Our music programs offer students an introduction to traditional Chinese instruments and opera. Students learn Chinese music by playing Chinese plucking, bowing, wind and percussion instruments and by singing traditional Chinese songs. They are instructed in musicianship using the French Cheve method, learning note reading, pitch, rhythm and timing, sight singing and music theory.
Located on the campus of Laney College, the Great Wall Youth Orchestra & Chorus consists of advanced members of the Purple Bamboo Orchestra & Chorus, middle and high school students from various Oakland schools and students from the Greater Bay Area. Chorus classes are held Friday evenings while the orchestra practices on Saturdays, with separate sections for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.More Info >>>