Gifted Young Chinese Instrumentalists Course

Introduction

This course has been divided into 5 stages - Preparatory course, Grade 1 to 3 course, Grade 4 to 6 course, Grade 7 to 9 course and Diploma course.

Students are required to sit for internal examinations conducted half-yearly to monitor the student’s progress and to take the Graded Examination for Chinese Instruments that is jointly organised by NAFA and Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing.

Students of Grade 6-8 and Diploma classes are required to perform in public concerts and participate in national or international competitions.

Each student is required to perform on stage at least twice per semester at masterclasses. This strengthens the child’s confidence in concert performance which also provides a platform for students, parents and teachers to share their expectations and opinions, in a combined effort to improve teaching quality.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the respective course, students will attain:

  • Preparatory course –Students will be prepared for Grade 1 upon completion of the course.
  • Grade course – At the end of each level, students will sit for the Graded Examination jointly conducted by NAFA and the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music.
  • Diploma course – Students will attain Diploma standard upon successful completion of the Graded Examination that is jointly conducted by NAFA and the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music at the end of this course.

Course Schedule

The sessions are held per semester from January to May or July to November.

  • Practical, once in a weekend, 18 lessons per semester
  • Theory, once in a weekend, 20 lessons per semester
  • Masterclasses, twice per semester

Gifted Young Chinese Instrumentalists Course

Grade Practical
(individual lesson)
Theory(group lesson)
Preparatory 18 lessons, 45 minutes each 20 lessons, 60 minutes
Grade 1-4 18 lessons, 45 minutes each 20 lessons, 60 minutes
Grade 1-4* 18 lessons, 45 minutes each -
Grade 5-9 18 lessons, 45 minutes each 20 lessons, 60 minutes
Grade 5-9* 18 lessons, 45 minutes each -

Diploma

Practical 12 lessons per semester (45 minutes each)
Theory 20 lessons per semester, 1 session per week (60 minute group lesson)
Masterclass 2 sessions per semester

* Students who have passed ABRSM Grade 5 Theory Examination need not attend theory class. The ABRSM certificate must be produced upon registration.

Applicants must meet requirements and pass audition.

Course Type Age Group
Preparatory course For children aged 6 years (erhu, guzheng, pipa, yangqin).
For children aged 7 years (dizi)
Grade 1 to 3 Course For children aged 7-8 years with basic chinese instrumental training.
Grade 4 to 6 Course For children aged 9-11 years and possess relevant training for the grade applied.
Grade 7 to 9 Course For children aged 12-14 years and possess relevant training for the grade applied.
Diploma Course The Diploma classes are tailored to individual potential and emphasise on concert and competition training.

Course Fees

Gifted Young Chinese Instrumentalists Course

Grade Fees per semester
Preparatory S$1,815.00
Grade 1-4 S$1,815.00
Grade 1-4* S$1,395.00
Grade 5-9 S$1,965.00
Grade 5-9* S$1,540.00

*Students who have passed ABRSM Grade 5 Theory Examination need not attend theory class. The ABRSM certificate must be produced upon registration.

Diploma

Practical with Theory
Practical fees are charged according to the teacher’s requirements and dependent on the different levels of Diploma program.

Theory, Masterclass, Studioclass & Operational Fee:
$1000 per semester

Practical (No Theory)
Practical fees are charged according to the teacher’s requirements and dependent on the different levels of Diploma program.

Masterclass & Operational Fee:
$230 per semester

Audition Fees

Course Type Fees
Preparatory $16.05
Grade 1 to 9 $21.40
Diploma Courses $32.10

Registration Fees

  • Registration fee is $32.10, to be paid upon passing the audition.

Fees are payable by semester and cover 18 practical lessons, 20 theory lessons, masterclasses and internal examinations, as well as operational fees, unless otherwise stated.

Payment Terms

  • Payment via cheque and cashier's order should be crossed and made payable to the "Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts". Please write your name, NRIC/passport number and contact number on the reverse side of the cheque/cashier's order.
  • Payment of fees should be made prior to the commencement of each term or semester as stipulated in the fee structure.

Address (for payment via cheque)

  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
    Cashier in Room 1-11,
    Level 1, NAFA Campus 1,
    80 Bencoolen Street
    Singapore 189655

Penalty

  • If payment is not made in full by the due date, a penalty charge will be assessed at S$15.00 per month.

Refund of Fees

  • Registration Fee / Audition Fee is non-refundable.
  • Fees are only refundable under the following conditions:
    1. Full refund if the class is unable to proceed due to unforeseen circumstances
    2. After deducting S$53.50 if withdrawal is made within 14 days before the commencement of the semester/term*
    3. After deducting 1 month's tuition fees or S$107.00, whichever is higher, if withdrawal is made within 14 days from the commencement of the semester/term*
    4. Fees are non-refundable for withdrawal after 14 days from the commencement of the semester/term*

* applies in accordance to your course payment schedule

Registration for this course begins in early May and early November for the July and January intakes respectively. Please visit our website in end April and end October for enrolment details.

Applicants must meet requirements and pass audition.

Enrolment Steps

  1. Contact the Junior Music Department via phone or email for any queries pertaining to admission or registration.
  2. Apply in-person with a copy of child’s birth certificate, a passport-sized photo and relevant certificates if any at Junior Music Department during registration period, which are in early May and early November.
  3. Payment for audition fee is to be made in cheque payable to "Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts".
  4. Upon successful registration, the child will be given a date/time to attend an audition usually in third week of May or November.

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