Free Piano Workshops in Kupa’a 104

Poster designed by Rossil Estillore, of Harvey Reed's Design Class, UHMC

Poster designed by Rossil Estillore, of Harvey Reed’s Design Class, UHMC

Did you know that Room 104 in the Kupa’a Building has more pianos than anywhere else on Maui?

It’s the ideal place to learn to play piano in a group setting. It’s social, dynamic, and fun! That’s why musicians join rock bands, chamber ensembles, or orchestras.

Experience what it’s like to play the piano in a FREE one-hour workshop. Here’s what we learned in the last two workshops:

December 18, 2013: we played two pieces to official videos (John Lennon’s Imagine and Pachelbel Canon to Vitamin C’s Graduation Song)

March 21st, 2013: five piano students assisted eight members of the Inspired Teaching Committee (faculty and staff) to play all 88 keys on the piano

  • the chromatic scale using just three fingers
  • block and broken triads by crossing hands over each other
  • pentatonic improvisation to create a massive sound field
  • introduction to Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling

Next two workshops:

  • Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 from 2 to 3 PM celebrate Earth Day Jam — learn to play Iz’s “Over the Rainbow” and other finger ballet. After the workshop, there’s a break with snacks. You can stay and listen to live performances of current piano students as they prepare for their final recital.
  • Wednesday May 7th, 2014  piano concert from 5 to 6:30 pm.  Piano ensemble workshop from 7 to […]

Bruno Mars Scholarships For Grammy Camp

bruno-mars-tourHawai‘i’s own Bruno Mars has teamed up with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation to offer five scholarships for high school students to Grammy Camp! “The GRAMMY Foundation announced today that five students will receive financial assistance for GRAMMY Camp through the support of the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund was established through a grant from the Hawai’i Community Foundation at the recommendation of Bruno Mars. The fund will cover the tuition of one qualified high school student each year for the next five years with preference given to students from Hawai‘i.”

In order to be eligible, U.S. high school applicants must complete an online application, video audition and a financial assistance form at http://www.grammyintheschools.com. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. The scholarship recipient will be notified in May.

By |February 26th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Helpful Links||0 Comments

Spring 2014 UH-MC Open Mic Nights

UH-MC Open Mic Nights are back in the Student lounge. The first will be February 27, 2014 From 5 to 8 PM . All talent are welcome, Sing, Skits, Dance, Drama, Slam Poet, Hula, Hawaiian Music, Stand Up Comedy, whatever talent you wish to show is welcome!  Free admission for UH-MC students with ID, $2 donation for the general public. Free food!

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How To Write A Killer Artist Bio

The Disc Makers Echoes blog posts outstanding features that are geared for independent artists, but really, any recording artist could benefit from this column on writing a great artist bio. Follow the advice here and you may just find it easier to get your music  heard by music writers and website visitors.

 

 

By |January 23rd, 2014|Categories: Helpful Links||0 Comments

Joel Katz’ Classes For Spring 2014

Joel KatzJoel Katz is one of our talented and versatile lecturers in music at UH-MC. He teaches a variety of classes in instrumental performance and music technology next semester. New for Spring 2014: Hawaiian Steel Guitar! Here are the classes, including the day of week and time.

Beginning Guitar MUS 121 D TR 9:00-10:15a
Intermediate Guitar MUS 122D TR 10:30-11:45a
Beginning ‘Ukulele MUS 121Z MW 9:00-10:15a
Intro to music technology MUS 271 MW 10:30-11:45a
Digital Recording Techniques MUS 272 F 9:00-11:45a
Hawaiian Steel Guitar MUS 190v S 9:00-11:45a

Please contact Joel directly if you are interested in any. All are two credit classes.

By |November 26th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog||0 Comments

HWST/MUS176 History of Hawaiian Music

AlohaOe1913One of the new music offerings at UH-MC is “History of Hawaiian Music”, taught by Dr. Keola Donaghy. He taught a similar class at UH-Hilo for eight years, and is now offering the class online through the UH system’s Laulima courseware system.

While the class does have two prerequisite courses listed, Keola will happily waive them for you. Simply email donaghy(at)hawaii(dot)edu with your name and UH ID number, and he will issue you a permit to register for the class.

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Join The UH-MC Music Club!

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The Secrets of Vocal Health on the Road

Portrait1Jaime Vendera is a vocal coach, world-renowned for his wineglass-shattering voice as seen on shows like MythBusters, Dr. Oz, and Super Human Showdown. Many of his books, including Raise Your Voice 1 & 2, The Ultimate Breathing Workout, and the Sing Out Loud series have been read by countless singers, beginner and pro alike. Jaime offers some tips on Voice Council Magazine’s website that could make the difference between singing night after night or cancelling a gig.

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The Top 5 Lyric Pitfalls

jasonblumeJason Blume is in his eighteenth year of teaching BMI’s Nashville Songwriters’ Workshop, and has written hit songs for many artists in a staggering variety of genres. Jason has also been a regular instructor and mentor at the Kaua‘i Music Festival. He offers his list of the Top Five Pitfalls that he sees in many songs that he has seen and heard.

By |September 24th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Helpful Links||0 Comments

Discounted Tickets for UHMC Students For Selected Events This Fall At MACC

macc_logotypeThe Maui Arts and Cultural Center has offered discouted prices to UH-Maui students for the Fall 2013 semester. The price for tickets is $15 ($12 special ticket price plus $3 facility fee= $15 total)
. The UH-MC special offer is for students only – not faculty – and only for these select shows.


Students MUST show their current, validated UH-MC ID at the Box Office.

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By |September 14th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Blog, Performances||Comments Off
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