Bandwagon Music Center
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Meet The Staff
Jeremy Hartshorn is a Kauai-based music educator and producer, philanthropist and entrepreneur. He spends his time making music and helping others do the same. His music productions have been nominated for multiple Na Hoku Awards and he was nominated for the Grammy Music Teacher award in 2013. He is the founder, board president and program director of Bandwagon Institute for the Arts and co-owner of Small Town Coffee in Kapa’a. He also serves as an elder and worship pastor at Kauai Christian Fellowship in Koloa. He lives in Kapa’a with his wife Julie and their four children.
Aowl is our senior instructor at Bandwagon. He has been with Bandwagon since the beginning and teaches drums, bass, guitar, ukulele, recording techniques, songwriting and specializes in violin. He is also an excellent music producer who mostly works using Logic. You can find examples of his work here: https://www.facebook.com/aowlaowen/
Ross is our resident piano and horns specialist. If you are looking for more formal training and help with sight-reading, he’s your man. Ross plays piano, trumpet, bass, guitar & more. He’s also the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.
Ariana is our resident vocal coach. If you are looking to take you vocals to the next level, she can help! She also plays guitar, ukulele, piano and even some drums!
Kimberly is widely regarded as one of the best violinists on Kauai. She’s seen regularly perfoming on the weekends at weddings, fairs & more. She is a wonderful teacher and a great choice for those who are serious about the violin. She also plays guitar, ukulele and piano.
U’i is our resident Hawai’ian music expert. She is fluent in the Hawai’ian language and plays traditiona ukulele & steel guitar. She performs regularly on Kauai and neighbor islands.
Beorn is our secret weapon! He’s truly a jack of all trades and is a great choice for beginners who don’t yet know what instrument they want to learn. He can teach drums, bass, guitar, piano, violin ukulele & just about anything else in the center. He has an extensive theater background as well and knows how to work the stage! He’s also our tallest instructor… by nearly a foot!
Jack is our resident piano master. He’s able to teach all levels of piano students and is well-versed in current keyboard technology. He knows what all those buttons do! He can also teach ukulele, guitar, drums and bass. Jack is based on the north shore and is able to take appointments in that area.
Aaron “Swinkipedia” Swink is our resident professor. He’s a monster musician who is excellent on the piano & guitar and he can hold his own on bass, drums, ukulele, mandolin & more. He has an extensive background teaching music and is great with groups. He also has a Masters degree in Aquatic Biology and always dominates at Trivial Pursuit.
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