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ABOUT US

Established in 2002 in Singapore, Seimpi Academy specialises in providing Early Childhood Music Courses, professional music teaching and performance courses.

A leading institution in music education in Singapore and Malaysia, Seimpi Academy trains teachers for one of their subsidiaries, Seimpi School of Music, to provide music services to children in childcares and kindergartens with their renowned proprietary music course, Music for the Intelligent Mind®(MIM).

Teachers who have gone through their professional training courses are currently holding successful teaching positions in Singapore, Malaysia and other countries.

With its success in the industry, Seimpi Academy's diploma in early childhood music courses have been formally endorsed by the London College of Music (University of West London).

Academic Board

Flora Lim Lay Khoon
Postgraduate in Performance Studies (Royal College of Music, UK)

Loh Guan Hee Andrew
Bachelor of Science (Honours), PGDE

Sahera Bte Anwar
Diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Education

Examination Board

Flora Lim Lay Khoon
Postgraduate in Performance Studies (Royal College of Music, UK)

Loh Guan Hee Andrew
Bachelor of Science (Honours), PGDE

Sahera Bte Anwar

Diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Education

 

Seimpi Academy Managers

Flora Lim Lay Khoon
Postgraduate in Performance Studies (Royal College of Music, UK)

Loh Guan Hee Andrew
Bachelor of Science (Honours), PGDE

All qualifications are not honorary.

Our Lecturers

FLORA LIM

Lecturer

Flora Lim has accomplished for herself a distinguished career in music education together with a record of highly acclaimed piano performances. She has been actively involved in music education for more than 20 years. She is now the Director/Principal of Seimpi School of Music in Singapore and Malaysia, and the founder of the innovative music program, Music for the Intelligent Mind (MIM ).

Flora first received her music instruction at the age of six under Miss Loh Phaik Kheng, and Mr. Joe Emaung. After receiving her Fellowship of Trinity College of Music (FTCL), she was accepted into the prestigious Royal College of Music in London to pursue her postgraduate studies in piano performance and teaching. She learnt under Prof. Yu Chun Yee on her piano performance and under several distinguished ABRSM examiners namely, Patricia Caroll and Peter Element for her teacher's training. While in London, she performed in several music festivals and in 1992, she was awarded the Outstanding Prize in piano performance at the North London Music Festival. On her return to this region, she performed in the DBS Auditorium and gave solo recitals in the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Her exuberant performance has gained her critical acclaim.

She has been active in music lecturing and performance since her return. She started lecturing for a music degree twinning program in Sedaya College in 1993. In the same year, she compiled a selection of popular classical pieces in 'Improve Your Repertoire' published by Rhythm Publisher. Included together in the book is a recording of her interpretation of the pieces. In 1997, she led a very successful public charity concert, which earned a first page coverage in the second section of several newspapers in Kuala Lumpur.

In 1995, she took over as the Principal of Seimpi Music Academy, a music academy that she helped to set up back in 1991 in Kuala Lumpur. In the same year, she set up two diploma programs, which were called Associate of Seimpi Music Academy and Licentiate of Seimpi Music Academy. These two diploma programs have been successfully recognised and accredited by The Birmingham Conservatoire in the United Kingdom as an equivalent to their first and second year degree program in the Conservatoire. These are the first diploma programs in Malaysia to be recognised by a music conservatoire in England. With these programs, she successfully helped her students gain scholarships to study in England and many of her students are now professional teachers and performers.

Back in 1990, when Flora studied in London, she was fascinated by the capabilities of the many young talented performers that she met in London. Apart from the teacher training that she received in London, she started her research on early childhood music education, observing many courses specially catered for young beginners in London, Singapore and Malaysia. She has also engaged in serious discussions with several professors and examiners from London and Australia during her research. She realised that early childhood music education is essential in moulding one to be a fine musician. From the findings in her research, the many capabilities that she has observed from many young talented performers can be explained by the exciting and innovative training of the right brain and left brain. She started to fit the puzzles together, started her early childhood music course in Seimpi Music Academy, Kuala Lumpur in 1995, using an exciting and unique syllabus. Students who are trained in this course have all excelled in their examinations.

