Playing since he was six years old
starting with his little Roy Rogers & Trigger guitar, Doug has
amassed tremendous knowledge of the guitar, the ukulele, and
everything embodied in creating, playing, performing,
recording... even making the instruments - the woods, the tonal
qualities, recording vs performing with them... and so much
Due to the volume of requests, he's established a special time
for you to learn the old Hawaiian way - watch, listen,
and learn. These sessions are not classes in the
westernized sense of structured learning. You may or may not be
given written documentation. This Hawaiian learning style is
how Doug learned and is the most effective in inspiring and
nurturing the spirit of slack key. Other more structured,
western tools will be available as well as resource listings.
When you sign up, you will be asked to provide information about
your instrument, skills, and specific questions or skills you
are interested in so Doug can cover as much key information as
Clinic size is limited to 6-10 people dependent
on skill levels
and learning objectives of the applicants. A second clinic may
be scheduled if needed.
Cost of the clinic includes a concert ticket so that you can
extend your watch, learn, and listen experience.
You will be learning in the perfect Hawaiian environment...
in the taropatch with dancing taro leaves and endangered birds
entertaining you on occasion.
SLACK KEY CLINIC INFORMATION:
* SUNDAYS at 1:45 p.m. 1 hour (Please arrive by 1:30pm)
* Clinics are held outside in the shade (inside when raining).
* Clinic Fee: $77 includes 1 concert ticket.
* Reserve your Clinic spot on-line below.You can purchase for more than one date in the same shopping cart.
* If the clinic you request is full, your fee will be refunded and you will be put on a waiting list.
* Directions and downloadable map in right column.
* Clinics are hosted by Slack Key Music Center, a non-profit dedicated to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian slack key music.
* Proceeds support the Hale Halawai 'Ohana 'o Hanalei and this program.
Slack Key Intro
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You will find the Hanalei Family Community Center
down the little dirt access road across from St. Williams Catholic
Church (Malolo Rd.) by the Waioli Park Soccer Fields... turn
left towards the mountains onto the dirt access road (Malolo Rd.)... turn
left again about 20 yards... you will see the
halau, several little green plantation style buildings,
and the brown double yurt community center around the gravelled
parking lot. Join us & share the spirit of old Hawaii!
Aloha and a hui hou,
Applaud... "We attended three of
your concerts and were mesmerized by your music, but as well by your stories and your humour." - Robert & Karen
just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I enjoyed
your concert on my visit to Kauai last month. I purchased all
your CD's so
that I can be reminded of the beauty and peacefullness of your
home." - Bill
my fiancé, and I visited your Sunday concert while we were
in Princeville a few weeks ago, and now it will be on our “recommended
to do” list for friends visiting Kauai." - Gail Collins
"... most aloha experience on Kauai." - Emily and Bob
"Thanks Again SO VERY MUCH for being responsible for turning
us on to Hawaiian music. If it were not for you folks we would
never have found out about what has now become our favorite pastime...."
- Mike & Paula Pailliotet
" Music that soothes my soul." - Karen & Ray
"This [concert] was everything I hoped it would be."
"Thank you for the wonderfull afternoon on Sunday October
the 17th, listening to your stories and great music... We have
enjoyed your music since and have your pictures on our computer
which remind us that paradise is not far away... It's alway wonderfull
to meet people that live their passion and spend all their time
to translate it to us!" - Francine Begni
it! Great island experience!" - Stan & Debra
"The tranquility and harmony of this form of music. It's
from the heart!" - Cynthia
"The best thing we've experienced on Kauai." - Paula
have all your CDs and enjoy them frequently. We have given them
to friends as gifts and bring friends to see you in person while
on Kauai." - Jim and Sheri
"My wife and one of our daughters attended your concert on
July 2 and had a wonderful time. We tell everyone what a great
experience it was to learn of the history of Ki Ho'alu and your
stories of the history of the music and the area. ... Your music
inspires me to continue to study this music and play it for my
grandkids. Your finger work on the fret board is amazing and as
with everything that seems so simple is obviously very difficult.
Your dedication and talent reflect that in the beautiful music.
am reminded of the lady who after listening to a famous concert
pianist remarked to him that she would give her life to play like
he did. His response was "Madam, I did"! Thanks
to you both for being so devoted and passionate about your work
and giving your life to the further this music." - Carl Walls
"heard you in Hanelei last April one rainy Sunday at the
Center....when we play your CD'S we are reminded of that magical
afternoon..." - Aileen & Chuck
"One of our highlights was your concert and information on
slack key music on Sunday afternoon in the Community Center! We
still enjoy playing our CD's as they are so relaxing and serve
to remind us of all of the fond memories of our stay on Kauai.
Please remember that you and your music are a significant addition
to our enjoyment of our visit to the "Garden Island".
-Gary & Sheila Hrdlicka