Nurturing beautiful humanity & beautiful talent through Suzuki violin
Detroit Youth Volume is a non-profit making Suzuki violin accessible to families from the Capuchin Soup Kitchen since 2010. This project is a collaboration between 28 students and a few dozen parents, 4 Suzuki violin teachers, various local musicians and countless community supporters. Students are hand-picked from the soup kitchen's Rosa Parks Youth Program. They enjoy 25 weeks of FREE private lessons & group class per year.
Performance opportunities put students in concert with local artists-of-color who are using art to build community and effect social change. Come see the release of our first Suzuki album in August 13, 2016 at MOCAD featuring hip hop beats and Suzuki songs!
Upon a foundation of trusting, close relationships within the Suzuki Triangle of teacher, student & parent, making the Suzuki pedagogy accessible to low income families means providing resources free-of-charge which remove barriers to success:
Detroit Youth Volume's debut album
Album release party & performance is August 13th 2016 6pm at MOCAD 4454 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48201. FREE! RSVP on eventbrite
This is our gift to Detroit. Please join us!
The most exciting things happening in Detroit today are creative projects led by youth of color. In their 5th anniversary year, youth violinists from Detroit Youth Volume won over $20k from Knight Arts & a People's Choice Award to professionally record 3 masterpieces integrating internationally-loved Suzuki violin repertoire with hip hop beats from world-class, locally-loved artists Sterling Toles, Stevie Soul & Nick Speed. While wearing fabulous outfits individually made for each performer, the youth violinists & their hip hop mentors are ready to unveil collaborative jams to celebrate, reflect and further what’s happening, and what’s been happening, in the City of Detroit.
Join the facebook event page DYV Hip Hop Violin Updates.
In November 2015, DYV won a Knight Arts Challenge Detroit matching grant of $22k. The match was raised with support from Lower East Side Community Grant Program, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Park West Foundation & over 100 individual donors who donated during our kickstarter campaign.
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You will be invited to our hip hop Suzuki violin album release party in Summer 2016!
"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