Chinese Music


Learning a Chinese musical instrument can be a great way of getting a taste of Chinese culture whilst trying something new, fun and rewarding.

The instruments we practice at Goldsmiths Confucius are traditional Chinese instruments, which you may not have had the chance to play before.

The classes are open to beginners as well as those with some musical background or who have experience of playing stringed instruments.

Classes currently on offer are in Erhu (Chinese fiddle), Guzheng, Cucurbit (Chinese flute) and Xun (Chinese vessel flute).

How to Enrol

You can now pay for courses online via the "Enrol now" link on the chosen Short course page. 

Course term dates

Autumn 1 October 2018 - 14 December 2018
Spring 14 January 2019 - 29 March 2019
Summer 29 April 2019 - 21 June 2019

Note: During reading weeks, there will be no classes unless specified by the teacher. There will also be no classes on bank holidays.

Yun He

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About Goldsmiths Confucius Institute Guzheng Teacher, Yun He

Currently a Chinese music instructor here at Goldsmiths Confucius Institute, Yun He is from the city of Chengdu, China and an accomplished guzheng performer with an impressive repertoire.

Yun has obtained a BA in Guzheng Performance from Sichuan Conservatory of Music, the same institution where she is currently completing her MA in Guzheng Performance. She is a patient teacher and adept at enabling students to build their instrumental skills through practical learning.  

Yang Wen

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About Goldsmiths Confucius Institute Erhu and Hulusi Teacher, Yang Wen

Yang Wen has a varied repetoire, having performed the Chinese fiddle, erhu and the Chinese cucurbit flute, hulusi at a large number of venues across China and the UK.

She has a BA in Erhu Performance and is currently finishing her MA in Erhu Performance at Sichuan Conservatory of Music.

Yang is a specialist in traditional Chinese music and our resident erhu and hulusi teacher here at Goldsmiths Confucius Institute.

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