Ukulele Workshop with Keoki Kahumoku
The workshop is preceded by a slack key guitar workshop with George Kahumoku, Jr. Each workshop is $37.50 and you can attend both for $63.50 (including service charges).
Fifth generation slack-key guitarist Keoki Kahumoku began performing with his father, George Kahumoku, Jr., and his uncle, Moses Kahumoku, in 1990 at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii. Since then he has carved out a respected solo career, and has also appeared on dad George's award-winning Masters of Slack Key Guitar recordings, who says that said that his son "has a passion for Hawaiian music in all its forms." Keoki also has a passion for teaching and, with the goal of preserving tradition, especially among Hawai'i's kids, he created education programs throughout the State to teach 'ukulele and slack key guitar and, 16 years ago, founded the annual Youth 'Ukulele Players Contest on Maui. He is part of the faculty every year at his father's June workshops, as well as at his own annual Hawaiian Lifestyle workshops, that teach both music and culture.
When not on the road or teaching, you can find Keoki farming his land, hunting with his dogs or tending his mountain pua'a. Equally comfortable cooking for a crowd or performing for them, Keoki draws his inspiration from his roots. Like his dad, Keoki’s performance is as much about his relaxed, engaging "talk story" as it is about his wide Hawaiian repertoire.
His ‘ukulele workshops can lead beginners through the basics, and participants will learn at least one song.