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Drums @ Wong Chuk Hang!
It’s been a crazy 2.5 months trying to swiftly move from one studio to another but we are finally in! After initially having the joyful (or not so joyful) help of builders and contractors, we got down to some serious D.I.Y. We really have to give an especially BIG MASSIVE thanks to our teacher, Devon, for helping us through this challenging period. He’s really such a gem!
Now students can enjoy their drum lessons in Wong Chuk Hang (in the biggest space we’ve ever had), it’s really exciting to imagine how we will grow into this new space with our students. If you’re interested in having drum lessons at our new space. You can get in touch with us.
BAND WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
It’s great seeing our students grow as they prepare for performances – The discipline of practising and working on their instrument, to then take it to rehearsals and play with others, then the final step of taking it to the stage. Each step has it’s challenge and we really believe it’s crucial for any student to grow, not only in a musical sense but personally too. That’s why we’ve decided to run a Band Workshop for teens.
In the sessions, students will learn to communicate with their fellow band members, come up with their own arrangements and really start to understand their instruments. Students will will also enjoy putting on a mini showcase of their work.
For more details on this course, you can contact us.
SINGING CLUB 2019
The first term of Singing Club was a lot of fun and we are getting ready for round 2! Current and new students are welcome and we have 2 different time slots available – Tuesdays at 4.30pm and Saturdays at 3.30pm.
For more details on each term, you can get in touch with us.
We’re rocking this October with more new group classes in drums, guitar, singing and songwriting. Learning in a group brings a positive and supportive relationship between you and your peers, you can gain unique insights, learn from each other and inspire one another.
For more information about our group classes, you can get in touch with us.
GUITAR CLUB LAUNCHES!
Our Guitar Club launches and is happening throughout the school year!
The Guitar Club is a small group guitar class, no more than 4 students per class, where kids can build a solid foundation in playing the guitar. During 3 terms, students will cover all the basic techniques including strumming patterns and finger picking, and be introduced to reading music including music scores and guitar tabs. Students will be shown how to use these skills creatively and musically in the context of a few contemporary song styles.
GET IN TOUCH WITH US for more information.
Band Workshop is an exciting 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 and Thursday evenings at 7.30pm til 9.30pm. After the 6-weeks of sessions, 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
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!
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
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.
Metro Broadcast Radio Tour... and more
Saturday 14th November was a memorable day for these 5 lucky Aspire students as they were invited to join a tour of the Metro Broadcast Radio Station in Hung Hom. Programming Director Michael Vincent was a very welcoming and knowledgeable host and gave the students a really interesting behind-the-scenes look at how a major Radio Station operates. Once the tour was over, Michael dropped a bomb-shell on our students….. that he wanted THEM to PERFORM on the Metro Plus station!!!more
Special Trial Lesson Offer
For a limited time, we are offering 30 minute trial lessons in all instruments from only $150!
Get in touch now to book yours. This offer is only available to new students.
Some more footage of the Soler band getting ready for their 2015 Tour of China, starting at the end of July. All the rehearsals took place here at Aspire Music in our band room and we think the boys sounded great! If you can get to one of their shows, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.
Here’s Dave performing on TVB with Soler in April 2015. Rock on!!!
We feel it’s very important that our students are given as many performance opportunities as possible. After all, alongside regular lessons and practise, only performing can really help you to improve and build your confidence!
We try to arrange as many performances as we can throughout the year where students can collaborate with other budding musicians or perform on their own. Our next performance will be confirmed very soon…
Group singing classes from Feb 2015!
Find YOUR voice in our group singing class – adults only! Everyone is different which means our voices are different too. Even in a group setting you will be given specific tools and exercises for YOUR voice type. If you’re keen to brush up on your vocal technique, learn some songs, solo and harmony, there’s plenty of opportunities here. There’s no better way to get you started than learning with other like-minded people.more
Yes, we’ll be back for more choir! With all these singing classes on offer, what’s the difference between them all! Well, in choir we mainly get together to learn songs, how to blend with one another, building musicianship, learning to look beyond the music score and putting some style into what you sing. We love to go out and perform what we’ve practised so expect to have some social nights with us!
Space is limited to 12 people maximimum but if the demand is great, we’ll consider expanding, so please don’t be shy and do get in touch. The next term starts on January 9th 2019, if you have any questions or would like to sign up, please get in touch.
GROUP SINGING FOR TEENS
This group singing class for teens is perfect for any teenager who loves to sing and is keen to learn the craft. Expect to do this through building a solid, healthy and balanced vocal technique, developing musicianship and learning how to sing harmony as well as lead parts to their favorite contemporary songs.
Learning in a group can be just as rewarding as having one-to-one sessions – You can benefit from watching, hearing and singing with others as well as yourself and enjoy the support of your fellow classmates. We’re sure this is a definite confidence builder!
For more information, get in touch with us.
UPCOMING GROUP CLASSES 2019!
We have so many fun group classes on offer and taking in new students from January 2019. You will find classes in drums, singing and band workshop for adults and kids. Here’s a little teaser of what to expect…
For more information you can contact us.
Here’s an excerpt of Weisan’s original song, Rainfall, joined by Kingston on keys. Look forward to more videos from our teachers. For more information on our lessons, you can get in touch with us.
DRUM CLUB LAUNCHES!
We are so happy to launch our Drum Club throughout the new school year!
The Drum Club is a small group drum class, no more than 4 students per class, where kids can build a solid foundation in playing the drum kit. During the 3 terms, we will cover all the basics including hand and foot technique, simple grooves and fills, an introduction to rhythm reading and understanding drum kit notation. As students begin to master these basics, they’ll be shown how to use these skills creatively and musically in the context of a few contemporary song styles.
