Welcome to He Ye Zhai
Established in 2013, 龢樂斋 (pronounced as ‘He Yue Zhai’) is a leading Guqin music and arts centre that aims to bring people together to explore the wonders of traditional Chinese culture.
We are one of the largest Guqin training institutes in Singapore and have trained more than hundreds of students. In addition to Guqin, we also offer Dizi, Xiao, Weiqi and tea appreciation classes to enhance our students’ learning experience of Chinese culture.
Our centre actively champions the appreciation of traditional Chinese music and has collaborated with world renowned arts and cultural organisations to develop a growing love for Guqin in Singapore.
Amidst the hustle and bustle in our world today, we hope you will find time to visit us and begin a journey of self-discovery that is capable of bringing harmony and joy.
In June 2023, our branch 无名 (Wu Ming) was set up. Located at 26 Duxton Rd, the environment is elegant, you can play Guqin, appreciate tea, and do calligraphy leisurely.
Wu Ming offers one-to-one and one-to-two Guqin courses, taught by Amy Yao, our Senior Guqin Lecturer at He Yue Zhai Guqin Music and Arts Centre. Click here for more information about Wu Ming.
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Why Choose Us?
- He Yue Zhai is the only music and arts centre in Singapore that focuses on promoting Guqin history and culture.
- Every year, we invite our students to join us in a specially curated learning journey to China, the birthplace of Guqin. These one-of-a-kind journeys are designed to be authentic and engaging. We hope to encourage our students to enrich their sense of self by stepping out of their comfort zone.
- Our centre also organises the Singapore Guqin Arts Festival, a biannual cultural event that provides the opportunity for local and overseas Guqin aficionados to gather and foster exchanges through a common interest. This festival is also developed to provide promising students a platform to showcase their talents.
- Through our active partnerships and network, we are able to invite famous Guqin masters to our centre to hold masterclasses. Students will have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with these experts.
- Our Memorabilia.
Guqin & Xiao Student
If you are a Chinese culture enthusiast this is the best place to indulge in Chinese music and arts. Teachers here are friendly, professional and the best in Qin, Xiao and Ruan. There are also courses available for 香道，茶道 和 花道。 I’m learning Guqin here for more than 2 years already. Still loving it!
Very conducive environment for learning! Teachers and instructors are well qualified and knowledgeable. There are events and performance opportunities as well to ensure a great learning experience for the students! Awesome place in Singapore to learn more about authentic Traditional Chinese culture and arts. Thumbs up and highly recommended! ^^b
Wai Chung Chay
Great place to learn GuQin and Chinese flute! Teachers are bilingual, catered for most Singaporean.
The experienced teachers and patient explanations gave me a deeper understanding of Guqin. The center is well-equipped and the environment is elegant, making people easily infected with artistic atmosphere. The content of the course made me novice more effective in learning.
He Yue Zhai provides a very conducive environment for anyone who is thinking of taking up guqin lessons. The teachers are able to explain the concepts well and the student is able to learn at his/her own pace.