Singer/Songwriter/Actor Eric Gilliom visits IHM students in their Applied Music class.

This one-of-a-kind musical mentorship offering is dedicated to the preservation of Hawaiian music through establishing  mentor relationships with successful Hawaiian musicans. Students who are enroll in IHM courses and programs will access opportunities establishing mentoring relationships with professional musicians to receive personal training, guidance, and knowledge about all aspects of the profession.




Mentor Musicians who have shared their talents and mana’o:


IHM Student Makana Kamahele in an impromptu session at Moloka‘i Airport with Kumu Manuwai Peters of Moloka‘i High School and one of his students

Ken Emerson
Owana Salazar
Maisey & JJ Rika
Ledward Kaapana
Richard Ho’opi’i
Wilmont Kahaiali’i
John Keawe (& Hope)
Keoki Kahumoku
Jon Yamasato
Bobby Ingano
Ikaika, Kevin & Sheldon Brown
Peter deAquino
Garrett Probst
Ron Kuala’au
Shawn Pimental
Herb Ohta, Jr.
Kimo West
Likookaalani Martin             
Benny Uyetake
Glenn Kakugawa
Sean Na’auao
Brother Noland
Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole
Keli’i Tau’a

Mentor Musicians Videos Previews

barry flanagan

Barry Flanagan of Hapa passes on guitar playing, songwriting, recording, practice and other industry advice to students in their Thursday “Applied Music” class.

Dennis Kamakahi
Owana Salazar
Kawika Kahiapo
Richard Ho’opi’i
Ledward Kapana
Ken Emerson
Maisey Rika
The Brown Ohana