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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, or in natural settings.
Guqin music is soothing and contemplative, and can be played by people of all ages. Learn Guqin through using 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 musical background is needed to learn the Guqin.

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Guqin in Singapore

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

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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 before or after your Guqin lessons.

*Trial Guqin lesson is chargeable at $60

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What You Will learn

During Guqin lessons you will be able to learn classical pieces from the traditional Guqin repertoire as well as contemporary compositions such as movie theme songs, according to your preferences. Our Guqin teachers will keep you comfortable by teaching at your pace, depending on your commitment levels and learning needs.

In Singapore, our Guqin classes teach both pop and classical Chinese adult music lessons. Pop Guqin lessons include music by Mao Bu Yi, Fei Yu Qing 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.

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Benefits of Learning Guqin

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During Guqin lessons, you will also benefit from learning more about the cultural and historical background of this 3000 year old Chinese instrument, thus boosting your general knowledge on Chinese history and culture. Escape from the stresses of modern life by emerging yourself in the meditative and contemplative world of Guqin playing. Hone your sense of refinement and practise mindfulness with the zen-like tones of this ancient instrument.

How Guqin Lessons Are Conducted

Our Guqin classes are available daily. The flexible timing offered by our music school allows you to have your Guqin classes at timings most convenient for you. 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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Don’t have your own Guqin to get started on your musical journey? Browse our artisan collection of Guqin 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.

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Why Choose Us?

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Versatile and Experienced Teachers

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Easy Scheduling

Chinese instruments lessons

State-of-the-Arts Facilities

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100% Pass Rate in Examinations

Chinese instruments lessons

Stress-Free Environment

Chinese instruments lessons

Centrally Located

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Versatile and Experienced Teachers

Guqin Lesson

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

The Guqin is not commonly found in Chinese orchestras, and is thus more rarely played than other Chinese instruments, with fewer teachers available. Eight Tones Music School is one of the few music schools in Singapore that currently offer Guqin lessons, with our strong teaching team of three distinguished Guqin teachers.

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 any musical background. Our teachers will teach you how to read scores and basic techniques. You can also opt to do solo performances or prepare for examinations, depending on your learning preferences.
We have Guqin students who are of retirement age and are successful players of the Guqin. If you have any further concerns, do feel free to contact our friendly staff for a chat.
We have many time slots available. However, most students come for lessons once a week. You may opt to schedule more or fewer lessons within the month according to your preferences.

Individual Guqin lessons are recommended, with one-to-one teaching. This is to ensure that you receive quality instruction and a curriculum that is tailored just for you.

If you prefer, lessons can also 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.

All our teachers are fluent in both English and Mandarin.

You will be taught by the same Guqin teacher from beginning till end, unless you make a request to change teachers.

Yes, our teachers can also teach both 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. Taking into account your needs, budget, and physique, 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 for after the lesson. If you are unable to come for your trial lesson, you would 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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