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.
Aims Of Learning Chinese Instruments
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.
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.
Guqin ProgrammeWe 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 ProgrammeSpearheaded 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 Musical Instruments Graded Examinations
Local examination that is recognized and accepted by academic and fine arts institutions in Singapore and abroad. Sixteen instruments available for examinations.
Central Conservatory of Music grading exam (Established in 1949), held locally by NAFA since 1991, an international certificate program.