Hawaii Music Institute offers music workshops at Windward CC

Workshops include steel guitar, slack key guitar and voice

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Mktg & Public Rel Dir, Chancellor's Office
Posted: May 3, 2012

Bobby Ingano
Bobby Ingano
Neva Rego
Neva Rego
For a limited time, Windward Community College's Hawai‘i Music Institute will offer music workshops where students can polish their slack key and steel guitar skills with guitar masters Ron Loo and Bobby Ingano, and study with Hawai‘i’s Voice Coach to the Stars, Neva Rego.
The workshops begin on May 16, and the cost for each workshop is $20. To register, call 235-7433 or go in-person to the Office of Career & Community Education, Hale Kuhina building at Windward Community College (45-720 Kea‘ahala Road) in Kāne‘ohe.
The music workshops are sponsored by the Hawai‘i Music Institute and Ke Kumu Pali.
Steel Guitar with Bobby Ingano
Wednesday, May 16
6–8 p.m.
Hale Pālanakila 104
This workshop will focus on comping, mental framework, techniques on holding the bar, and the C6 tuning. Steel Guitar Master Bobby Ingano will use the sight and sound technique to share his steel guitar artistry. Ingano is recognized as one of Hawai‘i's finest steel guitarists and has performed and recorded with many of Hawai‘i's greatest recording artists including Amy Hanaiali‘i, the Brothers Cazimero, Martin Pahinui, Willie K., The Ho‘opii Brothers, and Kekuhi Kanahele.
Slack Key Guitar with Ron and Pomaika‘i Loo
Thursday, May 17
6–8 p.m.
Hale Pālanakila 104
This workshop will focus on the open G tuning and the chords and lyrics of a traditional song using the tablature method. Ron Loo is a respected kumu mele, gifted instructor, entertainer, and slack key master who has conducted numerous workshops on ‘ukulele and slack key guitar. He will be assisted by Pomaika‘i Loo, also a gifted musician, who has helped his father teach workshops for the past ten years.

Voice with Neva Rego
Saturday, May 19
10 a.m.–Noon
Hale Pālanakila 104
This workshop will focus on vocal techniques: breathing, placement, pitch, and the legato line. The Brothers Cazimero, Jimmy Borges, Loyal Garner, Nohelani Cypriano, Shari Lynn, Makaha Sons, and Jordan Segundo all trained with Neva. Today, she trains current singing talent at her Bel Canto School of Singing in Honolulu. Join us to learn from Hawai‘i’s voice coach to the Stars.
To learn more about Hawai‘i Music Institute offerings, visit windward.hawaii.edu/continuing_education.