Detroit Public Library performance

Unsure if the first try went through for these! Detroit Youth Volume’s final show was held in the Children’s Library of the Detroit Public Library main branch in the arts district of the city. Suzuki teacher Ashley Nelson looks on as student Chase Wiley checks out the program. Guest teacher and beatboxer Walter T. Lacey rehearses with the PreTwinklers in the background. Also pictured is a group class with guest artist Darrell “Red” Campbell during Group Class, working on harmonies.

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Clara Hardie

**Clara’s teaching goal is to nurture beautiful humanity and beautiful talent. She founded & directs Detroit Youth Volume. Half of the students’ music education is supported by community-based fundraising. In addition to classical training, DYV brings in local & visiting artists for special Detroit-centric workshops. These collaborations develop students’ positive cultural identities. 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.

In July 2022, Clara moved to Marquette, MI. I teach the majority of my students virtually on Zoom since they live in Detroit. A larger organization called Michigan Youth Volume is taking shape! It includes creative collaboration between youth and adult musicians from Detroit and Marquette, the two largest cities in the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan.


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