Extended Learning
Co-Curricular Programs
Music School



Music School Office
Montague Hall
Hours: M – F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Punahou Music School offers students experience in music through instruction that inspires participation, independence, and life-long love and learning of music.

The Music School faculty shares knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to musical achievement, which are transferable to other aspects of life.
Punahou Music School provides specialized music instruction for Punahou students, as well as students from the community. We offer private and group lessons for all ages, from preschool to adults.
Through active partnerships with local universities and music organizations, Punahou Music School shares educational leadership, resources and opportunities that help to enrich the local music community for students, parents and teachers.

Program Details

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  • Instrument and Voice (Private Instruction)

    Individual music instruction is offered in 30-, 45- or 60-minute appointments for 16 weeks each semester.

    Private lessons may be scheduled after school and on weekends, depending on the teacher’s schedule and the student's grade level and availability. Studio assignments for new students will be determined by the director. Lesson appointments for all students will be scheduled directly by the assigned instructor.

    Visit ASAP Connected for more information regarding pricing and the application process.
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  • Instrument and Voice (Group Classes)

    Group instruction is available for guitar and voice. Additional group classes in music theory are designed to supplement students’ private lessons.
  • Group Piano

    The Group Piano Program is a comprehensive course of piano study that builds a solid foundation for music learning through active group participation. In small groups of three to six students, children develop proper piano technique, learn note reading and the fundamentals of music. Children also learn to respond to music through listening and movement activities. The curriculum is designed to take an average of two to three school years to complete.

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  • Chamber Music Program

    The Chamber Music Program is an extension of the Music School and Music Department Orchestra program. Students, who are selected by audition, have the opportunity to participate in a chamber music group and work with professional musician coaches. The coaching faculty are active chamber music players, many of whom are also members of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.

    The program is supported through the generosity, vision and enthusiasm of private donors. Scholarships and endowments fund weekly coaching sessions, as well as performance workshops, master classes and guest artist visits.
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  • Suzuki Violin Program

    Founded in 1990, the Suzuki Violin Program at Punahou Music School is based on the educational philosophy and mother tongue approach of the late Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. The Suzuki approach is ideally suited for beginning violin students, ages three to seven, and provides a rich musical environment for continuing violin students as they progress through all levels of development.

    Parents who are interested in enrolling their children in the program are required to actively participate in the weekly lessons. The Suzuki method requires considerable family commitment, parent participation, active involvement in weekly lessons, and attentive supervision of home practice.
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