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6 Reasons To Learn Erhu


Learning a new music instrument can sometimes feel intimidating. Sometimes, unclear goals might even discourage us from continue learning the instrument too.  We acknowledge your concerns, and here are some things to look forward to while taking Erhu lessons.

  • Beginner LevelStart of something new

    You'll dive into the foundational aspects. Learn the proper way of the right hand bowing as well as proper posture of left hand fingerings. Starting off with learning to read Chinese numerical notation so that you know the notes to every piece you are presented with. Expect to play short and simple tunes at a slower tempo to work on getting a good tone with your bow and good intonation on your left hand. This sets the stage for more complex techniques ahead.
  • Intermediate LevelDo more with your new abilities

    You will learn how to read and play tunes in more complicated keys like F, Bb and C. Delve deeper into more complex tunes that challenge your skills with faster tempos. Intermediate techniques on the left hand such as vibrato, slides, ornaments etc will allow you to finally sound like those Erhu tunes you hear on youtube, adding color, depth and expressiveness to your playing.
  • Advanced LevelBe a master of your instrument

    This is where you put everything together and tackle complex tunes. Prepare to immerse yourself in elaborate, lengthy pieces that demand dexterity, finesse and all the techniques you have learnt. These concertos like 洪湖人民的心愿(Hong Hu)、长城随想(Great Wall Capriccio)、兰花花叙事曲(Lanhuahua) not only test your techniques, but also your understanding of the background and unique flavours of the tune. The rewards are immense when you finally are able to immerse and indulge the very essence of the Erhu.

Grading exams, solos, concerts? The world is your oyster

Eason Music provides a structured path to growth. Annual grading exams by esteemed institutions like the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts or The TENG Company, mark significant milestones in your musical journey and allow you to understand your level of playing better. Annual student recitals offer a platform to showcase your talents and gain valuable performance experience. Students can even enter into national competitions like the Singapore Chinese Music Competition, which not only challenges your skills but also provides opportunities for recognition and networking within the global music community. The Erhu is an integral part of the Chinese Orchestra; joining community orchestras allows you to share your passion, refine your orchestra skills and foster a sense of community among fellow musicians.

Taking Erhu Classess with Eason Music is not just a pursuit of instrumental mastery; it's an journey of personal growth and musical revelation. With expert guidance, ample opportunities for performance and advancement, and a nurturing community, every note played brings you closer to the artistry of the Erhu and the joy of creating enchanting melodies.


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An introduction to the Erhu

The Erhu (二胡), also known as the "Chinese fiddle," stands as a revered symbol within the realm of traditional Chinese music. This instrument, with origins tracing back centuries, embodies a distinctive allure with its resonating, ethereal tones and graceful structure.

Crafted with a wooden body covered by a resonant snakeskin membrane, the erhu's essence lies in its simplicity—a minimalist design showcasing two delicate yet powerful silk strings. Played expertly by musicians wielding a bow delicately placed between its strings, the erhu is celebrated for its ability to evoke profound emotions through haunting melodies. Its versatility transcends genres, gracing Chinese classical, folk, and contemporary music with its evocative soundscapes.


6 reasons why you should learn from us


In Eason Music we recognise that different people have different objectives when learning the Erhu.
Thus the choice is yours to choose to learn for leisure or for exams.


When you learn for leisure, you can have a stress free learning experience by choosing the types of songs that you want to learn. You pick up the basics of the instrument through learning your choice songs.


When you learn for exams, you have a choice of either following the examination syllabus of Teng-CI-NTU Chinese instrumental examination or NAFA Chinese instrumental examination. Instructors will formulate lesson plans based on either syllabus.

TENG NTU-CI Exam Syllabus

Beginner Erhu Lessons

This stage is for Grade 1-3 (Based on Teng - CI - NTU - Chinese instrumental examination).

