NAC-AEP Programme Details


Programme ID: AEP0313391

Hooked On Classics


T’ang Quartet debunks the myth of classical music being too difficult to understand or appreciate by introducing students to the world of stringed instruments through their performance of familiar classical tunes. The quartet educates students on identifying and differentiating the instruments (violin, viola and cello) and their vocal ranges, and shares the different techniques of playing these instruments to form the basis of a string quartet.

This fun and lighthearted program will share insights on how many famous classical tunes drew their inspirations from dance. Hooked on Classics features tunes that were inspired by folk tunes and folk dances like the Polka and Tango; tunes that were composed for festive celebrations since the beginning of time from all around the world.

Just as these folk dances demonstrated the ability of a dancer to improvise according to his/her ingenuity and mood, the quartet will show how a musician may express the emotions and story behind a piece through a mix of technique, talent and passion.


T’ang Quartet introduces students to the world of stringed instruments and classical music, as well as explores how many famous classical tunes drew their inspirations from dance.

Highlights students can expect from programme:
A student volunteer can look forward to joining the quartet on stage in a fun performance of the familiar community song, Chan Mali Chan.


School Hall

Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI / ITE


30 min

Microphone / PA system / Visualizer


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Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2015-2016 until 31 December 2016.


- T'ang Quartet -

Janet Yeo