YUAN Sha began to receive the formal zheng train from LIU Miao since she was six. At the age of ten, she was admitted to the affiliated elementary school of the Central Conservatory. In 1990, she was admitted to the affiliated middle school of the conservatory as an excellent graduate and in the same way further her study in the university. In 1999, she was recommended without examination as a post-graduate in the conservatory. Since she has been admitted to the conservatory from elementary to university, she studied the zheng diligently under Professor LI Meng. She was an outstanding student and had gained many honorable titles and prizes in China and overseas. In November 2001, she obtained the Gold Prize in the first “ROI Cup” Chinese National Instrument——Guzheng International. In August 2002, she obtained the champion of the professional level in the first Chinese National Instrument Performance Competition organized by the Ministry of Culture of China. YUAN Sha becomes an outstanding player in the new generation of the Chinese traditional music.