I have no background in the technicalities of music and the instruments it involves. I am, however, closely acquainted with other crafts that call on a similar use of one's faculty of aesthetics (like writing and films).
I have, just like everyone else, musical sensibilities. And it can hardly be refuted that music is as technical a subject as any, and that it requires in-depth analysis. So it doesn't look like sensibilities will take me far.
I am taking a gap year from April 2016 to May 2017 and I wish to attain a decent knowledge of music and all the things that it encompasses. Since I wish to study it only as a hobby, and don't see it as something I'd want to major in, I'd be satisfied with whatever I can get.
I'd typically want my knowledge to extend to the understanding of a few instruments (only a plus if I can play a bit on five or six different ones).
Is there an institute which offers such a course? I'm 18 and live in India. I'm willing to travel to any country. The duration should ideally be between 3-6 months, though that's not a strict rule.