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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 course will explore using computer technology to promote and market your music including social media, creating a web presence, and how to promote your CD online. It requires a basic functional knowledge of computers (how to connect to a website, how to use search engines etc). Each participant will need to bring a wireless internet enabled laptop or tablet and your smart phone if you have one.

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Section SPA-PE

12738
$55
4/11/17 - 4/25/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
To be Announced
New Mexico Jazz Workshop

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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 WIA-PE

12748
$90
3/20/17 - 4/24/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Michael Anthony
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 $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 SPA-PE

12753
$105
3/28/17 - 5/16/17
Tue 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Carlos Vinajeras
Garfield Middle School

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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, eBook available online at http://www.melbay.com or at Apple Mountain Music.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

12759
$85
3/6/17 - 3/27/17
Mon 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Irma Reeder
Apple Mountain Music

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Believe it not

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

12792
$95
3/7/17 - 3/28/17
Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Diana Segara
Segara Residence - NE Area

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Join us and explore the positive role of singing in our lives and overcome the obstacles that deprive many of us of that joy. Learn exercises to develop vocal control and hlep you hold your own harmonies. Get silly, dance around, make weird faces and break taboos. This class is for everyone, no experience necessary. Text required: Rise Up Singin: The Group Singing Songbook by Peter Blood.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section SPA-PE

12793
$95
4/19/17 - 5/10/17
Wed 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cathleen Wilder
Garfield Middle School

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UNM Tuition Remission

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

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