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AspireMusic

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Musical Voice with US!

Aspire Music is a modern, contemporary music school based in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. We offer private music lessons in singing, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums in a friendly and welcoming environment. We have well-equipped, comfortable rooms for students and teachers to enjoy their lessons.

Our founders and teachers at Aspire Music are made up of local and international musicians, all of whom are active musicians in various HK music scenes, who really believe that music is about communication. One of our main goals is to create a community of musicians among our students and teachers, where people can chat, share, play and enjoy performing music together.

 

Our teachers offer lessons in singing, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums at all levels. A full band line-up! Whether you’re interested in pop, rock, jazz, funk, soul, folk or even musical theatre we can help you achieve your musical ambitions and find your musical voice.

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About Us

About Us

The founders of Aspire Music are Irish-Chinese singing teacher and singer-songwriter, Weisan Au Yeung, and her partner, Scottish drum teacher and musician, Dave Simpson.

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Summer's here!

We can’t believe summer is right around the corner. Each year seems to fly by quicker and quicker! We wanted to create as many different opportunities and experiences for our students and came up with some fun and exciting summer group classes during July and August. The schedule is officially ready and we hope you like what you see.There’s hopefully a little something for everyone, kids and adults, including Boomwhacker Class, Singing Club, Karaoke Club and Digi Songwriting. Don’t forget we also have Band Workshop that has just launched  so expect more news for the next enrolment soon! For more information you can get in touch.

 

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Karaoke Singing!

Our Karaoke taster session went so well! We’re running another 6 session class from April 7th until May 12th. 

 

This class is perfect for anyone new to singing who would like to learn some basic technique and quickly get learning some karaoke classics. Although this is a group class, there will be some one-on-one time with you (the microphone) and your teacher! So you will get the chance to pick up some tips and brush up on your skills. You will even be taught some simple harmony so you can help back up your fellow singing mates!

 

The 6 sessions cost $1500 and will start at 12pm until 1:30pm. Classes are taught by Warren Lo. To register, you can get in touch with us.

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Vocal Masterclasses

We had the great pleasure of hosting a fantastic vocal masterclass event in November with Kathy Kennedy. Kathy is a great mentor and teacher of Weisan’s and she flew all the way from San Francisco to come and share her vast knowledge and experience with singers of all levels. The event welcomed professional performers, voice teachers as well as hobbyists. Watch this space for more events very soon! 

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ASPIRE EXPANDS

We are very pleased and proud to announce the opening of our 2nd studio in Wanchai. This completely new and professionally built studio has 2 well-equipped rooms both of which have full drum kits, PAs and guitar and bass amps. This means they can both be used as teaching rooms, instrument practice rooms or band rehearsal rooms giving us a lot more flexibility and capacity. It’s also in a superb location only a minute’s walk from exit A3 of Wanchai MTR station.

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It’s taken us a while as we’ve all been so busy, but finally, here it is… a video compilation of our students performing at our March Student Show. This was our busiest show yet, in both the number of performers and audience members, so we were delighted. A number of students are really starting to find their feet with performing and everyone did their absolute best – which is all we ask of them. Keep your eyes peeled for the next show in November 2016.

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BAND WORKSHOP LAUNCHES!

Band Workshop is an exciting upcoming group class that we’ve been working on for a while. This is basically your chance to build not only your skills in playing, but also your confidence in playing with others and performing live.

It’s a 6-week course and will take place on Saturday mornings at 10:30am till 12:30pm. The first class will be on MAY 5TH and the last class will be on JUNE 9TH. The week after this final class, we will all go on an outing to an Open Mic Night at one of the popular venues around town and you’ll perform the songs you’ve learned during the workshop, with your new bandmates.

The course will be lead by our newest Team Member, Devon, who is a very experienced band leader and drummer. He will guide you through 2 or 3 songs, talking about the roles of each instrument, the actual parts you play and how to get them to gel together nicely with everyone else, common phrases and terminology used in bands, the idea of Jamming and much, much more.

