The aim of each course (Grades 1 – 8 and Diploma respectively) is to develop and maximize the musical potential of each individual. Although the objective is to take part in the music exam every end of year (around December), it is strongly encouraged that students, tutors and parents come with an open-mind to facilitate an efficient bi-educational process.
Chinese Instrumental Class accepts everyone who has strong passion in Chinese music and an ardent urge to learn! There are no age restrictions.
Tutors (mainly from Singapore, Malaysia and China) are based in Singapore. All tutors are respected and recognized in their respective instrumental abilities as well as performing/teaching skills. The tutor allocated to each student would be based on the availability of time schedules. If a student specifies the tutor he/she wishes to study under, the management would try its best to match him/her according to the tutor's availability. Some of the tutors are:
Annie Yin Yi
Pang Chin Soon
|Dizi||Tay Soon Huat
Tony Ang Ting Leong
Yong Phew Kheng
|Ruan/Liuqin||Seetoh Poh Lam
|Yangqin||Du Xiang Peng
Khoo Lye Soon
Ng Hee Sai
|Sheng/Suona||Wong Chee Kong|
|Suona||Teo Choo Hwa
Wong Chee Kong
|Guan/ Hulusi||Han Lei|
The classes are conducted in an on-going basis. Hence, there will not be any registration deadline. All are welcome to join anytime in the year. This provides greater ease and flexibility for those who wish to join our classes. Registration forms can be obtained at NUS Centre For the Arts (Runme Shaw CFA Studios), or requested through email at email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lessons will be conducted every week unless otherwise announced by the management or tutors. Lessons are scheduled at 45 minutes (Grade 1 – 6) or 1 hour (Grade 7 – 8 and Diploma) per lesson. There will be no lessons if the day falls on a public holiday. Full attendance is strongly encouraged. Upon confirmation of a class, students would receive a calendar, which indicates the dates for on-going classes, public holidays, no classes and for make-up classes. Classes will follow strictly in accordance to the calendar. There will be no music classes in December during the Chinese Instrumental Examination period.
Syllabus and Scores
Tutors would advice and recommend the books according to the syllabus and their teaching experience. Instances where students can excel beyond the stated syllabus will be highly encouraged to explore their creative boundaries. In addition to examination, students will be recommended to perform solo or as an ensemble during annual concerts.
Fees will be collected monthly, on the last lesson of the month for the following month (eg. to pay Feb fees on the last lesson of Jan). There will be strictly no fee adjustment.
|Fees Per Month|
^Fees are subject to change.
* For higher grades, it is strongly encouraged that students can go through individual lessons to make your learning worthwhile.
If a student is unable to attend the lesson, he/she is required to inform CFA at 6516 2498, 1 month in advance. There will be no fee adjustment, no make-up lessons for absentees.
** For pair groups: students are encouraged to start a class with your friends/family. If you are an individual who wishes to join group classes, please note that classes may not start immediately due to differences in other individuals' preferred timeslots. For more enquiries, please call 6516 2498 or email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes are conducted at Runme Shaw CFA Studios, in NUS (Kent Ridge) campus.