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Bo Yon Koh


Bo Yon Koh

RCM Certified
I am a passionate and dedicated educator with a Doctorate degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and 25 years of teaching experience. I vary my teaching approach to meet the specific needs of each child, age group, and skill level so the student not only learn to play the piano but learns the language of music. My goal is that every student I work with will be able to sing, dance, and play their heart out on both rainy days and sunny days. (Biography) Bo Yon Koh is a pianist who enjoys a versatile career as a musician, educator, and researcher. As a soloist, she has appeared with the National Academy Orchestra, the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, and the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she is the recital partner to the violinist Min-Jeong Koh, and has collaborated with many other internationally recognized artists such as the violinist Conrad Chow, violist Richard Yongjae O’neill, cellist Liza McLellan, and the members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Koh is passionate about pedagogy, the arts and science of teaching, and strongly believe in the value of facilitating student-centered learning in her lessons. She utilizes various early childhood music education methods, such as Music Learning Theory, Suzuki and Kodaly, and combine it with her unique expertise in Solution-Focused Education to seize every opportunity to empower her students to become independent learners, equipping them with tools to regulate their learning when they are on their own. Her innovative approach has been presented at international conferences including the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy, Solution Focused World Conference, and the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Conference.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Piano Pedagogy

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Korean

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • At a school
  • At own studio
  • At student home
  • Online

Specialist designation

  • Piano - Advanced
  • Piano - Elementary
  • Piano - Intermediate
  • Theory - Elementary
  • Theory - Intermediate


  • 2014 - Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Toronto
  • 2005 - Master of Music - Boston University
  • 2002 - Performance Diploma - Glenn Gould School


  • Music InsideOut @ 432 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto ON, CA, M2N 3B7
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified