Adult Music Lessons

After Work Lessons

Learning music as an adult can be a daunting task. However, at Eight Tones Music School, we understand your needs. Our music lessons are available daily till 9:30pm, making us the only Chinese music school in Singapore for adults that cater for music lessons on weekday evenings. Our music school is able to accommodate to your schedule changes so long as you provide us with ample notice.

Our music school’s flexible schedule allows you to have your music classes at the most convenient timings so as not to compromise your working arrangements. Coming for our music classes, you do not have to bring an instrument as instruments such as erhu, guzheng, pipa, zhongruan, guqin, amongst many others are provided for at our music school.

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Being a one stop shop, you can purchase your instrument of choice, books and accessories here. If you are up for a challenge, register for an examination too.  Furthermore, for a nominal fee, one can rent a studio at our music school to practice the instrument after/before your music classes.

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With more than 200 adult music lessons conducted weekly, rest assured that our teachers are well equipped to teach adults. Our teachers will keep you comfortable by teaching at your pace, depending on your commitment levels. 

At our music school we teach both pop and classical Chinese adult music lessons.  Pop music lessons include music by Jay Chou, Ed Sheeran, and many other artists. Classical music lessons offerings include traditional Chinese music such as Sai Ma, Chun Jiang Hua Yue Ye and other classic tunes and folk songs.

Which Instrument Suits You Best

A popular instrument amongst many adults as it is relatively lightweight and portable. When you are proficient in the erhu, it is an extremely versatile Chinese instrument as it as the range of a person’s vocals. The Erhu also serves as the foundation for other Chinese instruments such as Gaohu, Zhonghu, Banhu, and other instruments in the “Hu” family. However, the learning curve can be steep as compared to other instruments such as guzheng, as when learning the erhu, you would need to spend more time on intonation and bowing techniques before being able to tunes. If you have the patience and perseverance to put in some groundwork, you will be greatly rewarded by the erhu’s charming tone.

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An iconic Chinese instrument, it’s brilliant and shimmering tones is music to ears of many. The guzheng is one of the easiest, if not the easiest Chinese instruments to pick up. Just in the first lesson you would be play a simple tune. One of the drawbacks is that the guzheng compared to other instruments take up quite a bit of room, it will easily take up 2 seats in a family car with its total length of 165cm, and would take up almost as much space as a piano when in your home. If you want an instrument that is easy to learn, and have the space for it, the guzheng would be a great choice for you.

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You will always know when your neighbour is learning the dizi. It is loud, and has a distinct tone to it. The Dizi is one of the most prominent Chinese Winds Instrument. Made of bamboo, it is the lightest and most portable Chinese instrument. Be it playing at home, or overseas, the dizi’s small size and lightweight makes it great for carrying around. The dizi will play beautiful and lyrical melodies, as it is commonly used as a solo or lead instrument. It also serves as the foundation for other chinese winds instrument such as Xiao, Xun, bawu, Hulusi, and more.

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The Pipa is an instrument with probably the most playing techniques, its amphibious character and myriad of tones make it one of the most interesting instruments. It can mimick many instrumets from the Indian sitar, all the way to the Japanese shamisen. Leave your friends and family dumbstruck when you show the various techniques and tones of the pipa. One of the drawbacks is that it can be rather heavy, with some instruments weight north of four kilograms. If you can get past its weight, the pipa would a great instrument to jam with your friends or for your own enjoyment with a cup of tea.

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Both the Ruan and Liuqin have similar playing techniques. They are easy to pick up and are portable, just like a guitar. The one drawback is the lack of repertoire for these instruments, making it a little more difficult to find scores and music for it. However at Eight Tones Music, our teachers will go the extra mile to find you your scores.

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The guqin is a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family. It has been played since ancient times, and has traditionally been favoured by scholars and literati as an instrument of great subtlety and refinement, as well as being associated with the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius. The guqin is not to be confused with the guzheng which has 21 strings, and is much larger. One of the drawbacks of the guqin is in its ability to play music that has a faster more upbeat tempo.

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