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UNM Music Prep School

UNM Music Prep School

UNM Music Prep School

UNM Music Prep School

Opening Doors to a Lifetime of Music since 1993! We offer a wide variety of affordable music classes for Albuquerque-area students, birth through adult.

Summer 2020 Registration Now Open

Summer Family Music Classes ( ages 0-5 )

Our early childhood music classes are inclusive and open to all! We welcome and celebrate all variations of families, learning modalities, and developmental abilities. 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.
All our early childhood classes are parent-child classes, requiring at least one adult family member to attend the class with their children.
Play is the work of children! In Musical Play, Family Music, and Preschool Music Maker classes, children play together in community with their grown-ups and teachers to explore and experience music through singing, rhythmic, and movement activities. Our classes are created for specific age groupings and each of our highly qualified music teachers bring their own experience, education, personality, and flair to the classes they teach.

Saturdays
No Class Saturday, July 4

Preschool Music Makers (ages 3-5) A Parent-Child Class
$100– 45-minute class
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Cat Woo, Teacher

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Musical Play for Babies (0-18 months) A Parent-Child Class
Saturdays, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
$80– 30-minute class
Cat Woo, Teacher

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Musical Play for Toddlers (18-24 months) A Parent-Child Class
Saturdays, 10:45-11:15 a.m.
$80– 30-minute class
Cat Woo, Teacher

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Family Music (ages 0-5) A Parent-Child Class
Saturdays 11:00-11:45 a.m.
$100/child – 45-minute class
Holly Gilster, Teacher
This class is designed for families with more than one child in this age group, though families with single children are welcome!

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Summer Piano Classes

Piano Classes

  • Our summer piano classes are different from our Fall and Spring semester piano classes. Instead of a continuous curriculum, summer classes are designed to provide young musicians an opportunity to try out the piano with the hope they will continue into the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Our summer piano classes are different from our Fall and Spring semester piano classes. Instead of a continuous curriculum, summer classes are designed to provide young musicians an opportunity to try out the piano with the hope they will continue into the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • We will not have a piano class for continuing students this summer and encourage those students to keep practicing on their own during summer and come back for more piano in our 2020-2021season.▪ Parents/guardians of all piano students are expected to attend classes, help guide students during class, and be aware of what students should be practicing at home.

Piano on Saturdays

Piano Play Party (1st – 3rd grades) A Parent-Child Class
Saturdays 9:30-10:30 a.m.
$120– 60-minute class
Rooms: 1117 and 1111
Holly Gilster, Teacher

This class is for students entering 1st through 3rd grades. This playful introduction to the piano will combine time in the Piano Lab (electronic keyboards) with time in the music classroom. We will incorporate movement, fun and games, and folk song singing with piano skills and music theory. This is the perfect time for your young musician to try out the piano before committing to one of our 2-semester piano classes for the next school year

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Piano on Fridays

Piano Foundations for New Students A Parent-Child Class
Fridays 4:00-4:45 p.m.
$100– 45-minute class
Stephanie Kaylan, Teacher

For brand new beginners to try out the piano before committing to our Fall and Spring semester classes. Required Books: Step by Step Piano Course Book 1, by Edna Mae Burnam (Red Book)

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Adult Piano, Continuing – cross-listed in Adult Classes section Fridays, 5:00-5:45 p.m.
$120 – 45-minute class
Stephanie Kaylan, Teacher

This piano class is for continuing older teen/adult students
Required materials: notebook with lined loose-leaf paper

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Summer Guitar Classes

  • Our summer guitar classes are different from our Fall and Spring semester guitar classes. Instead of a continuous curriculum, summer classes are designed to provide beginning musicians an opportunity to try out the guitar with the hope they will continue into the Fall and Spring semesters, and continuing students an opportunity to practice their skills in different ways than we do during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Our summer guitar classes are different from our Fall and Spring semester guitar classes. Instead of a continuous curriculum, summer classes are designed to provide beginning musicians an opportunity to try out the guitar with the hope they will continue into the Fall and Spring semesters, and continuing students an opportunity to practice their skills in different ways than we do during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Group guitar classes consist of 6-15 students.
  • All classes begin on the hour. PLEASE BE ON TIME TO CLASS!
  • Parents/guardians are expected to attend classes, know teacher expectations, what students should be practicing, and help guide their students. Students are expected to practice at home during the week.
  • Required materials for guitar classes: a classical guitar with NYLON strings, a portable music stand, and a footstool. Required books are listed below with each class. Books and guitars may be purchased locally at Baum’s Music, 2908 Eubank Blvd. NE, (505) 292-0707, Baums Music. Plan to have the required materials and books ready at the first class.
  • Please Note: If you are unsure which guitar class is best for your child, contact the Music Prep School: musprep@unm.edu or (505) 277-8816.

Try the Guitar, (ages 6-11)
A Parent-Child Class

Saturdays, 9:00-9:45 a.m.
$100– 45-minute class
Brian Moore, Teacher

For brand new beginners to try out the guitar before committing to our Fall and Spring semester classes.
Required Book: FJH Young Beginner Guitar LESSON Book 1

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Keep Practicing the Guitar
A Parent-Child Class

Saturdays, 10:00-10:45 a.m.
$100– 45-minute class
Brian Moore, Teacher

For continuing students with two or more semesters of guitar experience. If you are unsure if this is the class for your young musician, speak with Brian Moore or contact the UNM Music Prep School.
Required book: FJH Young Beginner Guitar Lesson Book 1, classical guitar with nylon strings, guitar footstool, portable music stand.

