“MFMII draws out the “inner performer” of my most timid students – love it! I just know that m y students look forward to MFMII every week!”

MFMII Student

In the News

Our thanks to the following publications which have covered MFMII activities and events. Click on the images below to see a full-sized version of each article.


May 2018, TriCity Voice: "Family Music Fest celebrates 30 years of MFMII"

Music for MInors II Family Music Fest, photos of MFMII kids choir and docent Nidhi Garg in the classroom.



Castro Valley ForumMay 2018, Castro Valley Forum: "Keeping Music in our Schools"

Music for MInors II docents Grammie Liz and Cynthia share their experiences of being a docent.




Jefferson AwardDecember 2018 - Congratulations to Carol Zilli on the KPIX Jefferson Award -- click here for the full story.


Castro Valley ForumDecember 2012, Castro Valley Forum: "Toy Symphony" On Sunday

Music for MInors II performs with other local acts in a Family Holiday Concert at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. Preconcert activities introduced children to musical instruments in an "Instrument Petting Zoo."

MFMII In the NewsSeptember 2011, India Currents: "Music for Minors Needs Docents"

Jaya Murthy tells the story of why she found MFMII and became a docent: "Once my children gre up I really missed the music. I became concerned when I learned of the void of music in local schools which had been so important for my children... I was grateful to discover Music for Minors II (MFMII)... I encourage those interested to get involved and experience one of the best volunteer opportunities that will make a musical difference in a child's life, and your own!"

Charlotte Diamond Concert In the NewsFebruary 2012, Tri City Voice: "Sharing the Love of Music with the Next Generation"

Jessica Waymire of the Tri City Voice covers Charlotte Diamond and Carol Zilli's work in brining music to children: "With constant budget cuts,the ability to share the joy and beauty of music has been drastically impacted in neighborhood MFMII brings Charlotte Diamond to Fremont!schools. Thankfully, there are people like CharlotteDiamond and community programs such as Music for Minors II working to keep music alive for future generations... Attending this wonderful family concert is one way to support the arts for children. Another way is to donate to Music for Minors II, or become a docent and donate your time. Volunteers at any level of musical experience are welcome!"



MFMII Oakland Trib Letter to EditorFebruary 2012, Oakland Tribume: "Helping kids to learn about beautiful music"

Carol Zilli, Executive director and founder of Music for Minors II thanks the many sponsors of MFMII's work: "On behalf of Music for Minors II, the nonprofit music enrichment program keeping music in children's classrooms and lives since 1988, I would like to thank the community for its tremendous support of our sellout Charlotte Diamond Concert."