Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Friday
Ha’i Mo’olelo – Kaliko Beamer Trapp
Ha’i mo’olelo means “to tell stories” and is an opportunity to participate, as a student, in a rich oral tradition that spans centuries. Kaliko Beamer Trapp has made the study of Polynesian culture and language his life’s work and is an engaging and informed story teller. If you just want to take a little break from a busy day, kick your shoes off and relax while someone tells captivating tales of old Hawai’i, this is where you want to be. (Everyone welcome!)
Circle of Fifths – Fred Sokolow
Unlock the mysteries of music (and your ukulele fretboard) with this essential and informative workshop with Fred Sokolow, the man who wrote the entire Fretboad Roadmaps series. Among other things, you will learn that the Circle of 5ths is nothing to be afraid of! It’s simply a diagram that includes every note in the musical scale, one time, and one time only. It will help you find chords that work well together, show you how to transpose (shift to a different key)quickly and easily, and help you create pleasing chord progressions and understand some of the ones you don’t even know you know! (All levels)
Slack Key Style Ukulele w/ Brad
Slack key guitar has long produced one of the most iconic and beloved sounds in Hawaiian music. In this workshop with Brad Bordessa, you will not only learn about this unique and traditional musical form, you will learn how to approximate the sound and technique of slack key on your ukulele. (Level 3 – 4)
We’ll all be at the beach! But, even if you are not a swimmer, that doesn’t mean you won’t have anything to do. Here are some of the activities we have planned while we wait for our beach burgers to cook!
- A visit to the nearby Pu’ukoholā Heiau with Kaliko
- Hula (calling all kane!) with Robyn
- Kanikapila with Fred and a few tunes about Hawai’i from Tin Pan Alley
- A little star gazing with Lehua
- And….let’s not forget a little swim!