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Adult Guitar, Continuing
Saturdays, 12:15-1:00 p.m.

$120 – 45-minute class
Brian Moore, Teacher

This is class is for adult/older teen students with previous guitar experience that are continuing from Spring 2020. If you are unsure if this is the class is right for you or your teen musician, speak with Brian Moore or contact the UNM Music Prep School.
Required Book: Solo Guitar Playing Book 1, 4th edition, by Frederick M. Noad

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Special Summertime Classes

*NEW* Classic Rock Guitar Studio
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$120– one-hour class
Brian Moore Teacher

For students with at least four semesters of guitar experience or with the permission of Brian Moore, the instructor.
Students will learn Classic Rock songs and other popular styles. Emphasis will be on tablatures, chords, and scales. If you are unsure if this is the class for your young musician, speak with Brian Moore or contact the UNM Music Prep School.

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*NEW* Family Ukulele Jam
A Parent-Child Class

Saturdays, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
$100/child + $20/adult = $120 – 45-minute class
For any additional parents (more than 1) we ask for $20 cash or check.
Judy Castro, Teacher
Come jam, sing, and have musical fun as a family! In this course, young musicians, ages 6-11, and their grown-ups will learn how to get started on soprano ukulele, jam to play-along songs, and explore simple songwriting techniques. ALL experiences welcome. Children’s music is accompanied by an adult for this course.
Required Materials: Soprano ukuleles for children and adults are available for use in class, but if you have your own uke, please bring it. Concert ukuleles or Tenor size ukes are recommended for adults as these are easier for players with bigger fingers, but not necessary. NO Baritone ukes, please; these are tuned differently than soprano ukes.

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*NEW* Jazz JAMboree!
For middle school students entering 7th – 9th grade

Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
$100– one-hour class
Sean Umstead, Teacher

Join us for a Jazz JAMboree! Students will develop musicianship, teamwork, trust, and confidence while studying and performing various styles of jazz repertoire. This class will focus on improvisation, ear training, music theory, critical listening, and musicianship. Participants will collaborate to create their own unique arrangements of jazz standards. Open to middle school students (rising 7th – 9th graders) of all ability levels that are currently enrolled in a school band program or take private lessons.
Required Materials: Students must bring their own instrument to class. Drums, piano, bass amp, and guitar amp will be provided. All music and class materials (aside from instruments) will be provided.

 

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Tuition Waiver Application
Summer 2020 Important Dates

Summer Fridays/Saturdays
May 29/30 June 5/6 June 12/13
June 19/20
June 26/27
No Class July 3/4
July 10/11
July 17/18
July 24/25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is based on financial need and determined by using the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch formula. Tuition waiver applications may be found on the UNM Music Prep School website or by contacting us by phone or email. Families who qualify for tuition assistance may use the waiver for one child in one class. Waivers are usually for 50 percent of the tuition.

We are grateful you are part of our musical community!

Here’s what we’re doing to keep you and your children healthy:
  • Propping open restroom doors 
  • Sanitizing all common use instruments and materials each day
  • Hand sanitizer available in classrooms 
  • Disinfectant wipes available in MPS office

We encourage you to wash your hands often and thoroughly – sing a song or two you learned in music class while you wash!
If you are sick, stay home and recover. 
For more information, please visit: www.unm.edu/coronavirus/

Tuition Remission for UNM Employees NEW PROCEDURE!

UNM tuition remission is available to UNM employees and retirees for any Music Prep School adult class and some classes for children that require adult participation. To apply, fill out the application form and promptly return the form to the UNM Music Prep School. Once the application has been approved, the Music Prep School will give you with a promotion code, which will allow you to register for your class. The Music Prep School is not responsible for classes which fill up during the tuition remission application process. Questions about the tuition remission application process, contact the UNM Music Prep School: musprep@unm.edu or 505.277-8816.

Tuition Remission application form

Return the completed form to the UNM Music Prep School: musprep@unm.edu, campus mail: MSC04 2570, or hand deliver to the Department of Music Office, Room 1105 in the UNM Center for the Arts

Location and Parking

We are located on the University of New Mexico Main Campus, in the Center for the Arts, 203 Cornell Dr. NE. Parking is available in the Cornell Parking Structure, on Redondo Dr., near Stanford/Central Ave. Parking permits are provided for our Saturday classes. Contact UNM’s Parking and Transportation services for more information about parking on campus: http://pats.unm.edu.

**The UNM Music Prep School has a no refund policy. However, if your class is canceled due to low enrollment, you may transfer enrollment to another available class or be refunded.

**UNM Music Prep School Cancellation Policy Due to Weather & Other Emergencies

If we feel it is unsafe for families and teachers to travel due to weather conditions or if UNM cancels classes or closes campus for emergency reasons, we will cancel our classes. There will not be make up classes or refunds if we have to cancel.

If we must cancel, we will put a message on our voice mail (505.277.8816) and will ask KOB and KOAT to add us to the cancelation list that is published on television stations, websitesand apps.

If you have any questions please contact us!

Julia Church Hoffman
Director

Sean D. Umstead
Program Coordinator

Office: Room 1412 in the UNM Center for the Arts

musprep@unm.edu
or (505) 277-8816

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