About the Forum

Forum for Teachers of Western Classical Music, Bangalore, India

Aims of the Forum

Office bearers

The Forum was founded and registered in 1997 as a charitable trust in Karnataka, India.

Aims of the Forum:

  • To provide a platform for teachers to meet and discuss matters regarding the teaching of Western Music.
  • To promote interest in Western classical music by organising workshops, seminars, lecture-recitals, and other events in order to upgrade teaching to a professional level.
  • To encourage interaction among private music teachers.

Office bearers:

Patron:Admiral O. S. Dawson IN (Retd.) PVSM, AVSM

President: Gita Chacko

Vice President: Sr. Christine Pinto

Jt. Secretaries: Frances Lynn,  S. K. Das

Treasurer: Nalini Paul

Newsletter Editor: Frances Lynn

Editorial Board Member: Gita Chacko


Former Office-bearers:

Prof. D.K. Sebastian, Vice President and Newsletter Editor, 2000-2004.

Premila Grubb, Editorial Board Member, 2000-2003.

Yezdi Unvalla, Technical Advisor, 2002

Nalini Suryawanshi, Secretary, 2000-2003

Sheila Mascarenhas, Treasurer, 2000-2001