Island Hawaiian Studios

Island Hawaiian Studios is operated by Kumu Lani Cid-Iulio and is home to Hālau Makana Polynesian Dance Company, as well as these other weekly classes:


5:15 – 5:45 p.m. | Beginning Keiki ‘Ukulele | (ages 8 – 12)                                         Students provide their own ‘ukulele. They’ll learn important facts about the ‘ukulele, such as proper care, tuning, chords and strumming techniques, and singing along while playing songs.  Tuition for this class is $40/month (+ $25 Enrollment Fee).


9:45 – 10:30 a.m. | Mommy-n-Me/Daddy-n-Me Hula                                                        $50 for 4 sessions, $100 for 10 sessions

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. | Keiki ‘Ukulele 2  | (ages 8-12)

6:00 – 6:45 p.m. | Beginning Adult ‘Ukulele | (ages 13+)

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Intermediate ‘Ukulele Adult  | (ages 13+)                                                This class is also open to guitar players (acoustic, bass, steel).

‘Ukulele Tuition – $50/month (+$25 Enrollment Fee).

All ‘ukulele students must provide their own ‘ukulele.

4th Saturday of each month

6 – 9 p.m. | Alameda Kanikapila | FREE & open to the public


In more detail:

Mommy-n-Me/Daddy-n-Me Hula
This is a weekday morning dance/movement class for moms and dads with infants. Our gentle hula basics accompanied by popular Hawaiian music can be a light and easy addition to your exercise program. Wear comfortable stretch clothing that allows movement with ease (no denim). This class meets Thursday mornings, 9:45 – 10:30 a.m., and the cost is $50.00/4 classes or $100/10 classes.


Alameda Kanikapila – Hawaiian Music Jam Session
4th Saturday of each month
6 – 9 p.m., FREE
This fun community event is held on the fourth Saturday of each month with attendance ranging between 30 – 40 people. Bring your ‘ukulele, acoustic, bass or steel guitar, and join us for an evening of music and impromptu open mic and hula. Admission is free, and dinner plates and beverages are available for purchase. Hope to see you there!


To register or get more information:

call ~ (510)995-8746
email ~