Meet The Staff

Our Instructors

Jeremy Hartshorn

Jeremy Hartshorn

Founder/Director

Jeremy Hartshorn is  the founder, board president and program director of Bandwagon Institute for the Arts. He teaches our group lessons and runs our recording and band programs. He plays guitar, bass, drums, piano, synth, songwriting, recording & vocal techniques. He is also our chief audio engineer and producer. His music productions have been nominated for multiple Na Hoku Awards and he was nominated for the Grammy Music Teacher award in 2013. 

Cory Mira

Cory Mira

Instructor / Engineer

Cory is our resident instructor at band coach at Bandwagon.  He is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and recording artist. He teaches guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocals, songwriting and specializes in live looping. When he’s not at Bandwagon, you’ll find him jamming at venues around all around the island.

Ari Frank

Ari Frank

Instructor

Ari is our resident vocal coach. She also teaches piano, ukulele, guitar, beginner bass and drums. She is typically available on Saturday afternoons. 

Beorn Chantara

Beorn Chantara

Instructor

Beorn is our resident violin instructor and is avaiable on Monday afternoons. He also teaches just about everything else at a beginner to intermidiate level.

Aowl Owen

Aowl Owen

Producer

Aowl is our resident music producer.  He handles our in-depth recording projects that need extra creative input. He is a session musician and specializes in violin. He is a prolific award winning songwriter and has been featured on many high-profile Kauai recordings. Basically, he’s the man.  

Our Support Team

Julie Hartshorn

Julie Hartshorn

Finances

Joe Maurer

Joe Maurer

Website & Graphics

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