To enrol in the first term or for more information, September to December 2018, you can GET IN TOUCH WITH US
Do you love to sing but been told all your life that you can’t?! Do you love to sing but not sure how to do this in a healthy and safe way?? Or are you feeling trapped and not able to sing the songs that you love..?!..?! Now’s the time to help you unlock it all…
Karaoke Club is an adult singing class which focuses on teaching a balanced vocal technique, song styling and building confidence, singing in front of people and on the mic. Students can enjoy the benefits of learning in a group as well as having some one-on-one time. Come join us, it’s never too late to learn!
You can sing your heart out every Tuesday at 7.30pm until 9pm. The next term starts on 11th September until October 30th. There are a total of 8 sessions and it costs $2000. Classes are taught by Weisan. To register, you can get in touch with us.
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.
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.
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.more
A few video clips of our students performing their hearts out at our Student Show in October. We were so proud of their progress and can see their confidence building each time we challenge them to perform. Playing or singing to an audience, as well as with others, is something we believe is invaluable when you’re learning an instrument and we try to offer as many performance opportunities to our students as we can. Get in touch for details on how you can find your musical voice, and then share it with others!
Refer a friend!!
Calling all existing students! Get in touch to take advantage of our latest offer… refer a friend and, provided the referred student books a 10-lesson package, we’ll give you a FREE LESSON!
Here’s Dave with the Soler band preparing for their upcoming Tour of China. Filmed in our very own Aspire band room :)))
Drum teacher Dave performing with The Ben Williams Band @ The Hope and Anchor in London c/2011
Give the gift of music
If you’re looking to treat someone special to some music lessons, look no further! We have gift certificates available for all instruments.
Give us a shout for more information.
KARAOKE CLUB 2019
Karaoke Club is back again in January for 4 weeks as we take a break from the Intro to Singing course. This is a great class for anyone who is new to singing or has already joined one of our singing courses in the past.
We’re running this alternately with our Intro to Singing course (which you can look forward to after CNY). The Karaoke Club will still get you working on your voices, practising and ironing out any challenges you may have but quickly get you singing songs and enjoying the social aspect of singing in a karaoke setting!
To sign up or for more details you can get in touch us.
DRUM CLUB 2019
The first term of Drum Club was such a success and we are now getting ready for round 2! Current and new drummers are welcome. Due to popular demand, we have opened up a couple more time slots – Tuesdays at 4pm and 5pm, Wednesdays 4.45pm and Saturdays at 3.30pm.
For more details on each term, you can get in touch with us.
AN INTRODUCTION TO SINGING
This 8-week course will introduce you to the essentials for a healthy singing technique. Get to know your voice and find out how best to practise. More importantly, learn how to apply the technique to songs.
We use the Institute of Vocal Advancement (IVA) method for teaching vocal technique. Check out IVA, for more information.
This course is suitable for beginners to advanced singers and starts every Tuesday at 7.30pm to 9pm from the 23rd October until 11th December. It costs $3000 for the 8 sessions. To sign up for the course, you can get in touch with us.
SINGING CLUB ALL YEAR ROUND!
Singing Club is open to singers from the age of 6 years!
This fun and nurturing group class will have kids and teens learning the importance of a balanced vocal technique, building musicianship, how to be creative with their voices, and more importantly, how to style and perform contemporary songs.
Classes are taught by Weisan. To enrol in our September to December 2018 term, you can get in touch with us.
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.
CHOIR IS BACK!
This choir is for grown-ups and all levels are welcome!
Nothing can describe the feeling you get from singing in harmony with a bunch of people…expect community, support and much more! This choir is all about singing songs and learning to blend with one another, building musicianship, learning to look beyond the music score and putting some style into what you sing. We love to go out and perform what we’ve practised so expect to have some social nights with us!
We launched the choir early in 2017 singing arrangements of Beyonce, Simon & Garfunkel, Annie Lennox and Queen, Amy Winehouse, U2, Foo Fighters and George Michael to name but a few. We’re always welcoming new friends and singers to practise new catchy and beautiful arrangements.
Space is limited to 12 people maximimum but if the demand is great, we’ll consider expanding, so please don’t be shy and do get in touch. The next term starts on September 5th 2018. If you’d like to find out more about the choir, you can send us a message.
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.more
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.
Metro Radio recording session
Following the Metro Radio tour, some of Aspire Music’s students were invited back to the station to record a Christmas show. They chatted, played some beautiful tunes and got into the Christmas spirit!more
A short photo-reel from our October 2015 Student Show. A great time was had by all and we can’t wait for the next one…. watch this space!
The above video is a compilation of some of the performances from our last student show in May 2015. For many students, this was the first time they had performed live with a band and they relished the opportunity. Keep your eyes open for the next show coming in October!!
We believe this sets us apart from most other music schools… we organise proper shows in proper live music venues for our students to participate in. We encourage all our students to get involved and actively try to join them together to perform with each other and – with a BAND not with backing tracks!! It could be you on-stage and in the spotlight at our next show… contact us to find out more.
Our drum teacher Dave’s been very busy recently… here he is with Soler at Hac Sa Beach Festival in Macau in April 2015.
An awesome ‘feel’ drummer, Scott Amendola playing with the superb Charlie Hunter. Guitarists… check out Charlie’s guitar. How many strings?!?!?
Our guitar teacher, Brendon Gold, re-creates Rage Against The Machine’s song, ‘Killing in the Name Of’ for you. He shows how the whammy pedal can be put to good use.