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.
Special Project in 2018
Read more about our Electric Violin project. We did not win the Knight Arts Challenge matching grant but we will still make our dream happen with a stripped-down version of our plan.
"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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