Welcome to Hanalei Strings!
When you buy from a small business an actual person does a happy dance...
Like many, our little shop has little visitors and our instruments lay lonely inside. We welcome you with open arms (from afar) to our new online shop where we bring the homey Hanalei Strings experience to you in a safer way! By shopping with Hanalei Strings you help support our little family music store & our 3 employees at this difficult time. We hope you love your one of a kind Island Ukulele, or kindly discounted Kala Brand Ukulele, and feel some aloha wherever you are. Best wishes & health to you and yours! With all our love and gratitude, Hanalei Strings Ohana xoxo
Book a virtual ukulele lesson
Prior to the COVID shutdowns, we hosted the number one Airbnb ukulele experience in Hawaii from our beautiful little ukulele shop and entertainment venue, Hanalei Strings, on the north shore of the garden island of Kauai.
Kirk Smart, who will be hosting lessons, is a world-renowned musician who has played or or recorded with many well-known artists such as Jason Mraz, Donovan Frankenrieiter, Donald Fagen, Graham Nash, and more. Now he is taking the online stage to turn you into an ukulele player capable of playing 10,000 songs! Really! As a graduate and teacher of the esteemed Musicians Institute of Los Angeles, Kirk has an understanding of music that is hard to parallel. This allows him to demystify the world of music in a clear and very entertaining way, giving you the tools and inspiration to start playing ukulele today.