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Tune into the Lyrical Guqin 2017-05-08
On February 18, Taiyin Guqin Club, a renowned Guqin Club in China moved its headquarters. Famed for holding a host of grand Guqin culture activities such as the “National Young and Middle-aged Guqin Musicians’ Concert” and the “China National West Lake Guqin Assembly”, the club, now situated in Fengqi Road, Hangzhou, covers a floor space of nearly 1000 sq m which makes it one of the largest Guqin clubs in China.

Guqin (Chinese Zither) is the leading musical instrument in China and a symbol of the Chinese nation. The musical instrument is estimated to have a history of at least three centuries and in 2005, the art of Guqin was enlisted as a world heritage. 

Taiyin Guqin Club

Taiyin Guqin Club’s new headquarters is designed to represent the Guqin Culture and inside there are many rooms dedicated to seeing this through. There are rooms for teaching, learning, and construction and there is also a library, a renowned Guqin Collection and a hall of Guqin and Tea. The construction room enables visitors a chance to try their hands at making their very own Guqin and to witness the process of plain wood being constructed into an exquisite Guqin.

Hangzhou, as the original place of Zhejiang’s School of Guqin in the Southern Song Dynasty, has many advantages for the development of the Guqin. It is hoped that the Taiyin Guqin Club, located on the banks of the West Lake of Hangzhou, can become an arena where Guqin masters from both China and abroad can display their skills and from where people can tune into the lyrical charms of this much loved musical instrument.

Classes



The Taiyin Guqin Club offers classes in two forms, one-to-one and in groups.
Group Lessons:
The class consists of one teacher and four students and is available every one to two months (However, if you can gather four people to learn Guqin yourself, the class is available at any time.)
The tuition is 1800 to 2400 RMB per session; 
Every session consists of ten classes and each class is 1.5 hours; 
Once you have four people to form a group then the frequency of each class is once a week.

One-to-One:

The tuition varies from 2800 to 6000 RMB per session according to the level of the teachers.
Every session consists of 12 classes and every class lasts for one hour; 
The time, venue and frequency of the classes can be negotiated with each individual teacher.
In addition, students of the club can practice Guqin in the club for free from 12:00 to 21:00
Telephone: +86 571 88862788

Activities of February



Date Time Activity Venue
Free
Feb. 25 19:30-21:00 Special Performance by Shanghai Jiupai Guqin School Second floor of headquarters of Taiyin Guqin Club
Feb. 26 14:00 - 16:30 Collection of Guqin Music Renowned Guqin Collections
Charged
Feb. 25 13:30-15:30 Kunqu Opera Class Inside Taiyin Guqin Club
16:00-17:30 Guqin Class
19:00-20:30 Tea Ceremony Class
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