The Guqin (古琴: lit. “ancient zither”), a 3000 year old seven string zither, is one of the oldest and most well revered of Chinese musical instruments, and occupies a vital position in the 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 settings such as a scholar’s study as well as in nature.
Guqin music is soothing and contemplative, and can be played by people of all ages. Learn guqin with the essential techniques of playing the Guqin, through utilizing original course materials and a syllabus put together by our qualified guqin teachers.
Guqin in Singapore
Guqin has been side-lined for the past three decades as it is not part of the Chinese orchestras. However, in Singapore today, Guqin has gotten more and more popular.
Our guqin teachers are from Singapore, and are Singaporean. Our team of guqin teachers hail from their strong backgrounds in their own respective fields. Dr Hoh holds a Phd in Musicology, Dr Khoo holds a Phd in Chinese History, and well as Ms Soh in Anthropology.
Being a one stop guqin shop in Singapore, where you learn guqin, you can 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/before your guqin classes.
*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 lessons offerings include traditional Chinese music such as Jiu Kuang, Mei Hua, Liu Shui and other classic tunes and folk songs.
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 for at our music school. With more than 50 guqin classes conducted weekly, rest assured that our guqin teachers are well equipped to you.
Guqin LessonIndividual lessons starting from
Traditional / Pop Music