Salt Lake Valley New Horizons Orchestra

Celebrating 10 Years of Making Music Together


Early Bird String Orchestra Class for

Mature Adults

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Seniors (and Younger Folks) are Making Music Together

at the Sandy Senior Center

We are the Salt Lake Valley New Horizons Orchestra or SLVNHO. We also answer to the name "Senior Strings" as that describes most of us.

New Horizons Music programs provide entry points to music making for adults, including those with no musical experience and those who were active in school music programs but have been inactive for a long time.

It's never too late to learn to play a musical instrument

Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass, Come Play With Us!

Do you play a string instrument?

Did you play many years ago?

Would you like to learn to play one?

We would love to hear from you

Tuesday & Thursday 8-10 a.m.

During the school year. Contact us to confirm dates and times.

Location: Sandy Senior Center -- Basement

9310 S. 1300 E., Sandy, UT

We love getting new members!

Our Intermediate String Class Is Best For Those With Some Experience

This ongoing group meets the needs of those who have played some but are not ready to play at the level of a community orchestra. Some began a year or two ago. Others played many years ago and are picking up their instruments once again. A few have played with this group for about ten years, since it began.

We focus on rhythm, intonation, dynamics, articulation, and bowing. Current music is easy to medium-easy. Students must be able to read music and have a string instrument. Call us if you have questions about our group and/or your level of ability. We will do our best to work with you.

You Will Need:

  • A String Instrument: Violin, Viola, Cells, or Double Bass
  • Violin and Viola Players will need a chin rest
  • Cello Players will need a cello stop

Students With No Experience

While it helps to have at least a few months experience, we have had a few who have sat in and learned while playing. We can help you find a way to learn to play violin, viola, cello or double bass if you are a true beginner. We can suggest teachers and suggest places to obtain an instrument. Those with very little experience play easier versions of the music, skipping the more difficult sections. If you are just "rusty" with your playing skills, we can help get you up to speed. We don't expect perfection.

JoAnne Hinkle

Orchestra Director

JoAnne came to us after retiring from the Tooele School District.