Hello! We are DYV.
1st week of 2018/2019 lessons begins October 1st!
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 Detroit Symphony Orchestra's education wing at 3711 Woodward Ave 48201. Our season runs October through May and includes three annual performances.
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 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.
Our latest album
Kickstarter backers & individual donors helped us put out our 3rd album at a June 2018 release party & performance at Trinosophes. We are so grateful!
"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
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