Fredericksburg Area Young Musicians

Welcome to the home page of FAYM -
Fredericksburg Area Young Musicians!
For questions or to schedule a visit,
please email [email protected], or call 540-846-8436

Important News, Updates, and New Information

If you are interested in signing up for the spring semester, read the updated schedule and class descriptions. Classes start in January.

Late Registration is now open! Classes start January 22. Fill out your registration forms before January 20!

Register for your classes EARLY to hold your spot. You will get a notification email when your account is ready, and only then will you be able to make a payment and complete your registration.

There are limited spots left in these classes:

Elementary Music 1 - ONE SPOT LEFT

Recorder 1 9:00am - CLOSED

WindStars1/Recorder1 Wed. 12:00 - 4 spots left


Guitar 1 - 3 spots left

We are excited to announce the addition of two new classes:

* WindStars1/Recorder1, ages 6-8, uses the recorder as well as DOOD and TOOT instruments made by the NUVO company. There is no prerequisite for this class.  Meets Wednesdays at 12:00.

* WindStars2, ages 7-9, is the version of Intro Band for younger students who need band instruments more appropriately sized and weighted for that age range. No prerequisite or previous experience required.  Meets Thursdays at 12:30.

The Intro Band class will still be offered, but the age limit for students will now start at 9 yrs old. Students who are 8-9 will be assessed and recommended for one of the Intro Band classes - either the traditional Intro Band, or the age-appropriate WindStars2 class.

An important message about SmartMusic: The old SmartMusic Classic is being retired. The current new version is the only way to link up to your FAYM classes. Ask your teacher for a class code to connect to your FAYM class on the NEW SmartMusic.

All Band, Orchestra, and Chorus classes use SmartMusic for assignments and grading. Other classes may use it as well, such as Music Theory or Recorder. Please check with your teacher to see if your class will be using the program. As always, the SmartMusic program is not required in order to participate in any class, but is highly recommended as a practice and assessment tool.

Congratulations to these students who were accepted into the Senior Regional Orchestra:
C. Boyd, C. Piccolo, K. Foreman, S. Laake

Congrats to these students for a successful audition into the Junior Regional Orchestra:
M. Tellado, J. Broach, E. Wood, I. Croker, T. Johnson, Sofie L.

Congratulations to Kelsey P. for being accepted into the All-National Orchestra!

Congrats to these students for a successful audition into District Chorus:
Sadie C., Mary Jane B., Logan C.

Congratulations to these students who were accepted into the High School District Band:
A. Shirk, J. Hinson, J. Parker, H. Rose, Z. Twum

Class handouts from band/strings class are available for download. Click HERE

Links, Instrumental Resources, and Articles about Music - Click HERE

Most of your questions can be answered by browsing through our website. If you have any other questions or comments, please email [email protected] 

Thanks for looking!

Updated Jan. 17, 2020