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Aspire Music

Designed to help musicians achieve their educational and career goals, Aspire includes:

  • Aspire Viola Academy

    Lessons, Monthly Studio Class, WhatsApp Studio Chat Group, Viola Resource Library

  • Aspire Career Coaching

    One-on-One Career Strategy Sessions, Live Events, Career Resource Library

  • Online Courses

    Self-guided online courses on viola, career coaching, and general music topics


Violist & Founder, Aspire Music Dawson White

Performer, educator, and career coach, Dawson White is committed to transforming musicians positively. He plays full time with the Houston Grand Opera & Ballet orchestras and teaches at the University of St. Thomas. Teaching specialities include development of authentic viola sound, conservatory-minded technique, orchestral audition training, repertoire building, performance mindset, mentorship and career coaching. Dawson earned degrees from Rice University, Baylor University, and is completing his DMA in Viola Performance and Music Entrepreneurship from the University of North Texas.

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Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

"Aspire Viola Academy embraces musicians of all levels, races, religions, sexualities, gender identity/expressions, and ages. We celebrate each other’s differences and actively develop empathy to understand one another." Core values: Empathy. Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Anti-Racism. Respect. Excellence.

Aspire Viola Academy is founded on the principle that every learner is worthy of empathy, respect, and access to high-level viola instruction. Students with financial challenges, currency exchange limitations, technology barriers, or any other issues will be offered ways to participate in AVA programming. Please contact Dawson White for more details.


  • Where do I start?

    Set up a chat session by clicking "Book a Session". In the session, we will discuss your goals and what parts of Aspire Music may benefit you most.

  • What is a membership?

    A membership includes live one-one-one sessions (lessons or career coaching), resources, and WhatsApp support. Memberships are charged automatically each month on the day you signed up.

  • How do I pay?

    Click on the course or bundle (Viola Lessons, Career Coaching), then input your credit card information.

  • How do I schedule future sessions?

    Recurring schedule will be discussed in your first session.

  • How do I reschedule a session?

    Contact Dawson White to reschedule on WhatsApp or by email.