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Furtados

Furtados is a name synonymous with music in India Established in 1865, Furtados has, in its 150 years of existence, influenced music making at all levels – be it the import and distribution of leading brands of musical instruments, its retails network of 21 stores across the country, its award winning website www.furtadosonline.com and support to teachers, musicians and students across genres and geographies. It prides itself as being the first to import musical instruments after the opening up of the Indian economy in the early 1990s and continues to maintain its leadership role in providing musical instruments, accessories and printed music to the music loving community in India.The directors of Furtados play a pivotal role in steering FSM towards its success.

Furtados School Of Music

Furtados School of Music (FSM), today is a name synonymous with music education in the country. They are committed to bringing organized music education to children across age groups in partnership with leading schools in India. High is their latest initiative, to bring quality music learning right at the doorstep of music aspirants.
Starting in 2011, in a short span of time FSM has grown not only terms of school and non-school centers , but also in terms of faculty, infrastructure and the variety of courses taught. Today there are more than 31 school and non-school FSM centers, imparting music education to over 15,000 students.  FSM faculty consists of highly motivated and passionate teachers drawn from a diverse mix of experienced and young musicians from India and abroad. Apart from being qualified musicians, they are extensively trained to impart an enjoyable and exhilarating music learning experience to students. The roster of instruments and programmes currently include piano, electronic keyboard, guitar, drums, violin and vocal and is continuously revamped to include demand for new instruments and programmes. Integral to FSM’s success is a world-class curriculum designed by leading educators from across the world. The course is comprehensive and gives equal emphasis to music theory. It combines modern and effective methods of teaching with traditional elements of music learning.
With the vision to take music accessible to every music aspirant in the country Furtados and Furtados School of Music have now embarked on an ambitious retail dream of bringing quality and organized music learning to the doorstep of every music aspirant. HIGH currently provides private music lessons & teachers in Mumbai, India and will be soon available in other cities.

Team

Tanuja Gomes
Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Meet Tanuja, a business leader, enthusiast and innovator with 18 years of banking experience behind her. An MBA from prestigious NMIMS, her professional experience includes leadership positions with blue-chip banks such as HSBC, Standard Chartered and Barclays. She began FSM to fill the void in structured music education in India and spread the joy of music across thousands of children. Her vision for FSM earned her Goldman Sachs’ Woman Entrepreneurship Award (ISB, Hyderabad)

 

Dharini Upadhya
Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Finance wiz and music lover. Dharini has successfully combined her strengths to become an entrepreneur with a difference. Graduating in humanities from the University of Pune, Dharini aims at building music schools across the country that will stand for quality, consistency and a rich curriculum; where children inherit a lifetime of joy by learning music.

 

Pallavi T Madhok
Business Head

Pallavi is an experienced manager with over 14 years in the corporate world. She has worked with companies like Citibank and AT. Kearney in product development, business strategy and digital channels. She is passionate about the field of education and the potential technology can have in changing the landscape. She is an MBA from IIM Bangalore and has completed her B Ed. From NZTC College.