Through her years of teaching experience, Lye found that many of her new students had acquired wrong techniques. 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 notereading, singing, pitch etc. Hence, Lye 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 newborn babies and above, the program consists of 3 courses Junior Discovery, Junior Playtime and Junior Musician. 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 in USA and Australia. Joey Lye was part of the organising committee of the “Singapore International Strings Conference” organised in conjunction with the NUS YST Conservatory. 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 was also one of the judging panel in the ‘Drums off 2017″ competition.