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Rātā Youth Orchestra

We would love to see more young musicians join our Youth Orchestra on Saturday afternoons.  This is an orchestra to introduce young musicians (under 13 years) to the fun and skills of playing together without having to audition!“Bruce pitched the orchestra perfectly and I think all the kids who were there will definitely benefit and Read more

Term 2 is Just Around the Corner

We made it! Thank you to everyone who contributed towards making Rātā a positive place to be during a challenging time. We have some new opportunities for you next term which you can read about below.We hope you all have a restful break over the Easter and ANZAC weekends and we will be back in the Read more

Looking ahead to Term 2

Like everyone, Rātā has worked through the challenges that Covid has presented this term and we have completed the term without too much disruption.If you are an existing Rātā participant, you will be invited to rebook into the Term 2 course equivalent to the one you are currently attending. If you choose not to do Read more

NEW Rātā course for Term 2

Here is a great chance for individuals or whānau to get together for some connection through percussion!Lifetime music professional Michael Barker will guide and tutor you to play arrangements of popular tunes arranged for percussion ensemble.Get Rhythm is designed to be fun as well as challenging.Bookings open now:https://ratastudios.co.nz/percussion-workshops-with-michael-barker/

Get Rhythm – Percussion Workshops with Michael Barker

About Michael BarkerMusician, Composer, Recording Producer/Engineer and EducatorMichael began playing drums around age 10. As a teen he played with various cover bands in Rotorua until 1985 when he moved to Melbourne Australia and began orchestral percussion studies at Box Hill College of TAFE. Two years of drum and percussion tuition under Bruce Barber set Read more

New Drum Tutor

Rātā Studios is in full swing once again! With new courses and some new changes, it is fantastic to see everyone’s excitement and enthusiasm for the new year. Miranda Harcourt and Rachel More kicked off the Professional-Level Teen Acting class on Saturday, and Tess Jamieson-Karaha has started a new Acting for Adults course on Thursday’s. These Read more

Voice with Eryn Street

About Eryn StreetEryn is a performer and teacher with experience in a wide range of singing styles, specialising in Musical Theatre. She has a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching, and attended the New Zealand Singing School in 2019. She is a member of the New Zealand Association of Teachers of Singing, and Read more

We are all ready to take on 2022!

Welcome back everyone. We hope the Summer break was restful and allowed time for plenty of sun and relaxation.We have made some changes to some of the courses on at Rātā this term and are so excited to be starting some brand new ones! Make sure to visit the website and check out what’s on Read more

Brass Lessons

Connect with Incredible People

Here at Rātā, we are very lucky to be able to connect with incredible people from all over the globe! Over the weekend, the students of Miranda Harcourt’s Professional-level Teen Acting class had the opportunity to speak to the delightful Steven Chatterton; writer and director of the deeply moving and successful short film Adnan. Steven Read more

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Wellington 6022
Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Miramar
Wellington 6243