Visits from performers and recording artists!

Barry Flanagan of Hapa Mentors IHM Students

Our students enjoyed a great licks and music business mentoring session with the inimitable Barry Flanagan of Hapa today. It is the first of what will be many visits from Hawai‘i music industry professionals in the year to come. Mahalo nui e Barry!

By | September 1st, 2014|Mentors|0 Comments

Rev. Dennis Kamakahi: 1953-2014

Dennis Kamakahi The faculty, staff and students of the Institute of Hawaiian Music would like to extend our deepest condolences to the ‘ohana of Rev. Dennis Kamakahi, who passed away today. Dennis was one of the many early supporters of the IHM, met with and mentored the students in our first cohort. Dennis had

By | April 28th, 2014|Announcements, Mentors|0 Comments

IHM Students Visit Jake Shimabukuro

Once again, our Institute of Hawaiian Music students were fortunate to receive visits and mentoring from an amazing Hawai‘i artist. On Saturday, February 1, the students spent over an hour with ‘ukulele virtuoso and innovator Jake Shimabukuro prior to his concert at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. He talked to them about his development

By | February 14th, 2014|Mentors|0 Comments

Raiatea Helm and Bryan Tolentino Visit IHM

Raiatea Helm and Bryan Tolentino performing “Kalama‘ula" for IHM students at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Our Institute of Hawaiian Music students were fortunate to receive visits and mentoring from amazing artists two days in a row. Yesterday was Hilo's Mark Yamanaka with Bert Nāihe. Today the students got to spend nearly

By | February 1st, 2014|Mentors|0 Comments

Mahalo Mark Yamanaka and Bert Nāihe!

Hilo native and four time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner Mark Yamanaka joined IHM students this afternoon for a nice long talk-story and jam session. He shared his experiences from growing up doing backyard jams, to his times performing with kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho, playing the Hilo "wedding/graduation/birthday lū‘ai" circuit, recording his first CD

By | January 31st, 2014|Mentors, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Barry Flanagan of Hapa and Halemanu Villarimo Mentor IHM Students

The Spring 2014 semester has just started, and already the students of the Institute of Hawaiian Music have met with two outstanding Hawai‘i musicians. On Thursday, January 16, 2014, guitarist/producer/composer Halemanu visited for the first of what we hope will be many times to work with our students. On Friday, January 17, 2014, guitarist/composer/singer Barry

By | January 22nd, 2014|Mentors|0 Comments