Beginning Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar w/Patrick Landeza

Beginning Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar w/Patrick Landeza

Patrick Landeza

Wednesday, March 6th - Wednesday, April 10th

8:30 pm

$130 Early Bird before 2/25/29 / $140 Regular

Beginning Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
This class is for the beginner, focusing on technique and how to develop the slack key sound. We will work on the open G tuning (Taro Patch Tuning) and touch on slack key scales, vamps and licks, which will lead to a song, or two or three! You must have some knowledge of the guitar.
Patrick Landeza
Patrick Landeza
When Patrick Landeza became the first mainland-based artist to win the Nā Hōkū Hanohano award in 2013, he told the audience, “Being born and raised on the mainland never made me any less Hawaiian.” Landeza made history by being the first and only mainland-born-and-raised Hawaiian musician to win the prestigious award. Having initially learned how to play slack key guitar from family, Landeza later apprenticed with slack key legend, Raymond Kāne, and was mentored by slack key masters such as Cyril Pahinui, George Kuo, and Dennis Kamakahi.

Landeza, a well-respected slack key instructor and performer in his own right, has taught classes in private and at music camps nationwide. His music lessons have been published in Acoustic Guitar Magazine as well. Still, Landeza continues to focus his attention on future generations. In 2013 he authored a children’s book, “Danny’s Hawaiian Journey,” and as a school teacher, has partnered with schools and youth groups to provide cultural education through ukulele lessons in his grade school classes. Landeza’s efforts and enthusiasm have not gone unrecognized. His second book, “From The Island Of Berkeley: Memoirs Of A California-Born Hawaii,” was released in 2017 and received a special foreword written by Senator Daniel Akaka.

Other musical achievements include the Kapalakiko Aloha Spirit award (Landeza was the youngest recipient at age of 34) and the Hawaii Music Award. He also shared his music and aloha spirit with a captive audience at Carnegie Hall in 2012. Landeza was nominated for a Nā Hōkū Hanohano award for his eighth album, “Ho’omana’o,” in 2017 and is once again nominated for “Slack Key Huaka`i `Elua” in the Hawaiian Slack Key Album of the Year category, in 2018.

In addition to a thriving music career, Landeza is a an entrepreneur and owns several businesses including a successful clothing line, "Aloha Everywhere,” a fruit jam company, "Kanikapila Jams," an island-inspired jewelry line, "Patrick Landeza Designs," and a concert production company, “House Of Hawaiian Music.” But by far, his proudest achievement is his ohana including wife Jennifer, and his five young children.

Landeza is proudly in his 21st year of education and teaches at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, CA.