New for 2020: Ukulele Workshop with the one and only JAKE SHIMABUKURO!
Hawaii Youth Symphony is thrilled to announce this stunning new program, exclusive to the Pacific Music Institute.
Dates, Times, Location:
Monday, July 13 to Saturday, July 18, 2020—Honolulu Convention Center
- 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Daily Classes
- Class concert, Saturday 7/18, time TBA
Sunday, July 19, 2020—Kapiolani Park, Waikiki
- Performance with JAKE (exact time TBA) at Ukulele Festival Hawaii
Participants must attend class every day.
Achieving a Good Tone
Rhythm & Strumming
Composing & Songwriting (Jake will guide the class in writing a song together!)
Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, & Dynamics in Music
How to Practice
Basic Music Theory Concepts
Improvising Over A 12-Bar Blues & Chord Substitutions
Technical Gear (Strings, Pickups, DI Box, Effect Pedals, Cables, Power)
Perform with Jake! The class will culminate with a performance, led by Jake, at the Ukulele Festival Hawaii’s 50th Anniversary, July 19 at Kapiolani Park Bandstand.
How to Apply:
PMI Ukulele Camp is open to students who are between the ages of 9-19, as of 7/1/2020. Space is extremely limited, and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We apologize for not being able to accommodate everyone this first year!
If you’re unable to bring your own ukulele to camp, PMI can loan one to you for the week.
“Jake Shimabukuro has taken the four-string, two-octave instrument to places no one could have imagined back in the golden years of Don Ho, ranging freely across the music spectrum from jazz, blues, and funk to bluegrass, classical, and folk with the ease of a musician fully in command of the possibilities of his chosen instrument … Shimabukuro has completely rewritten the book on the possibilities of the ukulele.“
— Steve Leggett, Apple Music
Kama'aina Discounted Tuition
|Non-Resident (US Mainland)||Non-Resident (International)
|PMI Ukulele Workshop||July 13-19, 2020||$500||$1,000||Email for details|
*Includes admission for 2 guests to class concert, HYS t-shirt, daily meal, sheet music and class supplies.