Hear What Our Happy Students Have To Say!
“…Horizon are beyond remarkable – it’s conveniently located, bright and welcoming whether for a private lesson or group workshop. The atmosphere is relaxed and encouraging while directed and effective. I can’t believe what I am able to do today that was impossible a few months ago!
And they make it so easy – the online booking and payment app works like a charm!
Wonderful people – thanks Kris and Kelly!”
— George Shindler
“Horizon has to be Vancouver’s best for musical instruction, hands down. Kris is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever known. His passion and talent for sharing his art as a teacher and performer shines through. He has amassed a collective of highly experienced and insanely talented musicians to create this school. At Horizon you get a real sense of community where you can learn and share as you wish in a welcoming and completely supported environment. There’s no pretension here. You can bring the real you. What I love most about Horizon is that there’s no pressure to perform or achieve beyond what I want for myself as a musician – just complete flexibility to explore as many styles as I want and to learn what I want, when I want, even if it’s different from what I wanted to learn last week.”
— Warren K.
“I have had the pleasure of taking guitar lessons with Kris for more than a year now. To call him inspirational is an understatement. Kris has a genuine interest in his students and what they are hoping for out of instruction. For myself, I am now seeing possibilities and have changed much of my own goals.
The co-teaching with Eli on the monthly Metal Consortium has got to be the best metal group class ever to happen. I will close by saying I used to hate Mondays. I have my lessons on Mondays…. it’s now my favourite day of the week.”
— Aaron Friesan
“Guitar classes with Kris have been awesome to say the least.
Focusing on what is key and best to learn when you are “busy” all the time, so that you have FUN.
It’s been great learning the songs that I love and on writing my own songs!”
— Argelio Santos
Kris at Horizon School of Music has been playing and teaching guitar in Vancouver for as long as I’ve known him (30 years). I’ve been taking weekly lessons from him, and his approach to technique and building a unique style is oustanding.
As far as music lessons in Vancouver go, his team is unmatched on drums and piano too.
I’d highly recommend Horizon School of Music to anyone who wants to be part of a real music community that cares about your journey and learning.”
— Todd Mumford
“A lot of amazing musicians gather here once in a while, truly a place that can change your life! Certainly pointed my life in a better direction!”
— Kevin Wang
“When I have a lesson with Eli, its more like just jamming with a friend. He allows me to learn what I want to learn, not only what he wants to teach.
My face time lessons are easier than expected and I love that there are different guitar style clinics available so I can learn different genres.”
— James Robson
“I’m aware that Horizon offers lessons on a variety of instruments, but this review is based on my experience with the guitar. Kris and Kelly inspire you to push your capabilities and master the guitar. 6 months ago I could barely play basic chords on an acoustic after struggling to follow online tutorials. Not only did Kelly guide me towards finding the right instrument and sound for me (classical fingerstyle), he has me playing pieces I couldn’t imagine I’d be playing in this short of a time frame. My confidence and belief in my abilities to play music has skyrocketed since I started here. Worth. Every. Penny.“
— James Gill
“Kris is the best music coach I’ve ever had. And I mean music, not just guitar; and coach, not just teacher.Music has been a part of my life since I started on recorder at age 6. I’m now – ahem – over 50. I’ve had serious lessons on all manner of woodwind instruments, and took a minor in classical music at university. So I’ve had a LOT of instruction.In 10 years, Kris has taken me from “never touched a guitar” to improvising-and-composing, which is not anything I was expecting, at my age. Unlike any of my previous teachers, Kris tailors his lessons to what I want. Continually. So expect discussion. You want to shred? Memorize the entire works of Pink Floyd? Learn the blues? Get into flamenco or Travis picking? Do some recording? Just ask. And best of all, the emphasis is on FUN. Always.
If you are looking for inspiration beyond those YouTube guitar tutorials, look no further. You’ll get out what you put in – the harder you work, the more comes pouring out of this man!”
— Reena Meijer-Drees
“I can say this honestly, Kris is the best teacher that I have ever had; period; in any subject. There is always a goal to achieve and a way to get there. Kris’ musical knowledge is vast, much more than just the guitar and he never stops obtaining more skill and knowledge. The Kris that gave me lessons years ago, is not the same Kris I am getting lessons from now.
No matter what Kris has planned, he is willing to set it all aside when I come in and say, “I’ve been writing this song and I need a little help.” He understands that when inspiration hits, everything else can wait until that new song is done. I have 2 albums out and 1 being worked on now. Kris has touched every song.”
— Chet Kemp
“Finding a good music teacher can be challenging but there are many out there to choose from – However, finding a teacher and a school that will inspire you and encourage you in every aspect of your musical journey, is a magical discovery. I have been studying guitar with Kris Schulz for the last few years and not only do I leave every lesson with a greater understanding of the instrument, practical theory, musicality and methods, I leave with a greater enthusiasm and love for my own unique journey. Always encouraging, Kris instinctively knows how to support each student with exactly what is needed to further their musicianship and skills, and bring out the best in each of us. Not just a teacher, he is a mentor and a great ally on the path of your personal musical journey.”
— Sasha Gibson
“…it’s such a break from my day-to-day work and it cleanses my mind and sets me on my way to , you know get back to work and solve other problems so I look forward to it every week…
— Bryan Belyk
“I am Richard, I work at Electronic Arts. I’ve been taking lessons with Chris Schulz at Horizon School of Music here at Electronic Arts for the last five or six years. I really value the lessons on a weekly basis because they allow me to come down and unwind a little bit unplug from the day-to-day hustle and bustle of work as well as Chris has gone above and beyond in helping me unlock my music writing skills…
— Richard Pyra
Electronic Arts Vancouver
“Kris is a phenomenal TEACHER first and foremost. Great teachers are very rare. Armed with decades of musical experience and a generosity of spirit, he has an ability to impart knowledge that I have never before seen.
My understanding is he has surrounded himself with a bunch of like-minded folks and created possibly the Greatest Music School of All Time…
If you have a musical goal, do yourself a favour and check out Horizon School of Music.”
— Joe Tromm
“Kris is a phenomenal teacher and a very caring human. I have gotten to know him over the years as a student and I have been lucky enough to meet some of his other students. I can say that the range of amazing people that Kris attracts and teaches is inspiring, from professional musicians, to hobbyists (like myself), those looking to master their craft, or, in the case of the “kids rock” group, just to figure out what instrument or style resonates. I am inspired to see someone who cares so much about their art and craft sharing that wealth of knowledge with the world.”