The erhu (Chinese: 二胡) is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a Southern Fiddle, and sometimes known in the Western world as the Chinese violin or a Chinese two-stringed fiddle. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. Other huqin instruments such as gaohu and zhonghu are popular as well
Why Learn Erhu?
Erhu Lessons Description
Join our Erhu courses, designed to cater to musicians of all ages. Master the essential techniques of playing the Er hu, through utilizing original course materials and a syllabus put together by our qualified instructors.
*Trial lessons is chargeable one-time at $40
Let our instructors guide you through a musical journey with our wide repertoire of different Chinese music tunes even if you are a beginner with no prior background in Chinese music. Students who wish to learn for leisure need not take erhu grading exams. However if you would like to take erhu grading exams we teach both syllabuses from Confucius Academy – NTU and NAFA – Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. Apart from erhu, our instructors also can teach the gaohu and zhonghu, and other instruments of the huqin family.
In this fun and relaxing group environment, you will get to learn basic bowing techniques, etudes and melodies. Contact us today!
Erhu LessonIndividual lessons starting from
Grading Exams Preparations
Traditional / Pop Music
The below is based on NAFA (CCOM) Instrumental Erhu Examination (click here for the NTU – TENG examination structure)
Grade 1 – 田园春色, 箫, 凤阳花鼓, 迷胡小曲, 西藏舞曲, 长城谣
Grade 2 – 小花鼓, 黄水谣, 沂蒙山小调, 窗音, 快樂的校园, 春雨
Grade 3 – 山村变了样, 良宵 (除夜小唱), 赛马, 喜唱丰收, 拉駱驼, 新农
Grade 4 – 光明行, 奔驰在千里草原, 喜送公糧, 赶集, 北京有个金太阳
Grade 5 – 翻身歌, 空山鸟语, 烛影摇红, 陕北抒怀, 流波曲
Grade 6 – 葡萄熟了, 江南春色, 月夜, 江河水, 听松
Grade 7 – 春诗, 豫北叙事曲, 草原新牧民, 洪湖人民的心愿
Grade 8 – 秦腔主题随想曲, 三门峡畅想曲, 二泉映月, 病中吟
Grade 9 – 一枝花, 蓝花花叙事曲, 新婚别, 长城随想 (二胡协奏曲主旋律谱)
Diploma – 阳光照耀着塔什库尔干, 第一二狂想曲, 流浪者之歌, 贵妃情
Our Erhu instructors
At Eight Tones Music, our Erhu classes are offered individually for a more focused, flexible pace of learning.
However, we do have Erhu group lessons to keep things economical. We keep our erhu group classes size small, allowing the instructor to have more attention for each student. Try out our erhu group lesson today by contacting us.
Embark on your exciting musical journey with and meet different people from different walks of life but with the same passion of learning the Erhu.