MES Orchestra


Jeff Hamano

Born and raised in Hawaii, Mr. Jeff Hamano has been teaching the Strings Orchestra program at Moanalua Elementary since 2009. He graduated from Kalani High School and received his Bachelors Degree in Music from the University of Hawaii Manoa where he studied Cello under professor I-bei Lin. Mr. Hamano also holds a private practice with cello lessons at Craig Young School of Music and Punahou School. He has performed with the Maui Symphony, the Honolulu Symphony, Keali’i Reichel, and other various artists in concerts here in Hawaii, as well as on the mainland. Mr. Hamano currently performs as a per service member of the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra.

Fall 2015 Orchestra classes will begin on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

See registration forms for more information.

For questions about the program, please email:
Jeff Hamano, MES Orchestra Director, at jhamano@moanaluapto.org
Gladys Lin, MES PTO Orchestra Chair, at orchestra@moanaluapto.org

New and returning students are required to complete the Fall 2015 Orchestra Registration and Rental Forms. Download forms from link below.  Submit completed/signed forms and $200 tuition payment (checks payable to Jeff Hamano) to the Orchestra Box in the school office (M-F from 7:30am to 4pm only) by first day of class.  Orchestra program is limited to 20 students per class on a first come first serve basis, giving preference to returning students.

Parents of students attending A-Plus do NOT need to notify A-Plus of their child’s attending orchestra. Mr. Hamano will coordinate with A-Plus Coordinator, Ms. Caryn Gushikuma, to assure your child(ren) is/are excused to attend orchestra. Orchestra students shall return to A-Plus unless other arrangements are made with A-Plus by a parent/guardian.

For MES Orchestra students who are NOT enrolled in the MES A+ After-School Program, parents/guardians are responsible for picking-up their student(s) promptly after school, returning them to MES prior to orchestra class, and picking them up immediately after their scheduled orchestra lesson.  Students are not allowed to remain on school campus unsupervised.  For the safety of your student, we ask that parents/guardians plan accordingly.

Click here for the Moanalua Strings Moanalua Strings Flyer 2015, Moanalua Course Contract, Moanalua Rental Contract

For questions, please contact Jeff Hamano at: jhamano@moanaluapto.org