Gangqin Zhao, younger sister of Yangqin Zhao, studied the yangqin under her father ever since childhood. She was on stage performing when she was eight. At age 14, she began to learn the guzheng (Chinese zither) and percussion instruments under the well-known music educator and the board director of the China Musician’s Association, Jiangsu Branch. In 1987, she attended the Music Department of Nanjing Normal University, in the same year, she studied guzheng under Professor Yongmei Tu and Ass. Professor Aihua Yang in the Music Department of Nanjing Academy of Arts. Since 1991, she has been teaching the guzheng and yangqin in the Nanjing Children Music & Dance School.