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Guqin Lessons

The Guqin (古琴: lit. “ancient zither”), a 3000 year old seven-string zither, is one of the oldest and most revered of Chinese musical instruments, and occupies a vital position in the history of Chinese culture. The Guqin was developed as an instrument of leisurely refinement and self-cultivation played by the nobility, the literati and the landed gentry, who played it either for a select group of friends or for oneself in an intimate setting such as a scholar’s study for meditative purposes, as well as in nature.

Guqin music is soothing and contemplative, and can be played by people of all ages. Learn guqin through utilizing original course materials and a specially-designed syllabus put together by our highly qualified guqin teachers, available exclusively here at Eight Tones Music School. No prior background needed to learn Guqin

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Guqin in Singapore

Guqin has been sidelined for the past three decades as it is not part of the Chinese orchestras. However, in Singapore today, the Guqin has gotten more and more popular, thanks to the proliferation of Chinese dramas and movies.

All our guqin teachers are Singaporean, and hail from strong backgrounds in their own respective fields: Dr Hoh holds a PhD in Music Composition, Dr Khoo holds a PhD in Chinese History, and Ms. Soh holds a degree in Anthropology.

Our Services

Being a one-stop guqin shop in Singapore, you can learn guqin here,  and also purchase your guqin as well as music scores and accessories here. Furthermore, for a nominal fee, you can rent a studio at our music school to practice the guqin after or before your guqin lessons.

*Trial Guqin lesson is chargeable at $60

What You Will learn

During guqin lessons you will learn classical pieces from the traditional Guqin repertoire as well as contemporary compositions such as movie theme songs. Our guqin teachers will keep you comfortable by teaching at your pace, depending on your commitment levels.

In Singapore, our guqin classes teach both pop and classical Chinese adult music lessons.  Pop guqin lessons include music by Jay Chou, Ed Sheeran, and many other artists. Classical guqin lesson offerings include traditional Chinese pieces such as Jiu Kuang, Mei Hua San Nong, Liu Shui and other ancient tunes and folk songs.

Guqin Lessons and Instrument Bundle

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Guqin Lessons and Instrument Bundle

Guqin Lessons Bundle

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Benefits of Learning Guqin

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Cultivates Social Skills

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Heightened Self Esteem & Confidence

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Benefits Cognitive Response

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Cultivates Social Skills

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Relieves Stress

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Encourages Creativity

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Gain a Sense of Achievement

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Heightened Self Esteem & Confidence

During Guqin lessons, you will also benefit from learning more about the cultural and historical context of this 3000 year old Chinese instrument thus boosting your general knowledge on history and culture.

How Guqin Lessons Are Conducted

Our guqin classes are available daily.  Our music school’s flexible schedule allows you to have your guqin classes at the most convenient timings so as not to compromise your personal arrangements. Coming for our guqin lessons you do not have to bring a guqin along as guqins are provided in our music school. With more than 50 guqin classes conducted weekly, rest assured that our guqin teachers are well equipped to fully see to your learning needs and objectives. 

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Experienced and Qualified Instructors

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Easy Scheduling

Chinese instruments lessons

State of the Arts Facilities

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100% Pass Rate

Chinese instruments lessons

Stress-free Environment

Chinese instruments lessons

Centrally Located

Chinese instruments lessons

Experienced and Qualified Instructors

Guqin Lesson

Individual lessons starting from
SGD 60 Per lesson
  • Traditional / Pop Music

The Guqin is not commonly found in Chinese orchestras.
If you would like to join a Chinese orchestra and participate in Chinese Orchestra performances,
click here to take a look at our other Chinese instrument lessons.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, you can learn the Guqin without a musical background. Our teachers will teach you how to read scores and basic techniques. You will be able to perform solo performances and prepare for examinations, depending on your needs

We have Guqin students who are of retirement age and are successful players of the Guqin. To learn more, feel free to contact our friendly staff.

We have many timeslots available. However, most students come for lesson once a week. You may schedule frequent lessons or for longer periods if you require.

Individual Guqin lessons are recommended, where it is 1 student – 1 teacher. This is to ensure you have quality lessons and a curriculum catered just for you.  

Lessons can be taught individually or in groups of not more than 4. However, the groups have to be formed on your own, with a minimum of 2 students.

Our teachers are able to speak both English and Mandarin proficiently.

You will be taught by the same Guqin teacher from beginning till end. However, in the event you request to change teachers, this can be done.

Yes, our teachers can teach both English and Chinese pop songs. However, do let us know in advance so our teachers can prepare the necessary teaching materials.

You can purchase an instrument at our school. Based on your needs, budget and physiology, our teacher will be able to pick out a suitable one for you.

Trial Guqin lessons are offered one time per instrument and to be paid after lesson. If you are unavailable to come for trial lesson, you have to inform the school within 24 hours. Failure to do so will result in a prepaid trial lesson for your next booking.

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The mode of payment we accept are cash, NETS, cheque, PayNow and bank transfer

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