This summer’s Music Workshops in Al Ain

In spite of the intense heat, there will be several Music Workshops on offer in Al Ain this July.

Registration has already begun for the Piano and Oud Workshops to be held at Al Qattara Arts Centre. The Arts Centre has supplied the following details in its circular:-

· Registration for music workshops (Piano + Oud) begins date 18/6/2019 for the next month.
· Registration requires a valid Emirates ID.
· Students from the age of 6 to 13 years are enrolled in the Children’s category.
· Registration can be done by the student him/herself, or by the parent only.
· Fees paid after registration are not refundable.
· Offered workshops run for one month only. Classes will not be repeated for absentees, and transfer of hours is not applicable.
· The Centre is not responsible for any lost items.
· Safety of students (children) is the responsibility of the parent. Guardians are responsible for delivering and receiving the students in the dedicated space for the workshop, and ensure its commencement before leaving.
· Note: Payment by credit card only.
· Registration Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, For more information, please contact Al Qattara Arts Centre on 03 711 8225 or 037118226

· يبدأ التسجيل للورش الموسيقية ( البيانو + العود ) للشهر القادم من تاريخ

· يتطلب التسجيل إحضار بطاقة الهوية الأصلية.

· يتم تسجيل الطلاب من عمر 6 سنوات وحتى 13 سنة تحت فئة الأطفال.

· يتم التسجيل من قبل الطالب أو ولي أمره فقط.

· يتم التسجيل عبر مكتب الاستقبال في المركز ومن قبل موظفي الدائرة فقط.

· لا ترد الرسوم المدفوعة بعد التسجيل.

· مدة ورشة العمل هي شهر واحد فقط ولا يسمح بترحيل الساعات الدراسية، أو إعادة الحصص في حالة الغياب.

· المركز غير مسؤول عن أي مفقودات.

· سلامة الطلاب (الأطفال) تقع على عاتق ولي الأمر ويجب استلام وتسليم الطالب في القاعة المخصصة للورشة والتأكد من ابتدائها قبل المغادرة.

· ملاحظة : الدفع عن طريق البطاقة الإئتمانية فقط

· ساعات العمل للتسجيل : 9:00 صباحاُ – 4:00 مساءً لمزيد من المعلومات يرجى التواصل مع مركز القطارة للفنون على الرقم التالي: 037118225 أو 037118226

Al Qattara Arts Center

And, there’s a Pop Singing Summer Camp for kids at La Dolce Vita venue, Al Ain, this July!

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La Dolce Vita – Al Ain

Dear parents, do you want your child to pursue his/her passion for singing? Join our Pop Singing Summer Camp with performance at the end of the workshops! This is for kids ages 7-11 (able to read well). 🎤🎶

If you are interested, please contact us to get more details:
💬whatsApp: 0504749831
💥Spaces are extremely limited.
هل تريد ان يتابع طفلك شغفه بالغناء ؟ انضمو الينا في معسكر البوب الغنائي الصيفي, مع الآداء في نهاية المعسكر
هذا النشاط للأطفال التي تتراوح اعمارهم بين 7 و 11 سنة ( لديهم القدرة على القراءة ).
ان كنت مهتم , الرجاء التواصل معنا للحصول على مزيد من التفاصيل:
واتساب : 0504749831
سارعوا بالانضمام الاماكن محدودة.


Lots of photos of the AAMF 2016 ‘Young Hands & Voices’ concert!

dsc_0984sLots of photos and a few videos of the AAMF 2016 ‘Young Hands & Voices concert are now available!

To view these photos and videos click on these two links:-  and


‘Young Hands & Voices’ in action…


The young performers delighted their audience at Al Qattara Arts Centre last Friday evening during the  AAMF’s “Young Hands & Voices” concert.


 This video of another of the evening’s performances – by a violinist and pianist from Aris Castro’s class – was kindly provided by Azhar Talal…

‘Magical’- “Young Hands & Voices” concert at Al Qattara Arts Centre


“Was amazing .. yes young voices and hands but big talent and great hope for a future were everyone speak the universal language of music love and peace.” Azhar Talal.

Our thanks go to Azhar Talal for providing us with this evocative photo of the AAMF ‘Young Hands & Voices‘ concert at Al Qattara Arts Centre on Friday, 18th Nov. 2016.

