“ It was always my father’s dream to create an environment in Bombay which would enable talented young Indians to study Western classical music and to perform it professionally in their country.
My family and I are, therefore, extremely happy that there is today a Foundation in India bearing my father’s name, which is organised to devote itself to the objectives of his dream.
I hope lovers of music in India and elsewhere will lend wholehearted and continuing support to the Foundation, which will add an extra dimension to the extraordinary plurality,
range and richness of India’s cultural heritage. ”
Our education programmes and activities were initiated in 2002, in an effort to deepen the understanding and appreciation of western classical music. Music education is seen by the MMMF as a force to unite people of different cultures, communities and varied economic backgrounds via a love, and deep appreciation, of music. Enrolment for our music lessons has increased from 12 students in 2002 to over 1668 in 2015.
The positive response to our educational programmes gives us the confidence and enthusiasm to work towards our goals of bringing music into the lives of children and adults. Students of all ages come to the Foundation. Our education programme starts with early music education at age 1.1/2 and moves on to choirs and the teaching of instruments.