As we want to make this a practical course for everyone, the spaces will be limited so as to give all students plenty of playing time. In terms of requirements to join the course:

  • You should be able to attend every class as your bandmates will be relying on you.
  • You should be 14 years old or above (we hope to start a kids workshop very soon, sorry kids).
  • You should feel fairly confident that you can learn at least one song in 6 weeks.
  • Enthusiasm and energy!

 

To register or for more information, contact us

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Aspire Singing Club for 4 years and up!

We’ve opened up new singing group classes for kids from 4 years. There are 2 classes which will run, 4-6 yrs Aspire Singing Club which is on Tuesdays at 4.30pm-5.40pm, and, 7-10 years which will run on Saturdays at 3.30pm-4.30pm. The classes will introduce basic vocal technique, developing musicality and learning to sing together, in harmony as well as solo in a fun and interactive environment. 

 

The next term starts in May. For more information you can get in touch with us.

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KIDS SUMMER GLEE CLUB

Summer Glee Club is a group singing class for kids.The classes will be taught by Weisan. She’ll be covering vocal technique, building musicianship and teaching contemporary classics. The July classes went so well, we’ll be running another class for 6-10 year olds on August 14th until 16th at 2pm until 3.30pm. 

 

Stay tuned for a wider selection of summer group classes to choose from! You can also GET IN TOUCH with us to find out more.

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Congrats Weisan!

Just as all her students do, Weisan works hard all year to improve and develop her skills. All this work paid off last month when she passed her IVA Level 3 exam to become a Certified Level 3 Instructor. Not only that but she was also given the honour of becoming the IVA Representative for Hong Kong… double whammy and double congratulations!! Well done Weisan.

 

To find out more about IVA you can contact us 

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Through the summer, we had a lovely group of students who came every week to prepare this song for our regular performance at CCC (an elderly care home). We’re sure you’ll agree that this is a beautiful version of the Elvis classic.

 

If you’d like more information on our upcoming summer classes, get in touch with us

About Us

About Us

The founders of Aspire Music are Irish-Chinese singing teacher and singer-songwriter, Weisan Au Yeung, and her partner, Scottish drum teacher and musician, Dave Simpson.

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Choir is back!

We launched the choir early in 2017 singing arrangements of Beyonce, Simon & Garfunkel, Annie Lennox and Queen to name but a few. We ended the year with a brilliant Motown themed performance of Love Train and Amy Winehouse’s, Rehab. We’ve already starting practising some catchy and beautiful arrangements but are always welcoming new friends and singers! 

 

We have limited space but if the demand is great, we’ll consider expanding, so please don’t be shy and do get in touch. This choir is open for everyone! Our criteria only asks that you love to sing and are up for a laugh!

 

Each term lasts for 10 sessions and we take public holidays off so we try to minimise clashes with schedules. The next term starts on May 2nd until July 4th. If you’d like to find out more about the choir, feel free to get in touch with us

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SUMMER SONGWRITING CAMP

Allow your kids to explore their creative side this summer at our Summer Songwriting Camp! After a successful running of this workshop in Singapore, Natalie has decided to offer the same course at Aspire! The camp is made of 3 workshops over 3 sessions in a week and is open to kids from the ages of 6 years and up. If none of the above dates suit your kid’s schedule, you can GET IN TOUCH with us and we can arrange a different time for you. 

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Adult Choir!

Choir will start again from Wednesday 6th September at 7.30pm until 9pm. The 10 sessions of choir will end on November 15th, missing the first week of October. For more details, please GET IN TOUCH with us.

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Xmas @ CCC

To mark the beginning of Aspire’s relationship with China Coast Community (an elderly care home in Kowloon Tong), our students performed a small Christmas Concert for the residents on December 6th. We will be visiting and performing for the home’s residents every 2 months all through 2016. If you’d like to get involved, contact us for further details.

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