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Learning to Play the Ukulele at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel

We stayed as a guest of the resort

When we first arrived at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, we recieved an invitation for our children to sign up for an Aloha passport. Little did we know at the time, but the Aloha passport would immerse our children into the Hawaiian culture.

Our kids went to the activities desk where they were given a passport to use during their stay at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. The passport had places for kids to get a stamp after participating in a different cultural activity happening at the resort, and after getting a stamp, they could return to the activity desk to receive a prize.

The first cultural class that our kids took at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel was ukulele lessons. One of the cultural directors at the resort, Rance, led the class. He brought ukulele’s for all the children to use, and he took his time to carefully teach all of the children the beginner steps to start playing the instrument.

After just a few minutes, he had all of the children playing their first tune on their ukulele’s. Beautiful music floated into the air surrounding the resort as children fell in love with playing the instrument.

Following the class, my younger son enjoyed playing the ukulele so much that he asked if we could take him to the store to purchase one. We were happy to take him to purchase his first ukulele to enjoy learning how to play more songs.

Every morning, my son would go out onto the patio of our hotel room and play his ukulele while watching the sunrise. It was one of his favorite memories from the trip, and he has continued to embrace his love for playing the instrument by watching tutorial videos on YouTube.

There are many cultural classes offered to guests staying at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, and they are also open to adults to attend. When arriving at the resort, I recommend going to the activities desk to find out about the different classes and sign-up for the ones that your family wants to attend. The classes are limited to a select amount of people, and some classes require an additional fee, however, the ukulele class is complimentary to resort guests.

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