Sample House Rules

Help establish expectations for all participants and ensure proper use of the equipment and facilities. 

Horseplay, attitudes, and broken equipment unfortunately come with the territory when working with youth. One way to curtail this is by developing a set of House Rules for your program, ideally with input and buy-in from some of your youth participants. The rules set expectations for general behavior and for how they handle musical equipment.

In addition:

  • Creates a sense of pride in the music program
  • Makes it less likely that equipment becomes damaged or broken
  • Avoids dangerous or disruptive sound levels

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How to…

While each music program is encouraged to establish their own set of “house rules” (based on your organization’s mission and core values) we have provided the following example:

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