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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

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This class celebrates the musical development of toddlers/early preschool‐age children. Through singing, rhythmic and movement activities young children and their parents playfully experience and explore music together. Public registration is through the UNM Music Prep School. Please visit the website at http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ UNM Tuition Remission registration should be sent to CERegistration@unm.edu or fax to (505) 277‐1990.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission enroll through UNMCE. For more information, a full list of classes, or to register without tuition remission: * http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ * http://musicprep.unm.edu

Section SPA‐PE

12721
$175
1/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 9:45 AM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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This class celebrates the musical development of toddlers/early preschool‐age children. Through singing, rhythmic and movement activities young children and their parents playfully experience and explore music together. Public registration is through the UNM Music Prep School. Please visit the website at http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ UNM Tuition Remission registration should be sent to CERegistration@unm.edu or fax to (505) 277‐1990.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission enroll through UNMCE. For more information, a full list of classes, or to register without tuition remission: * http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ * http://musicprep.unm.edu

Section SPB‐PE

12721
$175
1/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 10:45 AM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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This piano class is for students continuing from fall semester. Parents are required to participate. Books: Alfred Basic Piano Library Prep Course for the Young Beginner: Lesson Book Level A and Solo Book Level A. Public registration is through the UNM Music Prep School. Please visit the website at http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ UNM Tuition Remission registration should be sent to CERegistration@unm.edu or fax to (505) 277‐1990.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission enroll through UNMCE. For more information, a full list of classes, or to register without tuition remission: * http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ * http://musicprep.unm.edu

Section SPC‐PE

12721
$175
1/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 9:45 AM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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In this class preschool age children and grownups explore and experience music through singing, rhythmic, and movement activities. Playful music making in community with other children of all abilities and developmental stages creates a safe and fun space for children and adults to explore and develop their musical selves. Public registration is through the UNM Music Prep School. Please visit the website at http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ UNM Tuition Remission registration should be sent to CERegistration@unm.edu or fax to (505) 277‐1990.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission enroll through UNMCE. For more information, a full list of classes, or to register without tuition remission: * http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ * http://musicprep.unm.edu

Section SPE‐PE

12721
$175
1/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 9:45 AM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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This piano class is for students continuing from fall semester. Parents are required to participate. Books: Alfred Basic Piano Library Prep Course for the Young Beginner: Lesson Book Level A and Solo Book Level A. Public registration is through the UNM Music Prep School. Please visit the website at http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ UNM Tuition Remission registration should be sent to CERegistration@unm.edu or fax to (505) 277‐1990.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission enroll through UNMCE. For more information, a full list of classes, or to register without tuition remission: * http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ * http://musicprep.unm.edu

Section SPD‐PE

12721
$175
1/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 8:45 AM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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For beginner and continuing adult/older teen students. Book: Solo Guitar Playing Book 1, 4th edition, by Frederick M. Noad

Note: UNM Tuition Remission enroll through UNMCE. For more information, a full list of classes, or to register without tuition remission: * http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ * http://musicprep.unm.edu

Section SPA‐PE

12755
$175
1/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 1:45 PM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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For beginner older teen/adult students and students from our summer adult class who want to review and build the fundamentals.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission enrolls through UNMCE; all others enroll with UNM Music Prep School. For more information, a full list of classes, or to register without tuition remission: * http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ * http://musicprep.unm.edu

Section SPB‐PE

12764
$175
1/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 3:00 PM ‐ 3:45 PM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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This is a mixed‐age early childhood class, which emphasizes a variety of multicultural music. Taught by our experienced, highly qualified music educator, Alyssa Anaya, young children and their adults sing songs, play music games, learn dances and play instruments representing many countries, cultures and languages. On the final day of the semester, this class will combine with our marimba bands for a special musical sharing event. Public registration is through the UNM Music Prep School. Please visit the website at http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ UNM Tuition Remission registration should be sent to CERegistration@unm.edu or fax to (505) 277‐1990.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission enrolls through UNMCE; all others enroll through UNM Music Prep School. Parent‐Child Musical Play Classes for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Section SPA‐PE

12727
$175
1/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 11:45 AM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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Beginning marimba students learn proper mallet grip technique and practice on short songs containing 3, 4 and 5 different notes before moving on to more challenging material. Some younger students might require a step stool to reach the marimba (supplied by parent). The teacher supplies all mallets. Parents and children play together.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission enrolls through UNMCE; all others enroll through UNM Music Prep School. For more information, a full list of classes, or to register without tuition remission: * http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ * http://musicprep.unm.edu

Section SPA‐PE

12724
$175
1/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 9:45 AM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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In this class families explore and experience music through singing, rhythmic, and movement activities. Playful music making in community with other children of all abilities and developmental stages creates a safe and fun space for children and adults to explore and develop their musical selves. Public registration is through the UNM Music Prep School. Please visit the website at http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ UNM Tuition Remission registration should be sent to CERegistration@unm.edu or fax to (505) 277‐1990.

Section SPA‐PE

12726
$175
1/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 10:45 AM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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In this class families explore and experience music through singing, rhythmic, and movement activities. Playful music making in community with other children of all abilities and developmental stages creates a safe and fun space for children and adults to explore and develop their musical selves. Public registration is through the UNM Music Prep School. Please visit the website at http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ UNM Tuition Remission registration should be sent to CERegistration@unm.edu or fax to (505) 277‐1990.

