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Receiving an award at the Annual Breakfast of the Clark Country
School District Partnership Program for FAYM's "Violins for Kids"
program are: (l-r) Antonio Dias, volunteer instructor; Arturo Ochoa,
program coordinator; Hal Weller, FAYM founder; and Bridget
Bilbray-Phillips, Director, CCSD Partnership Program.





FROM: DESERT COMPANION NOVEMBER 2011

"People: Harold Weller Brings the Music to Kids"

Article by David McKee. Click HERE



Philharmonic finds rising star in charming 18-year-old Brit

BY JULIA OSBORNE
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: Feb. 15, 2011 | 2:07 a.m.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic gave a gift from the heart Saturday night with its Rising Star Concert, featuring four vivid and romantic selections, all conducted by British composer and conductor Alex Prior.

Click HERE to read entire article.




DYNAMIC SOLUTIONS BLOG by Betty Mahalik, June 28, 2010. "What the World Needs Now - Inspiration!"

Click HERE to read Betty Mahalik's insightful article on the FAYM Suzuki training program for young musicians.


June 16, 2010. The FAYM wishes scholarship recipient, Krzysztof Rucinski, all the best as he attends the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific in British Columbia June 22nd to July 7th!

FAYM wishes to thank the Las Vegas Northwest Rotary Club for their very generous contribution which will allow FAYM's beginning kindergarten-age violinists to attend the 5-day Suzuki Camp from June 21-25th!

Photo from the LVNW Rotary Club meeting on June 15, 2010 at which FAYM scholarship recipient, Alex Gonzalez, violinist and rising junior at the Eastman School of Music, performed.

Arturo Ochoa, co-ordinator of FAYM's inner-city violin program, Alex
Gonalez, and Hal Weller, FAYM Trustee

June 12, 2010. "Thank You" to ALL FAYM Contributors -- We have just passed the $85,000 mark! ($6,393 of that amount has been contributed from supporters world-wide on Facebook). Click HERE to see the complete list of FAYM contributors.


LAS VEGAS WEEKLY. April 7, 2010. "String Theory. What can a kid with a violin achieve? Maybe a lot, according to new program"

Click HERE to view the article on FAYM's violin program for kids.


LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL. January 26, 2010. "Foundation provides violin lessons for kindergartners"

Click HERE to view the article on FAYM's violin program for kids.


The 9,000 supporters of FAYM on Facebook were good citizens and helped vote the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra (EPSYO) to victory in an online contest sponsored by the Clorox company. The prize? $10,000!!

Click HERE for details in Doug Pullen's article in the El Paso Times.


LAS VEGAS CITY LIFE. December 29, 2009. "Hal Weller. His support of arts education is music to kids' ears"

Click HERE to view the article on FAYM's violin program for kids (scroll down).