Do you know that having online lessons for Erhu can be really fun and engaging? With all the new technology and increased internet speed, we can easily bring lessons to your home. The biggest advantage for taking up online Erhu lessons is that you can learn a new instrument at the comfort of your home regardless of where you stay, especially if there are no Chinese instrumental schools or Erhu experts near you. Our online Erhu course is designed to cater to international students. If you are from Singapore, you can also sign up for online lessons but in-person One-to-One Erhu Lessons (click here for more) and Adult Erhu Group Lessons (click here for more) are available too.
*Online Erhu Trial lesson is chargeable
To get started on the online lessons, all you will need is an instrument, stable internet connection, a laptop/computer with webcam, an iPad/tablet, or even just your smartphone and you are good to go. If you don’t have your own instrument you can click here to purchase it as well.
Why Should You Take Up Online Erhu Lessons
What Is an Erhu?
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Things To Prepare For Your Online Erhu Lesson:
No prior music background is needed. Be it for leisure or for graded examinations, your teacher will design a specialised learning programme tailored to your learning needs to help you set goals and achievable targets. With time, you can expect to expand your repertoire and play your favourite tunes effortlessly!
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Don’t have your own Erhu to get started on your online musical journey? Browse our artisan collection of Erhu at our Eight Tones Music Store, catering to all musical levels. Instruments will be provided during your music lessons. However, you will still require a personal instrument for daily practice. Click on the button below to start shopping.
Why Learn to Play the Erhu?
Our Online Erhu Teachers
Our Singaporean Erhu teachers are well trained to conduct Erhu lessons in a fun and engaging environment. With a wealth of experience playing and teaching the Erhu, we are able to customise lessons to provide you with a unique structure catering to your ability and needs.
Versatile And Virtuosic Online Erhu Teachers
Learning from Erhu teachers who are versatile and skillful makes learning instruments much more fun and interesting, because our teachers will have enough in-depth knowledge to impart during lessons and learning from them will make it seem like there are no limits to what you can learn. And, if you need to learn advanced or higher level pieces, our teachers will have a capabilities to teach you as well.
Catch this touching performance of the 二泉映月 Erquan Yingyue (Moon’s Reflection On Erqaun) Huqin Quartet Music Video, performed by our Erhu teachers – Shunta Goh, Deborah Siok and Chen Ning:
Our teachers are not only highly skilled at playing the Erhu, but also possess deep knowledge of the mechanisms of the instrument itself, and so are in the best position to offer advice on finding an Erhu most suited to your needs. They would be able to tell the difference between the different types and grades of wood and snakeskin, therefore being able to offer an informed opinion with regards to purchasing the right Erhu that would best suit your needs, personality, and playing style.
Taken a liking to a particular piece? Our teachers will help you learn the score and play the piece. We were once students like you, and so we fully understand your needs and difficulties, and are here to provide our full guidance and support.
Write-up Of Our Online Erhu Teachers
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If you have no musical foundation in any instruments, fret not – our teachers are able to help you build a solid foundation so as to take your musical journey to greater heights. We have Erhu students in their 60’s and 70’s who have made great progress and successfully learnt how to play the Erhu well. With a good foundation, you can progress smoothly in your learning journey without worrying about being held back by fundamental errors.
Right techniques and good playing habits are vital to succeeding in your exam. Our lessons will help you learn how to avoid common mistakes made during examinations.
Benefits of Learning the Erhu
On Your First Online Erhu Lesson
Our teacher will discuss your goals and expectations with you and design a suitable course curriculum, be it for leisure, foundation building, or examinations.
If you do not have an Erhu and would like to buy one from our store, we will help you pick an instrument which is most suited to you.
Our teacher will discuss your goals and expectations with you. If you would like to expand your repertoire, build on your foundation, or fulfil some other learning goal, our teachers will design a suitable course curriculum for you.
It would be beneficial for you to bring your own instrument to your Erhu lesson as your familiarity with the instrument will aid in your learning.
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
Why Choose Us?
Frequently Asked Questions
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Our teachers are able to speak both English and Chinese proficiently.
Yes, our teachers can also 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 store (click here). Our teachers possess deep knowledge of the workings of the Erhu, and are able to tell the difference between the types and grades of wood snakeskin, thereby being in the best position to advise you on purchasing an Erhu best suited for you based on your needs, budget, and physique.
Trial Online Erhu lessons are offered one time per instrument and to be paid for after the lesson. If you are unavailable to come for a trial lesson that you have booked, you will have to inform the school within 24 hours in advance. Failure to do so will result in a prepaid trial lesson for your next booking.
The modes of payment we accept are PayPal, cash, NETS, Cheque, PayNow, and bank transfer.