The TENG Academy has commissioned Singaporean musicians to write textbooks about Chinese and Western instruments in English, to bridge the gap for non-Mandarin-speaking learners of Chinese instruments.

These provide an invaluable English-language learning resource on how to play these instruments from a rudimentary level, similar to John Thompson’s piano course books. The books can also be used in schools to enhance training in Chinese orchestras, thereby raising the standards of student musicians and equipping these students with a formally-acquired skill.


  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced