Meet Sim Kee, the Guzheng teacher. With her patient and goal-oriented approach, Sim Kee will make sure you’re progressing in every lesson. She is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and reach your full potential. And with her bilingual abilities, she can conduct lessons in both English and Mandarin, ensuring you’re comfortable and able to understand every step of the way.
In 2018, Sim Kee enrolled in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and began her studies under the tutelage of Xu Hui, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s guzheng associate principal. She also had the opportunity to learn percussion under the guidance of Shen Guoqin, a percussion musician in the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
Sim Kee is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music, Honours (B.Mus.) and is also the guzheng principal in the NAFA Chinese ensemble.
Sim Kee’s talents were quickly recognized as she took part in the Singapore Chinese Music Competition (SCMC) in 2018 for the first time with the NAFA guzheng ensemble. Her team managed to clinch the bronze award under the ensemble category. In the following year of 2019, she also participated in the second rendition of the Nanyang International Music Competition (NIMC) in the guzheng youth category. She competed with many participants from all over the world and was one of the few competitors awarded Gold.
In 2020, Sim Kee returned to compete in the SCMC under the senior category for Guzheng soloists and achieved the first runner-up position. Most recently in 2021, Sim Kee also competed in the NIMC under the guzheng solo artist category, securing a spot in the finals and finishing in the top 4 position. In 2022, she started working with the TENG company and is currently the Guzheng musician there.