Chinese Pipa

The Pipa is one of the most popular Chinese musical instruments in China and in the west.

It has a characteristic tone that no other instrument can replicate and the myriad of unique techniques that the pipa player uses is what gives that unique flavour.

Let our experienced teachers show you the proper way of playing the Pipa!

View our introductory video below:

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

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 Pipa

In Eason Music we recognise that different people have different objectives when learning the Pipa.
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 Pipa Lessons

This stage is for Grade 1-3 (Based on Teng - CI - NTU - 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 Teng - CI - NTU - 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 Teng - CI - NTU - 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*

Meet Our Pipa Teachers!

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

Wang Siyuan

Wang Siyuan

Wang Siyuan was accepted into the Central Conservatory of Music Affiliated Middle School in 2008, where she studied under the tutelage of Professor Fan Wei.

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Cedric Chin

Cedric Chin

Mr Cedric Chin first started learning the Pipa at the age of 11 under the tutelage of Mr Du Guo Jun, and, till date, has received numerous accolades and invitations to perform...

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Pipa 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.
CT Hub 2
Your preferred timing
45 to 60 minutes per session

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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Your preferred location
Your preferred timing
45 to 60 minutes per session
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

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Not sure if it is for you? Take a one time trial Pipa lesson!

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