We believe the benefit from being taught a craft by someone who is skilled, educated and uses their talent within the community is second to none. All our tutors are involved in a number of different aspects within the music and performance industries. Bands, solo projects, recording and production experience enable them to bring a wealth of knowledge to their lessons. Focusing on technique, theory and live performance ensures that, with enough practice, students progress in leaps and bounds. Mauao Performing Arts Centre's mission is to provide a fun and educational experience that gets results and keeps students interested and keen to learn more. Students grow and work towards taking to the awesome TOTARA ST stage at one of our prestigious student concerts. One of the great benefits of learning with MauaoPAC is that students get to experience performing in a safe and supportive environment alongside other artists and on the same stage as international touring acts and some of New Zealand's best-known performers.
Founded in 2010, Mauao Performing Arts Centre is comprised of five teaching studios, a recording studio, waiting room, reception, commercial kitchen and a 420 capacity performance space named TOTARA ST. Since inception there have been many upgrades and adjustments made to provide the community with the best facilities possible. We provide one-on-one private tuition, group drama classes, a school holiday DJ Academy, special needs workshops and the MauaoPAC Contemporary Choir. With a raft of activity going on under one roof, MauaoPAC provides musicians, students and families with a creative hub. Taking into account the diverse variety of shows and events that occur in the TOTARA ST performance space, the Centre plays host to all walks of life within our amazing and talented community.
Looking For Alaska
Hamilton indie-folk band Looking For Alaska are releasing their new album 'Light and Shadow' this November, and to celebrate are playing a bunch of sick as shows around New Zealand!
The Red Lounge Sessions - Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 & Guests
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks Tribute Show
Landslide is an Auckland based, 5 piece live band, who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks all over the North Island for the past 8yrs, covering classics from Fleetwood Mac and also Stevie's solo hits!
The Phoenix Foundation - Friend Ship tour
Garage Project, Radio Hauraki, Banished Music & Under The Radar presents The Phoenix Foundation - Friend Ship tour of Aotearoa.
On the band's first nationwide tour in 5 years, they will perform 8 dates across Aotearoa this November. Celebrating the expansive new album Friend Ship ; a post-apocalyptic love letter from the future to the present and the soundtrack to the swirling oblivion that is 2020.
Alien Weaponry - Level One Tour
Jordan Luck - Who Loves Nz the Most? 2020 Tour - NEW DATE 22ND NOVEMBER
MASSIV.aotearoa - Starship Foundation Fundraiser
MASSIV.aotearoa is a collective of musicians, artists and supporters putting on an evening of fundraising live music, giving up their time and energy to support the good folks at STARSHIP FOUNDATION, in particular their amazing National Air Ambulance and the service it provides to many kiwi kids and their families in some difficult times.
The ThankYOU Show ft Tiki Taane - DATE CHANGED TO 12 DECEMBER 2020
It's time for us to say "ThankYOU". The support we as a venue and a Whānau have had throughout lock down blew us all away. This gig is to show our appreciation. The crew that will jam have donated their time. After the RSVP cut off date, all ticket sales will go to these artists.
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CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
As you all know the country has fallen into lockdown due to the Covid 19 virus. We will endeavour to keep you updated on happenings within the music industry, and will let you know as soon as we are back on our feet with the rest of you. Stay safe everyone. Peace!
End of Year Student Concert | That's a wrap
And that is a wrap team... 2019 done and dusted. Everyone jumped up on stage yesterday and smashed it out of the park. It is not easy getting up in front of a venue full of people and putting it out there. We are so proud of all of MauaoPAC's students for a very entertaining afternoon @ TOTARA ST.