Carrie has been playing Guzheng since she was 6 years old under Yue Qiu, a young famous musician in China. From 2004, she started to study under Yun Qv, who is a prominent professor in Xi An Conservatory of Music. Carrie has also been taught by Lin Ling, who was one of the eminent Guzheng players, as well as a professor in China Conservatory of music. She is currently completing a Master degree of Education at Monash University.
About Ping’s Music
Silk String Music insists on educating students with high discipline for guzheng and an upmost foundation training system. With the most professional training and education of the school’s focus – guzheng and piano, we are able to create beautiful art with the unique aesthetics of music, and maximise the potential and interest of students’ in the arts.
Focusing on children, adolescents and adults with different characteristics, our professional teaching methods are tailored teaching plans to suit the individual and effectively develop guzheng knowledge and skills. No matter what level, whether it’s for VCE music performance or as an interest, we ensure that students will learn to play with joy and pleasure whilst grasping the essence of music.
Silk String Music is Victoria’s most authoritative guzheng VCE music training institution, with extensive experience with preparing students for VCE music examinations. For the different characteristics of students, we formulate an effective learning plan and ensure that all the students taking VCE music performance can receive a grade above A.
In 2014, Silk String Music started acting as an examination agent of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society in Melbourne. With music examinations held annually and certificates issued by the China Nationalities Orchestra Society in both English and Chinese, these certifications are recognised both nationally and abroad, giving an advantage to those applying for private schools and universities.
Silk String Music has a strong team of highly skilled teachers, with teachers from various music conservatories both nationally and abroad, who possess rich teaching experiences and plentiful teaching achievements. Formulated systematic uniform curriculums and course standards are created to teach the most advances and technical artistic concepts; focusing on achieving a comprehensive upgrade on the teaching objectives and teaching management system.
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The names we are proud of
Senior A Teacher
I come from Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. Started to play Erhu since 2002. Was taught by famous musician Li Yang and Chen Yinghua. Currently commencing Mater of Education in Monash University. I achieved level 10 certification for Erhu in 2008. Participated in a number of national art performances with school Chinese orchestra and won the first prize in few. Achieved Gold Award in National Youth Art Competition. Won the third place in Hong Kong and International Jiangnan Sizhu Group Invitational Tournament 2010.
Junior Erhu Teacher
Senior A Teacher
Xue Chen, born in March of 1981, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Graducated from Zhejiang Art School and Shanghai Conservatory Of Music on traditional zither. Been taught by Mrs Gu Xiaoyan (National First Class zither performer), Professor Yuan Li and Professor Sun Wenyan (Both professors of Shanghai Conservatory Of Music). Worked for Zhejiang Opera Theater, Zhejiang Culture Museum and Zhejiang Provincial Culture Department.
I am super enthusiastic about teaching and passing my knowledge onto eager and aspiring violinists and I hope to be a great and patient teacher! Started Violin at the age of 7. Studied under Christine Johnson and Ivana Tomaskova. Completed grade 8 AMEB with A+ in 2011 as well as Amusa (2014) and Lmusa (2016). Played with the Melbourne String Ensemble 2011-2014 under the tutelage of Fintan Murphy. Toured Croatia and Slovenia with MSE in 2013, performing in concerts including for the Croatian ambassador. Debuted in 2014 with MSE with the Bach E Major Concerto in the BMW edge. Joined Scotch College Symphony Orchestra in 2015.
Junior Piano Teacher - NEED TEACHER INFORMATION & PHOTO
Si Guangxing came from Shandong province, China, and has been learning erhu since he was a child. His mentor, Cui Xingru, a professional Erhu performer, member of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society and examiner of China Nationalities Orchestra Performance level test. He has level 10 certification for Erhu in 2012 and has participated in provincial and national Erhu competitions and achieved excellent results. He received first prize at the Art Performance Competition of Shandong in 2011 and second prize in 2010, first prize at the National Education of Performance Competition in 2012, first prize at the Chinese Artist Performance Exhibition.