The Institute of Hawaiian Music (IHM) mentors and trains aspiring musicians in performing, singing, composition, repertoire development, recording techniques, and marketing of Hawaiian music. Students will be taken from the beginning of their musical training to their career debut.
IHM offers classes and mentoring in guitar, ukulele, singing, keyboard, composition, music theory, repertoire development, dance, music industry business and marketing, and recording. Students are given training on their instruments, vice, and harmony. They will be directed in repertoire growth, stage presence, and recording techniques. Students will also complete courses in Hawaiian studies and Hawaiian language to understand the cultural roots of their art. This is considered essential to an appreciation for Hawaiian language songs. By completion, student will produce a CD album ready for commercial release. Students of this program will be future performing artists of Hawai’i, trained in performing a wide range of music, playing Hawaiian instruments, knowing the history of the art, and able to communicate this knowledge to an audience.
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