We are highly qualified professional musicians and experienced supportive teachers of piano, violin, viola, cello, music theory and composition.

We hold:

  • LTCL (Licentiate Diploma, Trinity College of Music London)
  • FTCL (Fellowship Diploma, Trinity College of Music London)
  • BA in Music (University of Hong Kong)
  • MPhil in Music (University of Hong Kong)
  • PhD in Music (University of Sydney)

With extensive experience working in professional orchestras, teaching at universities, and in our private studio, we provide professional individual lessons to students of all ages for both their enjoyment and all levels of examinations. Associated with AMEB syllabuses and the HSC music component, we use traditional as well as the most up-to-date methods and materials to capitalise on every opportunity to develop each student's musical potential and aspirations. We offer complete trainings including aural and general knowledges required in practical exams, to ensure our students getting their gradings smoothly and successfully. We also help students for HSC Music 2 and Music Extension - Performances and Submitted Works.

With many years of experience learning practising, performing, teaching exploring and experimenting, and derived from the concepts of the Art of Violin Playing by Carl Flesch, Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching by Ian Galamian, The Artist's Technique of Violin Playing, Yehudi Menuhin, the Music Guides violin and Viola by Yehudi Menuhin, Dr Koo has generated a series of four books  Techniques of String Playing. Using the innovative exercises of the books that enable students obtaining an absolute mastery of the higher technical difficulties of violin, viola, cello and double bass playing in the shortest possible time.

Our students have obtained the highest results in AMEB and HSC Board exams. Many have gained entry to study music at the Conservatorium or at universities, and other have joined various youth orchestras. Some are now studying as postgraduate candidates and others work as professional musicians. All of our string instrument students exams are accompanied by our high level piano students who have gained their CMusA, AMusA, LMusA certificates, obtaining their valuable experiences as professional musicians.

Dr Koo has been placed in the AMEB NSW Top 5 Most Outstanding Private Teacher - Strings in 2017, 2018.
Dr Koo is a music tutor of the University of NSW, and an external examiner for PhD degree for the University of Wollongong.

We offer scholarships exemption of tuition fees for talented young musicians who are enthusiastic for music, and have the potential to make significant contributions to music culture in future. For details: Dr Koo Music Scholarship

Lessons are held in our comfortable private studio, located in Castle Hill in the north west of Sydney, NSW Australia

We are certified by NSW Commission for Children and Young People for child-related employment. Certificate number 3B42C8/15/07/2011, 7F7C98/15/07/2011