School Visitations - Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
A school demonstration team visited the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School to provide a presentation about the Hawaiian Steel Guitar showing students why the instrument is important to Hawaiian music and culture, providing musical selections that include the steel guitar, and giving students hands-on experiences with the instruments.
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- Statue of Chiefess Kamakahelei at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School.
- Lap Steel Guitar Anatomy illustration in the music classroom.
- Alan Akaka talked about the steel guitar.
- Alan Akaka shows a student how heavy the steel guitar's tone bar is.
- Alan leading a performance by Bobby Ingano, Malie Lyman, and Joey and Tai Misailidis.
- Mālie Lyman demonstrates the steel guitar.
- As Mālie plays, Bobby Ingano adds in complementary harmonics with Alan, Joey and Tai providing backup.
- Bobby Ingano and Mālie Lyman.
- Joey Misailidis performs a musicial selection on the steel guitar for the group. Alan and Tai assist.
- The group listens intently to the presentation.
- Class instructor Elias Gonzales joins in.
- Front: Bobby Ingano, Mālie Lyman, Alan Akaka, Jory and Tai Misailidis. Rear: Pomaika'i Lyman, Elias Gonzales.
- The assembly.
- Tai studies the music to Hanohano Hanalei.
- Next Generation U-bass player Tai Misailidis.
- Joey demonstrates one of the three steel guitars purchased by the school.
- Mālie tries out another of the purchased steel guitars.
- One of the class students studies the music to Hanohano Hanalei.
- Hands-on time. One of the students tries his hand at the steel guitar under Joey's guidance.
- Mālie watches as another student tries out the steel guitar.
- Joey shows this student the interraction between the picking fingers and the tone bar.
- Pomaika'i Lyman provides a musical selection.
- Elias Gonzales with the presentation team.
- Front: Mālie Lyman, Alan Akaka, Joey and Tai Misailidis. Rear: Bobby Ingano, instructor Elias Gonzales, and Pomaika'i Lyman.
- The gratuitous 'goofy' picture of the team.
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Photography by Don Touchi ©2018 by Don Touchi and HIMELE.