"...fostering a brighter, better future for all through music "
- '`Ukulele Hana Hou!" Under Music For Life's project incentive to repair damaged ukulele to give back to the schools, `ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro commits to a personal challenge in repairing
100 Kamaka `ukuleles .
100th anniversary this year.
To empower people through music by supporting music-related programs and activities that raise awareness
in the tangible benefits and advantages of music education.
It’s important to us to be as clear about the services and activities we provide communities and individuals in need. This list details a few of our recent initiatives that would greatly benefit from your support and participation:
NEW LIMITED EDITION PIN! Music For Life Foundation pin is now available in the Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu Rock Shop!
“(The Mele Ukulele) project will
increase family engagement and community interest as it supports area children. Music For Life Foundation is also recognized for their tremendous support in their efforts for art empower- ment and music enlivenment for the children of Papakōlea. Our board and staff are supportive of Music For Life Foundation’s mission in keeping music education “alive” in our schools and in all our communities.”
Arienne Dillard, MSW, LSW
Kula No Po`e Hawai`i
To become a leading organization in empowering people through music while creating favorable environments that offer beneficial life options and career opportunities for all.
- Proud to announce that Wai`anae High School Marching Band students will be participating and performing as members of the"Hawaii All-State Marching Band" at the Macys
November 24, 2016.
“Music has impacted my life by helping me do well. Ever since I was a child, my Uncle would play the ukulele. He would sing to me when I was feeling down or when I’m going to bed...
Music will help me, my family, school and community and I hope to use this opportunity of being in band to help get me to college and a scholarship. (The) hope of getting into a good college and university will help me find a career which will be good if I plan to have a family in the future.”
Wai`anae H.S. Sophomore Student
With the generosity of corporate, private foundation and individual monetary and in- kind support we’ve been fortunate in being able to provide services to music-related causes and needs --- for schools, community centers, students and chiledren. Our musical instrument donation drives and our partnerships with international-brand performance venues, such as Hard Rock Cafe-Honolulu, also provides us the resource to assist current and aspiring musicians and music educators in sharing their passion through music performances and with music education.
Our Success Stories
On-going May '16
"Da Beat Goes On..." Music For Life's musical instrument donation drive extended throughout the month of August--resulting from successful Ala Moana Center drive activity on May 7th.