Meet the folks at The Ukulele Site
Open 7 days a week (808)622-8000
Mon-Sat 11am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pm (Hawaii Time)
66-560 #4 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa Hi 96712Click here for Customer Service Info
We have always been a brick and mortar here on Oahu!
A few years back we moved to the North Shore.
Come check it out! Hundreds of unique models to play!
Take the first exit for Haleiwa coming up the H2 North.
We are a 1/4 mile up the road on the right side right after Tesoro Gas Station.
Big sign on the building says The Ukulele Site.
However most of us work at a workshop in Wahiawa setting up, shipping, filming and more.
That address is 401 North Cane St. Wahiawa 96786.
Hi folks, and thanks for checking out our site!
In January 2005 I opened Hawaii Music Supply after working with my family for over 10 years, finishing and setting up custom Ko’olau Ukuleles.
My wife and I started HMS with only ukes and we eventually came back to that focus. At this point, I get the pleasure of giving back to the community that supports us with educational resources, inspirational pictures and sound clips, and personal help and setup. But I wouldn't be able to do this alone.
This is a team effort. We work for you and offer more than products. We offer a service and are able to help you with our experience and skills. .
Email me direct at: email@example.com or my work # is (808) 781-9168, call anytime, I am always happy to help.
Joel is a crucial member of our team. He manages the setup department with an honest and diligent work ethic like no one I've ever known.
His skill and focus have enhanced the enjoyment of this instrument with many thousands of people.
Joel has been setting up ukes full time for over 7 years now and estimates at least 30,000 setups in this time. His natural talent for this work is a big part of what makes us the best value.
Joel originally trained under Michael Aratani (Music Guy Mic). Now Joel's workshop is next door to Ko'olau where he is able to seek advice when necceasry from Noa and Ryan, some of the best luthiers you can find.
The result is that Joel has become a specialist with not only extensive experience, but also with accurate guidance and proper luthier techniques.
Joel can be reached but understand that he is very busy with setups and we ask you direct all questions but those involving the setup to another one of us. But if you need him he is available at (808) 783-3588 or Joel@theukulelesite.com
Aaron owns Hawaii Music School but also manages the store for most of the week. He's a wealth of knowledge and a real straight shooter. However, Aaron is much more than a salesman. He's allowed us to provide the ukulele community free instruction. Check out these links for free ukulele lessons from Aaron - Aaron's Tutorials - Beginner Lessons - Styles & Techniques - Baritone Lessons
When on island catch a lesson at Aaron’s School, Hawaii Music School. Or…to get personal lessons from the convenience of your home anywhere in the world see Hawaii Music Schools Live Skype Lessons. You can also contact Aaron at The Ukulele Site where he helps people find the right ukulele every day of the week except Thursday.
Zach is another key to our success. He oversees shipping and customer service. Zach is as genuine as they come and can most likely help with anything. Contact him at (808)783-3696 or Zach@theukulelesite.com
Zach is also an amazing musician and has a really creative duo with Eli call Sing the Body. Their last album won a Na Hoku Hanohano award!
Corey is a fantastic musician and humble young man that is always glad to help. Most of our sound samples here are done with Corey. In fact he's on over 1,000 videos showing off beautiful ukes. But he does way more than demos for us. He goes to local builders and factories every week to pick up new Hawaiian ukes and also works full time at the store. Corey also has a beautiful instrumental album we sell HERE
Also get free instruction from Corey here- Coreys-Tutorials and download the sheet music to many of his songs here- Sheet-music-for-instrumental-ukuleleCorey@theukulelesite.com
Chris has worked along side Joel in setup for over 6 years now! Chris is a meticulous technician and takes great pride in the art of ukulele setup. I believe he once said, "I'm only as good as my last setup". He's notorious for rejecting ukes on a mission to give you the best. And we are very proud of Chris for always coming to work now, even when the waves are good!
Eli has floated between setups and helping out at the store for the last few years but he's full time setup right now. He's been a part of our team for many years and is a great help for advice and information. He does great setup work and is always friendly and helpful. Eli is also one of the most versatile and talented musicians I've ever known.
Crystal is another great person on our team. She's full-time with the shipping department and also assists with ordering and stock management. She's very smart, kind hearted, and able work with all us guys with no complaints. What more can you ask?!
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Mike - is first and foremost an incredible musician! His playing and musical mastery is always inspiring. Mike is only at the store on fridays and when he is not on tour but he has been with us from the beginning and is always humble and helpful even being such an incredible talent.
Check out Mike's website HERE
Zach tried many boxers before finding this bright young man that was capable of emulating his method for properly packing a ukulele. Asa is our newest member but we know already that he is a great asset.
Many studies have been done within the past 10 years that show playing music benefits children in many ways.
It aids academic aptitude in mathematics, science, and the arts, increases scholastic participation, and cultivates concentration and focused listening.
Studies have also shown playing music actually improves the health and happiness of adults and seniors, much like exercise does.
We help promote the joy of playing this wonderful musical instrument and feel proud of our role in making the world a better place.