School policies and Protocols have been created to ensure a positive and productive learning experience for everyone.
Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school.
A Certificate of Completion is available upon request.
Important Tuition for the whole month is to be paid in advance for classes and private lessons. Tuition is forfeitted for missed lessons and will not be credited or deducted from the tuition.
Students arriving late for private lessons will not have their lesson time extended. Students arriving late by more than half of their lesson period will be considered absent.
Important A 48 hour advance notice is required to reschedule a lesson. The school reserves the right to reschedule the lesson, or to have it forfeited. If the student misses a lesson for any reason (illness, game/practice, too much homework, forgot the lesson, etc.) the tuition for that lesson will not be refunded. If the student is going on vacation or will be out of town for one lesson, the school must be notified two weeks in advance or the student will be charged for the missed lesson.
If the student must miss more than one lesson, only one lesson may be made up. Example: In a four-week month, if the student plans on missing two lessons, tuition will be charged for three lessons.
Please inform the school if a student wishes to discontinue study. A written notice is preferred.
In the case of bad weather, students will be invited for special make-ups that could include private or group lessons.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to sit in and observe student lessons. Be aware that with some students having a parent present may be a distraction to the student.
Everyone should wait quietly for their lesson time. Do not walk in on or otherwise disturb ongoing lessons unless invited by the Kumu. Parents, please do not drop off students more than five minutes prior to lesson time and please pick them up promptly. Roughhousing is not permitted.
Ke Kula Mele Hawai'i reserves the right to change policies, fees, or waivers with proper advance notice.
Statewide Steel Guitar Festivals
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Kona Steel Guitar Festival