Meet The Staff
Jeremy Hartshorn is the founder, board president, and program director of Bandwagon Institute for the Arts. He is the chief architect of our program and makes sure our team has all the tools and training they need to deliver safe and meaningful experiences to the kids. These days, he works ON Bandwagon rather than AT Bandwagon. He is responsible for most of our fundraising efforts and is currently preparing Bandwagon Kapa’a!
Leah is our scheduler and Lihue location manager. She also coordinates the Adopt-A-Band programs, band programs, and any other Bandwagon events. If you call, text or email us, she’s who you’re talking to!
Makana offers lessons on guitar, bass, drums, uke, and piano. He is one of our band coaches.
Beorn is our resident violin instructor. He is available on Thursday afternoons.
Katie gives vocal lessons. She is available on Wednesdays only.
Austin specializes in drum instruction. He’s been playing drums for more than a decade! He coaches many of our bands and has been in many bands of his own.
Lex offers senior lessons on guitar, banjo, and mandolin on Thursdays. He has been a performer for almost 10 years.
Keoni gives lessons on the uke, guitar, bass, and drums. He is also a part of Stonehenge band.
Matty gives piano and Logic lessons. He also has perfet pitch!
Isaac gives piano lessons.
Emily gives lessons on guitar, bass, drums, and piano. She also works to develop the bands in our band program. When she’s not at the store, you can see her as the lead singer and guitarist for the band Stonehenge.
Sara teaches lessons for guitar, bass, and uke. She plays for Stonehenge too!
Kaile gives lessons on drums, guitar, piano, bass, uke. She can also be a vocal coach, and helps with our band program! She rocks out with Stonehenge on the drums.
Misha teaches guitar and bass lessons. He can also show you how to use Logic!
Our Support Team