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Congratulations – Rata School of Music’s inaugural Concert

Congratulations to Mark Bobb and the musicians from WELLSO, Singcognito and Leigh Jackson’s Jazz Combo group who put on a marvellous concert at St Georges in Seatoun on Monday night.Over 100 friends and family attended the inaugural concert of the Rata Studios Schools of Music performers. Next year there are plans to put on more Read more

Holiday Courses – Update

Holidays are fast approaching and Art For Kids has some great classes to nurture the creativity of your kids!Check out the details and get in touch with Stephanie Woodman if  you want to book a space.

Wellington Late Starters Orchestra: WELLSO

WELLSO is an orchestra for any adult players and is based on the principles of the highly successful East London Late Starters Orchestra which is a string orchestra that started 30 years ago for adult late starters, regardless of age, background or experience.Mark Bobb, the conducter and musical director of WELLSO says that “the orchestra Read more

Presenting and Public Speaking

Do you want to improve the way you come across when speaking to an audience or in front of the camera?This course is perfect for anyone who is required to speak to groups of people, large or small, in their work or private lives. Public speaking can be challenging for many people and Paulus Romijin Read more

The Changeover

The highly anticipated feature film The Changeover is being release in cinemas from next Thursday 28th Sept! Directed by Rata Studios Acting coach and tutor Miranda Harcourt and her husband Stuart McKenzie and starring Rata Studios teen actor Erana James in the lead role. Proud Rata whanau!

Recycled Robots (Robotics)

Design, build, and programme robots using recycled materials and the Hummingbird Robotics Kit.Start the term by creating your own personal drawing robot to take home. Then work together as a team to creatively use motors, sensors, and LEDs as you make robot creations come to life!We will use a visual programming language to tell our Read more

Lucy Lewis Can’t Lose

Lucy Lewis Can’t Lose is a comedy  web series on TV3Now. This series is cast almost entirely with Rata Studios actors and it is brilliantly funny!,Check out Series 1 here with Series 2  being launched on the 18th Sept.Written and produced by Amanda Alison and Directed by Paul Yates.  Go Rata teen actors!

Rata April Intensive

It’s time to celebrate the wonderful success of our 5 day acting intensive we ran last April. This video (beautifully filmed and edited by Mike Murphy of Waihora films) is a snapshot into the week we had together and it is always such a joy to see these young people flourish in the time they Read more

Winter Holiday Drama Course

While everyone else was on holiday, we here at Rata were having a great time on Jo Rogers’ Winter Holiday drama course.Guest tutor Luke Hawker came and spent an afternoon showing us some of the  tricks to creature movement work. Luke played the part of Krampus and was really inspiring for the young actors who Read more

Rata Studios Term 3 2017

Rata Studios term classes have come to an end. Thanks for your support.If you are interested in Term 3 options, then head along to the website to sign up for the range of courses on offer for kids, teens and adults. There is something for everyone. Check out these links and explore.Drama/Acting: http://ratastudios.co.nz/drama/Music: http://ratastudios.co.nz/music/Creative Technology: Read more

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