"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
This project is a collaboration between two dozen students, their parents, 3 Suzuki violin teachers, various local musicians and countless community supporters.
Our students who are recruited from the Rosa Parks Youth Program within Capuchin Soup Kitchen receive full scholarships for lessons, transportation support, instruments, performance outfits and all materials needed for them to access the Suzuki method.
We also accept students who can afford to pay. Everyone receives the same level of quality arts education through private lessons & group classes in the Suzuki method and from local artists as guest instructors.
Performance opportunities put students in concert with local artists-of-color who are using art to build community and effect social change. We released of our first album in August 2016 featuring Detroit hip hop beats & Suzuki violin!
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