PDA

View Full Version : Uke Teachers on Oahu?



MrsMeyerMusic
08-25-2010, 02:37 AM
My husband (MeyerUke) and I are working on a teacher creativity grant to go to Hawaii for 6 weeks next summer. He wants to take uke building at Hana Lima 'Ia, I want to take Hawaiian culture classes, and we both want to take uke lessons. Can anyone recommend a teacher who would be available during the summer in the area?

Also, I've looked at taking classes at the Unviersity of Hawaii but their summer session starts in May when I am still teaching. I would really like to take classes on anything related to Hawaiian culture: language, dancing, singing, etc. Where else would classes like these be offered?

Finally, we will need accomodations. Can anyone suggest a place we could rent for 6 weeks? We will be bringing our daughter with us who will be 14 months at the time.

Mahalo in advance for your help!

Kanaka916
08-25-2010, 02:52 AM
Unfortunately, I don't reside there (but still a local boy at heart) . . . Hopefully one of the locals will respond and provide further assistance and advice. Anyway, did a quick search for instructors.... also a lot of the music stores offer private lessons.
Roy Sakuma Studios (http://roysakuma.net/)
Terry Brown (http://www.tbrownukulele.com/useful-links/)
Hawai'i Music Supply (http://www.hawaiimusicsupply.com/)
Kailua Music Schools (http://www.kailuamusicschool.com/uku.htm)
Jody Kamisato (http://ukulele.pua2.com/jody/index.html)

sukie
08-25-2010, 09:24 AM
Does Bruce Shimabukuro still have an ukulele school? He used to.

Also -- Try vrbo.com (I think that's it) for housing. It's vacation rentals by owner. We want to use them for a trip to NYC as the rates are about half the cost of a hotel in NYC. I'm sure there's stuff for Honolulu.

Ronnie Aloha
08-25-2010, 12:04 PM
I think Bruce teaches at PuaPua now.

Coconut Willie
08-25-2010, 12:33 PM
Does Bruce Shimabukuro still have an ukulele school? He used to.

Also -- Try vrbo.com (I think that's it) for housing. It's vacation rentals by owner. We want to use them for a trip to NYC as the rates are about half the cost of a hotel in NYC. I'm sure there's stuff for Honolulu.

Yes use or go through VRBO.COM. I have used them many times even for a trip to Hawaii. Rates are usually much lower than a realtor> That way you can save the extra money for one of those "K" ukes!!!!!

MrsMeyerMusic
08-25-2010, 03:45 PM
Does Bruce Shimabukuro still have an ukulele school? He used to.

Also -- Try vrbo.com (I think that's it) for housing. It's vacation rentals by owner. We want to use them for a trip to NYC as the rates are about half the cost of a hotel in NYC. I'm sure there's stuff for Honolulu.

I will check that site out!!

MrsMeyerMusic
08-25-2010, 03:46 PM
Yes use or go through VRBO.COM. I have used them many times even for a trip to Hawaii. Rates are usually much lower than a realtor> That way you can save the extra money for one of those "K" ukes!!!!!

Oh yes, we plan to purchase one of those "K" ukes! ;)

countrybumpkin
08-26-2010, 10:15 PM
Jody Kamisato's Ukelele Hale has some talented, enthusiastic teachers. Highly recommended.