Hello! Detroit Youth Volume is
Teaching youth ages 3-18 to play violin using the world-class Suzuki method & social justice pedagogies to nurture creativity, resilience, collaboration & higher-order thinking skills.
Striving to function as an anti-racist, pro-Black organization, both as a community of people and a non-profit, through our practices inside and outside of the classroom.
Collaborating with local artists as guest instructors to develop positive cultural identities in our students as Detroiters and as youth of color (applicable to 65% of our kids). Check out our Special Projects from past years resulting in albums celebrating hip hop, jazz, techno, and Detroit Voices.
Making quality arts education accessible to low-income families, especially youth from Capuchin Soup Kitchen, since 2010. Paying and scholarship students alike receive the same excellent music education.
Providing weekly private lessons & monthly group classes online through 2020. Physical studio is within the Cathedral Church of St Paul building in the Cass Corridor arts district of Detroit. Shared office is Allied Media Projects address on Third Street.
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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