Chinese Instrument Lessons

A Chinese music instruments school, our team of more than 30 Local Singaporean teachers are specially equipped to help you excel in the instrument of choice. Be it learning how to pluck the Guzheng, Pipa, Zhongruan or bow the Erhu / Gaohu, or even play the Chinese Flute (Dizi / Xiao) our chinese music lessons are tailored to fit the needs of each and every individual. With Eight Tones Music School, you’re never too old or too young to learn an instrument. 

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Aims Of Learning Chinese Instruments


  • Stress reliever
  • Hobby
  • Additional skills

Academic Offerings

  • Chinese Instruments Grading Exams
    - NTU Confucius Institute Exams,
    - NAFA Central Conservatory of Music
  • MEP GCE O-Levels / A-Levels Examinations
  • Direct School Admissions

Rest assured that our teachers are well-equipped to teach children and adults. Updates on your progress will also be sent to you on a periodic basis so that you can track your progress.

Chinese Musical Instruments Facilities

Our rooms are climate controlled acoustically treated. Equipped with full back music stands, the professionally equipped studios allow optimal sound reflection to achieve the highest standards of practice.  With a variety of high quality Chinese music instruments to be used during lessons (instruments provided during lessons – Erhu, Guzheng, Guqin, Liuqin, Zhong Ruan), learning Chinese Orchestra music will not be a hard task.  

Lessons Conducted

Boasting more than 10 studios available for practice, we offer a range of instruments typically found in a Chinese Orchestra, ranging from the Erhu, Guzheng, Dizi to Ruan.

Lessons are conducted in groups (3-5) and individually, and can be conducted in both English and Mandarin.

About Our Teachers

With a background in Chinese Orchestra music, our teachers are adept in a large number of repertoires, and are able to tailor the curriculum to match the student’s learning ability. Be it for leisure or as an examinable subject, click to view our pop music lessons here.

Niche Programmes

Guqin Programme

We are one of two schools in Singapore to offer Guqin lessons. PhD certified teachers in Musicology / Chinese History and a combined teaching experience of more than half a decade, one will be trained as a well-rounded musician in the pursuit of their passion.

Music Elective Programme 

Spearheaded by Miss Chua Jon Lin, a Presser Scholar and Doctor Hoh Chong Shih, President of the Composer Society of Singapore, the MEP programme is available to students of all grades [O Levels, A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB)]. Chinese Music is offered as a component of the Music Elective Programme (MEP) and IB Music programme, with Eight Tones Music School’s students producing stellar results since its inception in 2018.

Chinese Instrumental Classes available

Lesson Rates

GradeLesson Duration (individual)Lesson Rates
1 – 345minsS$40
4 – 645minsS$50
4 – 660minsS$60
7 – 8/960minsS$75

Prices are net, GST is not applicable

*Different rates apply, contact us now to find out more!

Chinese Musical Instruments Graded Examinations

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The Teng Academy - Confucius Institute Nanyang Technologcal University

Local examination that is recognized and accepted by academic and fine arts institutions in Singapore and abroad. Sixteen instruments available for examinations.

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Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) - Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing (CCOM)

Central Conservatory of Music grading exam (Established in 1949), held locally by NAFA since 1991, an international certificate program.

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