- 1. What instruments are taught at OWCM?
We have departments for Piano, Guitar (Electric, Acoustic and Bass), Drums, Violin and Voice. Depending on our visiting faculty schedules, we sometime offer sessions on wind instruments too.
We also help students develop certain musical skills, such as rhythm, harmony, listening (through ear training) and songwriting, among other subjects. You will find a list of our study programmes here.
We also offer a theatre program, details here.
- 2. Is there a list of holidays?
The college is closed for approximately 10 days in Summer (June) and 10 days in Winter (December / January). The dates are announced usually 3 months in advance.
In addition, the school is closed on the following gazetted holidays:
New Year (January 1st – included in the winter holiday)
Republic Day (January 26th)
Holi Festival (March)
Independence Day (August 15th)
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti (October 2nd)
Christmas (December 25th – included in the winter holiday)
*We don’t provide for make-up / catch-up classes or fee adjustments on account of these holidays.
- 3. Is there any leave policy for when my child is unable to attend class?
Yes. We need to be informed 24 hours prior to the scheduled class time. Also, the school will provide only 1 make-up class per term (for individual classes only) to aid students who have missed their classes on their own account. This includes classes missed due to travels out of town or other commitments.
A low attendance will affect your course completion and assessments, and can sometimes lead to a delay in receiving your certificate.
Do note that group classes cannot be compensated for. For any special or extraneous circumstances, please contact us by phone / email and we’ll be able to guide you further.
- 4. What happens if my child’s teacher goes on leave?
If a teacher is absent or misses a class, we will do one of 2 things:
i) Schedule and provide a make-up class
ii) Under rare circumstances, organise a substitute.
If a make-up class is confirmed and a student misses that new class, then we won’t be able to provide another make-up. It might be a good idea to talk to your teacher directly. If they have the time, they’ll do what they can.
For any further questions contact us at 0124 4275064.
- 5. What type of classes are offered at OWCM? How many times a week are they held?
- 6. What are musicality sessions?
Musicality sessions are classes where students can:
i) Apply what they learn
ii) Study and pick up essential music skills and concepts
iii) Work in activity groups for learning and playing songs, different instruments, and singing.
iv) Certain musicality sessions can also be organised as special tutorial sessions, depending on faculty recommendations.
Musicality sessions are conducted in groups.
- 7. What are ensemble sessions?
Ensemble sessions are purely performance training sessions. Students work together in various ensemble formats or bands to develop their repertoire, their collective playing ability and finally their presentation and stagecraft.
- 8. What are study courses?
Study Courses provide focused classes or sessions in a variety of skills or subjects that students find necessary for advancing their musical abilities or careers. Some of these courses are embedded in the Performance Programme, Senior Study and Intensive Study Programmes, but they can also be opted for separately.
For our list of study courses click here.
- 9. Can my child practice at OWCM if they do not have an instrument?
Yes, we do allow our students to use our facilities for practice, either while they’re waiting for classes or even separately. This facility is most used by piano and drum students, or by full-time musical aspirants.
All you need to do is contact us to schedule your room booking. The earlier you do this the better since rooms frequently get booked out well in advance.
- 10. How old does my child need to be to start? Are there programs for younger children?
The earlier children start working with music, the better it is for them.
For our Exposure and Performance Programmes we usually admit students only above the age of 7.
For our Exploring Sound programmes, we usually take in students aged 5-7 years for group preparatory classes, based on their interest and aptitude.
At this point in time, we do not offer sessions for children under 5 years.
- 11. How do I register online and enroll my child in an OWCM program?
To register online for a meeting with the OWCM faculty click here.
We do not have online enrolments. You’ll need to make a personal visit to school to enrol yourself or your children. In some cases an audition / assessment might be required for a proper academic prescription.
- 12. What does my child need to bring to class?
i) A notebook dedicated to music and a pen.
ii) A file / folder to store papers and music sheets. (You can ask for this at the front desk).
iii) All students (with the exception of drum and piano students) will need to bring their instruments with them.
- 13. Does OCWM offer examinations for music and theatre?
OWCM offers examinations by the Trinity Board for Theatre. Click here for details.
OWCM does NOT offer examinations by any specific board for music. However, for students who wish to take a Grade Examination for ABRSM, Trinity or Rockschool, we encourage them to register independently for their exam with the relevant representatives for these boards. Our teachers will be more than happy to guide you through the study material and process.
- 14. Are there any programs outside of class that my child can participate in?
We have a lot of extra-curricular work happening here all the time. From in-house concerts, to open rehearsals, events, workshops and forums such as Writer’s Anonymous. We also encourage children to create their own project ideas, which we can support and work with them on.
To know more about our performances, please visit the Performance page.
- 15. Do you rent out any of the following: your studio, jam pad, performance room or rehearsal room?
We don’t offer any of the school facilities as a jam-pad for non-members, except in rare circumstances.
Students however, can speak to relevant faculty members to gain access to these facilities.
In order to use any of the college facilities (Studio, Performance Room Rehearsal Rooms), contact us at the front desk and we’ll guide you through. Dates need to be booked well in advance.
- 16. Do you offer trial classes.
No, we do not. Sorry!
- 17. Do you provide or sell instruments and equipment?
No, we do not. Sorry!
- 18. Do you offer financial aid / scholarships / bursaries?
Yes, we do, although in very rare circumstances. The requirements for these are stringent and assessment levels and eligibility criteria are very high. Do contact us to fix an appointment to discuss the application procedure for such assistance.
- 19. Do you offer residential programmes?
Not at this point, but we are working on this. Stay tuned.