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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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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. Required text: First Lessons Dulcimer by Joyce Ochs, eBook online at'' target=''_blank or for purchase at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. Required text: First Lessons Dulcimer by Joyce Ochs, eBook online at or for purchase at the first class.

Section SUA‐PE

8/13/2018 - 8/20/2018
Mon 7:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Scott Reeder
CE South Building

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MUS 231/560 Modeled after the community‐engaged music classes of the Old Town School of Folk Music, this course focuses on learning to perform country music from the 1960s, '70s and '80s, also known as "honky tonk " music. Artists and material covered include songs by Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams,, Buck Owens, Johnny Rodriguez and Charley Pride. Guest artists will be brought in to run clinics on singing and how to communicate with the sound engineer and also give general input on the dynamics of playing in a band. Taught by performing country artists, the class focuses on country singing style, harmony, rhythm and lead instrumentation, song arrangement, and performance techniques for successful performance. The class is designed to be taught as a group, with students learning to perform as a band in the process. Desired outcomes for this course include an increased appreciation for the poetics and nuance of country music performance (including stylistic details relating to honky tonk), hands‐on knowledge of country music's sonic progression and history, and a more intimate knowledge of country music's thematic content from the perspective of someone who has performed it. Class capped at 3 students. Students must have intermediate level or higher proficiency on an accompanying instrument, such as keyboard, guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, etc.. Open to music and non‐music majors alike. No audits or pass/fails. Students will be admitted by instructor permission only. Auditions: Contact'' target=''_blank to schedule an audition. Auditions will be held the week of August 13. Audition Preparation. Plan to sing and play one cover song.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section SUA‐PE

8/20/2018 - 12/3/2018
Mon 7:15 PM ‐ 9:45 PM
Kristina Jacobsen
Albuquerque Press Club

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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: *‐prep‐school/ *

Section FAA‐PE

8/29/2018 - 12/5/2018
Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 6:30 PM
Robin Giebelhausen
UNM Center for the Arts

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

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