The liuqin (Chinese: 柳琴) is a four-stringed Chinese mandolin with a pear-shaped body. It is small in size, almost a miniature copy of another Chinese plucked musical instrument, the pipa. The range of its voice is much higher than the pipa, and it has its own special place in Chinese music, whether in orchestral music or in solo pieces.
At Eight Tones Music School, our teachers are able to work with students of varying abilities be it for Adult or Children. We take pride in teaching and ensure every student leaves each lesson with a sense of fulfillment. Be it for leisure, learning the basics, building a solid foundation or intensive examinations preparations, we are the music school of choice.
Our teachers are well equipped to teach students of varying abilities and ages. We are able to teach for the following purposes: leisure, foundation building and examination preparation. You will leave each lesson more confident than the previous week.
Liuqin can be taught at your pace. Liuqin is taught not only as a traditional Chinese music, but can be used to play pop music too.
You do not need to have any musical background to take up Liuqin lessons. Our teachers will groom you to have a good grounding, so as to take your Liuqin playing to higher levels.
You will be taught the right techniques and inculcate good playing habits while preparing for your exam. Conquer stage fright and learn how to avoid common mistakes during examination.
Our Liuqin Instructors
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Benefits of Learning Liuqin
Learning Liuqin can help to develop the connection between left and right brain, because Liuqin requires coordination of many fingers on both the left hand and right hand.
Why Choose Us?
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can learn the Liuqin 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 Liuqin students who are of retirement age and are successful players of the Liuqin. 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 Liuqin 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 Liuqin 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 Liuqin 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.
The mode of payment we accept are cash, NETS, cheque, PayNow and bank transfer