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The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Camp is an intensive, two-day enrichment experience with the Hawaiian (lap) Steel Guitar. Learn about this instrument, so very important to Hawaiian culture, which almost became extinct. Learn how to play, what to play, and when to play from professional steel guitar masters.

Held on the grounds of the beautiful Ka'anapali Beach Hotel in Lahaina, Maui, the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Camp will lead into the Maui Steel Guitar Festival that will be held the weekend after the camp, also at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. The 2016 camp will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 13-14.

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Camp is presented by the Arts Education for Children Group, HIMELE, and the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.

Three intensive Hawaiian steel guitar sessions (two in the morning and one in the afternoon) will be conducted on each day by Alan Akaka and Greg Sardinha, two of Hawaii's great steel guitar masters. Each day will end with an evening kanikapila which campers can participate in to hone their performance skills or just sit back and watch the performances.

This year's Camp will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 13 and 14, 2016, immediately preceding the Maui Steel Guitar Festival. Campers have an option of attending one day at $150, or both days for $200. To encourage students to participate in the event, camp scholarshps are available from the Arts Education for Children Group, one of the camp's sponsors. Meals and/or lodging are available from the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel at added cost. Campers will also have an opportunity to participate as a group or individually at one of the the Maui Steel Guitar Festival's open stage performance sessions on Friday.