Nurturing beautiful humanity & beautiful talent in Detroit youth
Detroit Youth Volume is a Suzuki violin program for youth ages 5-18 from the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and its surrounding neighborhoods. Our mission is to nurture beautiful humanity and talent in Detroit youth through Suzuki violin.
We practice in semi-private lessons and group classes on Saturday mornings during the school year at the Samaritan Center on the east side of Detroit. New students are added every summer during our annual week-long intensive Violin Exploration Camp. Learn more about Detroit Youth Volume
This project is a collaboration between 22 students and 17 parents from east side Detroit, 4 Suzuki-trained violin teachers, various local musicians and countless community supporters. Each child's progress in Suzuki violin education relies on a strong Suzuki Triangle; trusting relationships between teacher, student & parent must exist. To support DYV's effort to raise critical consciousness in our students, local DYV performance opportunities put students in concert with local artists-of-color who are using art to build community and effect social change such as Sterling Toles, Nick Speed, Stevie Soul and more.