Pipa - Chinese Lute

The Pipa is one of the most popular Chinese musical instruments in China. It has a characteristic tone that no other instrument can replicate.

Although some play it with a pick like a guitar, the myriad of unique techniques that the pipa player uses is what gives it that unique flavour.

5 Reasons To Take Pipa Lessons:
  • Most complicated instrument
  • Can play melodies and rhythm
  • Can produce sound effects
  • Absolutely unique tone
  • You look cool playing it

View a Pipa introductory video below:

Pipa Lessons Progression Chart

Below is a Pipa lessons 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 Pipa lessons can let us know and our instructors will plan something that is both fun and rewarding for you.

Beginner Pipa Lessons

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

Grade 1 repertoire:
Yi Zhi Xiao Hua Gou (一只小花狗), Feng Yang Hua Gu (凤阳花鼓), E Lun Chun Wu Qu (鄂伦春舞曲), Nan Er Dang Zi Qiang (男儿当自强)

Grade 2 repertoire:
Han Tian Lei (旱天雷), Zi Zhu Diao (紫竹调), Yang Liu Qing (杨柳青), Xi Zang Wu Qu (西藏舞曲)

Grade 3 repertoire:
Yu Er Xi Shui (鱼儿嬉水), Ma Che Fu Wu Qu (马车夫舞曲), Jin She Kuang Wu (金蛇狂舞), Ni Sang Qu Excerpt(霓裳曲- 片段)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Intermediate Pipa Lessons

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

Grade 4 repertoire:
San Liu (三六), Huan Re De Ri Zhi (欢乐的日子), Yang Chun Bai Xue (阳春白雪), Ying Chun Wu Qu (迎春舞曲)

Grade 5 repertoire:
Song Wo Yi Zhi Mei Gui Hua (送我一支玫瑰花), Gan Hua Hui (赶花会), Gu Xiang De Tai Yang (故乡的太阳), Fei Hua Dian Chui (飞花点翠)

Grade 6 repertoire:
Tian Shan Zhi Chun (天山之春), Han Ya Xi Shui (寒鸦戏水), Yi Zu Wu Qu (彝族舞曲), Gao Shan Liu Shui (高山流水)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Advanced Pipa Lessons

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

Grade 7 repertoire:
Huo Ba Jie Zhi Ye (火把节之夜), Zhong Hua Liu Ban (中花六板), Xin Fan Yu Diao Lv Yao (新翻羽调绿腰), Yi Li De Zhao Xia (伊犁的早霞)

Grade 8 repertoire:
Long Chuan (龙船), Xu Lai (虚籁), Su- Du You Gan (诉 - 读《琵琶行》有感), Chun Yu (春雨)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Pipa Lessons Information

You can opt to take Pipa 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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