During this stage, you should be able to achieve:
* Proper performing postures and techniques of using both hands
* Able to perform D major, G major and F major on the first positioning, keeping proper pitch and intonation
* Able to make use of smooth movements and co-ordinations of the arm, forearm and wrist to achieve the right hand bow techniques, and fully utilize the entire bow length
* Proper left hand posture with better finger strength control
* Able to apply vibrato(rouxian) and simple changing of the strength in expression
* Master the correct performing techniques on the 3 finger positions and to be smooth when changing positions

Grade 1 repertoire:
Ma Yi La (玛依拉), Feng Yang Hua Gu (凤阳花鼓), Nan Er Dang Zi Qiang (男儿当自强), Xiao Xing Xing (小星星)

Grade 2 repertoire:
Sen Ji De Ma (森吉德玛), Nan Ni Wan (南泥湾), Yang Ge Diao (秧歌调), Mo Li Hua (茉莉花)

Grade 3 repertoire:
Xiao Hua Gu (小花鼓), Zu Guo De Hua Duo (祖国的花朵), Mu Ren De Kuai Le (牧人的快乐), La Luo Tuo (拉骆驼)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Intermediate Erhu Lessons

This stage is for Grade 4-6 (Based on Teng - CI - NTU - Chinese instrumental examination).

During this stage, you should be able to achieve:
* Master the techniques of fast bowing (kuaigong) and fast changing from one string to the other.
* Able to perform song pieces in the key of C major
* Able to change finger positions in a smooth manner, with good control of pitch and sense of rhythm
* Able to perform common Erhu techniques such as portamento(huayin) and vibrato(rouxian)
* Perform slow bowing with strength, giving it a full tone
* Skillful co-ordination of both hands, performing pieces with a certain level of presentation

Grade 4 repertoire:
Liang Xiao (良宵), The River's Tide (大河涨水沙浪沙), Guang Ming Xing (光明行), Chun Jiang Hua Yue Ye (春江花月夜)

Grade 5 repertoire:
Dance of the Ami Tribe (阿美族舞曲), Harvest Happiness (喜送公粮), Purple Bamboo Tune (紫竹调), Listening to the Pines (听松)

Grade 6 repertoire:
Chun Shi (春诗), Song of Birds in a Desolate Mountain (空山鸟语), Sunan Ditty (苏南小曲), Qin Feng (秦风)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*

Advanced Erhu Lessons

This stage is for Grade 7-8 (Based on Teng - CI - NTU - Chinese instrumental examination).

During this stage, you should be able to achieve:
* Master the techniques of fast bowing (kuaigong) and fast changing from one string to the other.
* Able to perform song pieces in the key of C major
* Able to change finger positions in a smooth manner, with good control of pitch and sense of rhythm
* Able to perform common Erhu techniques such as portamento(huayin) and vibrato(rouxian)
* Perform slow bowing with strength, giving it a full tone
* Skillful co-ordination of both hands, performing pieces with a certain level of presentation

Grade 7 repertoire:
Ditty of Henan (河南小曲), Reflection of the Moon on Erquan (二泉映月), Hopes of Honghu People (洪湖人民的心愿), Spring Scenery of Jiang Nan (江南春色)

Grade 8 repertoire:
Autumn Moon over the Han Palace (汉宫秋月), The Great Wall Cappricio - Third Movement Memorial Ceremony for Fallen Defenders (长城随想 第三乐章- 忠魂祭), Three Variations of the Parting at Yangguan (阳光三叠), The Lan Hua Hua Rhapsody (兰花花叙事曲)

*Progress depends on individual's efforts*


our team

A student is only as good as her teacher. We only work with qualified and dedicated teachers

Guo Xiao Jin

An active performer, Guo Xiaojin has performed in different provinces of China and France during her schooling years from 2001 to 2007, when she was appointed Principal Player of the erhu section in the Shenzhen Art School Youth Chinese Orchestra. Her skills in the instrument led her to perform in the 2005 Shenzhen TV Mid-Autumn Festival erhu performances. In 2005, she won two Golden Awards for the erhu category (Traditional Instrument Youth Division) as well as the instrumental ensemble category in the Macao Youth Arts Competition.

