Aro School Workshops.
Aro have established creative music and manu workshops they share in schools across the country.
These workshops integrate story telling, song writing, performance and music industry, are suitable for all age groups, and can be delivered in te reo Māori or te reo English.
In 2019 Aro travelled the country sharing their debut album Manu with 23 shows nationwide, along the way they stopped at 10 schools to debut their school workshops.
“Last term our Performing Arts Academy were treated to a visit from the musical duo Aro. The kiwi band talked to our students about life as musicians in NZ and gave them tips about how to get into songwriting and how to make a living as a musician. Our students had lots of questions and were really interested in hearing about the concept for their new album “manu”, in which all 10 tracks are inspired by native NZ birds. Band members, Emily and Charles, also shared some of their songs. Some of our students then had the opportunity to share songs they had written and received valuable feedback.
Emily and Charles answered all of the students questions with honesty and a good dose of humor. They were great at talking to our students in a way that encouraged them and that was relatable. We only wish we could have spent more time with them! You can find out more about Aro at https://aromusic.co.nz/
During the last week of the term, our Performing Arts Academy students treated the rest of our school with a lunch time showcase. #ourplace” --Mahurangi College
Special thanks to Creative New Zealand for supporting us with the tour and workshops around the country!