Ukulele Workshop

New for 2021: Ukulele Workshop with the one and only

Hawaii Youth Symphony is thrilled to announce this stunning new program, exclusive to the Pacific Music Institute. 
“Jake Shimabukuro has taken the four-string, two-octave instrument to places no one could have imagined back in the golden years of Don Ho, ranging freely across the music spectrum from jazz, blues, and funk to bluegrass, classical, and folk with the ease of a musician fully in command of the possibilities of his chosen instrument … Shimabukuro has completely rewritten the book on the possibilities of the ukulele.“ — Steve Leggett, Apple Music

Dates, Times, Location

Wednesday July 14, 2021- Online session

Thursday, July 15-17, 2021—Honolulu Convention Center

Sunday, July 18, 2020—Ukulele Festival Hawaii

You’ll Learn

  • Fretboard Navigation
  • Achieving a Good Tone
  • Rhythm & Strumming
  • Composing & Songwriting (Jake will guide the class in writing a song together!)
  • Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, & Dynamics in Music
  • How to Practice
  • Basic Music Theory Concepts
  • Improvising Over A 12-Bar Blues & Chord Substitutions
  • Technical Gear (Strings, Pickups, DI Box, Effect Pedals, Cables, Power)

How to Apply

PMI Ukulele Camp is open to students entering 6-12th grade.  Middle school and high school students will be placed in separate classes. Space is extremely limited, and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We apologize for not being able to accommodate everyone this first year!

If you’re unable to bring your own ukulele to camp, PMI can loan one to you for the week.


  Kamaʻāina RateOut-of-State
PMI Ukulele WorkshopJuly 15-18, 2021$300$600