Music in the Clubhouse

Play, Sing, and Make New Friends! 

HYS has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, to offer low-cost music classes through the HYS Academy’s Music in the Clubhouse programming.  Music4Kids, general music classes for students 7-9 years, and the Boys & Girls Club Band, a beginning band class for students 10 years and older are all offered. All music and supplies are included. All classes are held at the Boys & Girls Club: Spalding Clubhouse.

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Music4Kids is a general music class for 7 – 9 year olds (entering 2nd – 5th grade) that provides an early exploration into music. Students learn the “basics” of music (steady beat, pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, melody, harmony, form, improvisation, reading simple notation) through singing, speech ostinati (patterns), listening, dancing, creative movement, music games and playing the recorder. It was created to replace the many general music programs that have been eliminated from elementary school curriculum. HYS provides students with their own recorders and gives them access to guitars and ukulele. Each semester includes a performance showcasing student learning.  Students will be expected to practice at home and complete homework assignments, when given.

In the Spring Semester, Music4Kids transforms into an Ukulele Class, in which students learn to play one of the most popular Hawaiian instruments! 

Class Schedule:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Oct. 3, 2017 – April 26, 2018 
Instructor: Ms. Joy Waikoloa


The Boys & Girls Club Band targets students who do not or cannot take music in their secondary schools and homeschool students in need of musical outlets. Resulting from a partnership with the Music Center of Hawaii, HYS provides all the instruments and equipment to participants at a minimal charge. This program includes two concerts in a formal concert hall setting. This program  is not intended to replace instruction delivered by school band directors. The course is geared towards beginners or those with little experience on a band instrument, and will teach students how to play an instrument alone and in an ensemble, basic note reading, articulation and rhythm. Students are expected to attend class on a regular basis to ensure satisfactory progress made. In addition, all students are expected to perform in two formal concerts in December and April. Exemplary behavior is required of all students at all times.

Class Schedule:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:15 pm
Sept. 12, 2017 – April 26, 2018

Instructor: Mr. Matt Momohara