Instruction

Irish Music, Dance and Language Instruction in New Mexico

If you are a teacher or school, contact the New Mexico Comhaltas (505 994-2135) to be listed.  Please tell us what you teach, provide your name, phone and email, and a short single paragraph about your instruction. 

Irish Dance

Coleman Academy of Irish Dance
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Website: http://www.colemanacademy.com
Contact: Jennifer London or Kim Coleman – 505 720-6979 or yeffner@gmail.com
About: New Mexico’s Premier Irish Step-Dance School. Instruction at the beginner to World Champion levels, for both children and adults. First class is free.

Irish Language

TBA

Irish Fiddle

Harlow Pinson
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Contact: 505 994-2135 or hpinson@indepthL.com
About: Offers lessons at his home in Rio Rancho. Emphasizes listening, practice technique, learning Irish traditional music by ear and from the printed page, rhythm, and participation in Irish ‘Session’ music groups. Trained in Suzuki Violin Method and at Berklee College of Music. MA in Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of New Mexico.

Jim Crowley
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Contact: (915) 259-7158 or jjcrowleymusic@gmail.com
About: Based in Albuquerque, Jim Crowley is a fiddler player hailing from the county of Cork in Ireland and teaches Irish fiddle  to all ages and abilities. His love of the Sliabh Luachra fiddle style comes from delving into the recordings of Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford, Padraig O’Keeffe and Johnny O’Leary. He is also part of the local group the Duke City Céilí Band.

Irish Flute / Whistle

Harlow Pinson
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Contact: 505 994-2135 or hpinson@indepthL.com
About: Offers lessons at his home in Rio Rancho. Emphasizes listening, practice technique, learning Irish traditional music by ear and from the printed page, rhythm, and participation in Irish Session music groups.  Trained in the Suzuki Violin Method and at Berklee College of Music. MA in Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of New Mexico.

Dain Forsythe
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Contact: dainlf@gmail.com
About: A lifelong musician, Dain Forsythe has performed with numerous world class Irish traditional musicians such as the renown Irish fiddler Randal Bays and flute player John Skelton. Dain’s extensive experience as both teacher and performer provides him a wide range of teaching approaches for students of all ages and all levels.

Bodhran

Dain Forsythe
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Contact: dainlf@gmail.com
About: A lifelong musician, Dain Forsythe has performed with numerous world class Irish traditional musicians such as the renown Irish fiddler Randal Bays and flute player John Skelton. Dain’s extensive experience as both teacher and performer provides him a wide range of teaching approaches for students of all ages and all levels.

Mandolin

Tenor Banjo

Harlow Pinson
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Contact: 505 994-2135 or hpinson@indepthL.com
About: Offers lessons at his home in Rio Rancho. Emphasizes listening, practice technique, learning Irish traditional music by ear and from the printed page, rhythm, and participation in Irish ‘Session’ music groups.

Button Accordion

Jim Crowley
Level: Beginner
Contact: (915) 259-7158 or jjcrowleymusic@gmail.com
About: Based in Albuquerque, Jim Crowley is a fiddler and button accordion player hailing from the county of Cork in Ireland and teaches Irish fiddle  to all ages and abilities. His love of the Sliabh Luachra fiddle style comes from delving into the recordings of Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford, Padraig O’Keeffe and Johnny O’Leary. He is also part of the local group the Duke City Céilí Band.

Guitar

Harlow Pinson
Level: Beginner
Contact: 505 994-2135 or hpinson@indepthL.com
About: Offers lessons at his home in Rio Rancho. Learn DADGAD guitar accompaniment to Irish traditional music. Emphasizes listening, hearing chord changes in traditional music, rhythm, and Session performance.

Uilleann Bagpipes

Harlow Pinson
Level: Beginner
Contact: 505 994-2135 or hpinson@indepthL.com
About: Offers lessons at his home in Rio Rancho.  Can help the beginning Uilleann bagpiper select and sort their instrument, and start playing some easy tunes. Also instruction in reed making and essential pipe maintenance. Reed, bag, and bellows making service available.