Hello! We are DYV.
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 at 3711 Woodward Ave 48201. The Suzuki approach nurtures students' ability to persevere, be creative, embrace hope, and to collaborate and empathize with others.
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 & look out for a culminating summer 2017 performance that will showcase skills gained from the 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.
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"Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” ~Shinichi Suzuki
Monday June 19 - Jazz Violin "The Detroit Way" at N'Namdi Gallery in the historically jazzy Sugar Hill Arts District to aknowledge Juneteenth. Featuring DYV students + teaching artists Marion Hayden (bass), Michelle May (violin), Leslie DeShazor (viola), Michael Malis (keys), and Matt Daher (drums). Doors at 5:30pm. FREE!