The Mehli Mehta Music Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes western classical music through the presentation of high quality concerts and music education. Since the inception of our music education programmes in 2002, our numbers have grown from 12 students to over 1500 in 2018.
At the Foundation, we have over 570 students, who come in for classes between 1 and 4 times a week. Much of our focus is on early music education via our Discover Music programme. Five children’s choirs make up our Singing Tree programme. Our instrument programmes have over 60 students in piano, violin, viola and cello. Students in Mumbai tend to have 1 instrument class once a week with very little follow up. Over the last 9 years the Foundation has implemented more contact hours a week to provide a holistic approach to learning an instrument to ensure meaningful progress for instrument students. Most of our instrument students now come in 4 to 5 times a week for individual classes, group classes, chamber music classes, a theory of music class, a choir class and a Sunday ensemble class. We focus on the importance of regular practice and many of our students appreciate the importance and benefit of practice.
The Foundation’s Outreach Programmes reach over 700 non-feepaying students from low income families in municipal schools managed by the NGOs we partner with. The schools and NGOs the Foundation works with include:
Our teachers have noted the benefits that both young children and teacher trainees have drawn from these classes, not only in terms of musicality and the enjoyment of participation, but also because these classes have helped them in their confidence, in their ability to focus, to listen and with their concentration.
Over 70 teacher trainees are offered training at the start of each year and selected teachers amongst these are then trained rigorously as the year progresses. These selected music teachers reach students in 7 municipal schools managed by Muktangan.
Our outreach programmes have also greatly enhanced students’ and teacher trainees’ language development and speaking skills and markedly boosted the development of young children’s small and large motor skills. Selected students in our outreach programmes are offered short term choral music training yearly and participate each year in our annual Singing Tree choral music concert.
One of our fee-paying outreach programmes is AURED (Aural Education for Children with Hearing Impairment) where we deliver Discover Music to 16 children fitted with cochlear implants.
Our Education team comprises:
Please do visit our website: www.mmmfindia.org
Donating to the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation:
The categories under which you can donate are as follows:
1. Benefactors Rs. 10,00,000 and above
2. Patron – Gold Circle Rs. 5,00,000 and above – annual donation
3 Patron – Silver Circle Rs. 1,00,000 and above – annual donation
4. Patron – Bronze Circle Rs. 50,000 and above – annual donation
5. Patron – Friends Circle Rs. 25,000 and above – annual donation
All donations are exempt under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.
EVENTS – 2017-18
Lukáš Vondráček - Piano Recital Tata Theatre April 8, 2017
MMMF Teachers' Concert Somaiya Centre April 9, 2017
Instrumental Concert K R Cama Oriental Institute April 23, 2017
Singing Tree Choir concert Tata Theatre, NCPA September 3, 2017
Queen Mathilde’s visit Mehli Mehta Music Foundation November 10, 2017
Luka Okros – Piano Recital The Royal Opera House November 12, 2017
Ajay Mallya - Violin
Milen Earath - Piano Little Theatre, NCPA November 20, 2017
The Busch Trio
Piano/Violin/Cello Royal Opera House December 10, 2017
Victor-JulienLaferrière - Cello
Guillaume Bellom - Piano Royal Opera House February 16, 2018
James Lisney - Schubert Plus Experimental Theatre March 10 & 11, 2018
MMMF Teachers' Concert Goethe Institut April 8, 2018
Instrumental Concert K R Cama Oriental Institute April 22, 2018
EVENTS – 2018-19
The Singing Tree Choral C0ncert Tata Theatre August 26, 2018
Australian World Orchestra
with Greta Bradman Tata Theatre September 28, 2018
Giuseppe Andaloro (Piano) Experimental Theatre October 7, 2018
Francesco Granata (Piano) Experimental Theatre October 21, 2018
Maria Nemtsova with teachers
and students of MMMF The Imperial Towers November, 2018
Kasparas Uinkskas (Piano) January 26, 2019
Dan Zhu (violin) Royal Opera House February 23 & 24, 2019
Amatis Trio – Piano trio March 16 OR 17, 2019
MMMF Teachers' Concert Goethe Institut March 31, 2019
Instrumental Concert K R Cama Oriental Institute April 14, 2019
Midori Goto – Violin Recital
Ieva Jocubaviciute – Piano September 28, 2019