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DYV teaches youth ages 3-18 to play violin using the world-class Suzuki method to nurture students' creativity, perseverance, collaborative skills & empathy for others.
Weekly private lessons & monthly group classes are located in the Cathedral Church of St Paul 4800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201. Our season runs October through June and includes a Spring recital.
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