Thang Nguyen is 11 and attends Ewa Makai Middle School in Ewa Beach.
Thang was first introduced to Hawaiian music at age 6. His mother enrolled him in music training to develop his singing and playing abilities. He transitioned from playing to a sleeping baby to larger groups of 200 or more people.
His two younger brothers look up to him and want to do everything that he does, including playing the ukulele. One of Thang's responsibilities is to help his brothers practice playing on their ukuleles in the evening. His parents have no musical background but they encourage Thang and his brothers to practice and play for their families and friends.
At school, Thang is in the National Society Association and the drone team, who is ranked number 6 in the nation. He is an altar server and a team captain for the Vietnamese Youth Ministry.
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