Newsletter March 2019
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“Building Better Futures Through Music”
March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019



In This Issue:

President's Message

Honoring Claudia Rivera

The Society, Inc.

Amazon Smile and FAYM

Meet Student Carla Yolanda Beltran Delgado


Her Mother Yohara Delgado




President's Message



Dear friends of FAYM   

I am very happy to be serving as President of the board of Directors of FAYM. It will be a year of much learning for me, and I am sure it will be a good year for FAYM as well.

I thank you all for the support that you give to this effort.  It is most needed and appreciated!

Claudia Rivera, President


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



Honoring Claudia Rivera


FAYM Board President Claudia Rivera is dedicated to our future. She works and advocates for our youngsters not only through FAYM, but with the Sunhawk District of The Boy Scouts. Recently, Claudia was honored with multiple awards for her awe-inspiring leadership.




The Society, Inc.


On February 10, 2019 three of our students were invited to perform for The Society Inc. at their Founders Day meeting.  Lady Quin Rivers introduced me, Arturo Ochoa, as past president and I stepped to the front and explained briefly what FAYM does for our students.  In my presentation I spoke about our Golden Violin Program and introduced our students, Gema Aguirre, Guadalupe Terrones, and Sabdy Cardon and explained that all three of them had earned their Golden Violin.

Next, Guadalupe and Gema, both members of our Mariachi Estrellas de FAYM, performed three songs, El Relámpago, Jesusita En Chihuahua, and El Son De La Negra. They were dressed in their Mariachi outfits and looked very professional as they impressed the audience with their violin playing abilities.  But, when they started singing everyone had a smile on their face and a big applause as they finished their performance.

Then Sabdy stepped to the center and played some excerpts from Partita in E Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach.  This was an excellent choice as it demonstrated FAYM’s instruction in classical music as well as cultural music.

Members of The Society Inc. were very pleased with our performance and at the end, presented FAYM with a donation that will be used to help acquire a Golden Violin for a future FAYMstar!  In the past, The Society Inc. whose moto is, “Supporting the Dreamers of Today to Become the Stars of Tomorrow”   has honored Mr. Hal Weller and Mr. Juan Soto for their work with the fine arts and the children of our community.  We look forward to future collaborations with The Society Inc.

In the picture left to right: Sabdy Cardon, Guadalupe Terrones, Gema Aguirre, Quin Rivers, Arturo Ochoa


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


Amazon Smile and FAYM

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from over one million organizations to support. All your benefits are now here.

Find out more at, and select FAYM. The above description is from AmazonSmile’s webpage.

Please join THE FAMILY OF FAYM today. 

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.)


Meet Student Carla Yolanda Beltran Delgado

Carla Yolanda Beltran Delgado is in Grade 1, at Crestwood E. E.  She attends FAYM class at East Las Vegas Community Center.

What instrument do play and why did you pick that instrument? I am playing the violin. I love the violin.

What do you like about your music lessons? The things that I like about my music lesson is that we get to play songs that are really fun.

What is the hardest thing you are learning? The hardest thing in my life was playing the violin really fast.

What is your favorite thing you have learned? The funniest thing that I’ve learned is how to play lightly row on the violin.

Is there a song you want to learn how to play? The songs that I want to learn on the violin is how to play Recuerdame Form Coco and Ave Maria.

How does it feel to perform with your instrument? When I’m playing on the violin at a recital I feel excited.

How does it feel when you practice a lot and your playing gets better? When I practice and it gets better I get happy.

What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up I want to be a vet and the best violin player.

Do you think learning music will help you with your goal? I think music will help me.

Her Mother Yohara Delgado

What is your name? Yohara Delgado

How many children do you have in FAYM? Which group is she in? Group 1 with Mrs. Chun.

How did you hear about FAYM? A friend told me about it 4 years ago an I look for it on Facebook. This was our third time trying so that my daughter can be part of this foundation.

How long have you been with us? This is my first year, thanks to God, but we tried 3 times before.

How did you feel when you first saw your child with a violin in her hands? It’s a feeling hard to explain, to see her dream come true, feel very happy and thankful to God and to the foundation.

Was your child happy to get her violin? Yes, I’m remember her little face, she was counting the hours, in the morning when I left her at the school she said, “Remember this is the day,” and when I picked her up she said, “Mommy drive fast, I will receive my violin and I want to be the first one.” – she was so happy.

Is your child enjoying learning to play the violin? She loves to play the violin. Every so often she picks it up and shows us what she just learned. We had seen many changes on her, she is more secure of herself. On Christmas she played for us Little Star and Cascabel Lindo Cascabel.

Is bringing your child to us twice a week worth the time? Sure, I enjoy that time, I feel blessed to  be part of this foundation. After three times that we try it, we are now a part of FAYM.

Have there been any problems in bringing your child to our classes? No we do not have any problem. This is a dream come true. The time that FAYM offers us she should not waste, because not all the kids have the opportunity to be a part of this foundation.

Have you seen any change in your child since she started playing the violin? Yes we saw changes in her. She is a more secure and happy person. As she says, “Finally I have my violin, I study with the foundation, we make it Mom.” It is hard, but she enjoys it, even though she has to eat on the way from school to FAYM, we believe that she is more responsible now.

Do you think other parents should bring their child to music classes like ours? Sure, everywhere we go, we recommend the foundation and talk about the blessing of being a part of it. The foundation gives our kids the opportunity to learn an instrument at very low cost. The teachers give their time to our kids and many of the people in the foundation are doing it only for love to the art without a personal financial interest.

What is the hardest thing for you to make lessons possible for your child? As a parent I will say that we want  success for our kids, and there is nothing more difficult  than sickness or financial problems. But this foundation gives us the opportunity to been a part of it, and if we have financial troubles, they give us options. The only hard part was to leave the comfort of my home to take her to the classes, but if I do not support her dreams, who will do it?

If FAYM was not here, would your child be involved in music lessons? Yes, before FAYM Carlita was in piano lessons. Why? Since she was a baby we saw her inclination to piano and violin, we could afford only a half hour lesson a week, and then we discovered FAYM and decided to take her there. We cannot pay for more than half hour lessons a week, but now that we are in FAYM, we are taking all that FAYM offers. She knows that she is blessed for being a part of FAYM. She still has her school work, but she is very responsible.

This interview will be in our next Newsletter. Is there anything else you would like to say to our FAYM family? Thank you for all the time that you people give to this foundation, I believe that we, the families who have the opportunity of being part of FAYM, is a blessing not only for the students but also for the family, because as parents, the goals of our kids are our goals and we should support them. 

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




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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