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ONLINE MUSIC LESSONS AVAILABLE!
In response to the current public health issues that we’re all facing in Hong Kong, we are pleased to offer students the chance to take lessons online rather than in-person if they want to. Online lessons are a great alternative and allow students to continue having fun learning music from the comfort and safety of their own home. Drum, Piano and Vocal lessons can be conducted via Zoom or Skype and students can also book online by clicking the button below.
The Singing Club is open to singers from the age of 7-11 years. This fun and nurturing group class will have kids learning the importance of a balanced vocal technique, building musicianship, how to be creative with their voices, and more importantly, build their confidence to sing with style as they perform some contemporary favourites.
There are classes on Tuesdays at 4.30pm and Saturdays at 3.30pm.
******* NEW ******* Singing Fundamentals
STARTING TUESDAY 21ST APRIL @ 7:30PM
A 6-week course where students focus on honing their vocal technique and understanding their voice better. Each in-depth class will help you identify your good and bad habits, give you tools to correct and develop your voice and, most importantly, demonstrate how to apply good technique to the songs you love. You’ll also learn how to apply style in both solo and harmony singing. This class is open to ALL levels.
•TEEN BAND WORKSHOP!• After the success of this class over the Summer, we’ve decided to make it a permanent fixture in our Group Class offerings, starting in SEPTEMBER 2019. Open to teens who have already learned a few songs on their instrument and are interested in playing in a band. If you’d like more information or you’d like to sign up (as places are limited!), please check out our Online Booking System for info and prices.
2019-2020 Kids & Teens Class Schedule!
Our 2019-2020 term-time group classes for Kids and Teens are now available for booking. You can check out what’s on offer and book your place by clicking on the button below.
We have a variety of 2 and 3 day music camps ranging from Teen Band Camp, Songwriting Camp, Drum Camp, Singing Camp and Kids Percussion Camp. You can get in touch with us for the full schedule and details.
This choir is for adults!
Relieve your stress mid-week and have a laugh with us while learning some cracking, contemporary tunes. We like to learn as many tunes as possible before going out to perform them at our resident elderly home visit or a local music venue.
We’re usually tuning ourselves up every Wednesday at 7.30pm until 9pm. To hold your spot in our choir or for more information, you can get in touch with us.
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.
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
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!
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…
Our summer camp schedule is now available and we have singing, drum, band and songwriting camps for kids from 4 years to teens. We also have a couple of fantastic offers for both, the summer camps and private classes. For more information, you can get in touch with us.
The Drum Club is a small group drum class where kids can build a solid foundation in playing the drum kit. 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.
We have classes on Fridays at 4pm and Saturdays at 3.30pm.
******* NEW ******* Band Workshop class!
STARTING SATURDAY 18TH APRIL@ 11am
This 6-week workshop is intended to help students move away from just practicing their instrument alone at home and towards rehearsing and performing in a group with other musicians. You’ll learn 2 or 3 songs, rehearse them with fellow students and then perform them at a well-known HK music venue.
NOT SUITABLE FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS. PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE BOOKING!
Min: 1 student per instrument (Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Keys).
Max: 2 drums, 2 bass, 2 keys, 2 singers, 2 guitar players.
KIDDIES SINGING CLASSES
This is a great class for youngsters to discover their singing voices and experience the joy of singing and music! We’ll explore the very basics of music as well as develop verbal communication and listening skills.
The song repertoire includes nursery rhymes, music and movement songs and simplified pop songs. We’ll also play some fun music games and do some role-play to get their imaginations going!
If you have any questions before you sign up please contact us If you’d like to book your place now or find out the schedule for this class please click the button below.
Karaoke Club is a group singing class for adults! Learn to sing your fave songs with style in this 4-week course. Students will get the chance to explore and practise their vocal technique but more importantly, learn songs in a fun and relaxed environment.
This is perfect for anyone new to singing or who would like to continue developing their singing skills and repertoire. To book your space on the course or for more information, you can contact us.
Ever feel like you’re just playing the same grooves over and over again? Then you need GROOVE LAYERS to freshen things up. Take the grooves you already know and experiment with different sound sources, add in a few extra notes here and there, create subtle but effective changes by using a different subdivision… you’ll be amazed how different you can make those old grooves sound. This video is drum teacher Dave demonstrating the use of open hihats with a variety of basic grooves. If you want to see more Groove Layer ideas visit our YouTube Channel – but the best way to find out more is to come along for a Drum Lesson :))
Singing Fundamentals is another treat for our keen adult singers! This is a 6-week course for anyone who’s looking to really hone their vocal technique and understand their voice better. Expect in-depth classes which identify the good and bad habits in your voice, you’ll be given the tools to cater to your needs and learn the ins and outs of why each tool works AND most importantly, how to apply this to the songs you love. The essentials of singing aren’t just about vocal technique, you can also look forward to applying style and learn to sing solo as well as harmony.
This will be an ongoing course for students who are looking to develop and continue working on their singing skills for the long haul! Beginners and singers with experience are welcome to join. To book your space on this course or for more information, you can contact us.
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.
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 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!
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
We have a special trial lesson offer open to all instruments from only $150!
Get in touch now to book yours. This offer is only available to new students.
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.
KIDS MUSIC CLUB
These classes are aimed at young kids (5-8yrs) who are completely new to music. During the course the kids will learn about rhythm, melody and harmony using a variety of melodic and percussive instruments. Kids can enjoy learning music through playing as part of an ensemble and of course some fun games!
SPRING 2020 CLASSES!
Our group classes for Spring term are ready for booking. We have a range of classes for kids from 4 years, to teens and adults. This includes Kids Music Club, Kiddies Singing Club, Drum Club, Singing Club, Singing for Teens, Adult Choir, Singing Fundamentals and Band Workshop.
To find out more details, you can contact us or go straight to our online system to check out the details.
Need help finding our school? The video above will help you out.
2019-2020 Adult Group Classes!
Our 2019-2020 term-time group classes for adults are now ready for booking. You can check out what’s on offer and book your place by clicking the button below.
ONLINE BOOKING IS HERE!!
You can now book a lesson with any of our teachers online. Simply click the button below :))
TEENS GROUP SINGING CLASSES
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 favourite 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!
Classes take place on Wednesdays at 5pm and the next term starts on April 22nd 2020.
ADULTS BAND WORKSHOP
Our Band Workshop for adults is back again for 6-weeks from the 4th May. This course gives students the chance to build not only their skills in playing, but their confidence in playing with others and performing live. Students will get the chance to perform the songs they’ve learnt during the workshop with their new band mates!
This course will take place every Saturday at 11am until 12.30m from the 4th May until 8th June. For more information on the requirements to join, please 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.
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.
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
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!
Here’s Dave with the Soler band preparing for their upcoming Tour of China. Filmed in our very own Aspire band room :)))
An awesome ‘feel’ drummer, Scott Amendola playing with the superb Charlie Hunter. Guitarists… check out Charlie’s guitar. How many strings?!?!?