Detroit Institute of Art Volunteer Meeting

A quartet of students and Suzuki teacher Clara Hardie of Detroit Youth Volume performed to the delight of Detroit Institute of Art volunteers at their annual meeting this summer. It was a sunny day on the veranda of a beautiful historic mansion on the Detroit River called the Grosse Point War Memorial.

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Clara Hardie

Clara’s teaching goal is to nurture beautiful humanity and beautiful talent. She founded & directs a Suzuki program called Detroit Youth Volume, where half of her students lessons are supported 100% by community-based fundraising. In additional to classical training, DYV brings in local & visiting artists for special Detroit-centric music workshops. These collaborations¬†develop positive¬†cultural identities in her students as Detroiters and as youth of color (applicable to 65% of DYV). Clara is also coach of “Growing Equitable Music Studios”, a virtual Course of Action for music teachers who believe every child can change the world.

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