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Lessons FAQ

L e s s o n s  FAQ

To sign up for lessons, please email:

What is the tuition?

Guzheng lessons will be provided to young musicians at a low cost. 100% of the tuition fees will be used by Sound of Wishes to support Make-A-Wish Illinois or other SoWE Fundraising projects dedicated to helping under-resourced children.

What are the credentials of the teacher?

Sophia Zhao has taught 5 students ages 7 to adult. She has played Guzheng for ten years and has achieved the highest level of the instrument. Sophia also plays piano and the clarinet, for seven and four years respectively.

Angela Wang has taught 3 students ages 9 to teen. She has played Guzheng for eleven years and has achieved the highest level of the instrument. 

Emily Zhao has taught 6 students of ages five to adult. She has played Guzheng for twelve years and has achieved the highest division level of the instrument with an Excellence Award in Changchun, China. Emily also plays the piano and flute, for ten and seven years respectively. (She is an independent and tuition is not affiliated with SoWE) 

All teachers have participated in dozens of performances and many music competitions in both the United States and China and won various 1st through 4th places (see Events/News Page).

What if we do not own a Guzheng or the supplies needed?

Students do not need to purchase a Guzheng right away. SoWE can provide Guzheng nails, nail tape, and other supplies. Students have the option to practice at the Guzheng studio if they wish. If the student is intent on purchasing an instrument, we will recommend available online ordering sites in the United States with prices ranging from $200 to over $1000. 

Where will the lesson's take place?

Lessons will take place at studios located in either Chicago or suburban Chicago. Students also have the option of online lessons. If the student lives far and would like in-person lessons, please email us and we can discuss other available options.

Locations include: Evanston, Chicago, and Naperville

Will there be performance opporunities for the student?

Yes! SoWE participates in a variety of performances and volunteer opportunities. Guzheng students under SoWE mentorship will have the chance to take part in some of these events (see Our Projects --> JV project)

For more information about this or anything else, please don't hesitate to email

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