Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival

Kapa‘a Middle School

A school demonstration team visited the Kapa‘a 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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  • Students awaiting the steel guitar presentation.
  • The presentation is about to begin. Jake Fernandez (rear) is one of the NextGen parent chaperones.
  • NextGen Tai Misailidis, Joey Misailidis, Ethan Goore, and Pono Fernandez perform under Kumu Alan Akaka's direction.
  • Instructor Mary Lardizabal says a few words to the group.
  • Mary Lardizabal is the director of the Kapa Ľa Middle School Choir and  ĽUkulele Band.
  • The class listens to the presentation.
  • Tai and Joey Misailidis, Ethan Goore, Pono Fernandez, and Alan Akaka.
  • Another picture of the presentation team. Photo by Mary Lardizabal.
  • NextGen Tai Misailidis, Joey Misailidis, Ethan Goore and Pono Fernandez watch as a couple of students try out the steel guitar. Photo by Mary Lardizabal.
  • Ethan and Pono assist with the hands-on experience. Photo by Mary Lardizabal.

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Photography by Kris Oka and Mary Lardizabal. All photos ©2020 by HIMELE.

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