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Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do

Did you have music lessons when you were a youngster? For most of the last century, it is reported, 15 percent to 20 percent of high school students nationally participated in some sort of music education. That means an estimated 80 percent of America’s adult population would need beginning instruction in order to participate in a group that makes music. If you would like to begin learning how to play a musical instrument, or to pick up where you left off in music lessons as a child, there’s a national program designed to help you do just that. The New Horizons Music program provides “entry points to music making for adults.” It was founded in 1991 at the Eastman School of Music under the guidance of Roy Ernst, a professor emeritus at the school. Since that time, the idea has been adopted throughout the United States and Canada and has …