Mid-October is always a fun time for me. For the past five years I’ve been participating in the Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat. It’s a week-long getaway for students (and instructors) packed with ongoing classes, one-off workshops, band practices, concerts, and an epic beach BBQ/jam. Like the previous two years before [...]
For those who regularly check the site for new content, I apologize for the extended period of silence. I spent the better part of September on the other side of the world in Italy! My dad’s family comes from there and the brute force amount of sights and beautiful cities [...]
It’s become workshop season! A time of year I look forward to when instructors are confirmed, campers get back in touch, and plans are made for the week in Pahala. This year the teaching lineup at the Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop looks like this (in no particular order): [...]
Hawai’i (The Big Island) is pretty hip in the ‘ukulele department. We have the Waikoloa ‘Ukulele fest, Hilo Guitars, The Holualoa ‘Ukulele Gallery, The ‘Ukulele Guild, plus jam sessions coming out our ears. But for me, even more exciting are the annual workshops that make Hawai’i Island home. Last year, [...]
A quick recap of the highlights from an ‘ukulele player’s perspective.