A highly sought-after pedagogue, Kei Koito has been teaching organ at the Haute Ecole de Musique / Conservatoire de Lausanne (Lausanne University of Music / Musikhochschule Lausanne) since 1992. From the start, her classes included students from all over the world. Some of her students have won prizes at international organ competitions, become organists at famous churches or cathedrals, and others have become concert organists and recording artists. Several other students have pursued careers as professors at conservatories / academies, or even found other artistic professions such as composer, conductor, etc. The goal of Koito’s teaching is to discover or rediscover the originality of each student, which she wishes will prosper later in their individual lives.
Notable former students include (in alphabetical order): Mina Balissat, Pierre-François Baron, Maja Bösch-Schildknecht, Denis Fedorov, Charles Françoise, Ivan Maria Friedman, Igor Goldenberg, Mag. Peter Hödlmoser, Catherina Lemoni-O’Doherty, Prof. Pavao Masic, Slava Murtazin, Ezko Kikoutchi, Masayuki Kôno, Prof. Jadwiga Kowalska, Carl Laliberté, Marta Rogusz, Prof. Roman Szlauzys, Nicolas Viatte, Sébastien Vonlanthen, Edmond Voëffray, Yong-Hee Jang.
Kei Koito has frequently served as a member of juries at numerous international organ competitions including Grand Prix Bach of Lausanne, Wasquehal, St-Omer, Maastricht, Aachen, Liège, Genève, Alkmaar, St Albans. She has also been invited to give lectures, master-classes and seminars at prestigious institutions such as the Royal Academy of Music in London, Austria Baroque Academy in Gmunden/Salzburg, Conservatory of Rouen, Conservatory of Québec, Conservatory of Buenos Aires, University of Belgrad, and many others.