In the fall of 2009 retired symphony conductor, Hal Weller, and retired inner-city school principal, Arturo Ochoa, saw the need and launched the “Violins for Kids” project to offer cost-free music instruction to inner city children beginning at kindergarten age.

Using the positive and nurturing concepts from El Sistema and the Suzuki Violin Method, FAYM’s “Violins for Kids” project, provides youngsters with instruments, materials, three  lessons a week, a two-week music camp experience in June, and special musical field trips at no cost. The program’s year-long instructors include Dr. Linda Rodgers, a teacher/researcher with over thirty years teaching experience, Susan Rasmussen with over twenty years experience in early childhood violin instruction and Isadora Trinkle, a music teacher in the Clark Country School District who joined FAYM in November 2012 .  Retired school principal, Arturo Ochoa, serves as the program’s active advisor.  Last November, 46 new students were accepted into the program bringing total enrollment to 101 youngsters.  21 more students were added during the 2014 two-week Summer Day Camp (June 9-20) and 40 more with the new school year beginning this September.  With your help, we are able to grow!!


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