DYV teaches youth ages 3-18 to play violin and viola using the world-class Suzuki method to nurture students' ability to persevere, be creative, embrace hope, and to collaborate and empathize with others.
Weekly private and group lessons are located in the Cathedral Church of St Paul 4800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201. Our season runs October through June and includes three annual performances including a Winter art show, Spring solo recital and Summer album release party!
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 our Special Projects from past years resulting in albums celebrating hip hop, jazz & techno.
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