Keoki Kahumoku to teach classes in Honoka‘a

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Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Keoki Kahumoku, Hawai`i’s only artist to be part of four Hawaiian Grammy® Award Winning Albums and recent Na Hoku Hanohano nominee as a producer, teaches a pair of slack key and `ukulele courses at the University of Hawaii at Hilo North Hawai‘i Education and Research Center (NHERC) in the former Honoka‘a Hospital building.

In Basic Slack Key Guitar, Kahumoku will teach the basics of slack key guitar including tuning, chords, strumming/picking techniques and tab reading. He will similarly teach chord tuning, progressions, strumming and picking techniques in theBeginning/Refresher ‘Ukulele class. Participants will need to bring their own instrument for either class.

Courses will be taught over a period of five Thursdays from July 3 through July 31. The ‘ukulele class runs 3:45-5:00 p.m., while the slack key class is 5:15-6:30 p.m.

The fee for each course is $40, while members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will receive a $5 discount on each class. For more information, contact NHERC at (808) 775-8890.


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