Are you a musician who's always dreamt of creating your own music but never had the chance? Do you feel like you're stuck in a rut, playing the same songs over and over again? If so, you're not alone. Many musicians find themselves in the same position, struggling to break free from the limitations of their instruments. But there is a way out.

As a musician, you know the feeling of frustration that comes with not being able to express your own ideas. It's like having a story to tell but not knowing how to put it into words. You know what you want to say, but the music just won't come out right. And it's not just about not knowing where to start – sometimes it's the fear of failure that stops us from even trying.

Envision a world where you are able to unleash your creative expression through music without any limitations. Picture yourself crafting your own musical compositions, performing them for an audience, and receiving uplifting feedback. Imagine experiencing the gratification of possessing a distinct musical style and the self-assurance that it brings. This is the world we aspire to assist you in attaining.

"Studying composition from Dr. Lai while I was in my grad school (2014-2016) was a life-changing learning experience.  She is passionate about teaching all the composition techniques and inspired me with the art of emotion and thought into musical works. I am eternally grateful for her support and my ultimate acceptance to the UCLA Film Scoring Program which granted me the opportunity to intern with Remote Control Production, a Hans Zimmer film music production. My horizon expanded to the professional standard of film music production. With Dr. Lai’s inspiration to professionally compose and sage career advice, I am a more determined person; able to work with different directors and use music as an expressive medium for the range of emotions one must experience in film."

Sally Kwok

Film Composer

Baltimore, MD

We are excited to introduce our 5-Day Composition Masterclass, designed for mature musicians who wish to venture into music composition. Led by Dr. Lai, a seasoned international composer, and teacher with over a decade of experience, this masterclass is the perfect opportunity for you to unlock your creative potential and learn the skills you need to become a successful composer.

I have dedicated my life to helping others unlock their creative potential. I understand the challenges that musicians face when trying to compose their own music and have designed this masterclass to help you overcome those obstacles.

Over the course of five days, you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities, including:

In addition to these activities, you will also receive six months of group coaching, access to resources, and more.

By the end of the masterclass, you will have learned a range of composition techniques, from traditional tonality to post-tonal writing and cross-cultural styles. You'll be able to create your own compositions and receive constructive feedback from Dr. Lai and your peers. You'll also gain confidence in your own unique sound and have the skills to pursue a career in composition.

"Dr. Lai is a responsible, intelligent, and passionate teacher. She is like a walking music library! I first met Dr. Lai as a student at EdUHK several years ago. She taught various music theory and composition courses including: Classical theory, Jazz theory, and Orchestration. Although there were around 30 students in a class, she collected and marked our assignments every week, then patiently explained the common errors we mostly made, for our improvement. This pedagogy remains unchanged even in the recent online individual lessons. The main difference is that she can now focus on my problems in depth and strengthen my skills more effectively, because the lesson planning is more personalized. Besides, online lesson solves the problem of geographical distance. We can find anytime favors us both to have lessons! How convenient!"

Cheris Ho

Music Educator

Hong Kong

This is the PERFECT TIME TO JOIN our 5-Day Composition Masterclass. With the world slowly opening up again, you'll have the opportunity to take your music to the next level and start creating the music you've always dreamed of. Don't wait any longer to unlock your creative potential.

This program is for you if you're a mature musician who wants to take the next step in your musical journey and explore music composition. This program is not for you if you're not willing to put in the time and effort to learn and practice the composition techniques taught in the masterclass.

"Before meeting Dr. Lai, in my music learning journey, there has yet to be anyone really talk much about women composers. No women composers were mentioned in music history class; no women composers' works were analyzed in theory class...They were not there…. Therefore, I have never thought of becoming a composer. However, I am so blessed to have met Dr Lai. Not every teacher is willing to give detailed feedback to the students, but Dr. Lai always spent effort and time teaching us. She inspires us with her cross-cultural experience and her approach to musical fusion. She is such a fantastic teacher who always motivates us. She believes in her student more than we believe in ourselves. I can't say how much we appreciate her. When my husband and I decided to study overseas, she supported us and provided additional comments and advice to prepare for our portfolio. We are blessed to have joined and completed our postgraduate study at the Royal College of Music, London. Thanks to Dr Lai's unlimited support. I wish everyone could come across someone like her during your musical journey."

Edward Lun

Composer and Musician

London, UK 

Gigi Lam


London, UK