Detroit Youth Volume
DYV teaches youth ages 3-18 to play violin and viola using the world-class Suzuki method through weekly private and group lessons in Detroit Symphony Orchestra's education wing. Our transformative approach to the Suzuki pedagogy nurtures students' grit, creativity, empathy and ability to collaborate. With these essential human skills, our students become ethical citizens and agents of social change.
Collaborations with local artists as guest instructors develop positive cultural identities in our students as Detroiters and as youth of color (applicable to 70% of our kids). Check out the hip hop violin album released in 2016 & our 2017 workshop series Jazz Violin "The Detroit Way".
Since 2010, DYV has made quality arts education free & accessible to low-income families, especially youth from Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Paying and scholarship students alike receive the same excellent music education.