Drums 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

Rātā Youth Orchestra for Children Aged 5-12

Introducing a brand new opportunity for young musicians to play in an orchestra on Saturdays.An orchestra to introduce young musicians (under 13 years) to the fun and skills of playing together without having to audition!The Rātā Youth Orchestra  will be run by top Wellington professional musicians Brenton Veitch and Bruce Roberts and supported by members Read more

Violin with Kerry Wood

About Kerry WoodKerry Wood, Music B Violin Performance, LTCL PianoKerry has over 15 years of teaching experience. She teaches students of all ages piano and violin. She enjoys helping them achieve personal goals with their instruments and with preparation for exams.Kerry completed her Bachelor of Music in Christchurch after which she moved to Wellington to Read more

Trombone and Other Brass instruments with Patrick Di Somma

About Patrick Di SommaPatrick is a professional trombonist based in Wellington. He regularly performs across New Zealand with a variety of ensembles, including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Christchurch and Dunedin Symphony Orchestras, and Orchestra Wellington. In addition to this, Patrick regularly performs with several jazz/contemporary groups, ranging from big bands (including the Rodger Read more

Music Decoded

Have you ever wanted to understand the inner workings of your favourite song or composition?Composer Simon Eastwood presents a holistic approach to music theory and analysis, uncovering the hidden patterns that make a musical composition tick and revealing how they influence our intuitive listening experiences. Each term focuses on a piece of music that demonstrates Read more

Saxophone and Clarinet with Jake

Timetable and EnrolmentTimingStart:  3rd MayFinish: 5th JulyLessons avail between  3.45- 5.45pm (actual times TBC)LocationScots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre Music RoomsTeacherJake Baxendale Target MarketAnyone aged 10 years and overPrice/Student(incl GST)$444 for half hour lessons for 10 weeks (or pro-rata if term started already)(longer lessons will be charged accordingly)RegistrationChildrenAdult (over 18) About Jake BaxendaleJake Baxendale is an Read more

Saxophone & Clarinet – Josh Simon

About Josh SimonJosh Simon is a Saxophonist and band leader based in Wellington.He started playing Saxophone when he was 12, and fell in love with Jazz after listening to Sonny Rollin’s album ‘Saxophone Colossus’. He practiced all throughout high school and University (in old bomb shelters, closets, you name it!), and eventually moved to Wellington Read more

Rātā Youth Choir

Term 2 2022 bookings open now. Book in the Timetable and Enrolment section below.Course OutlineIn Term 2 we are starting a new venture with Rosel Labone, the Rātā Youth Choir. This is open for young people from 7 to 12 years old and will be a fun introduction to singing in a choir. The session will Read more

Violin with Mana Waiariki

About Mana WaiarikiWith many years of orchestral, solo, and chamber music experience, Mana is an enthusiastic musician that values inclusivity and dedication.Mana is studying a Bachelor of Music Majoring in Classical Violin Performance at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand School of Music under the guidance of Helene Pohl. Mana first picked up the Read more

Jazz Combo

This jazz combo is a new programme designed to extend the player’s knowledge of jazz repertoire, improvisation, theory and ensemble skills. These smaller groups allow more space for individual contributions, and are suited to players who wish to challenge themselves.Jazz Combo TimetableTimingTerm 2 2022Start: 3rd MayFinish: 5th July (10 sessions in Term 1) Tuesdays 6.00-7.00pmLocationScots College Read more

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