summer 2022

NMJW offers classes for adults of all ages and skill levels. Our long-running classes offer adults a chance to revisit their passion for music in a supportive setting. With classes ranging from Big Band to Jazz Improvisation to voice studies and beyond, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Since we are in the office limited hours, we are asking everyone to please register online.


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We're following some COVID-safe practices.
The health and safety of our students and instructors is our primary concern, therefore all students and instructors will be required to show proof of vaccination. We will not be able to include students who have not been vaccinated due to the nature of creating music, often with singing and horn blowing, both of which could possibly put other students and instructors at risk. We appreciate your cooperation.
All participants must submit a photo/scan of their vaccination record to  at the time of registration for an Adult Ed class. Please include which class you are registering for when emailing your vaccination card.



Instructor: John Bartlit

NM Jazz Workshop, 5500 Lomas Blvd. NE

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM

6 Weeks: June 21-July 26




In this 6-week course, students will learn the essential skills for any up and coming ukulele jam enthusiast, such as basic strumming, chords, finger picking and tuning. Class may also include unexpected song creation, solos and a whole lotta fun!  You may bring your own instrument, or rent a ukulele from the Workshop for an additional $10.

For beginning to intermediate levels.



blues singing

Instructor: Zenobia Conkerite

NM Jazz Workshop, 5500 Lomas Blvd. NE

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM

6 Weeks: June 8-July 13



This class will touch on many facets of what it means to sing the blues. While working on blues standards, students will learn some of the specific idioms and vocabulary that set the blues apart from other forms of music. This class will also explore how personal experiences and emotions can be integrated into singing to create music that comes from the soul. The course culminates with a recital on the last day of class.




Instructor: Kim Stone

NM Jazz Workshop, 5500 Lomas Blvd. NE

Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm

6 weeks: June 9-July 14





This course will explore the function of the bass in all styles of jazz music concentrating on the role of the bass in the ensemble. We will use jazz standards, old and new, to understand and how to create your own bass lines and parts. Focus will also be technique, sound and groove.

Bring your own bass to class and electric bassists should also bring an amp. For intermediate and advanced players.




techniques in reharmonization

Instructor: Michael Anthony

NM Jazz Workshop, 5500 Lomas Blvd. NE

Mondays, 6:00-7:30 pm

6 weeks: July 11-August 15




Alternate harmonies and reharmonization perk up and energize a melody. In this course, we will study the basic principles and tools of this aspect of music and present practical examples every week so that students can add this fun and interesting device to ‘their’ music. This class is open to all instruments and vocalists.

Real Book Jam

Jam Coordinator: Lisa Nichols

In person (at NMJW, 5500 Lomas Blvd. NE)

Saturdays: 10:30 am-noon and noon-1:30 pm (two sessions)

$5.00 drop-in fee


All participants must submit a photo/scan of their vaccination record to by 4:00 pm the Thursday before the jam session.


Class payments will be refunded in-full minus a 10% admin fee before the first class, no refunds given after a class starts.