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MUSIKGARTEN @ ASPIRE!

We are so excited to offer toddler music classes at Aspire Music now. These aren’t just any old toddler music classes (we’ve tried and tested them and they are wonderful)! Music is a fun way to spend time with your little one, and since children are innately musical, it is an activity to which they are drawn.

 

Enjoy Musikgarten’s thoughtfully planned music activities with teacher Weisan. We will explore the child’s desire for language, the body’s urge to move, the brain’s attraction to patterns, the ear’s lead in initiating communication, the voice’s response to sounds, as well as the eye-hand coordination associated with playing instruments. 

 

Our goal is to give parents and caregivers the confidence to continue their musical experience with their child outside of the classroom and see the beauty of music grow in their homes.

 

Toddler 1 term starts from January 7th and classes are available on Tuesdays 3pm, Wednesdays 9.30am and Saturdays 9.30am. To sign up for the full term (15 weeks), you can go to this link,

 

TODDLER CLASSES JAN 2023 

 

If you’d like to try a class first, you can get in touch with us to book a spot. 

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Due to the tough Covid restrictions on music venues we haven’t been able to hold any live performances for a very long time. So we thought we would offer our students an alternative performance opportunity, to give them something to aim for and work towards – this is the STUDENT SHOWCASE.

 

Basically all our students are offered the chance to record (audio and video) whatever song they are working on and we then show the videos on loop in the waiting area of the school, so everyone can enjoy the fruits of their labour. We also share the video with the student so they have a great recording to impress friends and family with!

 

We have had a great response from our drum and piano students so far, and here is our first vocal student showcase. This is Kathy singing Power of Love by Celine Dion. 

 

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DRUM LESSON FOR 2

Drum Lessons for 2 are shared private lessons for 2 students. In the classes, students can build a solid foundation in playing the drum kit. As students begin to master these basics, they’ll be shown how to use these skills creatively and musically in the context of contemporary song styles.

 

 

If you’d like more information, you can get in touch with us

 

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SINGING FUNDAMENTALS FOR TEENS

Are you a teenager who’s having trouble dealing with your voice change…? Maybe you’re feeling a bit stuck singing the same songs and wondering where you should take your voice next..? Or perhaps you’ve never sung in front of anyone before and now’s the time to find your voice.

 

This Singing Fundamentals course for teens will address the challenges of voice change and help you understand your 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 will also learn how to apply style and learn how to make the right vocal choices for the different genres you sing.

 

Singing Fundamentals for Teens term starts on September 10th, every Saturday at 10.30-11.30am. 

This class is suitable for all levels and is limited to 6 students. To sign up, you can click the button below


 

Singing Fundamentals for Teens 

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We had the great pleasure of recording a fun Christmas video with some of the members of the AXA family! The had never done anything like this before and we think they did a brilliant job singing, rapping and dancing at the same time!

 

 

 

If you’re interested in recording a song with us, please get in touch with us.

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SEP 2021 KIDS GROUP CLASSES

As our summer comes to an end, we are ready to welcome our Sep 2021 term-time group classes. We have a variety of classes to choose from including Singing Club, Drum Club, Kiddies Singing Club and Strum ‘n’ Sing.

 

For scheduling and pricing you can get in touch with us.

 

To check out and register for our classes for September, you can click the button below.

KIDS GROUP CLASSES 

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2021 ADULT CLASSES

We have a variety of group classes for adults including Singing Fundamentals, Karaoke Club, Choir and Intro to Singing. For scheduling and pricing you can get in touch with us.

 

New classes start from August 16th, to register straight away, you can click the button below.

 

ADULT CLASSES 

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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. Please specify if you would like online lessons so we know to exchange contacts. 

 

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DRUM CLUB

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.

 

 

For more information, you can get in touch with us.

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ONLINE BOOKING IS HERE!!

You can now book a lesson with any of our teachers online. Simply click the button below :))

 

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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.

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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.

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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 

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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!

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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!

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Drum teacher Dave performing with The Ben Williams Band @ The Hope and Anchor in London c/2011

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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.

 

 

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GROUP CLASSES 2023!

Registration for our January to April 2023 term group classes are now ready! 

 

Click to see what we have on offer,

 

KIDS GROUP CLASSES 2023 

 

ADULT GROUP CLASSES 2023 

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KARAOKE CLUB

Learn to sing your fave songs with style in this 6-week course. Perfect if you’re new to singing or if you’re already learning and want to practice your skills in a fun and relaxed environment. You will get the chance to explore and practice some simple vocal technique while building confidence in how to use your voice more effectively.

Our next Karaoke Club sessions start on October 19th, every Wednesday at 7.15pm. The maximum capacity is 6 students. To sign up, you can click the button below

 

Karaoke Club 

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KIDDIES SINGING CLUB

Kiddies Singing Club is the perfect class for keen little singers, age 5-7 years, to begin discovering their voices. In this class, kiddies won’t just be singing folk songs, this is where they start learning contemporary pop songs. 

