Newsletter FEBRUARY 2020
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“Building Better Futures Through Music”
FEBRUARY 2020 Newsletter






In This  Issue:

President's Message

New Teachers - New Classes

Meet Erika Syroid

President's Message

FAYM would like to welcome our new students and their families, we are looking forward to accomplish many goals together. We also would like to welcome our new music teachers and wish them many successes in their new jobs.


Here at FAYM, we are very happy with the growth we had shown in the past few years and that we continue having today. We are also very excited to see that some parents are joining their children in learning to play the violin together.

Here we present to you some of the families who decided to learn together:

Claudia Rivera, 

Board President



New Teachers - New Classes

With the addition of new classes, we welcome new teachers to our staff.
Ms. Carlene San-Fillipo will teach two new beginners’ classes at the East Las Vegas Community Center. These classes are being conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Welcome Ms. San-Fillipo.
Mrs. Erika Syroid is the lead music teacher at the East Las Vegas Library located on E. Bonanza Road and 28th St.  Ms. Syroid is featured in this month’s newsletter and Ms. San- Filipo will be featured in the February newsletter. Please welcome both to our FAYM family.
… contributed by Nelson Baires



Meet Erika Syroid

My name is Erika Syroid.  I am currently teaching in my home studio and at FAYM.  

Over the past 50 years I have been teaching EVERYWHERE!  I have taught privately and have taught classes in Montana, Colorado, California, and in Nevada.  Recently, I taught at Violin Outlet with Mara Lieberman.
Music has always been a part of my life.  My father, Walter Syroid inspired me as a child and throughout my life to pursue music. He loved music, created a musical environment, and drove me to lessons and rehearsals and auditions.  There was always violin music playing.

For the remainder of this school year we will be working on the care of the instruments, naming the parts of the violin and bow, steps to hold the violin, tightening and rosining the bow, how to hold the bow to produce good tone on each string, how to play pizzicato, study rhythm and counting, posture, and eventually note reading. I started teaching 50 years ago when my teacher Eugene Andrie, an internationally trained Classical Violinist, Conductor, and a fantastic Teacher gave me six of his young students to teach as part of a pedagogy class.  The students were young and talented.  My violin teacher mentored this process and inspired me. 
Just this past December, Mr. Hal Weller asked me to consider teaching for FAYM. I agreed whole-heartedly and began teaching two classes, two days a week starting this January of 2020. I currently teach beginning violin classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 4 - 6 pm at the East Las Vegas Library on Bonanza and 28th Street.  
The qualities of cooperation and love of music are the most important goals for this beginning class.  I want the students to have the basic skills and the discipline to achieve good practice habits and to enjoy playing music through their study of the violin.



Please join THE FAMILY OF FAYM today
by donating online (click HERE) 



Please join THE FAMILY OF FAYM today by donating online (click HERE) 

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.)



Winter Recital, 2019


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