Support our Electric Violin Project!
Help us put out our 3rd album! Our Electric Violin workshop series will culminate in the release of an album on June 27th at Trinosophes. Performance & album tracks feature samples of acoustic and electric violin, the youths' voices, and an MPC -- fav tool of famed Detroiter and the Mozart of hip hop, J Dilla! Teaching artists included accomplished musicians & producers Scott Murphy, Sterling Toles, Molly Jones, Moxie Strings and Rafael Statin.
Hello! We are DYV.
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.
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.
"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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