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Saturday, April 9, 2022 @ UH West Oʻahu

All events free

(As of March 26, 2022, the proof of vaccination requirement has been SUSPENDED for in-person participation. Please see UH–West Oʻahu campus Guidelines for updated information.)
(All events subject to change)




All Levels Welcome!


The Business and Technology of Music Production 

  • In-person and Zoom
  • 10:00-10:45am; 11:00-11:45am; 12:00-12:45pm
  • Eric Lagrimas and John Vierra (Honolulu CC, MELE Program)
  • Maximum: 22 participants.

Learn about the tools, techniques and the business of today’s music industry with Eric Lagrimas and John Vierra, award-winning music production and music business professionals from Honolulu Community College’s MELE Program (Music & Entertainment Learning Experience). 


World Music: Gamelan Workshop

NOTE: Due to the precious nature of the instruments, these workshops will take place on the UH Mānoa campus – MB113, near Barbara Smith Amphitheater, 2411 Dole St., Honolulu, HI 96822.

  • Time: 10:30-11:20am; 11:30am-12:20pm
  • In-person only (Maximum: 14 participants; Minimum: 6 participants.)
  • Byron Moon (Lecturer, UH Mānoa) and Dr. Man Beryl Yang (Kapiʻolani CC)

Experience the wonder of community music-making with UH Mānoa’s Javanese Gamelan, a large ensemble consisting of an array of bronze instruments, drums, strings, and flute. Associated both with the royal courts and the villages of Central Java, the ensemble performs for ceremonies, celebrations, and to accompany dance and puppet theatre. Workshops led by Byron Moon (Instructor, UH Mānoa).


Workshop: So You Want to Write Music?

  • In-person only
  • 10:00-10:45am; 11:00-11:45am; 12:00-12:45pm
  • Maximum: 21 participants in person.

Let your creative self come out to play!  Come explore a variety of fun ways to get your music flowing. Instruments provided (ukulele and keyboard).  Ages 14 and up.  Workshops led by longtime musician-educators Anne Craig Lum (Kapiʻolani CC), Dr. Jon Magnussen (UH West Oʻahu), and Dr. John Signor (Leeward CC). 


Haku Mele Workshop 

Haku mele: nvi. Poet, composer; to compose song or chant.
Always wanted to haku a mele for your loved one but don’t know where to begin?  Join Nā Hokū Hanohano Award-winning artists and longtime collaborators Dr. Keola Donaghy (UH Maui College) and Kenneth Makuakāne (recording artist and Kahu, Kawaiahaʻo Church) for a start to your haku mele journey.  


ʻUkulele Workshop: How to Improve Your Overall Strumming Sound 

  • Zoom only (‘Ukulele required)
  • 10:00-10:45am; 11:00-11:45am; 12:00-12:45pm 
  • Mikaele Kane (Windward CC, UH West Oʻahu in Fall 2022)

Join ʻukulele instructor and Kamaka Artist Mika Kane (Windward CC, and coming to UH West Oʻahu in Fall 2022) in this ʻukulele workshop for ALL players from true beginners to advanced, as he shares techniques to improve your overall strumming sound. Mika will be teaching two different strumming techniques that will improve your strumming sound, tone, and feel, no matter the level of player you are.


Kī Hoʻalu: Slack Key Basics Workshop

Love that nahenahe kī hoʻalu (slack key) sound, but think it might be too difficult to learn?  Think again. Find out how easy it actually is with longtime kī hoʻalu musicians and educators Dr. Kamuela Kimokeo (Windward CC) and Bobby Moderow (UH West Oʻahu) in this kī hoʻalu basics workshop, to gain insights into the different kinds of instruments available, how to care for your instrument, and learn a special song for the Lunchtime Hoʻokani Kulanui (1-3pm) with Raiatea Helm, Bobby Moderow and Kamuela Kimokeo. 

(Guitar required. In-Person Maximum: 22 participants.)


Jazz Improvisation Workshop 

  • In-person and Zoom
  • 10:00-10:45am; 11:00-11:45am 
  • D. Mark Minasian (Leeward CC) and Dean Taba (UH Mānoa)
  • Maximum: 22 participants in-person.

Have you always wanted to learn how to improvise music– to play without the need for notes in front of you?  Or perhaps you’ve already started improvising and want to take it to the next level? Join longtime jazz improvisers and educators, Dean Taba (bass, UH Mānoa) and D. Mark Minasian (trumpet, Leeward CC) for an enlightening session for all levels.