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Another Busy Term

Rata Studios completes another busy term!Term 4 classes and lessons start again on the following dates:Rata School of Music starts again on Saturday 10th Oct. NB this is the last Saturday of the school holidays. Mid week Music and Drama programmes from Monday 12th Oct.There is still space in some of our courses for next term.Keep Read more


Congratulations to Rata students Olly Presling and James Matamua who play the same character at different stages of his life in the new film SAVAGE which is being released in NZ on the 3rd Sept.Shot in the Wellington region, Savage is inspired by stories from New Zealand’s boys homes and the early history of our gangs. James Read more

How Rata Will Operate Under Alert Level 2

We will be continuing with our programmes as usual, with a few extra safety measures put in place, following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health. Some important information for ALL programmes, about how we will be operating under Alert Level 2: Participants ONLY will be allowed into the building. Parents will need to drop their children off at the steps Read more

Voice Lessons for all Ages

Take voice lessons with Anna Kostina at Rata Studios in WellingtonTimetable and Enrolment Timing Term 4 2020Saturdays:Start: 10th OctFinish: 12th Dec (NB No lessons on Sat 24th Oct for Labour Weekend)(actual times tbc after discussion with Mark Bobb) Location Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre Music Rooms Teacher Anna Kostina Target Market Kids, Teens Read more

Celebrating the new Rata Jazz Band

Celebrating the new Rata Jazz Band! This group of musicians from a range of different musical backgrounds met for the first time last week, and this is how they sounded! Amazing!Jake Baxendale leads this group and we can’t wait to hear them perform sometime in the future.

School Holidays for Drama and Acting Enthusiasts

Jo Rogers is hosting a fantastic course these school holidays for drama and acting enthusiasts ages 12-16! Check it out!Week 1: Exploring Resilience: what does it mean to be daring or to be bold? Explore this topic while experiencing and investigating a mix of genres in this one week acting course.

Rata Studios Jazz Band

Great news!! We can now get started on our new Jazz Band for adults starting in Term 3.Jake Baxendale is really looking forward to developing this all comers jazz band and we are excited about this new opportunity.Bookings are open now!Click here for booking

Great Rata Stories

We are extremely excited to share the first release of our new brand campaign with you today. A huge thanks to our special Rata whānau who shared their stories with us, the amazing Miranda Harcourt for her work behind the scenes and Scots Collegian, Ethan James for his creative eye when filming and editing these Read more

Piano Lessons – Otis Prescott-Mason

About Otis Prescott-MasonOtis is a Wellington based pianist and teacher who is currently studying classical performance piano at Victoria University under the tutelage of Dr. Jian Liu and Emma Sayers.  Otis began his studies at the age of 5 and has since won multiple solo and chamber music competitions.  Otis is active in the Wellington Read more

Rata Studios – Zoom Sessions

Rata Studios has been flat out with Zoom sessions left right and centre!It has been wonderful to see everyone joining in with great enthusiasm and continuing to be creative.We have carried on with Term 1 despite the school holidays being moved forward and we are currently working on our Term 2 programme .Term 2 will Read more

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