Guzheng Class

Guzheng also known as hanzheng (Chinese zither) is a Chinese traditional chord musical instrument that belongs to the category of plucking musical implements. The most common type has 21 strings. Owing to the breadth and melodious beauty of guzheng music, it has gained monikers of fame like “The King of all music” and “Piano of the Orient”.

Course Description

Guzheng class for beginner

Target students: Adults & children with keen interest in guzheng

Types of class: Adults & Children classes

Focus of instruction

  1. Understand the history & internal make-up or structure of guzheng
  2. Master common fingerpicking and performing skills
  3. Learn the knowledge on music basics
  4. Develop ability to interpret guzheng notes

Guzheng class for Elementary

Target students:  Learners with at least 3-month of guzheng lessons

Focus of instruction

  1. Systematic training to strengthen basic skills and performing techniques
  2. Enhance ability to execute performances and handle emotions
  3. Heighten mastery of music 
  4. Differentiate formation of musical beat and rhythm and different shades of music

Course Information:

  1. Date: August 2020
  2. Intake: Minimum 5 pax with limit to 10 pax each class.
  3. Session: 90 min. each lesson
  4. Duration: 12 weeks
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Lineup of Instructors

Ms Sara Heng

– Master’s research graduate student in guzheng, from the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing

– Full Beijing Government Scholarship award

– 18 years of guzheng learning

 

Awards earned

  • Gold Award, Hong Kong International Guzheng Competition
  • He Yue International Instrumental Solo Competition”, ~ Honorary Gold Award
  • “College Award”, Performing Musicals Competition of  National Higher Learning Institutions ~ Gold Award
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Course Description

Guzheng class for beginner

Target students: Adults & children with keen interest in guzheng

Types of class: with “Zero” Basis
(A)【Beginner for Children】:Age 5-12
(B)【Beginner for Adult】:Age 13 and above
(C)【Beginner for Senior】:Age 60 and above

Focus of instruction

  1. Understand the history & internal make-up or structure of guzheng
  2. Master common fingerpicking and performing skills
  3. Learn the knowledge on music basics
  4. Develop ability to interpret guzheng notes

Course Information:

1. Date: 17th July 2022
2. Intake: Minimum 5 pax with a limit to 10 pax for each class
3. Session: 90 min. each lesson (for Adult & Senior Class) / 60min.each lesson (Children’s Class)
4. Duration: 12 weeks / 18 weeks (for Senior Class)

Guzheng class for Elementary & Intermediate 

Guzheng lessons for elementary and Intermediate is for those who have the learning experience of Guzheng.  Applicants need to upload a guzheng performance video of  at least 30 seconds and up to 1 minute(full body camera). Teacher will review it and evaluate your Guzheng level.

Video requirements:  
1. Format: MP4; Video name: Name of perfomer +   Name of performer + name of music played
2. The performer stands still in front of the camera for three seconds to ensure that the upper body is clear, and then steps back to the whole body to enter the picture and start recording the performance.  
3. The recording lens should be directly in front of the performer, and the performer should be able to clearly shoot the facial expression and the playing picture of guzheng;  
4. The recording site shall be a clear background and bright light for video shooting;  
5. Panoramic recording or assisted shooting. During video shooting, only the performer himself is allowed to appear in the video, and no other personnel can appear.
6. Require a clear video screen (the default 1080P or 720P recording resolution of general mobile phones is ok. Video can also be recorded with other video recording equipment).

Course Information:

  1. Date: 17th July 2022
  2. Intake: Minimum 5 pax with a limit to 10 pax each class.
  3. Session: 90 min. each lesson
  4. Duration: 12 weeks
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Lineup of Instructors

Ms Sara Heng

A recent graduate from the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Sara’s early mentors include the famous local Guzheng player Mr. Lai Ah Lai. In 2014 she had successfully attained the full scholarship from the Beijing Government Scholarship to study her masters degree at Central Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Associate Professor Ji Wei. During her undergrad studies Sara also won the full scholarship from the Chinese Scholarship Council to study under Associate Professor Yuan Sha.  

She has actively participated in competitions and her achievements including winning the gold medal of the musical instruments competition of conservatories in China. Sara performs internationally across Singapore, China, Japan, Korea and Cambodia. Sara is also a member of “Eight Twelve”, they were awarded [ Best of 2018 ]  by BOH Cameronian Art Awards this year.

Mr Chuah Yuwen

Postgraduate student majoring in Music Education at the China Conservatory of Music, under the supervision of Professor Xie JiaXin. He majors in Guzheng performance for his undergraduate degree, under the tutelage of renowned Guzheng maestro Professor Lin Ling.

He is also a frequent receiver of scholarships awards during his tenure in school. Chuah is also currently an assistant trainer at the “PuYao” Cultural Centre in He Nan, China, aiding in the training of future Guzheng teachers of the centre.

He is also serving as the vice president of the “Lian Yao” Junior Guzheng Orchestra, with him taking the initiative to introduce the use of online resources to organize and train the orchestra, leading the orchestra to successfully organizing their first online concert even though they are nations apart.

Ms Tiong Boon Yik

Graduated from Malaysia Institute of Arts (MIA) majored in guzheng under tutelage from Ms Chia Kah Fei. Besides, she took her minor which is piano with Ms Yuan Leow Yunn.
 
She was later admitted into Xi’an Conservatory of Music in China, where she studies under Associate Professor Zhai Yuan. In her further studies, she was also learned under Professor Qu Yun and Associate Professor Sun Zhuo from Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an China.
 
Graduated from Xi’an Conservatory Of Music in 2012. Two years later, she won the gold award at the《禾乐奖》International Musical Instruments Solo Competition. She is currently continuous her learning journey under Ms Heng Xi Ying to keep improving.