The after-school program is intended to provide students an opportunity to learn and practice Chinese at least four days a week. Meanwhile, they can develop their interests in extracurricular activities such as musical instrument performance provided by our program as an option. Or they can use the time after the Chinese class to complete their school homework, read books, listen to Chinese stories, etc. As a result, students and parents can have more free time to relax or pursue other activities in the evenings.
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Who are the instructors?
Mr. Zhengang Xie and Mrs. Mei Hu are our lead music teachers. Mr. Xie is a famous Jinghu virtuoso. He is a disciple of the well-known Jinghu master Tang Zaixin. Mrs. Hu is a famous Yueqin virtuoso. They have participated in many performances across the world. They also have over 20 years of experience teaching young students folk musical instruments. In 2020, they moved to Minnesota and introduced the traditional Chinese instruments to the community and Yucai's students.
Who can attend this class?
All students who attend the after-class care can take this class.
What musical instrument could students learn?
Students can learn Er Hu, Jing Hu, Yue Qin, Zhong Ruan, Gu Zheng, and Yang Qin.
Why choose to learn Chinese folk musical instruments?
Playing a musical instrument improves memory, relieves stress, builds confidence, and makes your life fun. We are lucky to have two well-known teachers who can teach a variety of folk musical instruments, which will help you learn not only a unique musical instrument but also the Chinese culture and music theory. We will provide many performance opportunities throughout your musical journey.
What are the goals of this class?
At the beginning, students will learn erhu, yueqin, etc. as a group. As students become more skilled, they will perform together as a band. Ultimately, we want students to enjoy music, learn how to compromise, respect, and constructively communicate with their bandmates. Students will build unique bonding experiences during rehearsals and performances. They will work together toward common goals and develop good practice habits by following through with rehearsal commitments and practice routines.