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SPRING 24 Semester Registration is now closed! Classes begin Jan. 24/25.

Spring Semester 2024 dates:

January 24/25 to May 1/2

Spring Break, no classes March 13/14

Spring Concert for Band/Strings/Chorus Monday, May 6

Dress Rehearsals for Spring Concert May 1/2

Class Showcases for Elementary Music/Keyboards/Guitar May 8/9

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Click HERE to make a donation towards event fees for students in honor programs.

(Did you know that participation fees for All-State or other Advanced Honor Ensembles Can range between $200-400? Thank you for your support of our students!)

FAYM

Fredericksburg Area Young Musicians

Welcome to the home page of FAYM -
Fredericksburg Area Young Musicians!
For questions or to schedule a visit,
please email FAYMdirector@gmail.com, or call 540-846-8436

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Who We Are

FAYM (Fredericksburg Area Young Musicians) is a musical group that provides music classes and ensembles to homeschooled students in the greater Fredericksburg area. FAYM classes run through the Fall and Spring semesters. FAYM does not offer classes during the summer.


FAYM is an organization that is dedicated to providing music classes, ensembles, and opportunities to ALL homeschoolers in the greater Fredericksburg area, regardless of religion, ethnicity, or background.


FAYM fills a need of our homeschooling community to provide a musical outlet to ALL homeschooling students and families. Music that is practiced/performed by each class may be secular or sacred, Christian or Jewish, holiday, popular, classical, patriotic or folk songs, Broadway or movie music, but all music is family-friendly.

About FAYM

Classes and Ensembles

  • Band (5 levels)

  • Orchestra (5 levels)

  • Choir (5 groups)

  • Music Theory (6 levels)

  • AP Music Theory (officially audited by The College Board)

  • Group Beginning Guitar (2 levels)

  • Group Beginning Keyboards (2 levels)

  • Recorder (2 levels)

  • Elementary Music (3 age groups)

  • Conducting (fall semester)

  • Music History (spring semester)

Age Requirements

Most classes are for students between the ages of 8 and 18. The Elementary Music Class is an "introduction to music" or "general music" type of class for young students aged 6 to 8. There are sections of Elementary Music for 6 yr olds, 7 yr olds, and a Music Explorations class for 8 yr olds. These classes are a great introduction to the world of music before students are ready for more formal instrumental or choral experiences.

In the Band and Orchestra classes, students are grouped by level of experience, not age. Students can start the beginning classes with absolutely no experience. The intermediate and advanced ensembles are for students with more advanced training and experience. Students have opportunities to step up to the next group level when ready. It is recommended that students be at least 9 years old for Band or Orchestra. 8 yr olds may sign up upon recommendation.

The Chorus classes are grouped by age, with some age groups overlapping, in order to give busy teenagers more day and time options for chorus.

 

Age limits are firm! Please do NOT sign up your child for a class if he is outside of the age range without discussing it with the director first. Some classes have specific reasons for limiting students by age, while other classes are more flexible. Please don't assume that your child can sign up for a class if their birthday falls in the middle of the semester. Email faymdirector@gmail.com (not the teacher) first.
 

Instrumentation

Instrumentation for any of the band classes includes: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion. (Percussionists will attend a separate percussion class as well as their coordinating band level class.)


Instrumentation for any of the strings classes includes: violin, viola, cello, and bass. Harp students may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Email FAYMdirector@gmail.com and ask about availability if you are a harp student.

Student Qualifications

We welcome all homeschooled students from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Caroline, King George, Orange, Culpeper, and other surrounding areas.


FAYM is an organization that is dedicated to providing music classes, ensembles, and opportunities to ALL homeschoolers in the greater Fredericksburg area, regardless of religion, ethnicity, or background.


Many of the FAYM teachers are veteran homeschooling parents. If you are new to homeschooling and have general homeschooling questions or need advice, please ask! We would love to help you on this journey.

Contact FAYM

Please do not call the church for FAYM related matters!


Please do not mail materials to New Life Church - use our mailing address instead:

FAYM

7931 Lake Anna Parkway

Spotsylvania, VA 22551


For the fastest response, please email or call us at:

540-846-8436

Updated Jan. 15, 2024

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