Maui Workshop

Maui Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Workshop

June 1 - June 8, 2022

Join us at the 24th Annual Workshop in June 2022

Come experience the best available slack key guitar and ‘ukulele instruction anywhere, with Hawaii’s top musicians teaching both group classes and providing one-on-one private instruction.

You’ll spend a week in classes that cover playing techniques, song repertoire, jamming, composition, and a variety of other topics, all designed to take your playing to the next level.  In addition to musical instruction, students can also take classes in Hawaiian history, culture, and traditional crafts.

The beautiful Napili Kai Beach Resort will once again be our Workshop headquarters, with discounted room rates available to workshop attendees. Registration for the 2022 Workshop will open on October 1st, 2021.

Workshop Class

2022 Workshop Newsletters will begin mailing beginning April 1, 2022.

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2022 Workshop Music Instructor Staff (Tentative)

Ledward Kaapana – guitar, ‘ukulele

George Kahumoku Jr. – guitar, ukulele

Kevin Brown – guitar

Stephen Inglis – guitar

Sonny Lim – guitar, lap steel

Jeff Peterson – guitar, ukulele

Max Angel– ‘ukulele

 

Herb Ohta, Jr. – ‘ukulele

Jason Jerome – ‘ukulele

Brad Bordessa – ‘ukulele

Peter deAquino – ‘ukulele

JJ Jerome – ‘ukulele

Instructor TBD – ‘ukulele

Cultural/Crafts Instructors (Tentative)

Wainani Kealoha – Hula, lei-making

George Kahumoku Jr. – Hawaiian Cooking, Farm Field Trip

Vania Jerome – Voice

Pohaku Kaho’ohanohano – Lauhala weaving

Sterling Seaton – Lawai’a: Hawaiian fishing

Jason Jerome – ‘Ukulele 1

Max Angel – Hawaiian Language

 

Workshop Tracks

Slack Key Guitar

‘Ukulele

Culture/Crafts

  • Beginning Slack Key
  • Intermediate Slack Key
  • Advanced Slack Key
  • Alternate Tunings
  • Intros, Vamps, & Endings
  • Improvising
  • Jamming With Others
  • Songs & Singing
  • Taro Patch F
  • C Tunings
  • Music Theory
  • Songwriting
  • Modulation & Chord Repertoire
  • Beginning ‘Ukulele
  • Intermediate ‘Ukulele
  • Advanced ‘Ukulele
  • C Slack ‘Ukulele
  • Intros, Vamps, & Endings
  • Improvising
  • Jamming With Others
  • Jazz, Blues ‘Ukulele
  • Rhythms & Strumming Styles
  • Fingerpicking Styles
  • Music Theory
  • Chord Repertoire
  • Turnarounds & Endings
  • Hula Performance
  • Hula Skills Development
  • Lauhala Weaving
  • Lei Making
  • The Art of Kapa Cloth
  • Hawaiian Chants & Language
  • Hawaiian Cooking
  • Lawai’a – Hawaiian Fishing, Net Throwing
  • Introduction to ‘Ukulele
  • Kahumoku Farm Field Trip

  Workshop Tuition

Registration PeriodMusic + Culture (All Access)Culture/Crafts Program
Early Bird Discount $1900* $1500*
After January,30 2022 $2000* $1600*

A special plan that includes all meals and tickets to the Masters of Slack Key Show, at $600 is available for spouse/companions not participating in workshop programs. See the registration page for details.

workshop class tent

Outline Schedule

(All workshop sessions are held at the Napili Kai Beach Resort unless otherwise specified)

Wednesday

  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm check-in at the Napili Kai
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm Orientation for new students
  • 6:30 Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Show

Thursday

  • 7:30 am – Breakfast in the Aloha Pavilion
  • 8:15 am  – Late check-in and morning group meeting
  • 9:15 am – Morning classes begin
  • 12:15 pm – Lunch
  • 1:15 pm – Afternoon classes begin
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner
  • 7:30 pm – Kanikapila at the Aloha Pavilion

Friday

  • Same as Thursday

Saturday

  • Same as Thursday

Sunday

  • 8:00 am  Regular morning schedule
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm Free time
  • Students have dinner on their own

Monday

  • Same as Thursday

Tuesday

  • Same morning schedule
  • 4:00 – Rehearsal time for Open Mic
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner
  • 7:30 pm – Open Mic Night in the Aloha Pavilion

Wednesday

  • 7:30 am – Breakfast in the Aloha Pavilion
  • 8:00 am – Class photo shoot (wearing workshop T-shirt) at Napili Kai, followed by dress rehearsal for show performance
  • Lunch Afternoon is free time with students’ dinner on your own
  • 7:30 pm – Kahumoku Workshop performance night at the Aloha Pavilion

Thursday

  • 8:30 am – Optional staff and student debriefing, discussion, and suggestions for next year. All welcome, but feedback also invited on written forms. Location to be announced.

Workshop Class of 2019

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