Chinese Erhu

If you are looking at learning how to play the Chinese Erhu, you have come to the right place!

The Erhu is one of the oldest solo instruments in the Chinese orchestra, capable of producing soulful tunes as well as happy tunes.

One of the struggles of learning the Erhu is the steep learning curve, especially if you are learning on your own.

In Eason Music we have a pool of experienced teachers to guide you along, so that you learn the proper way of playing the Erhu!


View our introductory video below:


5 Reasons to Learn Erhu:

  • Super expressive instrument
    - Capable of producing complex emotions
  • Light and easy to carry around
    - Bring the music everywhere you go
  • Can mimic birds chirping, horse neighing, frogs croaking etc
    - What other instruments can do that?
  • Anything the violin can play on its 4 strings, you can do it on 2
    - And it is more expressive than violin
  • Unique tone that sounds like no other
    -That is what attracted you in the first place right?

Why Eason Music?

6 reasons why you should learn from us
  • 1Established since 1978

    Yes, we're around long enough to know what is going on.

  • 2Experienced, qualified, patient & friendly TEACHERS

    Just to name a few.

  • 3We value your COMFORT

    We offer classes in our studios or the comfort of your home.

  • 4FLEXIBLE time

    Your classes are arrange at your convenient timings.

  • 5FRIENDLY payment arrangements

    Pay monthly, not by term. Missed lessons can be make up.

  • 6Discounts for INSTRUMENT purchases

    Largest Chinese instrument shop in SG. Take your pick.


Choose your objectives for learning the Erhu

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.

Leisure

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.

Exams

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*


Meet Our Erhu Teachers!

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

Guo Xiaojin

Guo Xiaojin

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...

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Deborah Siok

Deborah Siok

DERBORAH SIOK started learning the erhu at the age of 9 under the tutelage of Zhang Yu Ming, a renowned erhu master and teacher. She went on to be a part...

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Ng Rui Jun

Ng Rui Jun

Rui Jun started taking erhu lessons from Ms Wang Jing in 2007. In 2009, he continued his studies under the tutelage of Ms Shen Qin, obtaining a Grade 8 Certificate..

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Chen Ning

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...

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Erhu 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 160 (45min)/month
  • Intermediate: SGD 190 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: SGD 220 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: SGD 294 (60min)/month
  • Diploma: SGD 336 (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 278.20 (45min)/month
  • Intermediate: SGD 310.30 (45min)/month
  • Advanced:SGD 342.40 (45min)/month
  • Advanced: SGD 420.90 (60min)/month
  • Diploma: SGD 463.00 (60min)/month

  • Register now!

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