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10301 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505. 237.2048


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*       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, January 9 thru March 26, 2016           4:00pm - 5:30pm           Fee: $120 for Sopranos, $60 for Tenors and Basses


*       Cathleen Wilder and Friends In Concert - Beloved local voice teacher, Cathleen Wilder will be giving a rare solo performance at Apple Mountain Music on Saturday, January 23rd at 7:00 PM. Joining Cathleen will be phenomenal guitarist, Chris Nolan, on songs by Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Patty Griffin, Bruce Cockburn, Joni Mitchell and more. Opening the show will be Cathleen's talented student, Bob Scanlon, voice and guitar, on originals as well as songs by Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Bobby Gentry and Jim Croce. Advance tickets are $10, $15 at the door. Seating is limited and we are likely to have a full house. Please call Apple Mountain Music at 505-237-2048 to reserve your seat(s). We look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday evening January 23, 2016          7:00pm           Admission: $10 advance, $15 at the door


*       Alan Reid & Rob van Sante of Battlefield Band - In Concert – Please join us for an exciting evening of Scottish folk music with Alan Reid & Rob van Sante. Alan & Rob will present an evening of old and new music, featuring Alan's compositions, Battlefield Band favorites and additional songs from Rob. The show combines open tuned lead and accompaniment guitar work from Rob, Alan's keyboard, guitar and accordion and fine harmony singing from both. Alan was a vital member of Battlefield Band from its inception in 1969 till his departure in 2010. In that time he toured all over the world and made almost 30 recordings with the band, working with such artists as Garrison Keillor, Van Morrison and Mike Oldfield. They won awards in Germany, Britain and the U.S. and throughout Alan was at the heart of the band, his keyboards underpinning the bagpipes and the fiddle. In being the first to use keyboards as an integral part of a traditional folk band, Alan’s contribution to the band’s story has ensured it’s stature in Scottish culture as well as its influence on many of today's Celtic musicians. Dutch born Rob is a guitarist of skill and subtlety. Rob has worked for Battlefield Band for 13 years as their sound engineer for both live and recorded work. He accompanied them on all their tours as their 'fifth' member. Rob has appeared on many albums displaying his virtuoso vocal ability both as a lead and harmony singer, also showcasing his undoubted instrumental skills to a variety of projects. All these strands come together to make a perfect foil to Alan and his music. This house concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 to reserve tickets as space is limited!
Wednesday evening January 20, 2016           7:00pm           Admission: $20


*       Mountain Dulcimer: Beginning Irma Reeder, Instructor. The dulcimer is widely used in the American old-time music tradition, as well as Celtic and other styles. Be a part of the tradition by learning to play the mountain dulcimer in this beginning class. You'll learn to play chords and melodies in the DAD tuning. Some music theory will be covered, but you don't need musical experience to be successful. Note: Instruments will be available during classes but if you own a dulcimer, please bring it. Required text is First Lessons Dulcimer by Joyce Ochs, which is available for purchase at Apple Mountain Music. This course is being offered through UNM’s Continuing Education Department but the class will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Click here to register online or call 505-277-0077, Option1. Please reference Course number 12759.

Monday evenings Feb 15 – Mar 7, 2016           7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (4 Sessions)           Tuition: $85


*       Folk Harp: Beginning – Dr. Julietta Rabens, Instructor. Ever wondered what it would be like to play the harp? Get your fingers on the strings and learn to play in this folk harp class for beginners. You don't need to be able read music and you'll learn to play various song styles. Note: A variety of harps will be available so you can experience the difference in size and tone. Required text is Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp, by Sylvia Woods, which is available for purchase at Apple Mountain Music at the first class meeting. This course is being offered through UNM’s Continuing Education Department but the class will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Click here to register online or call 505-277-0077, Option 1. Please reference Course Number: 12757

Tuesday evenings Feb 16 – Mar 8, 2016          7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (4 Sessions)          Tuition: $85


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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 


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


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


Hammered Dulcimer for Advanced Beginners

 3rd Saturday of each month

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $20



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