Traditional Chinese Instrument Courses

Music Confucius Institute offers courses in traditional Chinese instruments for RDAM students and the general public


MCI offers courses in a selection of the following traditional Chinese instruments (group lessons):

  • Erhu (bowed string instrument)
  • Pipa (4-stringed lute)

  • Guzheng (21-stringed zither)

  • Guqin (7-stringed zither)

  • Yangqin (dulcimer)

  • Dizi (bamboo transverse flute)

  • Xiao (bamboo end-blown flute)

The range of instruments found in traditional Chinese music is extremely varied. The courses that are offered at MCI have been selected as they represent the most common instruments used in traditional Chinese music. Thus, MCI can guarantee courses in a variety of but not all the above-mentioned instruments. 

The course will cover basic performance techniques as well as pieces from the standard repertoire of the instrument. The course will end with an informal concert, allowing students to showcase what they have learnt during the semester.

One-to-one lessons are for RDAM students and staff only.


Courses are held from October to December and
from March to May.

Language: English

Price: 500 DKK for each class per semester (free for RDAM students and staff)

NB: In the event of concerts and other MCI activities, classes may occasionally be cancelled. However, a minimum of 5 lesson will be held over the semester.


Kindly write to to sign up for the course.
Please indicate your name, course of study at RDAM and nationality.

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