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 working on plans to re-establish Bandwagon on the North Shore.
Cory is our resident lead instructor at Bandwagon. He is a ridiculously talented multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and recording artist. He teaches guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocals, songwriting and specializes in live looping. He also works with the Band Coaches to develop their technique. When he’s not at Bandwagon, you’ll find him jamming at venues all around the island.
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.
Beorn is our resident violin instructor. He is available on Monday afternoons. He also teaches just about everything else at a beginner to intermediate level.
Ari gives vocal lessons. She is available on Saturdays only.
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 and has been in many bands of his own.
Keoni gives lessons on the uke, guitar, bass, and drums. He is also a part of Stonehenge band.
Matty gives piano lessons. He also has perfet pitch!
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. She rocks out with Stonehenge on the drums.
Misha teaches guitar and bass lessons.
Our Support Team