Career and Community Education

Intermediate Slack Key Guitar

Students will be guided through intermediate level solos that will enable them to capture the “slack key” sound. Course will focus on phrasing, left hand technique and timing.

Intstructor: Ronald Loo
Class meets: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: Windward CC, Hale Palanakila 104
Cost: $85 + $6 lab fee (payable to the instructor)

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Ronald J. K. Loo is recognized as a Slack Key Master by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA). His nahenahe (sweet) style of slack key is steeped in the tradition of his mentors Uncle Johnny Almeida, Gabby Pahinui, Sonny Chillingsworth, Aunty Alice Namekelua, Ray Kane, and Leonard Kwan. He has won the Excellence in Teaching Award at Windward Community College where he provides instruction in Philosophy, Slack Key, Classical, Hawaii Style Guitar, and Ukulele.