Aloha and mahalo for putting the Festival and workshops together again this year.  We’re so excited to have you return to Seattle with some of your music friends and ohana!” Jay, Seattle

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Learn to Play Slack Key and 'Ukulele

Nana ka maka; ho'olohe ka pepeiao – watch with the eyes, and listen with the ears, thus one learns.

This traditional method provides the perfect instruction to this rich tradition. Students of all levels will be guided through simple exercises and solos to create the slack key sound.

Slack key can be played on any guitar, acoustic or electric. The term refers to both the musical style and the myriad ways the instrument is tuned. Instructors teach several traditional tunings. In addition, you'll learn the use of vibrato, harmonics, slurs, harmonies in thirds and sixths, legato playing and other musical ideas that have helped create a distinctive guitar sound. This lush finger-picking style will add new sounds and flavors to your entire repertoire.


Workshops are held on Saturday November 9, at:

American Hotel

Second Floor Lounge

520 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104


There will be two sessions in Slack Key and Ukulele.  Additional instructors may join the classes. Cost is $40 per session. Pay at session.


Steel Guitar session with 


10:00 - 11:15 (Greg Sardinha) 


Ukulele sessions: 

10:00 – 11:15 (Kunia Galdeira) 

12:30 – 1:45  (Greg Sardinha)


Slack Key sessions:

11:15 - 12:30 (Sonny Lim / Jeff Peterson) 

1:45 – 3:00 (Kamuela Kimokeo / Jerry Santos)


Registration is limited so please email us as soon as possible if you would like to participate:



For more information please emial, text or call Chelle Pahinui at:

808-896-1911  or


Participation is limited so please inquire early.  Students must bring their own guitar or ukulele.


All classes presented as part of the Seattle Slack Key Festival 2018

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