Arvid Lorimer Olsson is an outgoing and energetic problem solver from Sweden. He holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Musical Performance with pedagogic expansion from the Royal Danish Academy of Music and has work experience as Director, Teacher, Music Instructor, Lecturer and Musician. Apart from his Master's and Bachelor's, Mr Lorimer Olsson has University merits in Theoretical Philosophy and Composing Computer Game Music. 

With a history of numerous trustee positions throughout his life, and a creed to always strive towards a higher understanding (wisdom), he is currently undertaking the role as an Arts Academy Director at NAS Foshan while studying for a Master of Arts in Leadership in Education at Liverpool John Moores University.

When not leading, educating and studying, he occupies himself with a range of activities. He often goes to the theatre or the art gallery, and he enjoys sailing, fencing, horseback riding, bicycling, and exploring China’s countryside on his motorcycle.

"Throughout his years here Arvid Lorimer has been positive and more than often responded to challenges with a smile."

Major Falk

Name: Arvid Lorimer Olsson

Phone: +86 - 19860742574

Email: info@arvidlo.com


Arts Academy Director and

Juilliard Lead (whole school)

NAS Foshan (grades 1-12)

2023 - 

Leading and managing Performing Arts and Visual Arts programs, ensuring quality and budget compliance. Collaborating with stakeholders and maintaining program records. Planning and leading whole school productions, cross-subject projects and major events. Curriculum development and alignment of all arts subjects, including Juilliard integration with CNC, Pearson GCSE and IBDP for Performing Arts. As a teacher responsible for Pearson GCSE Music, ECA Band, and ECA Chamber Music.

Director of Performing Arts

Yin'ao International Arts Academy in Shenzhen


Coordinator and manager of all teachers and students, working closely with the owners and other stakeholders. From startup to fully functional school and was part of the task force attaining a vocational school licence with the new Chinese school policies, also licensing as a Pearson BTEC Center. Responsible for all school scheduling, productions etc. As a teacher, responsible for teaching music theory, brass instruments, music interpretation, composing and production with all music students, as well as Homebase. Started in 2021 with Cambridge iGCSE and A-Level, and became a HKDSE and BTEC school in the Fall of 2022, resulting in a rich curriculum experience both as a leader and teacher. Additional roles from Fall 2022: Head of BTEC Center and Exam Officer.

Music Teacher (grades 7-12)

RDF International School in Shenzhen

2019 - 2021  

Built the music department from scratch, creating a differentiated curriculum set of three subjects that challenges and engage every student. Music1(90GLH): 1Q History, theory, appreciation, 2Q ClassBrass Band (musicianship, theory, appreciation). Project-based/Unit-based. Music2(180GLH): Developing through orchestral experience, student leadership (conducting 1w/student), marching, and performing. Project-based. AP Music Theory(180GLH). Unit-based.

Brass Teacher

Hjo School of Arts and Tibro Music School


Responsible for all brass students, the wind orchestras, and other band constellations. Differentiated lessons with focus on creating constructive and fulfilling moments. Focus on getting students to listen to their own sound, self-correct, and psychologically practice for performances. In the orchestra, getting the students to become a strong group so students feel and give each other comfort instead of pressure.

Horse Mounted Musician, Tuba

The Mounted Band of the Royal Guards

2015 – 2017

Mounted and marching performances in ceremonial, parade, and figurative displays, representing Sweden both nationally and internationally. Participating in concerts in orchestras and ensembles. Participating in recordings. Collaboration in specific work and production groups.

Musician, Tuba

The Royal Swedish Army Band – summer 2016

"The largest professional military band in the Swedish Armed Forces. The establishment of 53 musicians and extensive musical versatility makes it possible to perform at most occasions, ceremonies, events, conserts

and pageants. The band performs

more than 200 times yearly." wikipedia.com


Discoteca Yugostyle – 2003 to 2015

Inspired by the traditional music of former Yugoslavia, we formed a ten man brass band in our youth. We played at every wedding we could find, moved on to clubs and festivals, travelled to Serbia for inspiration and education, and started a nightclub. After over 300 performances, we took it one step further with Discotecka Yugostyle, signed with Golden Best. Roles in Discoteka Yugostyle: Composer (composed and arranged for wind instruments), Producer (working with a mixture of 14 instruments from Eb-clarinet to MiniBrut and drum triggers, Heliconist, Responsible for instrument-specific visual effects (engineered laser, smoke and sound effects for acoustic instruments), and Studio Musician.

Freelance Musician

2009 –

Classical: NorrlandsOperan, The Royal Swedish Navy Band, Öresunds Brass Band, Lunds Philharmonics, Avanti

Other: Dreamers Circus, Nordisk Film, Tummel, Tobias Heilmann Band, Sofie og den lille orkester, Scraps of Tape, Suspekt




An Acknowledgement of the Equity Aspect of Online Education and What This Approach Reveals



A monistic-​cum​-panpsychic world is possible


development of new pedagogic material based on scientific research of music memorisation


I have worked as a studio musician on several projects throughout the years, from small singer-/songwriter projects to film music.