Cosmo School of Music - Adult & New Horizons Band
Private or Group Instrument Studies
Cosmo School of Music have developed a music program that grows along a student's abilities and interests; read more on our Pathways of Learning and the Music Evolution at the Cosmo School of Music.
Visit or call us today to speak with a Music Education Advisor to get started today!
New Horizons Band of York Region
New Horizons Band of York Region is an exciting new group coming to Cosmo Music this fall. No musical background needed. Learn and play a band instrument with adults just like you!
If you're an adult, have never ever played a musical instrument, but always dreamed or learning how...
You played an instrument many years ago, before career, kids and life got in your way and now you need a refresher course...
We will start at the VERY BEGINNING and show you:
- How to open the instrument case
- How to put the instrument together
- Where to put your fingers and how to hold on
- How to breathe in
- How to blow out the air into the instrument
- How to make your first sound
"The Beat Goes On" (48:59) that features Doug Robertson discussing his experience with a Toronto Chapter of the New Horizons Band.
Every Thursday at 1 - 3PM or 6:45 - 8:45PM
Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music, 2nd floor)
Full Year (October to June) - $300 | Half Year - $170
Memberships are available for purchase in-store only. Rates do not include HST.
For more information about the band
Doug Robertson, NHBYR Director
About Doug Robertson
For almost 40 years, Doug has been very passionate about sharing his love and understanding of music with students, from absolute beginners to professional recording artists. Since his graduation from the University of Toronto, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in the late 1970’s, Doug has been busy teaching concert bands with the Scarborough, North York, Peel and finally recently retiring from the York Region District School Board. His enthusiasm is addictive and always motivates his students to try their best. Outside of the classroom, Doug has composed over 500 radio jingles, conducted numerous community musicals and still finds time to volunteer with the Canadian Ski Patrol, make pottery, and study french. Doug's life changed four years ago, when he began teaching the beginner class of the New Horizons Band of Toronto. It was such a wonderful experience working with these absolute beginner - “Senior” adults, that he decided he must create the New Horizons Band of York Region. He hopes you'll join the band and perhaps it will change your life too.