 

We’ll also explore the very basics of vocal technique and musicianship as well as develop verbal communication and listening skills. 

Classes are available from September 7th, every Wednesday at 4pm. The maximum capacity for this class is 5 students. To sign up, please click the button below.

 

 

Kiddies Singing Club (5-6 yrs) 

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SUMMER CAMPS 2022

With summer quickly approaching why not make it a musical one and sign the kids up for one of our popular Camps! 

 

To book a space on one of the camps, you can get in touch with us.

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JAN 2022 GROUP CLASSES

We have a bunch of great group classes running from January for adults and kids. If you’d like to find out more about the classes, you can get in touch with us for more information. 

 

To sign up for any of our group classes (except Band Workshop), you can click the button below.

 

OUR CLASSES 2022

 

 

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SUMMER CAMPS 2021

Our summer camp schedule is now ready! We have a variety of camps for kids from 4 years up to teens.

 

If you’d like more information, please get in touch with us.

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AN INTRO TO SINGING

An Intro to Singing is a new 6-week course for beginner singing students. Learn the basic elements to achieving an efficient, healthy and pleasant singing voice. Taking away the abstract that can come with learning to sing, but instead, students will be given logical steps and tools to achieve their goals and understand their voice, making the learning process all the more fun and less daunting!

 

The next course starts on October 31st and takes place on Sundays at 4.30pm-5.45pm. To register for the course, you can click the link below.

 

 

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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! 

 

 

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Need help finding our school? The video above will help you out.

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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 :))

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CHOIR 2019

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.

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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.

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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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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!!!

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Here’s Dave with the Soler band preparing for their upcoming Tour of China. Filmed in our very own Aspire band room :)))

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An awesome ‘feel’ drummer, Scott Amendola playing with the superb Charlie Hunter. Guitarists… check out Charlie’s guitar. How many strings?!?!?

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XMAS CAMPS 2022!

 

We’re excited to announce that we will be running a few Music Camps just before Xmas.

 

We are offering Songwriting and Singing Camps on the 13-15 December and 20-22 December at 10am-12pm costing $2400. These are 3-day camps where students can either explore their creative side by delving into Songwriting or they can develop their vocal talents by learning techniques and exercises to get the most out of their singing. 

 

We also have Drum Line Camp on the 15-17 December and 22-24 December at 10-11.30am costing $1800. This is a 3-day camp where students learn the basics of drumming in a group. Check out our video to see what it’s all about.

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SINGING FUNDAMENTALS

This is a 6-week course for adult singers focusing 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.

 

The next course will start on September 7th, every Wednesday at 7.15pm. The max capacity is 6 students. To sign up for the class, you can click the button

 

Singing Fundamentals  

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SINGING CLUB

Singing Club is a fun and nurturing group singing class for kids. Introducing students to all the elements of being a well-rounded singer. 

 

Classes for 8-12 years are available from September. The maximum capacity is 6 students. To sign up for the singing club, you can click the appropriate button below

 

Singing Club 

 

 

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GROUP CLASSES ARE BACK!

We are so pleased to be starting up our group classes again from April 21st.

 

To check out what’s on offer, you can go to this link:

OUR CLASSES

 

If you’d like more information, you can get in touch with us

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Xmas Camps 2021

We couldn’t finish the year without planning a few more camps including singing, songwriting and a new taster workshop, drum line!  These workshops will be running between December 20th and 22nd, so it’s very limited 

If you’d like more information or to sign up, please get in touch with us.

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2021 KIDS CLASSES

We have a variety of group classes for kids including Singing Club, Drum Club, Kiddies Singing Club and Strum ‘n’ Sing. For scheduling and pricing you can get in touch with us.

 

New classes start in April, to register straight away, you can click the button below.

 

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STRUM 'N' SING

Strum ‘n’ Sing is a great class is for students to enjoy learning to play ukulele and sing at the same time. Students will learn how to play chords, how to strum their ukes in rhythm and sing melodies all at the same time. 

 

Classes are on Thursdays at 4pm (8-10 yrs) and Thursdays 5pm (11-14 yrs). The new term starts on September 9th. To register, you can click one of the buttons below.

 

Strum ‘n’ Sing (8-10 yrs) 

 

 

Strum ‘n’ Sing (11-14 yrs) 

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SINGING CLUB

The Singing Club is a fun and nurturing group singing class for kids (7-9 yrs & 10-13 yrs). In the classes students will learn the importance of a balanced vocal technique, building musicianship, and more importantly, build their confidence to sing with style as they perform some contemporary favourites.

 

The new term starts in September on Tuesdays 4pm (7-9 yrs) and Saturdays 4.30pm (10-13 yrs). To register, you can click one of the buttons below.

 

Singing Club (7-9 yrs) 

 

Singing Club (10-13 yrs) 

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•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.

 

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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

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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

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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. 

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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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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!

 

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Here’s Dave performing on TVB with Soler in April 2015. Rock on!!!

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Performances

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…