A lot of us dream of studying music, getting on stage and being a rock star, a DJ or a music producer. And, Music education in the country, is no longer a tough call as an academic pursuit. One of the few music schools that has laid the foundation of what modern day music production schools in India should be like is I Love Music Academy.
The brainchild of brothers — Nakul and Arjun Vagale — the Academy is at the forefront of electronic music education with a focus on music production, audio engineering and DJing. While the Academy is currently based in Gurgaon, NCR Delhi, it was started in 2009 as a small two-room academy in Bengaluru. Seven years later, it trains over 300 students a year.
Recalling what led to the Academy’s formation, Nakul says back in 2009 he used to run an entertainment and event management company. “We saw there were youngsters interested in DJing but most of them were self-taught. That means they were susceptible to trail and error when it came to this art. My brother Arjun is also a DJ and a producer. He also went through a similar process where he had to learn things by watching videos and reading magazines. The Internet back then wasn’t really great. There was a lot of misinformation on the net since people were still trying to get their hands at it. There was no one to tell them what was right and wrong. The problem is once you learn something, it’s difficult to unlearn it.”
He adds: “We needed DJs for our company, so we started training people. Then we realised we can train them separately as another facility itself. Rather than do it internally for our own purposes, we decided to train people professionally. That’s how it started.”
Article Source/Complete Article: The Hindu