In 1999, Flora Lim came to settle in Singapore. After 3 years of private teaching, she again put all her teaching philosophies and experience together to set up a music course specially catered for young children in Singapore. This course is the Music for the Intelligent Mind (MIM ) series of music programs.

Seimpi School of Music has expanded to 5 branches in both Singapore and Malaysia and the MIM course have been implemented successfully in over 30 childcares and kindergartens in Singapore. In 2008, Flora designed a unique teachers’ training program, the Associate diploma of Music Pedagogy, aiming to help teachers and students who are interested to take music teaching as their career. It has gained a respectable reputation in Singapore as a training program which combines piano pedagogy and classroom pedagogy. She went on to set up the Certificate and the Diploma of Early Childhood Music in 2009 and also brought in the professional full time Associate and Licentiate diploma (which can lead to the undergraduate program in Birmingham Conservatoire upon successful audition) first started in Kuala Lumpur.

She has appeared in Channel 8 and Channel U interviews back in 2006. In 2008, the mainstream Chinese paper ‘Lian He Zao Bao’ wrote a first page coverage about her work and Seimpi in their 2nd main section. She continues to aspire to bring more innovative and unique training programs to this region and hopes to see more new generation True Music Educators.

Ms Flora Lim teaches every module in the following courses

  • Associate diploma in Music Pedagogy

  • Licentiate diploma in Music Pedogagy

  • Associate diploma in Music (Teaching and Performance)

  • Licentiate diploma in Music (Teaching and Performance)

  • Certificate in Music Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • Diploma in Music Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music (LCM) diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music (LCM) Associate diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music (LCM) Licentiate diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching

JUDITH TAN

Adjunct Lecturer

Judith started giving private music lessons to individuals since her university days while pursuing both her business degree at National University of Singapore (NUS) and her music teaching diploma from the Trinity College of Music, London. She obtained her Licentiate diploma (LTCL) in 1987 and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from NUS in 1988. Throughout her secondary school and college days, Judith played an integral role as school pianist, providing live music at school functions and concerts. She represented her school choir in SYF competitions, and was instrumental in the school's first production of a musical, "The King & I" for its centenary celebrations. She also formed a band, provided orchestral arrangement and led it to win the school's Talentime. She was awarded Merit Awards by the school for outstanding results in music (as a subject). While in college, she did an instrumental arrangement for an ensemble for a radio recording. She graduated from Raffles Girls' Secondary School and Raffles Junior College with distinctions in GCE 'O' and 'A' level music. After getting her business degree and while working as a banker, Judith continued to give private music lessons on a part-time basis. She subsequently gave up her banking career when she was starting her family. She later started teaching MIM classes at Seimpi on a part-time basis when her children enrolled for music classes at Seimpi. During this time, she attended a summer program on Early Childhood Music Education at the University of Queensland in Brisbane in 2005. She left Seimpi in 2007 due to family commitment and re-joins Seimpi in 2012. Recently she completed a pop music composition course at the Lee Wei Song School of Music.

Ms Judith Tan teaches every module in the following courses

  • Associate diploma in Music Pedagogy

  • Licentiate diploma in Music Pedogagy

  • Associate diploma in Music (Teaching and Performance)

  • Licentiate diploma in Music (Teaching and Performance)

  • Certificate in Music Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • Diploma in Music Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music (LCM) diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music (LCM) Associate diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music (LCM) Licentiate diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching

EILEEN LUKITO

Adjunct Lecturer

‘Play the music, not the instrument’. As a Master Trainer, Ms Eileen believes that passion is the most important key in learning the piano. She started learning the piano when she was six. During her early learning stage, she performed in several high-profile charity concerts and High Scorer Concerts for Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM). Upon completion of her High School she was awarded a scholarship to study bachelor’s degree in Music Performance at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of renowned pianists, Katya Apekisheva and Mark Bebbington.

