Our students

Many of our past students and graduates go on to have successful music careers around the world. Their studies at Ara help them get to where they want to be.

Read the stories about where our past students and graduates are today.

Successful past students

Daniel Kennedy

Daniel Kennedy, a Sydney-based Ara music arts graduate and professional drummer performs between five and seven gigs a week.

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Liam O'Toole

Watch our video of Liam as he talks about working in Hong Kong as a Music teacher and how his study at Ara prepared him for his career.

Clayton Hiku

Jazz musician Clayton Hiku grew up surrounded by music. His earliest memories were or his whānau jamming after dinner.

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Henare Kaa

Henare Kaa didn't start playing the drums until he was 16 but it didn't take long before he knew he wanted to be a professional musician.

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Tara Walsh

Currently based in Melbourne, Tara is living her dream, working as a professional songwriter and recording artist and attracting the attention of some of the most influential people in the music industry.

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