Youth Volume believes every child can change the world. We provide coaching for music teachers aiming to expand their studio diversity, access and inclusion while nurturing their students as changemakers with equity pedagogy. Youth Volume’s six-week virtual Course of Action "Growing Equitable Music Studios" is one example. ​

Our lab studios in Detroit and Marquette, Michigan are:

  • Teaching youth ages 3-18 to play violin using the world-class Suzuki method & social justice pedagogies to nurture resilience, innovation, collaboration & higher-order thinking skills.

  • Striving towards racial and economic justice, both as a community of people and a non-profit, through our practices inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Collaborating with local artists as guest instructors to develop positive cultural identities in our students as residents of their cities and as youth of color (applicable to 61% of all YV students). Place-based Music Celebrations (workshop series and culminating performances) in Detroit from past years have resulted in albums celebrating hip hop, jazz, techno, and singer-songwriting.

  • Making quality arts education accessible to low-income families since 2010. Our goal is to remove barriers to participation for families experiencing systemic oppression so we can provide the same excellent music education to all of our students equitably.


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420 West Washington
Marquette MI 49855

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Clara Hardie

Phone: 906-201-0915
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