After she graduated with a Marjorie Hazlehurst award (an award rewarded to the highest scorers in the final year project), she continued to study at University of Leeds for a Master of Arts in Music Degree and was awarded with the Lord Boyle Scholarships in performance. During her five years of study in England, she participated in concerts, competitions, and master classes with Roy Howat, Graham Scott, and Peter Donohoe.

Although performance is her major study, she finds passion in teaching too. Having over 7 years of teaching experience abroad and in Singapore, her mission is to bring out that passion in music with all her students.

Ms Eileen Lukito teaches every module in the following courses

  • Associate diploma in Music Pedagogy

  • Licentiate diploma in Music Pedagogy

  • Associate diploma in Music (Teaching and Performance)

  • Licentiate diploma in Music (Teaching and Performance)

  • Certificate in Music Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • Diploma in Music Teaching (Early Childhood)

PRAMIS SHIELY ANN OLISEA

Adjunct Lecturer

Ms Shiely has graduated with a Bachelor in Elementary Education, Major in Music at University de Sta Isabel, Philippines. She has been a music teacher for the past ten years in one of the primary schools there and served as the cultural coordinator of the whole district. As cultural coordinator, she conducted trainings/workshops in music instruction and organized music and art performances as well as competitions. She also served as a private piano/keyboard tutor, especially to younger kids.

With over 10 years of experience in the company, she is currently the head of the Music for the Intelligent Mind course. (Seimpi Academy’s exclusive early childhood music programme accredited by LCME)

Ms Shiely teaches every module in the following courses

  • Certificate in Music Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • Diploma in Music Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching. (dipLCM)

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music Associate diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching. (ALCM)

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music Licentiate diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching. (LLCM)

AIMEE BELLE OLIVEROS

Adjunct Lecturer

Ms. Aimee Belle Oliveros has earned her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the Philippine Normal University, the National Centre for Teacher Education in the Philippines. Throughout her college years, she performed in choral concerts and competitions both in the Philippines and abroad. She was also awarded the university's co-curricular award "Most Outstanding Choral Member of the Year", for her service and commitment to the university choir.

Aside from her professional experiences in teaching music to students from different cultural backgrounds, she also took part in teaching students from her own hometown and other remote places in the Philippines to provide the children with basic and music education.

She teaches music with a dream of helping her students to achieve the best musical skills and appreciate artistic value to enrich their lives.

Ms Aimee teaches every module in the following courses

  • Certificate in Music Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • Diploma in Music Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching. (dipLCM)

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music Associate diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching. (ALCM)

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music Licentiate diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching. (LLCM)

THOMAS TAN

Adjunct Lecturer

Mr Thomas Tan has a distinguished teaching career and has been with the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore for over 40 years as a Music Specialist. He was Head of the MOE Music Unit (Curriculum) and was the Assistant Director of CCA Music.

Trained in Institut Catholique de Paris , France, Thomas got his Diplome de Pedagogie Musicale, then subsequently a Master degree in Education from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) in 1997.

He was also involved with the organization of the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) and the development of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO). In conjunction with MOE and in collaboration with the National Institute of Education (NIE), he has conducted numerous courses and workshops on music teaching for school teachers. He has also worked with such agencies as the National Arts Council (NAC), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), La-Salle College of the Arts and other national and international bodies on the promotion of music and the arts.

He is currently teaching at Seimpi School of Music, conducting workshops for teachers and parents on Music in Early Childhood Education and is also preparing candidates for the Associate Diploma in Music Pedagogy (Assoc Dip MP). He holds a Master of Education and has also completed a Specialist Diploma in Pre-School Education (Teaching & Leadership).

Mr Thomas teaches every module in the following courses

  • Associate diploma in Music Pedagogy

  • Licentiate diploma in Music Pedogagy

  • Associate diploma in Music (Teaching and Performance)

  • Licentiate diploma in Music (Teaching and Performance)

  • Certificate in Music Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • Diploma in Music Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music (LCM) diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music (LCM) Associate diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching

  • Preparatory Course for London College of Music (LCM) Licentiate diploma in Early Childhood Music Teaching

Our Premises

Other facilities includes: Music practice room & Lecture classroom

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Period of Registration: 03 Aug 2018 to 02 Nov 2020