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

HWMF-music theory & vocal courses - Start 26th April (6 Saturdays)

HWMF present two Music-Theory &Vocal-courses (beginner and advanced level) at Alliance Française (6 Saturdays)

Start: Saturday 26th April, followed by the subsequent 5 Saturdays - from 1pm-2.30pm (for beginners) and from 3-4.30pm for advanced students.
Get familiar with the basic principles of vocal techniques like breathing, vocalizing and body posture. Add new songs of different genres of music to your repertoire. Acquire a music theoretical background (notation reading, scales, rhythm, intervals, chords, song/melody writing…). Opportunity after completion of the course will also be given to join a leading local vocal group.

Resource person: Joe Koster, music teacher, conductor/accompanist of the Deccan Voices. Tejaswinee Kelkar will partly assist during the course.
Venue: Alliance Française, road no. 3, Aurora Colony, Banjara Hills
Course fee, incl. material: Rs 1800 (9 hours) HWMF-members Rs 1600.
Registration on 26th April at Alliance Française. Reg. fee: Rs 200
Info: 9912201659 or

Hyderabad Youth Ensemble 2nd season - Young musicians are welcome

 Young musicians:

Welcome to the Hyderabad Youth Ensemble!
Hyderabad Western Music Foundation, Alliance Française and Goethe-Zentrum are happy to invite you to participate in the 2nd season of the Hyderabad Youth Ensemble.
The ensemble is made up of young musicians from around the twin cities who play string, wind or percussion instruments and aims to give an opportunity to play in a larger ensemble than they may usually have the chance to.
Conductor: Jonathan Hewitt (music coordinator/teacher at International School of Hyderabad).
This 2nd season will consist of rehearsals on a Saturday afternoon from 2.30-4.30pm at Alliance Française, Banjara Hills
Rehearsals: May 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st and June 7th
Concert: evening of the 7th
The concert venue and the possibility of another performance on June 21st (World Music Day) will be confirmed later.
People aged 10 to 30 years who play string, wind or brass instruments and play at the standard of approximately grade 2 Trinity College/ABRSM/LCM etc. or above are invited to take part. Fluent notation reading is essential. To participate, attendance at a minimum of 4 out of the 5 weeks will be essential. (Free)registrations for this season of the Hyderabad Youth Ensemble will be required by Friday 25th April. Music will be sent out several weeks before the first rehearsal for familiarization.
Please contact Jonathan Hewitt at or info@hydmusic.com9912201659 to register for the event or for more information.
Get an impression of the 1st season

HWMF-Summer-Singing-Camp for Children 22nd - 25th April at Alliance Française

22nd until 25th April –Singing-Summercamp for Children,
Every day 10-1pm - at Alliance Française

Music and children go together very well. All children love to sing! It is a wonderful way to boost brain power and build confidence in them. While most of them pick up songs from movies and music videos, not all of them are familiar with songs that were taught to generations of children. Send them along to learn some such songs from a person who has been singing all her life!

Resource person: Shakila has taught singing in a couple of schools in Hyderabad. and sings in different groups in town, such as the Deccan Voices and Jazz for Joy.
She plays the guitar and will teach age appropriate songs.
Join one of the two batches, according to your age. It is bound to be fun!
Batch 1 : 10 – 11.30 pm for 6 - 10 years
Batch 2 : 11.30 – 1pm for 11 - 16 years

Course fee: Rs. 1000 (HWMF members Rs. 900)
Registration on 22nd April at Alliance Française, Rd. No.3, Aurora Colony, Banjara Hills
Info: Shakila 9849451794 or 9912201659

HWMF-Workshops in April....Guitar/Impro/Western-Classical

26th&27th April – 10-12am Improvisation-Workshop at Lamakaan
This particular 2-day-worskhop is meant for all instrumentalists (not only for guitar), including singers and even for the audience as how to hear and appreciate music improvisation. The course includes the psychology of improvisation in general and its practical approach to the most popular chord progressions in Pop- and in Jazz-music. The workshop deals with the most predominant and influential genre of music, called Blues.
Resource Person: Ujjal Kumar Saha, Jazz-Guitarist
Course fee : Rs. 150 per session/day
Registration on 26/27th April at Lamakaan
Info: 9912201659 or
19th & 20th April – 10-12am Contemporary Guitar Workshop at Lamakaan
The 2 day workshop will be conducted by Ujjal Kumar Saha, who is a professional Jazz guitar player hailing from Kolkata. Akhil Kodamanchili (guitar player, composer) will join in to facilitate the sessions. The workshop aims to discuss various aspects of guitar playing & musicality such as improvisation, theory, notation and technique, by using simple analogies & clear cut demonstrations to help guitar players of all genres & levels of skill to transpose their present abilities to the next level. The workshop lays emphasis on the benefits of collaborations and hopes to instil a healthy jam culture in the city.
The workshop will conclude with an open jam circle using basic progressions from various styles ranging from pop to blues. Bring your instrument along with you!
Course fee: Rs 150 per session/day
Registration at Lamakaan on 19th/20th April
Info: Akhil 8686816060 or 9912201659
Article Metro on Akhil Kodamanchali

Hyderabad Western Music Foundation is pleased to present:
Lecture-cum-Demo –
On "Appreciation of Western Classical Music"
Have you ever wondered how different is a Sonata from a Symphony or a Fugue from a Fantasia?  Could you get to know what exactly a Concerto or a Cantata means, without getting muddled with musical jargon? Come and join us in this simple journey from the 9th to the 19th century as we outline the development of Western Music, bringing out the salient aspects of each of the periods with audio-visuals not only on the screen but live on the instruments as well.
 Friday, 11th April (part I) – 6.30 pm and
Saturday, 12th April (part II) – 6.30 pm
Resource Persons:
Commodore TMJ Champion
Dr. Naveen Elias, Piano
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