Wang Si Qi

Si qi was admitted to the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and studied Erhu with Mr. Sunny Wong in 2017. From 2018 to 2020, she was the concert master of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Chinese Orchestra, and followed the school to visit Taiwan for artistic exchange

Deborah Siok

She picked up the erhu when she turned nine, under the tutelage of renowned erhu master, Zhang Yu Ming. In six years, she attained Diplomas in erhu performance from the NUS Centre for the Arts as well as the NAFA-CCOM Chinese Instrumental Exams. She also holds a Grade 8 ABRSM certificate in piano performance, and is currently under the tutelage of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s concertmaster, Li Baoshun.

Wang Zhi Jun

Zhi Jun started learning ErHu and painting at the age of six. In 2010, Wang with honor Admitted to the Middle School Affiliated to the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing to further her Erhu studies, under Professor Yan Jiemin in Central Conservatory of Music University...

Chen Ning

CHEN NING started learning the erhu at the tender age of 10, under the tutelage of Xu Wenjing. Her keen interest in the instrument led her to join the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).

Erhu Class Information

You can opt to take Erhu lessons at our studios at CT Hub 2, or at the comfort of your home. Different rates apply.

2 Kallang Ave, CT Hub, #02-08, Singapore 339407
Your preferred timing
45 to 60 minutes per session

1 month = 4 lessons (1 to 1 lesson)

  • Starting from SGD 216 (45min)/month
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Your preferred location
Your preferred timing
45 to 60 minutes per session
1 month = 4 lessons

  • Starting from SGD 302.40 (45min)/month
  • *Please contact us for more information.

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What Our Students Say

  • I have been learning the Erhu from Liyang since 2019. His instructions and teachings are clear and he knows his stuff well. He is eager to teach more when the student shows ability to move further. In short, Liyang is a strict instructor who sets expectation on his student and corrects the mistakes instantly. Now, I can play the song from any score and eagerly improve on the intonation each time I practice! Eason Music isa place where Chinese Music is appreciated and sought. The instruments parts and scores are easily available for purchase and replacement. Repairs can also be done at Eason, which is a plus.
    Z. Ong
  • Xiaojin is an affable person with considerable expertise in Erhu. It has been about 3 years since I started to learn under her tutelage. She usually motivates and encourages me to not give up. Albeit my chinese is mediocre, I personally feel that communication wasn’t much of an issue during lessons as Xiaojin’s understanding of English is rather great. I have more confidence in playing the Erhu now, without the need to mark the notes on my Erhu, unlike before. Eason offers flexible timings, which is great for my busy schedule, and the staff are always cordial!
    J. Tan
  • Terence Lim
    Xiaojin is patient, engaging, well-organised and experienced. She is also encouraging and supportive of her students. I got to learn many classical tunes I like from the NAFA syllabuses. The skills and knowledge helps me to prepare to play my favourite tunes in the future, in my free time. i like the conducive environment at Eason Music School as well the home-based learning, which was implemented during COVID-19. The school also sells a variety of Erhu and accessories. The instructors and staffs are friendly and approachable. There are many opportunities to explore and improve the learning experience of students, and Eason Music School has done very well.
    Terence Lim
  • My daughter, Emi, is learning the Erhu from Deborah. She kindly show how to play the Erhu and made it easy to understand for Emi. Deborah's playing is very beautiful. Emi is shy, but likes her very much. Because of Deborah, Emi is interested in music now. Thank you!
    Motomochi Nozomi
  • Deborah is very encouraging, and specific in pointing out areas for improvement during the lesson. My confidence level has gone up and playing has improved a lot. Eason Music also has good flexibility in lesson time as I have work commitments, and might not be able to make it for certain lessons.
    P. Tan
  • Within these 2 years of learning the Erhu under Deborah, I would say that I am happy with my progress and can play some of the songs that I particularly like. Deborah is patient and clear in her instructions, which is easy for me to understand and digest them during lesson so my practices can be effective. Eason Music School also has flexibility in the timing of the lessons! Staff there also also friendly and helpful.
    Goh B.
  • Throughout these 2 years of learning the Erhu from Xiao Jin, I feel that she is always helpful and really nice with me, thus making me enjoy the lessons. I am constantly strengthening my erhu skills under Xiao Jin, and also got good results for the grading exams. Eason Music School is at a convenient place for us as our family usually go to that area on the day of our lessons for lunch.
    I. Low
  • Tracy Ki
    Chen Ning is very patient and dedicated in teaching me the Erhu. I like the way she studies why I'm not getting certain techniques correct and patiently guides me even though I repeat my mistakes. I have improved over time but I'm far from being able to play independently, however slowly but surely I am sure I'll be able to! I like the location and Eason Music offers flexibility to change your lesson timing if you are unable to attend lessons. Thank you Eason!
    Tracy Ki

