Jia Yu How-VanderMeer, Master Teacher

Jia Yu How-VanderMeer, Master Teacher
Jia Yu How-VanderMeer, Master TeacherPiano & Voice Instructor
Ms. How-VanderMeer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Evansville, and a Diploma in Music (Performance) from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. She also holds certificates from the Associate Board of Royal Music Schools (UK) in piano and voice.
  • Piano, all skill levels
  • Voice, all skill levels
Born in Singapore, soprano JY How-VanderMeer’s musical journey started at age four with piano lessons. Her passion for teaching blossomed at the age of 17, and she has been teaching ever since.  Ms. How-VanderMeer received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Evansville, and a Diploma in Music (Performance) from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. She also holds certificates from the Associate Board of Royal Music Schools (UK) in piano and voice.

As an active performer, Ms. How-VanderMeer has been part of many professional and semi-professional ensembles, which include the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus and Chamber Chorus, Dayton Opera Chorus, Singapore Symphony Chorus, Singapore Lyric Opera, and Evansville Bach Singers. Her choral experiences since secondary school has brought her to compete in various European cities, and to perform in New York’s Carnegie Hall with different choirs. She also enjoys giving back in church as a soloist and a choir member.  Her recent solo performances include Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate with the University of Evansville Symphony Orchestra, and guest conducting her alma mater’s choir for its 50th anniversary.

Even though she is classically trained, Ms. How-VanderMeer is well versed in repertoire from other cultures as well, due to her strong choral background, and coming from a multi-cultural city-state. She has sung Chinese art songs, Chinese and Malay folk songs, and played in a Javanese gamelan ensemble.

Besides her love for music, she enjoys cooking and sharing her food masterpieces online.

JY is available on Wednesday & Thursday afternoons at the studio.

She is also available for lessons in the student’s home.  Please call for availability.

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I LOVE my vocal teacher JY. What a sweetheart and we are a good fit. Thank you so much for pairing me with her.
Christina N.
Ms. Jia Yu has been a wonderful teacher! She instructs me musically and gives me wise counsel throughout my musical journey.
Benjamin C, Dayton, OH