The Principal - Ms. Josephine Koh

Josephine Koh Ms Josephine Koh established Josephine Koh Music Studio in 1995. Structured in quasi-conservatoire style, JKMS has developed into a distinctive school of musical excellence under her direction. Ms Koh’s areas of specialism include teaching music theory and diplomas in piano performance.

Trained as a professional concert pianist, Ms Koh completed her music education in Italy under internationally renowned teacher and competition adjudicator Mastro Vincenzo Balzani. She was a semifinalist in the International Piano Competition of Valsesia and has since performed extensively in Europe as recitalist and accompanist. Concerts were held in Milan, Germany, London and Switzerland. She obtained L(MUS)TCL teacher’s diploma in compositional techniques and ARCM piano performance in London during that period. A graduate in English and Professional Management from the Open University UK, Ms Koh completed her early academic studies at Raffles Girls’ Secondary School and Raffles Junior College.

Ms Josephine Koh began her teaching career as lecturer of piano technique, harmony and counterpoint at the LaSalle- SIA College of the Arts from 1987-1990. She was appointed music tutor at the Centre for the Arts, National University of Singapore from 1986-2004. In 2005, she became Music Director of the NUS Harmonica Orchestra. Her role includes conducting the orchestra, teaching music arrangement and leading the group towards further growth and development in the Asia region.

Josephine Koh Wells Music Publishers, a music publishing house and bookshop was established in 2005. As managing director and resident author, Ms Koh continues to write educational materials for music teachers and students. Many have known her internationally as the author of the series Practice in Music Theory Grades 1-8, Practice in Music Theory for the Little Ones and Rhythmatics. Her most recent publications include Scales & Arpeggios-Fingering Method Grades 1-8 and Quick Study Practice for Diploma Students.

As a consultant, Ms Koh provides mentorship to young talented music students and aspiring teachers. In keeping with the nation’s efforts to develop the arts, Ms Koh was also invited by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports to speak at the Personal Work-Life Effectiveness Seminar. She actively continues to conduct workshops and seminars for music teachers and has been an adjudicator in various music competitions. In September 2009, Ms Josephine Koh was appointed artist in South-East Asia for Bonsendorfer of Vienna, Austria. She now prepares for her future piano performances on the Bosendorfer Concert model 225.

View performances by Ms Josephine Koh here

Other Links:

Singapore's Bösendorfer Artist JOSEPHINE KOH Piano Recital
"Premium Piano Launch Concert" at Singapore Esplanade