The Hyderabad Western Music Foundation

A platform for musicians and lovers of western music to...

  • Meet, Associate and Interact with each other
  • Perform and Share Their Talent
  • Understand and Appreciate different genres of Western Music and its linkages to other forms of Music

Masterclasses with Karl Lutchmayer and Nic Pendlebury 6-8th May and students final concert on 8th May

Workshops/Masterclasses for Piano and Strings with
Karl Lutchmayer and Nic Pendlebury - 6-8th May

Karl Lutchmayer and Nic Pendlebury, international concert artists and professors at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, will conduct workshops for pianists and string players to improve musical skills, including interpretation, technique and performance style. These sessions will be in the format of a masterclass, where all participants will perform and be given advice by the teacher in front of the group which provides all students the opportunity to learn not only from their direct interaction with the teacher but also through observing the lessons of their peers.  This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to improve their playing, and will be especially helpful to those appearing for exams and for the forthcoming Hyderabad piano and string music festival/competition.

Sunday, 8th May, 6.30 pm Final Concert

Selected participants will present at the end of the course their best pieces!

The concert is open to all – entry free - limited seats

Venue: Alliance Française, Banjara Hills

Few videos of practices and final concert:

Telemann sonata for 4 violins

Karl Lutchmayer plays and explains a F. Liszt composition

Abhijit Gurjale plays Vivaldi Four Seasons Summer

Jay Parte plays Grieg Sonata e-minor

20 talented piano students and 10 violinists participated. Some impressions:



Music course for children - Start 15th may

Music for Children – Next course, beginning 15th May

HWMF Academy presents an introduction to music for children aged 5 to 8 and 9 to 12.  Musical skills for children are great to have, no matter what instrument they end up learning. Studies show that exposure to musical training early on in children's lives reaps huge rewards in their mental development, including mathematical thinking and social skills. Music learning at an early age has also been shown to develop psychological abilities like building confidence and personality. The course will focus on developing musical abilities for children, including rhythmic and melodic skills. After this course, they can pick up different instruments or the vocal training confidently and excel in it.

We will teach:

- Notation and music reading, singing

- Playing musical instruments such as percussion and recorders

- Making homemade musical instruments, and other activities!



Nicole Connolly Bhatia studied music in Canada and teaches flute and beginner piano in Hyderabad through the HWMF Academy.  Nicole's experience teaching music to young children includes private teaching as well as an instructor/counsellor at a non profit summer music in Canada.

George Hull is a Saxophonist who plays with some popular jazz bands in town. He had completed his Jazz grades from ABRSM and teaches wind instruments with the HWMF Academy. He has attended several workshops conducted by noted German music educators especially in the field of music development for young children.

Please contact Joe Koster 9912201659 or George Hull 9985410281.

Send your application/questions to 

Course beginning: Sunday 15th May 2016

Duration: 6 weeks

Timings: Sundays 1.30pm (5-8 years) and 2.30pm (9-12 years)

Venue: Goethe-Zentrum, Journalist Colony, Banjara Hills

Duration: 50 minutes

Course Fees: 3300/-

*Fees include materials, handouts, and printed music. 

HWMF School outreach at Marica High School 13th April

George Hull, Noah and Joe Koster introducing Western Music and instruments to students of Marica High School.

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