This is a one-day only workshop. The class instructor is Alan Akaka, and the class is limited to 20 people. Registration will close as soon as capacity is reached.
Monday, December 4, 2023
Reception: 12:30 PM
Workshop: 1 PM - 4 PM
Where:Yokohama City Skills Culture Center Audio Room (1st basement floor)
The Center is a 5 minute walk from the south exit of JR Negishi Line [Kannai Station] or a 3 minute walk from Exit 2 of Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line [Isezaki Chojamachi Station]
Individual and group instruction using assigned pieces
Lecture / Q&A using slide show
Certificate of Completion awarded
Kanikapila with Maui songs:
Assigned: Maui Waltz, Lahainaluna
Kanikapila: ‘Ulupalakua, Waikaloa
(The assigned songs and Kanikapira planned songs are subject to change.)
Mini amplifier and cable
Smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.
Bar and picks
Tuition: $123 USD or 17,000¥
Class is limited to 20 participants
Supplies Available For Pre-Order:
Available for purchase by pre-order only with delivery at the class.
Bar $45 USD or 6,600¥
Finger Pick $2 USD or 300¥
Thumbpick $2 USD or 300¥
Pick Set (3 pieces) $6 USD or 900¥
Steel guitar strings (set of 6) $8 USD or 1200¥
Steel guitar strings (set of 8) $$10 USD or 1500¥
Tuition and pre-ordered supplies must be paid on day of class. Please bring exact amount in US Dollars or Yen. No change will be available.
Please see alanakaka.com for additional information.
Register by email, phone, or post.
HSGA Japan Branch Secretariat Masahiko Ibamoto
Sheet music and background music for practice can be sent to you by email before the class. Please let us know when you apply that you would like to receive the teaching materials in advance.
Please refrain from recording.
The venue will be available for use from 10 AM on the day of the event, so please consider arriving early to practice and interact with the participants. There are facilities on site where you can enjoy tea and lunch.
We look forward to your participation!
Yokohama Steel Guitar Symposium Management Bureau
Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i o Akaka
For inquiries regarding Ke Kula Mele, please feel free to contact us in Japanese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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