Section SPB‐PE

12726
$175
1/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 11:45 AM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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For continuing adult/older teens who have taken the beginner older teen/adult class who want to review and build the fundamentals.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission enrolls through UNMCE; all others enroll with UNM Music Prep School. For more information, a full list of classes, or to register without tuition remission: * http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ * http://musicprep.unm.edu

Section SPA‐PE

12764
$175
1/26/2019 - 4/27/2019
Sat 2:00 PM ‐ 2:45 PM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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This ukulele group is an opportunity for folks to learn a little ukulele, sing with a group and have a relaxed time making music. This class is open to all ukulele players, beginners and beyond! When you register let us know if you are a beginner or a continuing student. Students need a soprano ukulele for this class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission enrolls through UNMCE; all others enroll through UNM Music Prep School. For more information, a full list of classes, or to register without tuition remission: * http://music.unm.edu/community/music‐prep‐school/ * http://musicprep.unm.edu

Section SPA‐PE

12722
$175
1/30/2019 - 5/1/2019
Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 6:30 PM
Julia Church‐Hoffman
UNM Center for the Arts

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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 SPA‐PE

12760
$85
2/4/2019 - 2/25/2019
Mon 7:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Scott Reeder
CE South Building

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In this 6‐week class, you will study the fundamentals of jazz guitar playing, including topics like chord‐melody playing, fingerboard technique, and the ever‐expanding parameters of the American idiom. Michael Anthony will guide learners in an ultimate map for great jazz guitar playing, from blues tunes to improvised solos and beyond.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

12748
$95
2/4/2019 - 3/11/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Michael Anthony
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

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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 SPA‐PE

12742
$130
2/5/2019 - 4/9/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Rodlfo Gonzalez
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

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This 8 week class explores the art of jazz ensemble playing. With the help of veteran ensemble leader Lewis Winn, students choose repertoire, tailoring each arrangement so each individual can shine. Participants will develop their improvisation techniques, leadership skills, and group sound, as well as improve their overall understanding of the jazz ensemble setting as they prepare for a performance at the end of the course.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

12743
$130
2/5/2019 - 4/9/2019
Tue 7:45 PM ‐ 9:15 PM
Lewis Winn
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

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Love big band jazz music? This is the class for you! From playing a variety of great tunes to navigating your way through chord changes and solo sections, this class will have you wailing in your final performance! Proficient music reading skills required.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

12740
$140
2/6/2019 - 4/10/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Henry Estrada
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

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This class will explore the basic elements of singing a song; tempo, groove, style, form and arrangement. We'll work on strengthening the voice and polishing your performance. We will choose songs from the jazz standard repertoire and be accompanied by a professional musician in our recital. This class is open to singers of all levels and is guaranteed to be a fun and enriching experience.

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Section SPA‐PE

12744
$165
2/7/2019 - 3/28/2019
Thu 6:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Patty Stephens
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

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Believe it not – you can sing! Even if you feel (or have been told) you can't sing, you'll learn how in this course for beginners. The instructor, a professional musician, has developed a unique teaching method designed for those who can't carry a tune or have other singing difficulties. You must attend all four classes. Note: A $10 materials fee for CDs and instruction sheets will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

12792
$95
3/5/2019 - 3/26/2019
Tue 7:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Diana Segara
Segara Residence ‐ NE Area

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Come and be captivated by this wonderful instrument! In this class, you will enjoy learning to play songs of various styles. Previous musical experience is not required as basic music theory will be covered. It is not necessary to own a harp. You will have an opportunity to play a number of harps to experience the difference in size and tone. Required text: Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp by Sylvia Woods, available for purchase at first class meeting. Come early to arrange for an instrument and to purchase text.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

12757
$85
3/18/2019 - 3/25/2019
Mon 7:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Irma Reeder
CE North Building

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Perfect for beginners and anyone wanting to strenghen their fundamentals, this course covers all the improvising basics. Students will learn how to solo using fundamentals tenets of rhythm, harmony, and dynamics. Other topics covered will include range, timbre, contour, texture, intervals, accents, and rests!

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Section SPA‐PE

12747
$95
3/18/2019 - 4/22/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Mickey Patten
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

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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 $15 is payable to the instructor at first class meeting to cover text and teaching materials.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPB‐PE

12753
$110
3/19/2019 - 5/7/2019
Tue 5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM
Carlos Vinajeras
Garfield Middle School

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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 is not required, but knowledge of chords (at least in the keys of C and G) and some note reading skills are required. Students without basic theory fundamentals or the ability to read music notation must be open to initially catching up/learning those basics taught in Guitar: Beginning, as those skills wiill be utilized in Guitar: Beginning II. Note: A Materials Fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class session.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPB‐PE

12754
$110
3/19/2019 - 5/7/2019
Tue 6:30 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Carlos Vinajeras
Garfield Middle School

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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'll pick up easy‐to‐learn vocal techniques combined with fun performance practice. You'll also work with professional music equipment. Note: A $25 materials fee for a CD and vocal instruction sheets will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

12791
$105
4/4/2019 - 5/9/2019
Thu 7:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Diana Segara
Segara Residence ‐ NE Area

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This instrument is widely used in the American old‐time music tradition. 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 tunes in the DAD tuning. While some music theory will be covered, you don't need any previous musical experience to be successful. Loaner instruments are available during class time. Required text: First Lessons Dulcimer by Joyce Ochs, available at the first class session or eBook online at http://www.melbay.com/'' rel=''noopener noreferrer'' target=''_blank.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

12759
$85
4/29/2019 - 5/20/2019
Mon 7:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Irma Reeder
CE South Building

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