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Newsletter OCTOBER 2019
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FOUNDATION TO ASSIST YOUNG MUSICIANS
“Building Better Futures Through Music”
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OCTOBER 2019 Newsletter

October 2019

 



 

 

 


In This  Issue:

Classes Begin

Handing out Instruments

New Program at the Library

Las Vegas Mixer





 




Classes Begin

The 2019/2020 school has begun and FAYM’s Violins For Kids Program is off to a good start!  We have a new group of beginning 3rd grade violin students at the East Las Vegas Community Center and another new group of 3rd grade students at the Pearson Center.  These students started lessons using ‘stick’ bows to learn and practice the correct way to hold a violin bow.  I observed classes using their stick bows and saw students trying very hard to learn the correct bow hold.  In order to be a good violinist you must have complete control of the bow and if you start by holding the bow incorrectly it is very difficult to unlearn a bad habit!    


 



Handing out Instruments
 
After two weeks of lessons and home practice these student surrendered their ‘stick’ bows and were issued ‘real’ violins to continue their studies.  That day was filled with smiles and proud parents as the students embraced ‘their’ violin and returned to their seats!    





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by donating online (click HERE) 


 





New Program at the Library
 
Additionally, we are also starting a new group of 1st and 2nd grade students at the East Las Vegas Library located at 2851 E. Bonanza Road (on the corner of Bonanza and 28th street).  This group will meet only once a week on Thursdays.  On September 19th, their first day of class they were issued ‘stick’ bows and eventually they too will receive violins to take home.  Many of these students are siblings of our ‘veteran’ students.  They are so excited to get an early start and not having to wait till they reach 3rd grade!



I have been involved with FAYM for 12 years and I have seen our students begin lessons and eventually become excellent musicians!  Many of them have continued their love of music by participating in our Advanced Orchestra, Advanced Violin, Chamber Group and our Mariachi Estrellas de FAYM.

 
 



Las Vegas Mixer









 
 
Please join the Family of FAYM
You can donate directly online (click HERE) OR by mailing your check to:
FAYM:  PO Box 1993; Las Vegas, NV 89125-1993.
Share your love of music with a deserving youngster.  You'll be glad you did!
(All Contributions are Tax Deductible.)

 



 

 

You can support FAYM students at our website.
FAYM keeps our costs low by relying on highly qualified volunteers to handle our administrative tasks.
You can be sure that your donation will go directly to scholarship assistance,
program support, and student lessons.


 
 

 

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