MUSIC FOR CHILDREN - Courses start 3rd April 2016

Music for Children

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 [1] 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 [2] 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

- 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 two summers 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 - Jazz For Joy & Jazzed Friends. 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.

Course Details:

Course beginning: Sunday 3rd April 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. 

[1] Schlaug, Gottfried, et al. "Effects of music training on the child's brain and cognitive development." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1060.1 (2005): 219-230.

[2] Hallam, Susan. "The power of music: Its impact on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people." International Journal of Music Education 28.3 (2010): 269-289.

Please send your application or questions to