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10301 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505. 237.2048


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*       Interpretation & Performance Skills - Vocal Workshops with Liz Madden – Liz Madden, Instructor. Irish singer/songwriter, Liz Madden will present a two part singing workshop for all levels and ages. Liz will focus on presentation, interpretation and performance of a song, how to choose the right song for you, and how to have confidence in singing with your voice! Participants will be asked to sing individually and to have a song, or part thereof, prepared. A group song (in the Irish language) will also be taught and the atmosphere is guaranteed to be fun, relaxed and filled with plenty of laughter! With a voice that leaves a lasting impression with its deep emotion and energy, singer/songwriter and producer Liz Madden is a classically trained vocalist who comes from a family lineage steeped in Irish traditional music. Liz has contributed to over 12 albums and has worked with Writers and Producers such as Richard Cottle (Seal, Eric Clapton), Paul Barrett (U2, Sinead O'Connor), Gloria Mulhall ( as part of Rua), Nigel Clark (Hue & Cry, Carol Kidd), Billy Sherwood (YES) and Fionan de Barra (Runa, Clannad). As a performer Liz has headlined events worldwide including the Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France), the Lisdoonvarna Festival(Ireland), the 7th Folk and Art Festival (China) and various music festivals globally including the World Music Festival of Israel where she performed with the Ra'annana Orchestra. Formerly one half of well-known Irish duo Rua, Liz is also a member of the world music group, Shishonnah. An accomplished musical theater performer, Liz has played lead roles in shows including Side by Side (Sondheim) and the musical cabaret "Whine Women and Song" in the USA. She was formerly a lead performer with the Drawing Room Opera Company. A voice teacher for over fifteen years, Liz has taught privately and coached workshops preparing hundreds of students for auditions, performances and exams. These workshops will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE, in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 to reserve.

Saturdays, March 21st and March 28th, 2015           9:00am – 11:00am           Fee: $20 each workshop


*       Play the Harp II Sandi Ludescher, Instructor. So, you've taken the four weeks of beginner introduction to harp and have decided that the harp is definitely for you! What next? Maybe you need a refresher course. Well, this four week class may be the answer. Start where you left off. What techniques do you need more help with? Have you been trying to progress on your own and just can't seem to get any farther along? Sandi Ludescher will help answer those questions and help you progress towards being the harpist you aspire to. In this four week class there will also be an introduction to ensemble playing.
Each class will offer ensemble, group and individualized time. Required text: Play the Harp Beautifully, available for purchase at Apple Mountain Music. Please call 505-237-2048 to register.

Tuesday evenings March 31 – April 21, 2015          6:30pm – 8:00pm           Fee: $85


*       Ewan Dobson Guitar Clinic – Ewan Dobson, Instructor. Ewan Dobson has established himself as one of Canada's most brilliant and exhilarating young guitarists, having won first prize in nearly every single Classical Guitar competition across the country. His impressive list of credentials includes winning the Grand Prizes from both the Burlington Rotary Fall Music Festival and the Pickering Rotary Music Festival. In the summer of 2009, Dobson was crowned the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Champion at the prestigious 5th annual Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition held in Kingston, Ontario. Shortly after this victory, he captured another first prize in the acoustic category at the 4th Montreal Guitar Grand Prix. The development of Ewan Dobson into the artist that he is today has been an eclectic journey, to say the least. After humble beginnings with his first electric guitar playing heavy metal and hard rock music to the structured discipline of his classical training, Dobson has expanded his repertoire to include Bluegrass, Metal, Canadian folk, Techno, Trance, Video Game and Contemporary Fingerstyle music. The culmination of all of these diverse influences has fueled his creativity to compose his own unique brand of music and resulted in creating the captivating artist that he is today. Ewan Dobson is a young artist of exceptional technical virtuosity and refined artistry that will enthrall audiences wherever he performs. This is a 90-minute demonstration/Q&A clinic with master finger style guitarist Ewan Dobson. The Clinic will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE, Albuquerque. Tickets are $22 (including all service charges). Click on this link to AMP Concerts to purchase.

Thursday evening April 9, 2015           6:30 – 8:00pm          Fee: $22

*       Ewan Dobson In Concert – April 9, 12:00pm at the Tony Hillerman Library and April 10, 8:00pm at the Cooperage. For more details and to purchase tickets visit


*       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 beginning April 4th 2015           10:00am - 12:00pm          Fee: Donation

*       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...


Harps of Serenity - A Beginner's Harp Circle

  1st Saturday of the month.

11:30 - 1:00pm

Fee: $5.00


Jamming for Fun/Beginner's Jam

2nd Saturday of the month

2:00 pm to 3:30pm


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


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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