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10301 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505. 237.2048

 


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*       Folk Harp: An Introduction – Donese Mayfield, 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 www.dce.unm.edu. 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! Note: Donese Mayfield will be substituting for Irma Reeder this semester only.

Monday evenings February 16 - March 9, 2015           7:00pm – 8:30pm           Fee: $85

*       Tommy & Saundra O’Sullivan - In Concert – Please join us for an evening of Irish music and song! Acclaimed as “one of the great contemporary folk voices of Ireland,” and “a stellar guitarist,” Tommy O’Sullivan, has remained one of the hidden treasures of traditional Irish music for many years. He has toured throughout North America and Europe, appearing at many major venues and festivals. Tommy has always kept an active recording schedule having recorded three albums as a member of Sliabh Notes and a duet album with Bothy Band piper, Paddy Keenan. Saundra O’Sullivan is from Houston, Texas with Native American roots. During high school and college she sang in many choirs and was a featured soloist. During her nursing career, she continued a high interest in music. Her passion for traditional Irish Music led her to attend an annual Irish music retreat in Midlothian, Texas in 2007 where she met Tommy. Encouraged by Tommy, Saundra has rekindled her singing. As they explored singing together they discovered her alto harmonies to be a perfect match for his tenor lead vocals, adding a fertile texture to the overall sound. She has now become a very welcomed addition to the vibrant local music scene in Dingle, Ireland, where Saundra and Tommy now live since their wedding in Houston in March 2010. They are also the proud owners of O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Pub. This house concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 to reserve your seat as space is limited!
Friday evening February 20, 2015           7:00pm           Admission: $15

*       Play Your Autoharp! - Gary Libman, Instructor. Gary Libman invites you to join him in a fun and informative workshop designed to not only get you started playing your autoharp but introduce you to some advanced techniques as well. In this two hour workshop, you will learn basic autoharp maintenance, some basic and more advanced rhythm and strumming techniques and even a few songs! If you don't have an autoharp but want to learn, you may use one of ours! (Supplies are limited so reserve in advance.) Note: please make sure your autoharp is in tune when you arrive or get here 15 minutes early and we’ll help you! Fee includes workshop and instruction book! Call Apple Mountain Music at 505-237-2048 to register. Advanced registration is recommended.
Saturday, March 7, 2015           9:00am - 11:00am           Fee: $40 (includes book)

 

*       Mountain Dulcimer: Beginning - 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. 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 http://www.dce.unm.edu. Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible. This course will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE, Albuquerque.
4 sessions starting March 23rd, ending April 13, 201 Monday evenings 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Cost: $85

 

*       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...

 

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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