Pathways To Performing Arts

The Pathways to performing arts programme is free for college students who have an interest in learning the basics in songwriting, film acting, beatmaking, recording & live performannce

  • Ages 13 - 24
  • Free
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  • Fri, 3 Aug at 4:30PM
  • Fri, 10 Aug at 4:30PM
  • Fri, 17 Aug at 4:30PM
  • Fri, 24 Aug at 4:30PM
  • Fri, 31 Aug at 4:30PM
  • Fri, 7 Sep at 4:30PM

Pathways to Performing Arts is a youth-focused programme that is happening at Te Oro on Friday afternoons from 4.30pm - 5.30pm. It is a great way to see young people developing their skills and confidence in songwriting, vocal projection, film acting skills, teamwork and collaboration. It is all Fun! Ka mau te wehi! This programme is specifically designed to engage with and empower young people and to assist them with developing their talents and skills. It's built on other similar programmes that have already successfully been run with young people. To find out more about this programme, please contact Queen Shirl’e on 0211025688 or email

no experience required, open for all levels
from 13yrs - 24years old only
must be prepared to learn and have heaps of fun!
fruits provided

Queen Shirl’e

The lead tutor/kaiako will be Hip Hop Artist Queen Shirl'e. Shirl'e is an experienced tutor & also a professional performing artist/songwriter, who has released 3 music EPs & 7 music videos.

She has opened up for Hip Hop legend Big Daddy Kane, and has interviewed many legends such as One Love from Arrested development, KRS ONE, Salt n Pepper, UFC kickboxer Mark Hunt, The Oneil Twins & has performed at many community festivals & charities eg Polyfest, Mangere East cultural festival, Pacifica festival, Movies in parks, Ambury farm festival, Love your maunga, The NZ Hip-Hop Summit & many more! She also has won a nz on-air music grant to help with the production of her 3rd EP.

She is currently a creative writer and has her own column for the Mangere 275 Times magazine and a radio host at a youth radio station in Mount Roskill. She has designed and taught similar programmes at Te Wananga O Aotearoa so this programme is built upon this experience.

Queen Shirl’e

Queen Shirl’e

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board