About Us

Bandwagon Institute for the Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping Kauai’s youth out of trouble by providing a safe and positive environment for them to develop friendships and musical skills during the after-school hours.

Our flagship store, Bandwagon Music Center, represents a revolutionary approach to music education that combines traditional private lessons with a more social open-learning approach. It’s like a gym, but for musicians. We offer music lessons for all ages and memberships for kids ages 8-17.  We teach ukulele, drums, piano, bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar as well as vocal and recording techniques. We can even host birthday parties!

While we are undoubtedly youth-oriented, we also have plenty to offer adults. “Big kids” can book private lessons, band rehearsals and recording studio time. We can also host field trips, parties, small concerts, homeschool classes or corporate training events.

Please stop in or call us a (808) 634-2962 to learn more!


Bandwagon’s purpose is to provide a fun, safe space of mentorship and training in music & applied arts for the children of Kauai, with a focus on after-school hours. It is our goal to surround them with high quality music mentors, giving them tools of expression and voice. We exist to empower Kauai’s kids to be confident, adaptable, and the ability to work well with others of various ages & artistic skill levels. In fulfilling our mission, it is our goal to be an agent of positive change in our community, helping kids be positive community contributors as they grow to adulthood.


coming soon


coming soon


In conjunction with the DOE’s announcement earlier today, we have decided to pause our program for the next couple of weeks as part of the island-wide effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19. 

We were hoping to do just the opposite and extend our hours during Spring Break as a blessing to all of our BW families, but as we are all aware, lots of tough calls like this one are being made on a daily basis. 

We have taken the step of pausing all recurring memberships so you will not be charged during this time. For those of you who have purchased a prepaid membership, we plan to extend your memberships to make up for lost time at the center.

In the meantime, we pray that you all stay safe and healthy during these unexpected circumstances. We look forward to getting back to rocking as soon as possible. Stay tuned for further updates.  

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