Nilesh ThomasDean Of School
Nilesh is an accomplished sound engineer and academic with over 20 years of experience in music, media and higher education. Prior to joining True School Nilesh served as the head of academics at the International College of Music in Kuala Lumpur, where he led the design, delivery and quality assurance of undergraduate courses in music performance, music production, music business and sound engineering in collaboration with the University of Westminster (UK), University of Wolverhampton (UK), University of Hertfordshire (UK) and Berklee College of Music, Boston. Nilesh has extensive experience in Occupational Standards and Outcome Based Learning models aligned to the Malaysian Qualifications Framework, the British QAA Framework and the National Skills Qualifications Framework of India. In 2018, Nilesh led the design and development of India’s first set of National Occupational Standards in Music for the job roles of Music Programmer, Music Producer and Music Composer/Director.
Nilesh is a Media and Entertainment Skills Council certified Master Trainer for Sound Engineering, an Apple Distinguished Educator and an Avid Certified Instructor for Pro Tools Audio Workstations. He also serves as a committee member of the Popular Music Education Special Interest Group of the International Society of Music Educators (ISME). Nilesh has a master’s degree in Music Technology from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and an undergraduate degree in Electronics from Mahatma Gandhi University, India.