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Albuquerque, NM 87111
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*       Laughing Spirit Chorus Fall 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, January 7, 2017 - March, 25, 2017           4:00pm - 5:30pm           Fee: $120

 

*       Introduction to Folk Harp - Irma Reeder, Instructor. Come and be captivated by this wonderful instrument! In this class you will enjoy getting know the enchanting harp and will learn to play songs of various styles. Previous musical experience in not required as basic music theory will be covered. It is not necessary for you to own a harp. A variety of harps will be available on the premises during class time. You will have an opportunity to play a number of harps to experience the difference in size and tone. This class is being offered through the Department of Continuing Education at UNM, Course Number 12757. Pre-registration is required - go to  The class will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE, Albuquerque. Required text: Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp, available for purchase at Apple Mountain Music. Come early to purchase your book and reserve your instrument!

2 Sessions - January 23 & January 30, 2017          7:00pm - 9:00pm          Fee: $85

 

*       Hammered Dulcimer: Beginning - Scott Reeder, Instructor. This fascinating instrument has a captivating voice and is mesmerizing to watch being played! From the Near East to Western Europe, across the Atlantic Ocean to the American Colonies, the Hammered Dulcimer has a long history encompassing many music traditions. Trapezoidal in shape with many strings running across the soundboard, this forerunner of the piano is played by striking strings with small hammers. This class will cover how the notes are laid out, with a hands-on approach to begin playing tunes. Loaner instruments will be available during class. No previous musical experience is required. The class text will be available for purchase at the first session.This class is being offered through the Department of Continuing Education at UNM, Course Number 12760. Pre-registration is required - click this link to register .  The class will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE, Albuquerque

4 Sessions starting February 2 - 27, 2017          Monday evenings, 7:00pm - 8:30pm           Fee: $85

*       Introduction to Mountain Dulcimer - Irma Reeder, Instructor. Come learn to love this instrument! Students will learn the basics on how to read standard tablature and play simple tunes. 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, is available for purchase at Apple Mountain Music. Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible. This course will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE, Albuquerque. Registration for this course will be through the Department of Continuing Education at UNM. Course Number 12759 Click this link to register www.dce.unm.org.

4 sessions starting March 6 - 27, 2017           Monday evenings        7:00 pm - 8:30 pm          Fee: $85

 

*       You CAN Learn to Play the Harp - Sandi Ludescher, Instructor. When you hear harp music do you always wish that you would've learned to play? Or, maybe, you are like many people that say, "In my next life, I'm going to learn to play a harp!" Well, don't wait for your next life-do it in this life! Don't wait until you get to heaven to play harp, either. Get a head start--DO IT NOW! It's not too late--and this class is perfect for you! Your instructor Sandi Ludescher didn't start playing harp until she was 40 years old. And, now, she may be one of the busiest professional harpists in New Mexico. In this 4-week class for beginners, Sandi will demystify harp techniques and show you how easy it is to get started playing the harp. Knowing how to read music is not required. What you do need though, is curiosity, an open mind and adventurous spirit! This class will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE, Albuquerque. Call 505-237-2048 to register. Required text: Play the Harp Beautifully, available at Apple Mountain Music.

Wednesday evenings March 8 - 29, 2017             6:30 - 8:30pm          Fee: $85         

 

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...

 

 

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 

 

Gregg Daigle's Early Bird Slow Bluegrass Jam
2nd Saturday of the month
9:00am - 10:30am

 

 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

 

Hammered Dulcimer for Advanced Beginners

 3rd Saturday of each month

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $20

 

 

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