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."

Registration Open For Instaband 2016

Instaband is back! That’s right, GROOVE U is gearing up for its 4th annual Instaband competition — Central Ohio’s premier high school battle of the bands.

Student Employment Not An Afterthought at GROOVE U

As many students start off college this year, their first class is likely not on how to get a job four or two years later. But for Dwight Heckelman, founder and director of Groove U, a music industry program located in Victorian Village, that’s his two-year-old school’s priority.

“College Is Often A Poor Investment,”
 Says GROOVE U

It’s 2015 and the Titanic that is our higher education system is about to hit the iceberg. While the impending collision has been well-known for quite some time, only recently have students and parents begun asking the important question, “What is the return on investment of my education?”

GROOVE U Makes Music with PALS

GROOVE U Helps Pals Chrysalis Health Company Participants Take Lyrics From Pen and Paper to the Recording Studio.

NBC4 feat. 2015 Instaband at GROOVE U

NBC entertainment reporter Monica Day speaks with GROOVE U Founder/Director Dwight D. Heckelman and last year's Instaband winner, Underground Magic, about the 2015 Instaband Central Ohio High School Battle of the Bands.

GROOVE U Graduates Inaugural Class

With a two year, full-time course load, two internships, two trips to South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference & Festival, one record label and countless community projects, GROOVE U’s inaugural class is well poised to launch their careers in the music industry.

Finding Their Groove

Dwight Heckelman couldn’t find the music school he’d wanted to attend, so he opened one in Columbus.