Yayasan Musik Jakarta (YMJ) was founded in 1983 by Dr. Kuei Pin Yeo in Jakarta, Indonesia. Upon returning from her studies in America and with the support of fellow music educators and enthusiasts, she embarked on a journey towards cultivating an inclusive and integrated music curriculum which has since become the exemplar shaping today’s classical music education in Indonesia.
Sekolah Musik Jakarta (SMJ) (The Jakarta Music School) carries the reputation of a pioneer institution in classical music education in Indonesia, training students from as early as age three. Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan Musik – Yayasan Musik Jakarta (SMKM-YMJ) (YMJ High School of Music) was established as a formal education institution at the secondary level and provides music education for students between grades ten through twelve. Sekolah Tinggi Internasional Konservatori Musik Indonesia (STIKMI) (The International Music Conservatory of Indonesia) is the first tertiary international music conservatory in Indonesia to provide college-level music conservatory training to equip and prime young musicians towards a performing career.
Yayasan Musik Jakarta, under the leadership of Dr. Yeo, continually strives to breed innovative ideas to further promote and nurture the education and appreciation of classical music across Indonesia.