“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.”


Victoria Kaleiopu,
Wai`anae H.S. Junior year 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 children. 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 Mission

The Lives We Impact

  • Repair and maintenance of school `ukuleles and other musical instruments
  • Restoring Wai`anae High School Marching Band (Wai`anae, HI)
  • Providing performance experience and venues for young, talented and promising musicians
  • Supporting community centers and schools with music programs and instruments 
  • Assists music education-related causes and needs with fundraising and musical instrument donation drives.

To empower people by supporting  music-related programs and activities that raise awareness in the tangible benefits, advantages and opportunities   of music education. 

NEW LIMITED EDITION PIN! Music For Life Foundation pin is now available in the Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu Rock Shop!

On-going . . .

"Da Beat Goes On..." Music For Life's musical instrument donation drive extended through the end of 2016 (resulting from successful Ala Moana Center drive activity on May 7th)

'`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 .

to commemorate

Kamaka Ukulele's

100th anniversary this year.

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:

Our Initiatives and Services

Our Success ​Stories

Latest News

To become a leading organization in empowering people through music while creating favorable environments that offer beneficial life options and career opportunities for all.

Our Vision

Calendar of Events

- Kala Brand Music Company shows their support for our current`ukulele*repair

or replace* school initiative with their awesome donation of *1,000* of  Waterman `ukuleles!

"...fostering a brighter, better future for all through music "

Or click here:
to donate directly in support of Music For Life's initiatives

“(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

Executive Director

​Kula No Po`e Hawai`i

 - 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

Thanksgiving Day

Parade ​on

November 24, 2016.