Learn more about this nationally-acclaimed adult music program.
The first New Horizons Band was formed in Rochester, NY in 1991 by professor Roy Ernst. The idea of a music program for adults caught on quickly, and today there are over 200 chapters throughout the world.
It is Professor Ernst's strong belief that everyone is capable of learning a musical instrument to a level of playing that brings a sense of accomplishment and the ability to contribute to an ensemble of fellow musicians.
Another important aspect of his vision for the program is to provide a learning environment that "must be completely supportive and free of competition and intimidation. New Horizons directors feel liberated and find new enjoyment in teaching when they don’t have to give grades, take groups to competitive festivals and have participants compete for seating in a section."
Directed by Wes Miller, Jane Watson and Russell Myers, New Horizons Music of Central Ohio is the only Columbus franchise for this internationally known and wildly successful music program for adults of all ages who want to learn a musical instrument (woodwind, brass or string) and have a great time doing so.
Classes meet once a week on Strings on Thursdays and Band on Tuesdays for an hour. The focus is on learning music theory, reading, rhythm, and sight-reading.
This program has value which extends far beyond music:
- Provides a fun social outlet
- Great way to meet new friends
- Satisfaction from working as a team
- Become more active in the community
- Research shows many health benefits from playing music [more info]
- No prior musical experience is necessary. A desire to learn to play an instrument is the only requirement for this group.
The New Horizons motto is "Your best is good enough!"
Learn more about how to get started with New Horizons Music.