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

May 2019



In This Issue:

President's Message

Meet Student Christien Lilly-Alexander

His Mother Cherise Brown

AmazonSmile and FAYM




President's Message



We hope that you had a relaxing spring break. We are happy with our success now that we are getting close to finishing the school year 2018-2019, and we are excited about our school year-end recital.

We know that our students worked very hard and that this recital will be even better than the last one. We also would like to express our thanks to the parents and especially our teachers for the incredible work that they do with our students.

Remember that our next recital is May 18 at 11:00 a.m. Please plan to attend it!   

Claudia Rivera


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



Meet Student Christien Lilly-Alexander


A third grader at Lorna J. Kesterson Elementary, Christien is in Ms. Chun's Goup 1 Violin class. 
What instrument do you play and why did you pick that instrument? 
I play the violin; my mom helped me choose my instrument.
What do you like about your music lessons? I like the music we play, especially star wars and twinkle twinkle little star. I also like my teacher Ms Chun a lot.
What is the hardest thing you are learning? The hardest think I am learning is triples.
What is your favorite thing you have learned? The favorite I have learned is triples. It may be hard but learning it, it sounds cool when you play it.
Is there a song you want to learn how to play? A song I would like to learn how to play is called Friends by Marshmallow.

How does it feel to perform with your instrument? It feels good to perform with my instrument. When I am in class or in a performance I feel good.
How does it feel when you practice a lot and your playing gets better? It feels like I can accomplish it feels great.

What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up I will like to be a sports Analyst in the NBA.
Do you think learning music will help you with your goal? Yes I think learning music will help you with anything in life, it helps you think and become smarter. 

His Mother Cherise Brown

How many children do you have in FAYM? One child in Beginners, with Ms, Chun.
How did you hear about FAYM? I heard about FAYM through a newsletter at his school.
How long have you been with us? This is our first year with the program.
How did you feel when you first saw your child with a violin in his hands? I felt proud and excited, I knew that the start of learning and developing a skill that could lead to many opportunities in the future.
Was your child happy to get his violin? Yes he was very excited.
Is you child enjoying the learning of playing the violin? He is enjoying learning to play the violin. He tells his friends and family about his progress all the time.
Is bringing your child to us twice a week worth the time?  It is worth the time and commitment. I believe it also helps my son to understand the value of being here as well.
Have there been any problems in bringing your child to our classes? The only issue we have is that my son doesn’t get out of school untill 3:41, so we are always about 10-15 minutes late.

Have you seen any change in your child since he started playing the violin? This has definitely been a confidence booster for my son. He is a bit shy so seeing the development within himself has brought him more out his shell.
Do you think other parents should bring their child to music classes like ours? Yes I think this program is a true gem.  I’m always amazed at the talent of the students & how much they’ve learned in a shortime. 
What is the hardest thing for you to make lessons possible for your child? Really just being able to be here at the start of the class.
If FAYM was not here, would your child be involved in music lessons?  Yes I had previously researched opportunities that were available for my children. When the opportunity of FAYM came I was very excited. 

This interview will be in our next Newsletter. Is there anything else you would like to say to our FAYM family? I would just like to thank FAYM for the hard work and dedication you have for our children. I am very greatful for this organization. I am very proud to be apart of FAYM and will continue to support FAYM in any capacity that I can.


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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.)





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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