection to other historical significance as well as how the genres connect with each following era. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring a notebook and any questions you may have. There will be musical excerpts to see/hear and analyze.

Freelancing throughout Albuquerque and New Mexico, Danielle performs in a variety of genre: from Classical to Irish she has been seen on stage with the New Mexico Philharmonic, the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Liz Madden -Irish and folk singer/songwriter, Altura Wind Woodwind Trio, Quintessence Choral Artists of the Southwest, and many others. Danielle is also the Artistic Coordinator with the New Mexico Philharmonic.

This class will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd NE in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 to register.
Monday evenings July 6th thru July 27th, 2015 6:00pm – 7:30pm Fee: $85

 

*       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

 

*       Play the Penny Whistle: Beginners - Harlow Pinson, Instructor. Please join us for this fun four-week class where you can learn to play the penny whistle! We will learn to play jigs, reels and other Irish melodies on this inexpensive and versatile instrument. This is a class for beginners. We will learn both by ear and from the book. Requirements: Penny Whistle in the key of D. These are available at Apple Mountain Music. Book: The Clarke Tin Whistle: Deluxe Edition (Book & CD), also available at Apple Mountain Music. Please have both at first class. This class will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 to register.

Tuesday evenings, July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 2015           7:00 – 9:00pm           Fee: $100
 

 

*       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 apmountainmusic@comcast.net 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!

Thank you for visiting,

 

 

Debra

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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