MUSIC EDUCATION

Big Island Music Academy
77-165 Lako Street
Kailua-Kona
808-936-3885
Web: https://bigislandmusicacademy.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BIMAKONA/
About
BIMA provides the highest caliber of group instrumental and vocal music instruction, tailored to each student’s unique strengths and goals located, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Kahilu Theatre
67-1186 Lindsey Rd Kamuela
808) 885-6868
Web: http://kahilutheatre.org/Home
About
As public schools have faced continued cuts in funding arts education, Kahilu Theatre serves the largest number of children possible. Arts Ed @ Kahilu programs includes the Performances for Young Audiences Series, Kahilu Arts with Waimea Middle School (K-Arts), and our Kahilu Performing Arts Classes (KPAC). Each year, thousands of keiki ages 5 and above, are introduced to world-class art from our stage and in our galleries.

Kukuau Studio
43-D Kukuau St.
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
(808) 464-3388
Web: http://kukuaustudio.com/music-lessons/
About
Teacher Bub Pratt’s platform for music: Specializing in all fretted instruments, improvisation, composition, beginning piano & performance.

The musical styles focused on with students really depends on the student, what they want to learn & what they plan on doing with their music. His curriculum can fit with any song, most techniques & any style (such as pop, (rock, blues, country, hip hop, folk) Jazz, Latin & intro to Classical), songwriting/composition, sight-reading (upon request) & vocal lessons with your guitar. Some other areas of focus are, how to practice, how to use a metronome, studio preparation, the four tools of improvisation, scales, all the chords & their inversions, jamming & instrument maintenance.

Uma Ojeda
About: Uma Ojeda currently sings and plays in three musical outlets: Uma Zuma Band (4-piece Rock & Soul), Uma Zuma Duo, and Uma Uke, her solo ukulele and vocal thing. The big 4-piece group features Dave Ojeda on bass & vocals, Steve Fundy on guitar and vocals, and Bruce David on Drums. They enjoy sharing hits from Aretha to Zeppelin, with songs from yesterday to today. Uma plays a few on ukulele and enjoys harmonies with the guys. Uma Zuma duo is Uma and Dave Ojeda, killing ukulele, guitar, stand up and electric bass and spanning a wide variety of genres, including popular Top 40, Latin, jazz, blues, reggae, and some originals.
Web: Check out her YouTube channel UmaSings and website www.umaojeda.weebly.com where you can catch upcoming shows.
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