Liuqin aka Chinese Mandolin

Also known as the liu ye qin (willow leaf instrument), tu pipa, or jin gang tui, the liuqin is a pipa-lookalike that has a history of more than a hundred years. Known for its bright, penetrative sound quality in the Chinese orchestra, this Chinese mandolin is the accompanying instrument of choice for folk operas.

Today, the liuqin is also an indispensible instrument in the Chinese orchestra. Its versatility allows it to execute quick, passionate and carefree excerpts, thus garnering increasing popularity in recent years.

Please view a liuqin concerto below:

Liuqin Learning Progression Chart

Below is a learning progression chart based on the NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination. Those who opt to have a more leisurely and less exam oriented syllabus can let us know and our instructors will plan something that is both fun and rewarding for you.
Beginner Liuqin Lessons

This stage is for Grade 1-3 (Based on NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 1 repertoire:
Xiao Bai Chuan (小白船), Er Ge Lian Zou (儿歌联奏), Meng Zhong De Xiao Zhu Lou (梦中的小竹楼), Rasa Sayang

Grade 2 repertoire:
Kuai Le De Luo Suo (快乐的啰嗦), Paradetas, Wo Zui Ai De Dong Xi - Xuan Zi 'Yin Yue Zhi Sheng' (我最爱的东西 - 选自 《音乐之声》), Qing Chun Zhi Wu (青春之舞)

Grade 3 repertoire:
Mi Mi Lian Xian Ji - Zhu Ti Ge (《咪咪历险记》 主题歌), Arirang (阿里郎), Sen Ji De Ma (森吉德玛), Xiao Bu Wu Qu (小步舞曲)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Intermediate Liuqin Lessons

This stage is for Grade 4-6 (Based on NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 4 repertoire:
Xing Xing Suo (星星索), Pan Hong Jun (盼红军), Yue Ya Wu Geng (月牙五更), Mu Yang Qu (牧羊曲)

Grade 5 repertoire:
Jie Ri (节日), Zao Tian Lei (早天雷), Jin Ping Si De Xiao Shan (金瓶似的小山), Sen Ji De Ma (森吉德玛)

Grade 6 repertoire:
Tu Er Qi Jin Xing Qu (土耳其进行曲), Xiu Jin Bian (绣金匾), Xin Chun Le(新春乐), Shuang Sheng De Tian Shan (双胜的天山)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Advanced Liuqin Lessons

This stage is for Grade 7-8 (Based on NUS Centre for the arts - Chinese instrumental examination).

Grade 7 repertoire:
Yu Hou Ting Yuan (雨后庭院), Chun Dao Yi He (春到沂河), Xing Fu Qu (幸福渠), Xiong Ya Li Wu Qu (匈牙利舞曲)

Grade 8 repertoire:
Ye Feng Fei Wu (野蜂飞舞), Yun Que (云雀), Long Chuan (龙船), Jian Qi (剑器), Ka Men (卡门)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Liuqin Lessons Information

You can opt to take lessons at our studios at CT Hub 2, or at the comforts of your home. Different rates apply.
OUR STUDIO
Location
CT Hub 2
Timing
Your preferred timing
Duration
45 to 60 minutes per session
Fees
1 month = 4 lessons (1 to 1 lesson)

  • Beginner: SGD 171.20 (45min)/month
  • Intermediate: SGD 203.30 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: SGD 313.87 (60min)/month
  • Diploma: SGD 356.67 (60min)/month

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HOME LESSONS
Location
Your preferred location
Timing
Your preferred timing
Duration
45 to 60 minutes per session
Fees
1 month = 4 lessons

  • Beginner: SGD 256.80 (45min)/month
  • Intermediate: SGD 288.90 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: SGD 399.50 (60min)/month
  • Diploma: SGD 441.60 (60min)/month

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