Joey has enjoyed Hawaiian music from an early age. She particularly admired the music of Aunty Genoa Keawe, and dreamed of playing beautiful Hawaiian music on the steel guitar. Joey has been fortunate to have the opportunity to study the steel guitar under the guidance of Kumu Alan Akaka. Joey, now 16 and a student at Punahou, has been studying steel guitar for three years and is one of the Ke Kula Mele NextGen steel guitar players.
When she is not playing the steel guitar, Joey immerses herself in her other interests: competitive swimming, volleyball, robotics, and playing the double bass in her school orchestra.
Statewide Steel Guitar Festivals
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Kona Steel Guitar Festival