We did it! All our year end donations will be matched up to $10,000!
DYV teaches youth ages 3-18 to play violin using the world-class Suzuki method & social justice pedagogies to nurture students' creativity, perseverance, collaborative skills & empathy for others.
Both as a community of people and a non-profit, we strive to function as an anti-racist, pro-Black organization through our practices inside and outside of the classroom.
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, and Detroit Voices.
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.
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.
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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