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. They moved to Hong Kong from London at the end of 2011 opting for a BIG change of scenery. They had both been working hard as full-time musicians and music teachers in London for about 9 years, after studying at the London College of Music, where they met.
They had always dreamed of opening their own music school because they believed they could provide students of all ages with a unique, positive and fulfilling experience. Moving to HK gave them the opportunity to realise this dream. Aspire Music opened in late 2014 with one studio in Anton Street, Wanchai, and within 2 years had outgrown it. Expanding to a second studio in Wanchai meant they could take on more teachers and offer a wider range of lessons and classes to their students. Then, in early 2019, they found their dream space in Wong Chuk Hang – a 2,000 sq ft blank canvas in a great location – so they decided to close the studios in Wan Chai and relocate all lessons to this new space. As of August 2019, Aspire Music was a Wong Chuk Hang based school.
Our main focus is to foster an enjoyment of music and performance in all our students, so we try to provide as many opportunities to perform as we can whether it’s our own Student Shows or regular Jam Sessions at The Wanch bar in Wanchai or Christmas Markets or entertaining residents in retirement homes. These opportunities are open to all our students regardless of age or ability because we believe performing builds self-confidence, not only in musical ability, but in all aspects of life.