Great school. Great instructor.
My son is an extremely talented player, but he was burning out on the classics; he needed something more; something to motivate him.
I tried Puna*** School's music program but my son played better than the instructor assigned to him. She made him give up practicing Flight of the Bumblebee because she couldn't keep up; and he subsequently lost his ability and willingness to play it.
Carolyn at Manoa, however, introduced him to rag, improvisation and rock -- yes, rock! Queen's classic, as well as classical, "We are the champions" and "Bohemian rhapsody" were just the ticket grab his interest again. And she's encouraged him to keep at the Bumblebee -- and now he wants to, once again.
The school's marketplace location is deceiving; inside it's an oasis for musicians. You can learn to play anything, including ukulele. And for music lovers in general, there's a jazz club upstairs.
I could go on and on ... simply put, this place is great.