Foundation To Assist Young Musicians

Rating: 4.83 stars   23 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Philanthropy

Location: 9513 Coral Way Las Vegas NV 89117 USA

Mission: The mission of the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians ("FAYM") is to encourage and support gifted young musicians in (1) early training, (2) advanced study, and (3) professional career development, specifically those who are in need of financial and/or mentoring support up to the age of 26.
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

FAYM takes a leading role in one of the most important aspects of being a musician in our time, helping YOUNG people, YOUNG musicians to establish themselves in the wide, glorious world of music. I know without FAYM and Hal Weller, many young musicians would not be where they are, at all. FAYM RULES! And, from what I can see from Mr. Weller's ways, it's only set to help more, and more, and more great young musicians, who really do need a helping hand in life! From my own experience, Mr Weller is a kind, generous, and very knowlegable man, who offers great and sound advice, and always puts himself out of his way to help others. All they need now is more people to help them with funding, and I'm sure many will! Alex Prior

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Much advice given, and obvious cases of great support they've given to young msuicians

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure it got more funding!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The fact that it is so sincere

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Conductor

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Bring the US, and the world great musicians, bring the world much beaut and joy, much needed in our day!

Ways to make it better...

No way

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding!

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

Since launching the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians (FAYM) in December 2007, the public's response has been overwhelmingly positive. FAYM has been able to help young musicians through scholarship assistance, mentoring, and professional career advancement opportunities. Additionally FAYM has created an inner city violin program for kindergarten age children in southern Nevada that has proven to be of great value in providing an activity of substance for entire families and serves as a prototype program for further expansion. FAYM's support comes from many sources -- generous people in 18 States of the Union & the District of Columbia as well as Australia, Canada, China, Poland, & Puerto Rico have made contributions. FAYM has over 9,100 supporters on Facebook who have donated over $5,300 -- giving FAYM third place out of the 29,378 Arts & Culture causes on Facebook in terms of money raised. All of this has been achieved as a totally volunteer labor of love on the part of many involved. There is NO PAID STAFF so that ALL CONTRIBUTIONS made to FAYM go ENIRELY to ASSIST YOUNG MUSICIANS! See http://www.theFAYM.com ~

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

creating opportunities for young musicians that are telling and enriching!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

transform the lives of needy and at-risk youth by giving them productive musical activities to pursue....much like the exemplary Venezuelan EL SISTEMA has created for largely at-risk youth in that country over the past 33 years.

Ways to make it better...

I were a rich man! Then I could donated more of my own resources to making dreams come true for needy and talented young musicians!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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