Waikiki's Royal Hawaiian Center has begun offering Hawaiian steel guitar demonstrations to their guests. The weekly presentations are offered in the center's Helumoa Hale meeting room and are open to anyone curious about the instrument and wanting additional information about the Hawaiian steel guitar. Guests are also invited to experience playing the instrument under the guidance of a steel guitar mentor.
According to Monte McComber, the center's Director of Cultural Affairs, the presentations are designed to provide "An opportunity for guests to make music with a uniquely Hawaiian instrument."
The one-hour sessions are conducted by Daniel Tremblay. Daniel is also responsible for presenting the steel guitar hands-on experiences at some of HIMELE's steel guitar festivals statewide.
If you're in Waikiki, stop by the center's Helumoa Hale to meet Daniel in person. Check with the Hale's concierge desk for demonstration days and times.
Ed note: Daniel Tremblay also demonstrates his steel guitar at other locations in Waikiki. Please see his article about his demonstrations.FEATURE
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HIMELE is a Hawai'i non-profit corporation that supports music enrichment and education for people of all ages. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and perpetuate Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian musical instruments.