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."

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,”

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.