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. He is responsible for most of our fundraising efforts!
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!
She also runs the Little Rockers program.
Our Senior Instructors
Makana offers lessons on guitar, bass, drums, uke, and piano. He is one of our band coaches.
Matt gives guitar and drum lessons in our Kapaa location. He is also one of our awesome band instructors!
Keoni gives lessons on the uke, guitar, bass, piano, and drums. He is also a part of Stonehenge band.
Matty gives piano and Logic 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.
Misha teaches guitar and bass lessons. He can also show you how to use Logic!
Emma is our Lihue violin instructor. She has been playing for 17 years and loves the instrument.
Jake is an instructor at our Kapaa location. He gives electric and acoustic guitar lessons!
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.
Larry is a bass, guitar, drums, vocal, and performance instructor in Lihue! He’s a longtime rocker and has been in a few bands of his own… Metallica even showed up at one of their shows once!
Rayna is a vocal and piano instructor. She has been playing piano classically for 6 years. You can also catch her performing in Hawaii Children’s Theater acts!
Aaron is one of our band coaches in Kapaa. He is also a super talented piano player.
Our Junior Instructors
Lainey is an electric guitar instructor! She is only at the Kapaa location at this time.
Stormy has gone through our Bandwagon program and now gets to teach! She rocks out on the drums at our Kapaa location.
Caleb is a bass and drum instructor! He is only at the Lihue location at this time.
Our Support Team