Schools Instrument Bank

NFA holds fundraising events and sponsors instruments to provide talented young musicians with an opportunity to study using high quality musical instruments. Mai was a recipient of one of these instruments…

Hello dearest members of Noosa Federation of the Arts,

I just wanted to say how thankful I am to you, for lending me the Guaneri Replica Violin. It was an absolute pleasure to use at school concerts, auditions, eisteddfods, and even on the 2012 Europe Music Tour of TCO. There were no problems whatsoever, and the sound it produced was truly amazing. A special thankyou for lending it to me for 2 years in a row, although it was supposed to be only one. As my other violin needed to be repaired as it’s entire neck snapped off, I was in desperate need for a new violin for the music eisteddfods, school concerts and other events, and I was so grateful for being able to use the violin again. I understand that 3 years is too long for one person to have the violin, but thank you very very much. It was such a privilege to play the violin! If you have any events or social gatherings where a strings player is needed, I would be more than happy to help out. Weddings, gigues, parties, anything, feel free to ask :) My mother will be happy to accompany me and it would be a gesture of gratitude from me, so thank you once again :)

Yours Sincerely,

Mai Yamanaka