ALERT: The UNMCE Tuition Remission Form has been updated. Old versions will not be accepted.

Main Menu
guitar

Music Classes

Learn to play a musical instrument, or expand your current musical skills in our fun classes. We offer guitar classes, along with other instruments such as harp, dulcimer and piano. All skill levels are welcome. You can also work on your voice skills by joining our singing and choir classes in both jazz and traditional styles. Give yourself the gift of music that will last a lifetime.

Music - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

If you've ever heard a piece of music you've heard an arrangement. If you've ever played a piece of music you've played an arrangement. Learn how to make yours more creative and interesting, even if you cannot read or write music. Get the tricks of the trade through audio and audio/visual examples of the great arrangers and performers as well as Mr. Baker's own works. Concepts can be applied to any size group or style, from solo instruments to stage bands; rock to jazz to Latin to country. The course will also touch on scales, chord progressions, and articulations. Includes a 23 page booklet of notes and examples.

Section SUA‐PE

12737
$90
06/04/2018 - 07/09/2018
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Maud Beenhouwer
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

Register Online for this Class

The Jazz Brain courses will present the essential information you will need in order to play jazz in any setting, including many of our ensemble classes. Part I will focus on the basics: chords and scales, how they

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section SUA‐PE

12730
$65
06/05/2018 - 06/26/2018
Tue 7:45 PM ‐ 9:15 PM
Lewis Winn
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

Register Online for this Class

This popular class gives a comprehensive first hand understanding of the main ingredients of Latin Jazz rhythms and genres such as bossa nova, salsa and samba. Materials for the class range from compositions of traditional well‐known Latin Jazz artists to lesser known contemporary composers and musicians. A portion of class time is devoted to music theory and improvisation techniques. Intermediate level encouraged.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

12742
$100
06/05/2018 - 07/24/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Rodlfo Gonzalez
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

Register Online for this Class

This is a course for the beginning guitarist. Its objective is to get the students playing quickly, by emphasizing chords and right‐hand strumming and figure picking patterns. The basic fundamentals of music, including note reading, rhythm, and harmonic structure will also be covered. Careful attention is given to proper playing technique. The students must bring a playable acoustic guitar to every class meeting. Note: A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at first class meeting to cover text and teaching materials.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

12753
$105
06/05/2018 - 08/07/2018
Tue 5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM
Carlos Vinajeras
CE South Building

Register Online for this Class

The class will be centered on the rhythm guitar an its role in Rock and Roll, folk, Country and Pop genres. We will be building on the Chord vocabulary learned from the previous class and there will be some note reading, but the class will mostly focus on learning the strum patterns and chords for any song that would be available from multiple sources such as from Songbooks, Lead Sheets, online tabs and chords. The class will be using the Hal Leonard Guitar Method I book, but students are encouraged to learn their favorite songs. All types of guitars and genres are accepted in this class. Taking Guitar Beginning I is not required, but knowledge of chords (at least in the keys of C and G) and some note reading skills are required. Note: A Materials Fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class session.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

12754
$105
06/05/2018 - 08/07/2018
Tue 6:30 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Carlos Vinajeras
CE South Building

Register Online for this Class

Believe it not – you can sing! Even if you feel (or have been told) you can

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

12792
$95
06/05/2018 - 06/26/2018
Tue 7:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Diana Segara
Segara Residence ‐ NE Area

Register Online for this Class

This six week course will explore a variety of blues guitar styles including fingerstyle and pickstyle playing. Scales, chords and major blues artist transcriptions will be covered.

Section SUA‐PE

12746
$90
06/06/2018 - 07/11/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Dan Dowling
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

Register Online for this Class

Group guitar class for adults with little or no guitar experience. Required book: Solo Guitar Playing, Book 1: 4th Edition, by Frederick M. Noad Brian Moore teaches private studio guitar and has taught group guitar classes at the Music Prep School for 25 years. He has a master

Section SUA‐PE

12755
$145
06/09/2018 - 07/28/2018
Sat 12:00 PM ‐ 12:45 PM
Brian Moore
UNM Center for the Arts

Register Online for this Class

Group piano class for adults with little or no piano experience. Materials will be supplied by the teacher. Stephanie Kaylan teaches private and group piano classes; she has taught group piano lessons at the Music Prep School for 23 years. Her degree is in jazz piano and composition.

Section SUA‐PE

12764
$145
06/09/2018 - 07/28/2018
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 1:45 PM
Stephanie Kaylan
UNM Center for the Arts

Register Online for this Class

Part II of the Jazz Brain series will explore the diatonic world in more depth and then go beyond into the non‐diatonic (exotic!) sounds. The goal is to expand the improviser

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

12731
$65
07/03/2018 - 07/24/2018
Tue 7:45 PM ‐ 9:15 PM
Lewis Winn
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

Register Online for this Class

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 is You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer by Madeline MacNeil (Mel Bay). Book available online or for purchase at the first session.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

12760
$85
07/09/2018 - 07/30/2018
Mon 7:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Scott Reeder
CE South Building

Register Online for this Class

Want to sing with more confidence and control? If you can carry a tune, join this vocals class to practice singing solo and as a group with a certified singing teacher. You

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

12791
$105
07/12/2018 - 08/16/2018
Thu 7:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Diana Segara
Segara Residence ‐ NE Area

Register Online for this Class

The bowed psaltery is one of the easiest instruments to start playing and has an ethereal, otherworldly sound due to unique inharmonic overtones. It is triangular in shape and played with a simple bow. Using familiar songs that many students will already know, this class will cover note layout, bowing method, and tips on how to draw the innate beauty out of the instrument. Loaners will be available during class sessions at no charge. If you plan to bring your own and need help with tuning or strings, register early so the instructor can coordinate assistance prior to the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

12757
$85
08/13/2018 - 08/20/2018
Mon 7:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Scott Reeder
CE South Building

Register Online for this Class

'The University Chorus is non‐auditioned choir conformed of approximately 120 singers, and specializes in performing a major choral‐orchestral piece each semester. This semester we will perform 'Ein Deutsches Requiem' by Johannes Brahms. The performance is on May 3, 7:30pm at Popejoy Hall. University Chorus rehearses on Tuesdays from 7:30pm until 9:30pm at CFA B120''

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

12798
$65
08/28/2018 - 12/04/2018
Tue 7:30 PM ‐ 9:30 PM
Juan Hernandez
UNM Main Campus

Register Online for this Class
Class Name

In this class designed for families, children and grownups play together to explore a variety of summer musical adventures through singing, rhythmic, and movement activities. Jennifer Warren taught elementary music for Albuquerque Public Schools for 6 years. Her areas of research include the role of parents in the musical development of young children and music education for children with special needs. She enjoys playing the clarinet and singing and dancing with her husband and two little boys.

12729 | $145

Parent‐Child Family Music Adventures ( 0‐5 years) - SUA‐PE

06/09/2018 - 07/28/2018
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 9:45 AM(8 Session Total)
Jennifer Warren
UNM Center for the Arts

Register Online for this Class

Parent‐Child Family Music Adventures ( 0‐5 years) - SUB‐PE

06/09/2018 - 07/28/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 10:45 AM(8 Session Total)
Jennifer Warren
UNM Center for the Arts

Register Online for this Class

Parent‐Child Family Music Adventures ( 0‐5 years) - SUC:PE

06/09/2018 - 07/28/2018
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 11:45 AM(8 Session Total)
Jennifer Warren
UNM Center for the Arts

Register Online for this Class
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
More Ways to Register

UNMUNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Music Classes.

Learn more about UNM Tuition Remission