Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 Ke Kula Mele Spring Concert has been canceled. Guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, the State of Hawai‘i, and the City and County of Honolulu discourages and/or prohibits large public gatherings and concerts until further notice. HIMELE wishes to protect festival staff, musicians, and guests during this emergency and will support these directives.
Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music is a Hawaiian Music school headed by steel guitar master Alan Akaka. Learn about Hawaiian music and how to play the ‘ukulele, the guitar, Hawaiian-style upright bass, or the Hawaiian steel guitar, all instruments important to Hawaiian music and culture. Your learning preference can be either in a classroom setting with other students or in a private lesson environment where Kumu Akaka will work with you individually.
The name "Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i" reflects the spirit of our school. Kula is the Hawaiian word for school and Mele Hawai‘i is Hawaiian music. Ke Kula Mele provides a special environment where anyone (children through adults) can learn to play ‘ukulele, steel guitar, upright Hawaiian bass, and guitar and are most welcome to pursue their dreams of playing an instrument and learning to sing Hawaiian songs. Everyone experiences a fun and positive learning environment.
Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i would like to welcome you into our ‘ohana where making music is FUN. When the student is ready the teacher appears. See us in action. Come and BE A PLAYER at Ke Kula Mele!