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SMU Ivory Keys is SMU’s very own piano ensemble club that unites students from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for music, regardless of genre. We play solos, accompaniment, 4-hand duets, trios, concertos and more! SMU Ivory Keys aims to provide its members with a platform to refine their skills, enhance their showmanship and promote a greater appreciation for piano music within the SMU community.




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Key Events

Since its founding in 2007, SMU Ivory Keys has been organising piano concerts with occasional collaborations with other clubs and instruments, such as Symphonia Strings in 2018.

In 2019, external collaborations took place when SMU Ivory Keys was invited by NParks to perform at iLight Singapore and also initiated a music outreach at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

In 2020, SMU Ivory Keys held its annual production at the Esplanade Recital Studio.

Our Trainings


What piano facilities do SMU Ivory Keys members have access to?

There are two upright pianos in the Basement Studio at LKCSB and one baby grand piano in the Arts & Culture Centre at SOE/SOSS. SMU Ivory Keys also has 2 keyboards in storage.

Do you guys only play classical music?

Nope! We play everything from Bach to Marasy!

How do I become an SMU Ivory Keys member?

Simple! Just pay a one-time membership fee of S$10.

Is coaching provided? And is it affected by COVID-19?

Yes, coaching is provided for productions and competitions for ensemble works. Coaching is provided by our coach, Ms Yeong Lan-Ing. There are no additional charges for coaching. For Beginners, mentoring will be provided by SMU Ivory Keys members. There will be a deposit of S$20 which will be returned on course completion. However, due to COVID-19, all coaching and mentoring will be held online until further notice.

Do I have to be super-duper good to join? What if I’m not that good?

That's why we have training! Our coach and music director will help you out. Remember that good music doesn't necessarily have to be very complex and that extremely difficult music can be played badly too. What we are looking for is a love for music, and a willingness to practice and learn. Even if you don't have paper qualifications, that’s ok!