Jo Yee Cheung


Chair of Trustees

Jo is a British pianist and music educator based in vibrant Manchester. Born and raised in Sheffield, Jo began playing the piano at the age of 6, and greatly benefitted from the dedication and mentorship of her music teachers as a child and young adult. After graduating from Cambridge University in 2014 with a BA in Music, Jo undertook an MMus degree and Advanced PGDip in Piano Performance at the RNCM in Manchester. Jo also holds a PhD in Music Education and Music Psychology from the RNCM, where she researched the role of parents in children's musical development.

As OMF's Director, Jo manages the charity's various projects, in particular liaising with schools and other organisations to co-ordinate and develop new and existing initiatives. Jo is also a Trustee of the UNESCO Manchester City of Literature, as well as working at the People's History Museum as a member of their Community Programme Team. When she isn't teaching or writing funding applications, Jo enjoys travelling to unusual places and hanging out with her cat, Atticus. More information about Jo is available on her website -