French Horn Lessons with Dr. David Denniston - Oakland County, Michigan

Studio Rules and Expectations

My goal as a teacher is threefold: Challenge, Inspire, Nurture!

I have devoted my life to music and experienced the unimaginable beauty and joy it brings into the lives of others.  I have seen it unite people of disparate backgrounds and communicate what cannot be expressed with words. Music speaks to our souls as no other language can.  I have seen it transform and enrich the lives of countless people, both young and old, rich and poor. I can think of no greater gift one could give than to introduce a child to the study of music.

That said, if it is to be both a meaningful and enriching experience, musical study requires hard work, dedication, and occasionally sacrifice.  For me to be an effective teacher I must also establish guidelines that help my studio to function efficiently and communicate what is expected of both student and parent.

I do not like rules, especially rules that sound draconian. But 30+ years of teaching has brought many surprises through my door that have resulted in misunderstandings that could have been avoided with better communication. Therefor I now require every student and parent to review and accept the following guidelines in the hope that it will avoid such misunderstandings.  I thank you in advance for taking the time to review the following the following document: