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:

Former principal lecturer at Massey University Leigh Jackson, who is also a nationally and internationally recognised Jazz guitarist, leads  an exciting programme which includes an 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 leads the Classical ensemble programme as well as teach Cello. Brenton teaches 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

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Our Location

Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243