Here at Chinese Arts Wushu Cultural Center,  we are a non-profit organization that is looking to educate and promote China in the aspects of art, culture, and language.  We are interested in keeping the language alive here on the island, by offering classes in Mandarin and other dialects such as Shanghainese.  We would like to expose the younger generation here to their rich ancestry, and develop in them an interest and passion for it. Our mission is to provide and share our culture based on community interests.

37 Responses to “Mission”

  1. iling ogawa Says:

    Do you have any referral for teachers of Chinese music instruments?

    1. awchawaii Says:

      what kind of instrument ?

    2. awchawaii Says:

      yes, Pipa, is a plucked string instrument with a fretted fingerboard Gu Zheng, Gu Zheng is 21 or 25 stringed plucked instrument which is similar to zither. Di Zi, is a bamboo flute. erhu, is Chinese violin. which one do you interested?

  2. Krystal Mendoza Says:

    hello! would you happen to know where I might be able to take erhu lessons in honolulu, hawaii?

    1. awchawaii Says:

      I can introduce a professional erhu player to teach erhu

      1. Krystal Mendoza Says:

        That would be great! Perhaps you could give them my email?

        krystalmae808@gmail.com

        Thank you.

      2. awchawaii Says:

        I will. This person is on vacation. I will give you his information when he come back to Honolulu. He will performance on 2012 Hawaii Chinese International Cultural Arts Festival.

  3. Krystal Mendoza Says:

    Ah, I see. Thank you for keeping me informed! When is the 2012 Hawaii Chinese International Cultural Arts Festival? I would be interested in attending that as well. Thanks again for all your help! It is very appreciated.🙂

  4. Jade Louie Says:

    I also want to learn to play the erhu. I would appreciate information on the teacher.

    Thanks,

    Jade

    1. awchawaii Says:

      I will give your information to the erhu player when he come back to Honolulu. I believe that he will come back soon!

  5. Jade Louie Says:

    OK. Thanks.

    1. awchawaii Says:

      Aloha Jade,

      we have different Chinese instruments that you can learn. Pipa, is a plucked string instrument with a fretted fingerboard Gu Zheng, Gu Zheng is 21 or 25 stringed plucked instrument which is similar to zither. Di Zi, is a bamboo flute. We are hosting ” 2012 Hawaii Chinese International Cultural arts Festival: on Sept. 29, 7 pm at Blaisdell Concert Hall. If you interested these Chinese instruments, you can come to the show to see them play it.

  6. Jade Louie Says:

    OK. I’ll try to come. I already play the Dizi a little.

  7. Noriko Says:

    I live in Big Island and want to learn erhu.
    Do you know anybody to teach either big island or honolulu ?
    Please let me know.
    Thank you.

    1. awchawaii Says:

      Aloha Noriko

      Sorry to respond later! If you do still have interest to learn erhu, welcome to the erhu class.

  8. Krystal Mendoza Says:

    Hi again! I went to the 2012 Hawaii Chinese International Cultural arts Festival last weekend but not see an erhu performance. Is there some way to connect to a teacher? I am still very much interested in learning to play.🙂

  9. Jinghai Yang Says:

    Hi, is this forum still alive? I’d like to find a professional Erhu teacher. If you could introduce me one, that would be great! My email address is jimhai@gmail.com. Thanks a lot!

    1. awchawaii Says:

      Dear Jinghai,Krystal,Jade

      If you do still have interest to learn erhu, Chinese Arts Wushu Cultural Center will have class in Sunday. What time do you like ? We have dance from 1:30 to 3:30 and Choir: 3:45 to 5:45. If you do like to join, you are welcome!\

      1. Jade Louie Says:

        So that means it has to be before 1:30 or after 5:45, correct? The early one is better for me because I have band rehearsal on Sunday afternoons. But maybe I can change band practice to Saturday, so just let me know. So if I take dance and erhu, it’s $29 a month? Do I have to have my own instrument? Do you sell them? And what is the address? Do you have parking available?

      2. Jinghai Yang Says:

        Could you please tell me some information of Erhu Instructor? Is he a professional Erhu player? Are there any Erhu samples or recordings he played on internet that we can listen to?

  10. Edna Says:

    I would love to learn ow to play the erhu. Is there anyone I can e-mail? I will be getting an erhu soon.

    1. awchawaii Says:

      we will have class for erhu, I will tell you what date start it.

      1. Edna Says:

        Great!! This will be very exciting. Thank you. Keep me posted.

  11. Edna Says:

    My new erhu just came in. Please let me know dates that are available for me to learn. I really would like to learn how to play. ^_^. Thank you.

  12. Peiyi Says:

    Ni Hao:) I would like to know if there is a Guzheng instructor? How much the lessons cost and I have read the previous post about dance lessons, what kind of dance lessons are they?

    1. awchawaii Says:

      The teacher will come back on August. she can teach you and talk to you how to start to learn now. When she come back, you can start to lesson.

  13. Truc Hawaii Says:

    Aloha, would you please give me information about Dizi class and store that sells Dizi? Mahalo!

    1. awchawaii Says:

      Do you like to learn DiZi?

      1. Truc Hawaii Says:

        Yes, I’d like to learn. Would you please give me some info?

  14. Jade Says:

    I took a semester of Dizi at UH Manoa. I ordered one from China (D). I would like to learn more songs and continue plearning and practicing

    1. awchawaii Says:

      I hope that you will enjoy your learning!

  15. Andre Moch Says:

    I would like to learn Mandarin.

    1. awchawaii Says:

      it is good choice! you can join us to learn Chinese songs dance and Mandarin.

  16. Rosalind Chong Says:

    My daughter would like to learn to play the guzheng or Chinese Butterfly Harp. Please refer a teacher(s) for both instruments. Thank you.

    1. awchawaii Says:

      ok! how old you daughter?

  17. Julie Says:

    I am 14 years old and I am thinking of purchasing a Erhu if I can find a teacher. Could you introduce me to a instructor and also a good place to purchase one? Thank you.

  18. Anne Says:

    Hi! Where can I find lessons for guzheng? I really want to learn how to play it! Also, how much would they cost?

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