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Frequently Asked Questions

1Is the Erhu difficult to learn?

The Erhu is an instrument that is hard to pick up. One of the bottlenecks when learning the Erhu is getting used to the posture of the right hand, which you hold the bow with.

Another is with the left hand. Unlike our western counterpart the violin, Erhu does not have a fret board. It will be more challenging for learners to find and remember the position of notes and how much force to use for every note to find the correct intonation. In exchange, we have a number of techniques that are unique to the Erhu which the violin is unable to perform.

Having said that, the Erhu is an extremely rewarding and satisfying instrument to learn. An instructor can definitely make your learning much more simple and enjoyable!

2How much does an Erhu cost?
Usually, an Erhu for beginners can cost about SGD$100 to SGD$300. On the other spectrum, Erhus may cost 5 or even up to 6 figures! Higher priced Erhus sound clearer, thicker and to a certain extent, somewhat easier to play on. Click here for our range of Erhus.
3Is the Erhu loud?

The Erhu may not as loud as you might think! According to empirical research, the Erhu played at a forte level is about 80-90dB, which translates to somewhat louder than a conversation, which is about 60dB, when played at a normal level.

If you are afraid that the volume might affect your family or neighbours, the Erhu has a mute which suppresses almost half of your playing volume.

4What is the Erhu commonly used for?
The Erhu, like the violin, often carrying the melodies and counter melodies in an orchestra. Erhus are also often heard supporting main melodies by either playing rhythmic verses or playing harmonic accompaniments to the main melody.
5How do you play the Erhu?
As a bowed string instrument, the Erhu is mainly played using a bow held in a underhand grip in a push and pull manner. The strings can also be plucked or strummed for certain pieces but it does not resonate as well the violin. Some more recent pieces also require Erhu players to tap the snakeskin of the Erhu.
6What does an Erhu sound like?
An Erhu sounds somewhat like a violin, but not as bright and somewhat melancholic. It has a unique sound that is difficult to express using words and is often said to resemble the sound of a human voice.
7What is the Erhu made of?

The Erhu is made up of 2 main parts. The bow and the instrument. The bow is made using either wood or bamboo, with the latter being more common. The hair of the bow is made of horsehair.

The whole instrument (pegs, body and resonating box/chamber) is made of one type of wood. Common wood types used to make Erhus are Ebony wood, Rosewood and Sandalwood. In the past, it is common to see tuning pegs are made with different wood than the main body.

Some Erhus are installed/fitted with mechanical bronze tuners. These are not as common now and the design of these bronze tuners differ between the region it is made in, such as Shanghai and Beijing.

Similar to the head of the Erhu, tuning pegs often have decorative ends that are made with plastic. In the past, they are also made with of ivory or even bone, but has since been discontinued.

The decorative piece of the Erhu's resonating box/chamber is made out of a different type of wood than the main body. The most vital part of the instrument responsible for producing the sound and vibrations of the instrument is located on the other side, which is the snakeskin.

The strings were made of silk in the past. Now, we use steel strings and some have gold or silver coated on them.

8What can you play using an Erhu?
The Erhu can play various melodies, but not chords. The Erhu can play traditional pieces and also certain Western classical pieces such as Zigeunerweisen and even Carmen Fantasy, both by Sarasate, but transposed to other keys.