Free Parent Workshop on Making Music with Children

Last Updated on October 8, 2021

As parents, we all know how important role music plays for kids. In fact, some researches indicate that incorporating music into a child’s environment can improve learning & development. That is on top of being great entertainment of course!

If your family is into music there’s an exciting online event coming up at the end of October called The Power of Making Music with Children At Home. The workshop will be led by Hanahau‘oli School music teacher Leah Abbe Bloem and ‘ukulele performer Jake Shimabukuro.


1. Welcome, introduction by Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau

2. Why music integration is essential for child development, and music-based brain and movement activity with Leah Abbe Bloem

3. Simple ways to engage children in playing the ‘ukulele and a kanikapila family jam session with Jake Shimabukuro

4. Questions & Dialogue

5. Pau

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm (Pacific)

Location: Online (ZOOM)

Cost: Free!

Organiser: Hanahau‘oli School