The first Guzheng Lessons for Beginners is Completion! What?!
Enrollment begins for the second round!
On July 19, China Cultural Centre in Kuala Lumpur (CCCKL) held the closing ceremony of the first Guzheng Beginner Lesson. Some students, their relatives, friends and instructors gathered together for a round of extraordinary-cum-riotous (lively) celebrations.
At the graduation ceremony, the students and the teacher shared their learning outcomes. Teachers and students joined forces to play the song “Chrysanthemum Terrace” as the testimony of their laborious study for the past 12 lessons. It captured the ears of the audience. Each student also chose her/his own repertoire and went on stage to perform the guzheng solo assessment. Although the performance skills were inevitably twitchy/jerky, their courage was commendable and won unanimous praise from everyone.
Director Zhang Jiexin said that as Malaysia’s epidemic control regime was being procedurally lifted, the activities of China Cultural Centre would also gradually resume in the near future. The completion of the course was postponed for several months due to the epidemic. Through its meticulous preparations, China Cultural Centre had created this opportunity for students to meet. It was also a unique concert and appreciation party to thank each other. It would conduct more courses in the future to meet the needs of different Chinese culture lovers.
Student Yeap Jia Xin said that when she saw the admission notice in the newspaper, she took part in the practical class with a spirit of experimentation. As it made her feel to have gained a touch of comfort in her busy life, she hence decided to register for the introductory class. She hoped that she could still join the ensuing course to be with everyone and continue to immerse herself in the happiness-hued guzheng melody. In addition, she also thanked China Cultural Centre for providing the opportunity for her to pluck up the courage and perform a short piece of “Small Town Story”.
In the semester summary, instructor Sara Heng said that from the zero foundation to the end of the twelve classes, the students had overcome the impact of the epidemic, studied earnestly, made significant progress, reached the entry level and performed impressively. But there is no shortcut to learning music. She hoped all could uphold the original intention and persist in not giving up. In the future, there would be heaps of knowledge-sharing about Guzheng with the students!
In order to promote and inherit the excellent Chinese culture, the China Cultural Centre in Kuala Lumpur has opened the second Guzheng class for enrollment. In addition to the adult class, there is also a special class for children. Children aged 5 or above can register! At the same time, calligraphy class and ink painting classes are also enrolling students simultaneously.
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