NAC-AEP Programme Details


Programme ID: AEP0316673

Let's learn to play the Ocarina!


Presented by Ocarina House, the workshop aims to spark an interest in picking up the ocarina and learn as a musical instrument. By the end of the 10-session workshops, students will be able to play a wide variety of songs such as local folk songs and animation movie theme songs on the Ocarina. Students will also be introduced to Chinese music notation jianpu and basic music theory as well.

Using an interactive and light-hearted approach, students will learn through demonstrations and teaching as facilitated by the instructor. The workshop would also cover the various characteristics of the music instrument.

The Ocarina is an ancient wind musical instrument. The ocarina exists in various form ranging from four to twelve finger holes. It is attached with a mouthpiece that projects from the body. The Ocarina is portable and easy to learn and it is a great alternative instrument to learn other than recorder, ukulele or guitar. Ocarina House uses Fengya Ocarinas for classes and performance.

About Fengya Ocarinas
Produced in China, Fengya Ocarinas are known to have better tone, consistent volumes and ease smoother phrasings. These innovations have made Fengya ocarinas the choice for many renowned ocarinists.

About Ocarina House
Established in 2014, Ocarina House (a proud creation of House of Music) is formed by a group of enthusiastic youths and adults who shared a mutual passion for music. This platform was conceived in hope to provide every music lover an opportunity to discover the joy of making music, through the Ocarina; which is an ancient wind-instrument commonly made from porcelain. This cross century instrument is delicate, handy and relatively easy for everyone to pick up. The group has taught in institutions and organisations such as SUTD, Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC) and Changi Simei CCC.


• To develop an awareness towards ancient musical instrument of ocarina as well as the playing techniques.
• To engage the students in the arts through the development of a sense of appreciation for the art form.
• To identify and learn more about the different ocarinas in terms of the size, sound, technique, etc.
• To learn more about Chinese music notation jianpu and basics of music theory such as rhythm, tempo and counting.
• To play local folk songs such as Chan Mali Chan and animation movie theme songs.
• To develop aptitude for arts performing
• Pursue creative and expressive capacities of students


Music Rooms/ Class Rooms

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

English / Mandarin


10 Session(s)
1 hour per Session


/ For instructor: Screen & Projector, Music Stands (x1), Chair (x1)

- COST -

7 per Hour

$7 per student/ per session (1 hr), $25 per ocarina (once-off)

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 2017-2018 until 31 December 2018.


- House of Music -

Ms Tan Wan Lin