Our congratulations go to Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez for organising this concert so successfully!

Al Qattara Arts Centre ready for evening’s ‘Young Hands & Voices’


Al Qattara Arts Centre – 18th Nov. 2016 – Photo provided by Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez

Al Qattara Arts Centre is now ready to stage this evening’s AAMF 2016 “Young Hands & Voices” concert.

This concert starts at 5:30 pm. today. Admission is free. Don’t miss it!

Final two events of AAMF 2016 this Friday, 18th November

The final two events of the AAMF 2016 will take place this Friday, 18th November. We hope that you have enjoyed the AAMF 2016 ride so far and will come out in numbers to support the musicians again this Friday!


Young Musicians at their AAMF 2013 Concert in Brighton College, Al Ain

The venue for the ‘Young Hands & Voices‘ concert will be in the courtyard area within the Al Qattara Arts Centre complex. The stage placement is outdoors under the stars.

The Al Qattara Arts Centre’s location is featured on Google Maps at:-,55.7447229,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3e8ab85555555555:0xc48fc3d8f55c566d!8m2!3d24.2601538!4d55.7491003

  • The sound check for this concert is scheduled for 4:30 pm – and all of the young performers have been advised to attend for it.

    The door opens for the audience at 5:15 pm, and the starting time is 5:30 pm..

    Admission is free – so, no tickets required!

    The dress code for this concert is ‘formal /casual’ – respecting UAE moral codes.

Many thanks go out to the corporate sponsors of this concert!
Bawadi Mall is loaning the grand piano; the Al Ain Danat Hotel is providing cake for the performers; the Hili Al Rayhaan Hotel by Rotana is giving vouchers for the best performers; and Aldar Academies is providing the sound system, instruments, and transportation to and from the venue.

This is the kind and generous sponsorship which is so vital for this community-based music festival. Without it, this festival won’t survive!

Strong response for the AAMF ‘Young Hands & Voices’ concert!

Schools in Al Ain have submitted more applications from their student performers for the ‘Young Hands & Voices‘ concert than expected. The response level has been very strong!

In fact, the start time has now been brought forward for this concert to 5:30 pm., so that extra performers can demonstrate their talents.
The date remains the same: Friday, 18th November, and the venue is still Al Qattara Arts Centre.

Don’t miss it!

Introducing Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez

yaremi-alvarez-at-pianoYaremi Ledesma Alvarez is the organiser of the AAMFYoung Hands and Voices‘ concert on 18th November at Al Qattara Centre. She was born in Cuba where she studied music from the age of 7 at the School of Arts. She started learning the piano, an instrument that became her passion afterwards. In the final year of her Music Performance Degree she studied double bass and classical singing.

After earning her qualification as a classical performer she joined the Music Teaching Faculty at the Superior Institute of Pedagogy where she graduated in 2003 and worked as an Assistant Professor for the subjects of Choir, Orchestra and Music History. She then started to learn the basics of several instruments to be able to support the students during rehearsals. She has composed music for radio shows in her home country and performed in various festivals as a soloist and as parts of musical ensembles.

She came to the UAE in 2005 as a performer, playing in several venues across the country but mainly based herself in Al Ain. Early after her arrival she joined the teaching forces as a piano, voice and theory teacher. She now owns her own Kindermusik program, enrolling and teaching children from 0- 7 years old.

Yaremi is currently the Instrumental Music Service Coordinator for Al Ain Academy, where she works as a Music and Spanish Teacher and is currently balancing work and study finishing her Master in Performing Arts.

She enjoys transmitting her passion for musical performance into her students. The ‘Young Hands and Voices‘ concert is a way to recognise all of the effort that these students from several schools across Al Ain put into their music practice every day. Please note that this concert starts at the earlier time of 6 pm.

Don’t miss is – it’s going to be memorable.

AAMF ‘Young Hands and Voices’ concert set for Fri., 18th Nov.

young-hands-and-voices-flyer-bConcert Organiser, Yaremi Alvarez, is bringing together some of Al Ain’s best young musicians for this showcase of their talents.

The venue is the splendid Al Qattara Arts Centre, next to the Al Qattara fort and oasis…

Admission to this young musicians’ concert is free!       Don’t miss it!