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Music: An Undeniable Universal Unifying Factor

The Goals of MMF

The Goal by 2030: 3000 children and young people having a good knowledge of music or are in the learning process with a perspective in life. And our own National Youth Orchestra.

How MMF operates

Tuition at MMF consists of two components:
1.   Remote classes from Europe throughout the year via video conference tools. This allows for a varied and stable programme.
2.  On-site tuition with Mentor Teachers both local and European, the latter on short- and long-term stays. This enables the most effective and personal way of teaching and is a huge benefit to the Mentor Teachers as well.

MMF’s and their partners’ work consist above all of the following tasks:

  •  Design, develop and put into practice the curricula, both on Mentor Teacher and Teacher levels.

  • Recruit and host international Mentor Teachers, supposedly mainly in Europe. 

  • Recruit teachers for the MMF Programme, which includes 1.) guided and structured training on their respective instrument as well as in pedagogical skills, 2.) the opportunity to start paid teaching right away, 3.) graduation in line with ABRSM. 

  • Provides high quality music tuition (paid) for External Learners who neither want to teach for MMF nor are from deprived areas. 

  • Provide with the digital and physical infrastructure for the MMF Programme. 

  • Build up Systems Schools along with local partners where music tuition is provided. 

  • Collaborate with local and international partners in order to enable concerts for (Mentor) Teachers and Children alike. 

  • Build up a Mauritian National Youth Orchestra. 

  • Administration, PR, Fundraising.

MMF Executive Members

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Mr  Antoine Goorsahye



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Mr Paul Olsen

Council Member



Mr Shyam Roy

Treasurer & Founder



Ms  Inken Meents   
Council Member


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Mr Mohamed Reza Chummun




Mr Jan-Phillip Cristian Kock      

Council Member


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Dr Martin Hollmann 

Council Member


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Ms Simone Strohmeier     
Executive Advisor



Our Talented Musical Mentors

Meet our musical team

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Eric Cathan

Eric graduated in Classical Guitar from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, studying with Maestro Rafaël Andia. In Australia, he performed extensively and taught at the Central Coast Conservatorium, in the Faculty of Music: University of New South Wales, Macquarie University and Newcastle University. Eric holds an “Executive Diploma in Event Management” from the University of Technology Sydney and has founded several music festivals. In Mauritius, he runs music therapy programs for individuals and corporate, teaches and performs regularly at the Caudan Arts Centre.

Véronique Zuël

Recipient of the Countess of Munster Trust Fund, student of Winifred Ramsay and former trainee at British Youth Opera, lived in Uk from 1990 to 1999, where she performed main roles such as Susanna,Gilda, Micaëla, Norina, Mimi, Tatyana, Adele..Back to Mauritius she studied with tenor Jean Bernard Thomas from Reunion island till 2012, specialising in bel canto.Veronique sings regularly on the Mauritian stage for private events, festivals, concerts and has been invited to perform in France, South Africa, Australia, India, Ghana and Reunion Island. She  sang the leading roles in 'Les Pêcheurs de Perles', 'La Traviata', 'Dido and Aeneas', 'Orphée aux Enfers', 'La Veuve Joyeuse' for which she got very good reviews. Since 2015, she has been coaching young singers for Opera Mauritius Academy while continuing her solo career.

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Ariane Rovesse

The young Brazilian clarinettist Ariane Rovesse has a Bachelor from the University of Sao Paulo and a Master's degree from the University of Arts in Berlin. She is currently specializing in music pedagogy at Music Academy Basel. Ariane has extensive experience in orchestral and chamber music and plays as a guest musician with the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin and the Berliner Symphoniker. She can also be heard in the Ensemble IIinx, the Orpheus Ensemble Berlin, the Bratuga Quintetts and the Duo Caju.

Our Talented Musical Teacher

Jean Marie Linley Baniau

Linley is a polyvalent (Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drums) ABRSM Grade 8 music teacher and performer. Worked as Instructor for Caritas Mauritius and Guangzhou Expats school China. Performed at different hotels in Hong Kong, China and Mauritius.

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