FAQs for True School of Music

Find the answers to all our FAQs below.

How do I apply?

  • Firstly, complete the online application form under “apply now”
  • If you would like to talk to one of our trained counsellors Call 022-66243200 or email contact@trueschool.in. They will help you decide which course is best for you.
  • You can then visit to see the school. Your Academic Advisors will give you a tour of the school and if further counselling is required, they will set up an appointment with one of the Senior Academic Advisors.
  • Students may be required to do an audition or Placement Test in order to determine their level for placement into either Pro Level 1,2 or 3.
  • Students with no prior music knowledge or experience do not necessarily have to do a Placement Test for Pro Level 1.
  • Foundation School Students get placed into different sessions based on the age group of the class. No placement test is required.
  • Your Academic Counsellor will then guide you with the payment process and submission of documents.

How old do I have to be to apply?

  • For the Professional Courses: 16 years +
  • For Pro Junior – Between ages 13 – 15 years.
  • For the Pro Kids: Between ages 8 years – 12 years +

Is there an application processing fee?

  • No, there is no Application or Processing Fee. Once you know what course you would like to do, you can block your seat by paying an advance of Rs. 25,000/-.

What makes a successful application?

  • Providing all the mandatory information in your form.
  • Attending and passing the audition (if required).
  • Taking the placement test (if required).
  • Paying the fees for the course.

What qualification or experience do I need to apply?

  • To establish the most suitable level of study you may need to be auditioned first. Your theory knowledge and instrument proficiency will be assessed and based on your results, you will be placed in the correct level of study.
  • For the Foundation School any one interested in music is eligible irrespective of their ability to play. Depending on your age, you will be placed in the relevant session.

Do I need to take an examination? Audition?

  • To determine your correct level of study for Pro School, you may need to be auditioned first. Your theory knowledge and instrument proficiency will be assessed and based on your results, you will be placed in either level Pro 1, 2 or 3.
  • Students with no theory knowledge or previous formal music training can start with Pro Level 1 directly.
  • All Pro Junior applicants must audition before enrolling.
  • For the Foundation School any one interested in music is eligible irrespective of their ability to play. Depending on your age, you will be placed in the relevant session.

How much time do I need to do a course?

  • This depends on how many electives you take. The standard study time per course is 11 months. This can be extended by taking more modules at the end of your course.

Can I study more than one discipline/instrument?

  • Yes, you can study more than one discipline or instrument as long as the scheduling of the classes do not clash.
  • You can choose additional electives to customise your program according to your area of interest.

Can I change my program of study midway through my course?

  • Principally yes, but you will have to sit with your teachers, advisors and admissions office to work out the feasibility.

What are True School’s term dates and class schedule?

  • We start new terms every 3 months. For more information on term dates and class schedules, call 022-66243200 or email contact@trueschool.in.

What equipment will I need for my course?

  • We will provide all the instruments, sound equipment, workstations and DJ consoles here at The True School Of Music.

Will I need to bring my own instrument or will the school provide me with the same?

  • The school will provide you with instruments as stated above, however, you can bring your own instrument if you so prefer.

Can I defer my place when offered?

  • This may be considered but this is usually only in exceptional circumstances and we cannot guarantee you a place on the course

Can I opt for private lessons?

  • Yes. A charge for a 1 hour lesson will apply.
  • Private classes can only be scheduled according to the teacher’s time and availability.

Can I visit the facilities?

  • The True School Of Music is open from 10 am to 6.30 pm for walk-ins.
  • If you would like to schedule a visit, you can call 022-66243200 or email contact@trueschool.in

Who are the faculty?

  • True School’s faculty is made up international and domestic tutors with international faculty co-ordinating all the courses

What is the medium of instruction? What if English is not my first language?

  • The medium of instruction will be primarily English due to the international faculty and student mix.
  • If you are not English proficient, then we suggest you do a short orientation program in English to be able to understand the instructions better.
  • The Hindustani Classical Program in The Foundation School will offer the option of lessons taught in Hindi.

Do you offer short courses?

  • Each of our Pro courses are for a minimum of 11 months. You do have the option to do Private Classes. Private classes are scheduled according to the teacher’s availability and time. Our Foundation courses are for a minimum of 11 weeks.

Do you offer summer schools?

  • We currently do not have any summer school program.

How much live performance experience will I get?

  • As an instrument student you will be part of a band early on in your course and will receive band coaching as well.
  • The band will get performances at our in-house auditorium at regular intervals offering you first hand live performance experience.
  • All Pro students are eligible for Industry Experience. Based on your performance at the Industry Experience Audition, you are given the opportunity to perform at places such Blue Frog, Hard Rock Cafe, The Little Door, Sunburn, NH7, H20, Mahindra Blues Festival, and for corporate gigs, etc.

What are the course fees?

