Juzmusic Academy was established in 2006, and is at various locations- Parkway Centre, Tanglin Mall, and One KM. Juzmusic Academy offers a wide range of early childhood programs for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers: Junior Discovery (for New borns and up), Junior Playtime (for 2.5 yrs and up), Junior Musician (4 – 6 yrs). Students then proceed to individual instrument learning in Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Voice, Guitar, Drums, Suzuki Piano, Suzuki Violin, Suzuki Cello etc.
These music lessons are individually tailored to students of all ages and abilities, specific to the learning goals of each student. We have students who have never touched the instrument before, students who want to learn pop music such as those by Taylor Swift, and students who are preparing for music examinations (Grades 1 – Diploma).
Juzmusic Academy is guided by the vision that music lessons can and must be made exciting, enriching and enjoyable.
Joey Lye is an established and well-recognized music educator in Singapore. Educated in the USA, she has a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Houston, USA. Joey is also a highly sought-after conductor of many award-winning choirs. She has also been invited to guest speak, conduct masterclasses and judge many music competitions. Joey Lye is a specialist in piano performance, composition and conducting. She has a reputation of producing top scorers in both the practical and theory ABRSM examinations and her students have won prizes including the ABRSM Hedy King Robinson Award for being amongst the top scorers worldwide. Her talented students are put through a fast track enabling them to reach an advanced level at a very young age.
Through her years of teaching experience, Joey found that many of her new students had acquired wrong techniques (bad posture and hand position, weak finger action etc.) She also found that many young children were weak in or lacked fundamental skills such as sight-reading, aural skills and perfect pitch as these were often mistakenly neglected as being ‘good-to-have’ but unnecessary abilities. Hence, for her first child, Joey wanted to give him a head start in an early childhood education. However, she was unable to find one that met her requirements. One that builds a strong foundation in note-reading, singing, pitch etc. Hence, Joey started her research and studied the various existing early childhood music education methodologies. Professionally supported by several early childhood educationists, Juzmusic Academy eventually came up with its own unique early childhood music program. Available for new born babies and above, the program consists of 3 courses – Junior Discovery, Junior Playtime and Junior Musician. The program is neither just a music appreciation nor a music and movement course, as Joey found that most other programs underestimated the child’s innate musical ability and potential as well as their vast capacity to absorb and learn. Thus, Juzmusic Academy’s program was specifically designed as a structured music education program, not unlike what an older child, youth or adult would learn. The difference being the use of a pedagogical approach suitable for very young children. In particular, the key elements are made simple, interesting and fun through musical games, use of flashcards and charts, activities and dances, and a lot of visuals and recordings.
Joey Lye is also an expert in the teachings of the Suzuki Method. She is Suzuki method trained and certified in USA in Suzuki Piano and Suzuki Early Childhood Education.
Joey Lye was part of the organising committee of the “Singapore International Strings Conference” organised in conjunction with the NUS YST Conservatory. Joey Lye has also been invited to be in the panel of experts at skoolopedia.com, where she gives expert advice to parents in the area of music education. She is also one of the judging panel in the ‘Drums off 2017″ competition.