Local Documentary Explores Music Scene

On Saturday, April 28, Gateway Film Center will debut “Homegrown: Becoming a Music City,” a documentary created by students at Groove U.

Dover High Junior Max Beal is 2018 Instaband Winner

More than 250 people gathered at the sold out King Avenue 5 Feb. 23 to hear Ohio’s top 10 high school bands compete for the 2018 Instaband grand championship. But it was a one-man band that really made some noise.

A Statement from the Director

On September 22, 2016, only 31 days after GROOVE U received its Initial Grant of Accreditation, the US Department of Education de-authorized ACICS as an approved accrediting agency.

Primary Catalyst

There seems to be two schools of thought when it comes to post-high school education: your traditional four-year university and shorter-term educational institutions that focus on a specific field or trade (ITT for example).

GROOVE U Levels Up

“To improve is to change. To perfect is to change often,” said GROOVE U’s Founder and Director, Dwight Heckelman quoting Winston Churchill to a full room of prospective students and community members Wednesday afternoon. 

In The Record Store and GROOVE U Join Forces

Columbus is undoubtedly a musically rich city. There are forces within Central Ohio that exist to grow and nurture that talent. Two of those forces are now proud to announce an official partnership to further each other's missions: IN THE RECORD STORE and GROOVE U.

In the Record Store Podcast: Episode #41 GROOVE U

"What does the future hold for Columbus' vibrant music scene? Get the answer from Dwight Heckelman, the "primary catalyst" at GrooveU - a two-year music education program in CBus. Tracks from Forest and the Evergreens and Oliver Oak."