Classes & Workshops

Learn to Play the Pipa (Chinese Lute) – 4 Class Series for Children

Main (Oakland)

Renowned pipa performer Yang Jin will teach a series of 4 free pipa (Chinese lute) classes for children beginning February 7.  Pipa instruments will be provided during class.  The classes, held Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM, take place:

February 7     Children’s Lesson 1

February 14   Children’s Lesson 2

February 21   Children’s Lesson 3

February 28  Children’s Lesson 4

Registering for one class will register you for all 4 sessions in the series. The class is limited to 12 participants.

The pipa, one of the most popular instruments in China, has a pear-shaped wooden body and consists of 12 to 26 frets.

The instructor, Yang Jin, is one of the leading pipa soloists of her generation. Born in Datong, Shanxi Province, in 1982, Jin began her study of Pipa at age nine. She received her BA and MA degrees from the world-famous Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.  She has performed in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, France, the U.S., Britain, Japan and the Philippines. In October 2016, Jin began playing with Yo-Yo Ma’s “Silk Road Ensemble.” Jin is a solo performer with the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, Pittsburgh Purple Bamboo Ensemble, Gypsy Rad Ensemble and Afro Yaqui Music Collective (Jazz).

Event Fee: Free


CLP – Main (Oakland) – North Wing Music Room, Second Floor

CLP – Main (Oakland) – North Wing Music Room, Second Floor

4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15213


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