Free Suzuki program

Clara Hardie said: Dec 28, 2015
Clara Hardie
Suzuki Association Member
Detroit, MI
21 posts

Looking for advice and support to sustain the only free Suzuki violin program in Detroit. Our kickstarter ends Dec 30th. Once funded by a suburban Suzuki program, now in our own. We provide 25 weeks of free private lessons and group classes to 23 students aged 5-17. Also provide violins/maintenance, music books, safe rehearsal space, after school snacks, performance outfits, monthly gas gift card for parents or shuttle transportation as needed. Paying myself to direct 30 hrs a week, the 3 teachers (includes me) and for the transportation is the hardest to fund. Grants for materials easy to come by so that’s not a problem but transportation is the key to accessibility! Any advice from other programs out there? Learn more about Detroit Youth Volume from the recent Detroit News article and short film:

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