Keani Taruia-Pora


Growing up in the suburbs of South Auckland, Keani began singing at a young age, taking part in many cultural singing customs and admiring the voices of roles models in her family and community.  Being of Cook Island descent, her cultural views and passion around Pasifika music has paved the start of her musical journey.  Keani has completed her Bachelor of Music (Honours) majoring in Classical Voice and minoring in Conducting.  Keani is a practicing musician, currently singing with the Auckland Chamber Choir and NZ Opera Chorus as well as being an alumni of the Auckland Youth Choir, New Zealand Secondary Students Choir and New Zealand Youth Choir.  Having recently completed her teaching certificate, she is now working at Takapuna Grammar School as their newly appointed Director of Choirs.