9:00 am Aloha Ukulele Mason's Landing
Aloha Friends! This five night, six day ukulele workshop has a two fold purpose: to provide sufficient time to delve deep into significant ukulele concepts and techniques, while also giving us the opportunity to enjoy isolation at a beautiful venue so we’re able to concentrate fully on ukulele….
In this setting, YOU are able to propose your own learning objectives and know these will be addressed in a manner that will result in meaningful assimilation. Best of all, we’re going to do it and have FUN in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Some areas of interest we’ll talk and strum about: left hand technique, right hand technique, music’s organization as it relates to ukulele, styling considerations (like playing melody and harmony simultaneously), how to choose high-quality instruments and care for them, meaningful practice techniques, equally meaningful teaching techniques, repertoire, arranging, program development for those of you who teach and organize ukulele groups and most importantly, whatever else you’d like to address. With your registration, please forward your curriculum suggestions to me and I’ll assure they gain the attention they deserve. I look forward to sharing a fun and rewarding six ukulele days with you! With aloha, Kimo
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10:00 am Aloha Ukulele Festival Nanaimo
Cost: $30 (Purchase tickets online here)
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Room 2, Beban Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Fun events indoors and outdoors, oceanside and more in beautiful Parksville and Nanaimo, BC Canada.
Kimo Hussey will be presenting a workshop on “Song Styling-How To Arrange It And Make It Your Own”
How does he create those beautiful musical arrangements?
KIMO HUSSEY’S arrangements are world-renowned for their dignity and striking beauty. We have wondered for years how he does it! Now you can learn the secrets of his stunning world-class arrangements. You will be at his side working with Kimo as you craft ukulele arrangements together!
Kimo (from Kaneohe, Oahu) is an in-demand and much beloved ukulele performer and teacher, who travels extensively to ukulele festivals and workshops around the world.
Kimo is currently conducting workshops and seminars worldwide, with a plan to release a new CD late 2013. His goal is “to share as much of my knowledge of ukulele as possible. Years of musical experiences teaching and playing throughout the world have consistently shown me what I most enjoy about music and ukulele is being a part of music’s creative process. I have learned that I continue to learn about ukulele, and so I never run out of things to share. The process massages the soul. It’s a real joy and one big reason why I love doing workshops about anything that has to do with ukulele, sharing with others what has been shared with me.”$nbsp;
5:00 pm E Ho’omau Ukulele Workshop and Retreat Sonoma, California
Cost: $625 includes all fees and materials, all gourmet meals, shared accommodations, and all extra activities
Companion rate: $500 includes all except ‘Ukulele and Feather Lei workshop sessions
Rate without accommodations (if you choose to stay off-site): $450
Date: The workshop begins at 10:00 am Friday August 30th and ends Sunday afternoon September 1st. For 2013 we are offering an optional extra day to extend your stay through Monday September 2nd for $150 additional. There will be no scheduled instructional sessions but it includes three meals, accommodations and pure relaxation.
Our 2013 Music instruction will feature Kimo Hussey, Daniel Ho, Kalae Miles, Izi Holokahi, and Liko Puha. Hawaiian Feather Art Workshop will be instructed by Auntie Paulette Kahalepuna and Herman Kekoa Mossman Tachera and Liko Puha and Kalae Miles will be sharing their aloha with Hawaiian culture related sessions such as Hula, Hawaiian language and Oli (chant).
The 3 day and 2 night all inclusive workshop/retreat will be held at the beautiful Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma Valley Wine Country August 30th- September 1st 2013.
What you can expect:
- 2 nights / 3 days of ‘Ukulele or Hawaiian Feather Art instruction
- Music sessions specific to beginner and advanced/inter. levels
- Hawaiian cultural sessions: Hula, Oli (chant), ‘Olelo (Hawaiian language) and Lei Hulu (feather lei)
- Nightly wine receptions – taste local wines of the valley
- Nightly kanikapila
- Saturday evening benefit concert – relax poolside under the stars and enjoy the smooth sounds of your music instructors and special guests!
- Lei Hulu (feather lei) Exhibit
- Ukulele display and Q&A discussion with local custom ukulele builders; test drive some of the best locally made custom ukes