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. Youth Volume’s six-week virtual Course of Action “Growing Equitable Music Studios” is one example.  ​

Our lab studio in Detroit is:

  • 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 to function as an anti-racist, pro-Black organization, 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 Detroiters and as youth of color (applicable to 65% of our kids). Workshop series’ from past years have resulted in albums celebrating hip hop, jazz, techno, and Detroit Voices.

  • Making quality arts education accessible to low-income families, especially youth from Capuchin Soup Kitchen, since 2010. Our goal is to remove barriers to participation so we can provide the same excellent music education to all of our students equitably.


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2931 Poplar
Detroit MI 48208

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Clara Hardie

Phone: 906-201-0915
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