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, the Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat sprouted into existence on the Puna coast. It’s a week-long workshop at Kalani Honua packed with music, good food, and people from all over. I attended last year to teach a couple classes and, as always when surrounded by ‘ukulele players, was very inspired.
This year I’ve been invited back to teach for the whole week along with Kona Bob, Jim Beloff, Andy Andrews, Robyn Kneubuhl, and Dennis Lake! Should be lots of fun!
For more information and to register, check out The Hawai’i Island ‘Ukulele Retreat website.