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Welcome to Aspiration Creative Elevation CIC (ACE) – we specialise in personal development, through music making, for challenged young people. We provide engaging music mentoring programmes that give positive expression, creative skills & empowerment – resulting in increased self-esteem & higher aspirations. Our extensively skilled & vastly experienced staff team is able to design & implement a tailor-made programme to meet the needs of individuals, groups and classes. As an ‘Arts Award Centre’ & ‘Youth Music Quality Framework’ practitioner, ACE pride ourselves on being professional & effective. Our ‘not-for-profit’ status means our focus is on the beneficiaries we work with, not the money we make. Here at ACE; you will get personality, value & a quality service.


“On all occasions I’ve worked with any member of the ACE team its been a pleasure and always very professional, the youth and lots of other users gain a lot from the work that you all do. ACE is a great asset to the Bristol community” – Naomi Davis – Bristol’s Got Talent / Ujima Radio (Community Events)

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One:to:One and Group Referral Sessions

We believe that everyone can achieve, that’s why we provide unique mentoring sessions for young people, helping them to realise their potential. We set achievable goals in a fun and friendly environment that supports young people to be creative and expressive.


ace studio docklands st pauls bristolSchool Group Sessions

Our mentors have over 10 years experience working with key stage 3 and 4 students and working with young people who attend Pupil Referral Units. Our positive engagement through music helps young people learn new skills and develop confidence and while achieving an accreditation.


Accredited Programmes

This inspiring programme gives students, who require an alternative route of education, the chance to gain a qualification through exploring & developing musical interests. Participants will gain an accredited qualification, musical skills & personal development. This service can be implemented within your institute or at our music studio.

ace trip discovering music studio docklands st pauls bristolPartnership Sessions

We believe more can be achieved through collaboration, and this service aims to do exactly that. Partner with ACE to design & implement a tailor-made programme that meets the needs your beneficiary group.



“Ace is delivering truly incredible work. Most provisions share they are working with the most hard to reach but ACE is actually engaging with the most hard to reach, developing positive and trusting relationships with especially vulnerable young people: young offenders, at risk of offending and young people affiliated to gang crime from the BME community.  I see young people make profound changes socially and behaviourally through ACES therapeutic and relational approach. Through the relationships that ACE builds allows staff to engage hard to reach young people in actives (prominently music and the arts) to allow young people to gain new skills or develop existing ones. Young people create positive lifestyles for themselves as well as gaining transferable skills … Truly commendable work” – 

Nadine Bourne – Freedom Project / Kids Company (St. Pauls Carnival Youth Stage