Rata School of Music
A Conservatoire for Everybody
In February 2016, we introduced an exciting new development for musicians in Wellington, a Saturday* music school with a difference.
Using the best musicians and teachers available, known professionals in their fields, this music school will run along the lines of a conservatoire but be open to everybody (from school age to those in retirement) who want the best teaching and courses.
We are offering:
- Jazz programmes
- Classical ensemble programme
- Individual Lessons in our new sound-proofed teaching rooms
- Vocal Arts programme (to include workshops, masterclasses and our Young Voices programme)
- Rhythm workshop classes
- WELLSO Wellington Late Starters Orchestra
Former principal lecturer at Massey University Leigh Jackson, who is also a nationally and internationally recognised Jazz guitarist, will head up an exciting programme which will include introduction to Jazz theory, improvisation for musicians up to an advanced level and training in combos (groups/bands).
Principal cellist for Orchestra Wellington, Brenton Veitch will head up the Classical ensemble programme as well as teach Cello. Brenton will teach both String Quartets and larger ensembles.
Our state of the art recording studio can be made available to those who wish to explores this option.
All ensemble groups have the opportunity to perform in show-case gigs from time to time.
Why choose Rata School of Music?
- The best teachers and professional musicians available
- The best facilities
- The best management team
You may find Saturday music lessons cheaper elsewhere but for just a little more you are getting the very best teaching and facilities.
This initiative promises to be second to none.
*Singcognito runs on Mondays