Can you recall a moment in life when you felt like everything just came crumbling down, especially when you've been working towards that specific moment for such a long time and have made so many sacrifices along the way. Such is my story. I was born into a typical middle class family and ever since I started music lessons at the age of ten, it had been a dream for me till today to be a professional musician. However, like every student's life in typical India, I had to face a lot of challenges and eventually completed a B.Sc. course. One year after graduation, I went to Budapest for an audition with the money that my family had been able to save. I was invited to do the course this year in March, but due to financial constraints I've been unable to do anything. However, the institute has been kind enough and allowed me to join later this year by late August or early September (it is a private institute and there is a slight difference in the way it operates). It would be really great if you can contribute generously towards this cause.
Below is an approximate of the expenditure:-
1) Rs 48000/ month for lessons, including ear training. So, for a period of 12 months it would come up to Rs 5,76,000
2) Piano rental and maintenance charges -
Rs 10000/ month x 12
3) Towards accommodation (partially) - depends on the real estate condition, but is usually between 20- 25 K per month for a normal room.
4) miscellaneous such as books, class activity, etc.
5) The fund will be also directed towards my degree certificate course, which is between 4.5 - 5.5 lakhs per year.
The above list is an approximate as values will fluctuate subject to market conditions.
P.S. - Educational loans are not an option because banks and organisations in India don't provide loans for music students.
Below is a link to view one of my practise sessions.