LIN Shi-cheng was born in 1922 in Shanghai Nanhui. Under his father’s direction, he learned to play erhu, samxian and pipa at 13 to 15 years old. When he was 19 years old, he graduated from the Shanghai China Medical College. He was still interested in playing musical instruments. He then learned the pipa under the direction of master SHEN Hao-chu of the Pudong School. Many ensembles in Shanghai employed him as instructor in traditional music training. In 1956, he was a professor of the Central Conservatory, which started him for pipa teaching profession. He also worked together with the musical instrument manufacturing section of the Central Conservatory, the Beijing Musical Instrument Factory, the Shanghai Musical Instrument Factory for the reformation of pipa manufacturing skills, and has obtained the tangible effects. After teaching for 50 years, his fellow students like LIU De-hai, YE Xu-ran, WU Jun-sheng, LI Guang-zu, PAN A-bo and so on are now the representatives in pipa performing and teaching in China.