Punahou Music School offers lessons in piano, string, wind, brass and percussion as well as in voice, guitar and harp. The program also provides specialized Suzuki Violin training, along with lessons in music theory and composition.
The Music School welcomes students of all ages and levels of experience, including those from other schools, as well as adults.
The Music School offers individual lessons and small group classes. The faculty, with extensive backgrounds in teaching and performance, guide students in refining their technique and expression, creating the foundation for a life-long appreciation for music. In 2019, Punahou Music School celebrated its 100th anniversary.
The policy for private lessons allows a maximum of one make-up lesson per quarter for absences due to the student's illness or approved academically-related school activities. In case of illness, contact the music instructor directly or the Music School by 8 a.m. on the morning of the lesson at the latest. For planned school activities, advise the Music School at least one day prior to the lesson. Extended absences due to illness or injuries will be arranged between teacher, parent and director on a case-by-case basis. There are no make-up lessons for group lessons or classes.