Pro Instrument Fees:

  • Performer Pro Level 1 course fees are INR 4,50,000 inc service tax for 4 modules over an 11 month course.
  • Performer Pro Level 2 course fees are INR 4,50,000 inc service tax for 4 modules over an 11 month course.
  • Performer Pro Level 3 course fees are INR 4,50,000 inc service tax for 8 modules over an 11 month course
  • Performer Pro Level 4 course fees are INR 4,50,000 inc service tax for 8 modules over an 11 month course

Pro Music Production Fees:

  • Production Level 1 fees are INR 4,50,000 inc service tax for 4 modules over an 11 month course
  • Production Level 2 fees are INR 4,50,000 inc service tax for 8 modules over an 11 month course
  • Production Level 3 fees are INR 4,50,000 inc service tax for 8 modules over an 11 month course

Pro Instrument Producer Fees:

  • Instrument Producer Level 1 fees are INR 6,75,000 inc service tax for 6 modules over an 11 month course
  • Instrument Producer Level 2 fees are INR 4,50,000 inc service tax for 4 modules. Electives are additional.
  • Instrument Producer Level 3 fees are INR 8,20,000 inc service tax for 4 modules + an additional 4 electives over an 11 month course

Pro Sound:

  • Studio Sound fees are INR 5,12,000 inc service tax for 5 modules over a 9 month course.
  • Live Sound fees are INR 5,12,000 inc service tax for 5 modules over a 9 month course.
  • Sound Design fees are INR 5,12,000 inc service tax for 5 modules over a 9 month course.

Pro DJ:

  • DJ courses are INR 50,000 inc service tax for 1 modules over a 1 month course

Pro Juniors:

  • Pro Junior courses are INR 1,52,000 inc service tax for 1 level for 1 year

Pro Kids:

  • Pro Kids courses are INR 1,00,000 inc service tax for 1 level for 1 year

Pro Private:

  • Please check with our academic advisors regarding the cost for private classes.

Foundation Fees:

  • Foundation School fees are INR 23,000/- per term (11 weeks) inc taxes.
  • Foundation School Indian Vocals costs vary depending on the Program. Hindi Movie Songs costs Rs. 3,500/- and Hindustani Vocals is Rs. 9,000/-. A one-time registration fee will also be charged for each of the Foundation Indian Vocals Courses.

Do you offer scholarships/financing?

  • For information regarding financial support, you may contact our academic advisors on 022-66243200 or contact@trueschool.in

Will I have to pay a deposit?

  • You do not compulsorily have to pay a deposit but if you would like to block your seat, you can pay an advance of INR. 25,000/-.
  • For all courses, you are required to pay your entire fee before the start of the term.

What help do you offer for my career development?

  • Our courses are designed to assist aspiring musicians, artistes, producers and DJ’s to gain the requisite skills to enable a commercial music career. During your time with us you may also be given real-world opportunities to perform or produce thus giving you exposure to industry experiences. For a full list of possible roles within the music industry, please refer to our prospectus and also the placement section on this website

How much will I be able to earn once I complete my course?

  • A Musicians earning capacity is entirely based on his own needs and capability. Please refer to our prospectus for details of earning possibilities.

What career opportunities are there at True School?

  • We are constantly looking at good interns and personnel in our marketing, administration and placement services. You will be informed about the available openings and internships at True School once you are a student. You can then apply to the HR head with your preference.

Is the True School certificate a recognized one?

  • The True School certificate is industry validated and recognised widely as an industry quality standard.

How is it different from other schools?

  • There are no other schools in India offering a structured certificate program or the width and depth of our curriculum.
  • The quality of our faculty drawn from the best conservatories and music institutes in the world is unrivalled in India.
  • Programs authored by the best educators in the US and UK.
  • Live Project experience during the course of your study.
  • Facilitating internships and placements.

Are you able to help with accommodation?

  • We do not have on campus accommodation but we can help you with reliable brokers and guide you on your choices at this stage.

How much is the accommodation going to cost?

  • This will depend on your requirements and budgets as well as the location.

What will be the dress code at the school?

  • There is no dress code. Students can be casual. However, we would urge you to maintain a certain sense of decency and decorum expected of any institution.

How much musical theory do I need to know?

  • As a Foundation student, no knowledge is required.
  • For Pro Level 1 you do not require theory knowledge. If you do have existing knowledge, you will have to do a placement test to place you into the appropriate level.
  • For Pro Level 2 & 3 your theory knowledge will be tested and you will be placed in the appropriate level of study.

What examinations will be conducted within the school?

  • For Foundation School students, there will be no internal examination. Students will get an end of term performance with their band in the True School auditorium (every 11 weeks).
  • Students who wish to do a Trinity Rock & Pop examination will have to avail of additional classes and training for the examination they wish to do. Application fees for these exams will have to be paid through Furtados.
  • For Pro students, there are mid-term assessments, projects, Theory Homework sheets, etc. to be submitted as well as end of term assessments and juries for the instrument students.

Will the school help me promote my band/album?

  • Yes. We will help promote your activities via our social media platforms

Is it possible to learn both contemporary Western music and classical Indian music?

  • Yes we teach Western music in the Foundation and Pro Program. We currently teach Indian music only at the Foundation level.
  • In the professional program we do have Hindustani Classical music modules that can be taken as electives.

I know how to play one instrument, but desire proficiency in several other instruments. How can True School help me?

  • The True School Of Music can help by offering you elective modules in other instrument courses based on your requirement. You can also take up additional courses in other instruments.

Will you also be teaching songwriting?

  • Yes – composition/songwriting is an important part of our Music Production curriculum and can be taken as an elective for Performers.

Will I be able to produce my own album after studying at the school?

  • Yes at The True School Of Music we have a state-of-the-art recording facility and dub rooms, giving you the option of recording and producing your very own album. Studio facilities are booked in advance through the facilities department and are subject to availability. True School students will get a discount for use of this facility.

What kind of internship or teaching assistantship programs do you have for students?

  • We are constantly looking at good interns and personnel in our marketing, administration and placement services. You will be informed about the available openings and internships at True School once you are a student. You can then apply to the HR head with your preference.

 

If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact us at info@trueschool.in or call us at 022-66243200.