From Hawai’i

  • Mika Kane

    Mika Kane is a professional ‘ukulele player and Kamaka/Ko’olau artist from O’ahu, Hawai’i. Mika received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an ‘Ukulele focus and a Masters Degree in Educational Foundations from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Mentored by many of Hawai’i’s finest musicians, including Dr. Byron Yasui, Benny Chong, Bryan Tolentino, and Ian O’Sullivan, Mika has a prolific background in Classical techniques and interpretation, musical awareness, and music theory with Jazz harmonies. He mostly specializes in fingerstyle playing, adding relevant music theory concepts from his university studies to create a clean, one-of-a-kind sound.

    As an educator following in the footsteps of his mentor Dr. Byron Yasui, Mika recently finished teaching in-person ‘ukulele classes at The Hawai’i Youth Correctional Facility for four (4) years and is currently lecturing in ‘ukulele at The University of Hawai’i West O’ahu and Windward Community College. Mika also teaches private online lessons with students from all over the world. In his free time, he does side work for TheUkuleleSite and UkuleleFriend.