about cde music

CDE Music was founded on the vision of teaching students beyond just music. Our

headmaster, Miriam Chandra Kuswanto, who has had more than 30 years

of experience in music education, formed the music school in 2005. CDE Music is

one of the most recognized music schools in Indonesia that specializes in music

education. We provide Internal & International Exam. Since 2017, CDE has been recognized as an Exam Centre for TRINITY College London in the Serpong area.  CDE Music has graduated a number of

students, some with profession of teacher, church musician & professional, etc. We

currently have two branches, one at Barcelona Square BSD City Serpong, Tangerang

Selatan and the other at Sinarmas World Academy(SWA) BSD City Serpong,

Tangerang Selatan.


CDE Music School provides both Classical and Contemporary (Pop & Jazz) courses

for instruments such as: Piano, Violin, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Cello,

Contra Bass, Drum, Vocal from Induction to Diploma level. We take in students from

age 3 ½. For age 3 ½ – 5, we provide a premium Children’s Music Course, “Music for Little Mozart”.

For Diploma TRINITY & ABRSM, we provide two diploma subject.

Music Performance and Instrumental Teaching, and also guidance for Programme Notes and

Viva Voce. CDE Music classes are mostly done through individual and small group ensemble

coaching. Our system is proven successful in developing students’ confidence as a musician

through individual learning, active learning, analytical learning, and performing. Our teaching

method includes Aural Training (Hearing), Improvisation and Keyboard Harmony.


For these years, we are fortunate to have many dedicated teachers and parents

who had given us their trust and support. We strive to provide opportunities for every

student to develop their interest in music. At CDE Music, we believe that exposure is

the most important aspect in the learning process. We constantly look at how we can

better maximize students’ potential as we prepare them for the higher level of music

learning. Our students have achieved commendable performance at the ABRSM

music board of London examinations. Some of our school events such as “Student’s

Annual Concert 2005, “Student’s Annual Concert 2006”, “Student’s Annual Concert

2007 – Musical Dream Fantasy”, “Student”s Annual Concert 2008”, “CDE Piano

Competition 2008”, “CDE Open Piano Competition 2009“, “5th Anniversary

Concert”(“Musical Journey”), “CDE Open Guitar Competition 2011”, “Tembang

Bagi Negriku”, “A Christmas Carol”, “CDE Piano Competition 2011”, “Eka Ria

Concert”, “CDE Open Piano Classic Competition 2012”, “Living World Concert”,

“Student’s Annual Concert 2014 – Musical Adventure”, “The Breeze Concert 2014 &

2015”, “CDE Open House 2015”, “10th Anniversary Concert – My Tribute & Histoire

the Babar”, “CDE Open Piano Classic Competition 2015”, Taman Ismail Marzuki – “Senandung Tanah Airku 2016”, Performing in mall, “Student Annual Concert 2016 – All About Dance”, Balai Resital Kertanegara – Student Concert 2017,  “Student Annual Concert 2016 – Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes”, CDE Music Open Competition 2017, have built confidence in students and enable them to excel in these external music exams.


We have formed our own choir and ensemble comprising of piano, violins,

saxophone, flute, and guitar students. With this ensemble, students get to play

together and perform at public events as a small orchestra. Their recent performances

include the CDE Open House, Student’s Annual Concert and many more.


For the coming years, we will continue to focus on the holistic development of our

students, providing them with a range of quality educational experiences, nurturing

them into lifelong learners, and building up their interest in playing music.


Our Specializations

Piano, Violin, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute and Vocal. Our students have achieved great

exposure and music results from a recognized music board.


Prospective Students

Every year, CDE organizes numerous events involving all of the students. Some of

these events are Master Classes, Class Concerts, Public Performances, Student’s

Gathering Concerts and Student’s Annual Concerts. Prospective students can also

expect to have many performing opportunities.




Studio Rental

  • Weekday bookings
  • Rate of booking depends on day and studio
  • Subject to advance bookings and availability


Aural Training

  • For piano/non piano students in preparation for exams
  • Advanced booking is required

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