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.
Lead Instructor / Location Manager - Lihue
Cory is our resident lead instructor and band coach 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 manages the our Kukui Grove Center and is in there most weekday afternoons. When he’s not at Bandwagon, you’ll find him jamming at venues around all around the island.
Ari is our resident vocal coach. She also teaches piano, ukulele, guitar, beginner bass and drums. She is typically available on Saturday afternoons.
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 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