Decker Music Studio pupils choose to study music at according to individual goals. While some will choose music as an eventual career, others will view music as an enjoyable supplement to their academic pursuits. All students may participate in studio recitals, flute choir, and standardized annual assessments administered through Michigan Music Teachers Association and hosted locally by Metropolitan Detroit Musicians League.
Instrumentalists who participate in band and assume leadership roles within their school music programs. Some students audition for community orchestras and bands. High school students who do not participate in band programs will benefit from my private lesson instruction that provides a curriculum of instrumental performance skills, solfege, music theory and music history.
Flute students are expected to join and participate in events hosted by Southeast Michigan Flute Association www.semfa.org. SEMFA hosts the Annual Fall Flute Festival, offering junior and young artist competitions, masterclasses, flute choirs and Made in Michigan performance opportunities. Student membership is available.
The most accomplished students become role models for younger students and assume senior positions within my studio. These students demonstrate the result of outstanding practice techniques, discipline, and leadership.
DMS Students Post-High School Graduation
Decker Music Studio graduates have progressed to higher education at such notable institutions as University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan, Loyola University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Oakland University, Grand Valley State University and Albion College to further music studies or pursue studies in non-music fields. students have gone on to such notable institutions as Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University, and Ithaca College to further their studies in many different musical and nonmusical fields.