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Albuquerque, NM 87111
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*        New! Scottish Session at Apple Mountain - A session focusing on Traditional Scottish music will be meeting at Apple Mountain Music the second Sunday of every month from 2:00pm -4:00pm, starting April 13th. Sheet music will be provided for all tunes; basic knowledge of your instrument is recommended. Any instrument played in traditional Scottish music is welcome. We will play a variety of tune types, including strathspeys, slow airs, waltzes, jigs, and reels. This will be a group-led session, with participants bringing tunes for the group to learn. For more information, email Kris Johnson,
2nd Sunday of every month           2:00pm - 4:00pm           Fee: Donation


*        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, class number 12757. Preregistration is required – click on this link to register 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!

4 Sessions starting Monday evenings March 24 thru April 14, 2014           7:00pm – 8:30pm           Fee: $85


*        How to Sing in the Shower - Cathleen Wilder, Instructor. If you can talk, you can sing! Really! This fun, supportive and highly informative ten-week class is a great opportunity to sing your favorite songs while learning key skills that will help you sing your best. This very popular class has received national attention for its playful, supportive and helpful approach. Together we will: Examine the myth of tone deafness; Explore the role of energy, movement and breath in freeing our voices; Explore the positive role of singing in our lives & confront the obstacles that deprive many of us of that joy; Get silly, dance around, make weird faces, and break taboos; Learn exercises to develop vocal control: breath support, range and projection; Sing songs together and (optional) perform them for each other; Discuss strategies for reducing and managing performance anxiety; Learn how to hold your own on harmonies; and Get tips for memorizing songs. Visit Cathleen Wilder's website at for more information. Newcomers are welcome! The only requirement is that you can carry a tune. Call Apple Mountain Music at 505-237-2048 to register.
Wednesday evenings - April 2nd thru June 4th, 2014           6:30pm – 8pm           Fee: $120, $20 drop-in


*        The Joy of Harmony - Cathleen Wilder, Instructor. Experience the joys of singing in harmony! During this 10-week course you will:

* Upgrade your musical "operating system" with skill-building exercises to learn parts faster, hold your part easier, hear your place in the chord better, and tune more precisely
* Learn two- and three- part harmonies to traditional songs
* Sing in large and small groups, as well as duos and trios (as desired)
* Discover the secrets to improvising harmonies
* Learn quickly in this fun, supportive environment
* Examine the life-lessons inherent in the harmony-making process, including greater self-trust and deepening community connections

A general ability to carry a tune is needed to get the most from this workshop. No music-reading ability necessary. Emphasis is on learning by ear. Great for friends, couples and families with children ages 12 and up. Call Apple Mountain Music at 505-237-2048 to register for this class.

Saturday afternoons, April 6 - June 8, 2013           4pm - 5:30pm           Fee: $150 for all or $20 drop-in


*        Song Friends – An Evening of Song - Please join us for an evening concert of song by three talented musicians, Cathleen Wilder, Rose Day and Glen Meizlesh. Each of these performers will share those songs that have befriended us throughout life. Songwriters include: Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Jackson Brown, John Prine, and Bob Marley. They will also be including a few original songs as well.

Cathleen Wilder - Born in 1960, Cathleen was raised on the music of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and the like. At twelve years old, she received a Sears Silvertone guitar, deepening her relationship to this style of music. Although classically trained with a Masters in Voice Performance, Cathleen's first love is still folk music in the singer-songwriter tradition. For the last twenty years her primary passion has been teaching singing, which she does privately and through classes at Apple Mountain Music.

Rose Day - Rose first played guitar in 1972, sitting outside singing while looking upon the mountains in Taos. Self-taught, she sang to her sons who learned to play and compose and now have their own bands in Albuquerque. She has taken classes with Steve Maase for years, and recently started classes with David Ziems. Loving to sing, but shy about performing, she started vocal classes with Cathleen Wilder through Apple Mountain Music. Since 1989, she had been part of a group who play, sing, and joke every week at each others' homes. Having sung with the Prowlers at their jams, she is ready to go solo and looks forward to her performance at Apple Mountain Music.

Glenn Meizlesh - Glenn Meizlesh has been playing music and writing songs for over thirty years. He grew up on classic rock but now is influenced by a world of music including jazz, folk, blues, Celtic, reggae, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, and a variety of African styles. One way or another, elements of these different genres find their way into his playing and songwriting. Glenn is a multi-instrumentalist, playing bass, mandolin and bouzouki, but his primary instrument is the guitar. A native of the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, Glenn has performed as a solo artist and with a number of different groups on the East Coast, the Midwest, and now here in Albuquerque, including Mystery School, Mucho Buddha, Liquid Gypsy, and the Global Fusion Orchestra.

This concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Space is limited so please call in advance to reserve your seat. 505-237-2048.

Saturday evening, April 19, 2014           7:00 pm           Admission: $7.00

*        Randy Granger In Concert - Contemporary Native American musician Randy Granger is an innovative, award-winning singer-songwriter, performer and educator. A multi-instrumentalist and composer, Granger performs on Native American flute, World Percussion, Hang Drum and vocals. He headlines many Native American and World Music festivals around the country and his music is heard on NPR, Music from the Hearts of Space, Sirius and stations worldwide. Granger's performed with top musicians such as R. Carlos Nakai, Coyote Oldman, Peter Phippen and many more. Granger is a Las Cruces resident and has composed for multi-media art shows and the NMSU Dance Department. Awards include the Indian Summer Music Award, New Mexico Music Industry Awards and two Native American Music Awards nominations also knows as the NAMMY's. Visit his website at This is your chance to enjoy and support one of New Mexico's premier musicians! This concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 for reservations as space for this concert is limited!
Saturday evening April 26, 2014           7pm           Admission: $20


*        The Alexander Technique for Musicians - Ethan Kind, Instructor. The Alexander Technique teaches you to identify and change poor body habits that cause physical pain, muscle tension and repetitive movement injury. Ethan Kind, a certified Alexander Technique teacher, will show you how to stop hurting your body when you play or perform - with your instrument and/or your voice. This technique is not about letting go of intensity in performance, but letting go of physical tension, which wears out joints and strains muscles. In this workshop you will learn the principles of good general posture in performance and principles of good technique specific to your instrument or voice. This will allow you to play and/or sing dynamically with less effort and without pain. It will also give you the ability to sense, feel and observe what you are doing when you perform so that you will be able to give your performance as a gift. Call Apple Mountain Music at 505-237-2048 to register.

Saturday morning June 21, 2014           9:00am - 11:00am           Fee: $15



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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...


Jamming for Fun/Beginner's Jam

2nd Saturday of the month

2:00 pm to 3:30pm


Intro to 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


Canterbury Harp Ensemble

1st 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

 George Miles, Instructor. This group class will be an opportunity for beginning hammer dulcimer players with some experience to slowly and methodically take their skills to higher levels on a progressive basis. This new Advanced Beginner's group will be an on-going, monthly session that will focus on applying basic techniques to various forms of music in an ensemble setting. We will apply our knowledge of strategic hammer patterns, ornamentation, and musicality to music arranged in multiple voices. Please note: as a consideration to other members of the group, please be sure your dulcimer is tune when you arrive.

3rd Saturday of each month

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Fee: $20


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