Ms. Iolani Yamashiro-Rahimi

  • * Is an experienced, classically trained violinist and violist who has taught     privately as well as in orchestra classes for over 23 years. 
  • Has shared her passion for music and string instruments with her     students in Hawaii (Maui and O'ahu) and Texas. 
  • Teaches students ages 6-adult of all ability levels.
  • Bachelor of Music in Violin:  University of the Pacific Conservatory of    Music, Stockton, CA.
  • Master of Music in Violin: University of Texas-Austin School of Music.

She performs with:
         * Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra, Honolulu, Hawai'i
         * Maui Chamber Orchestra
         * Maui Pops Orchestra
         * Freelance groups 

Has taught 
         * Orchestra classes at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Middle  School and             High School on the island of O'ahu, the Kamehameha Schools Maui, the             University Laboratory School and the University of Texas String Project             Chamber Orchestra. 
         * Private violin an viola lessons at the Punahou Music School, The             University of Texas String Projecand the Maui String Academy and                   in Shanghai, China. 

Has conducted
    * The Kamehameha Schools Maui Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New         York.   
     * The "Dynamix Music Festival" in Shanghai, China.
      *The Maui Youth Philharmonic String Orchestra, Beginning Strings.

Performed with:
      * Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Liza Minelli, Burt Bacharach, Dionne             Warwick, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Charlotte Church and the                 Celtic Women and others.
       * Carol Channing in "Hello Dolly"
       * JoAnn Worley in "They're Playing Our Song"

       * Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005 
     * Maui Summer Music Festival until 2010 when she left Maui for Las         Vegas. 

One of Iolani's greatest experiences was taking a year off from teaching to travel as a violinist with The Celebrant Singers, an interdenominational Christian ministry.  She traveled to India, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Canada, France, Monaco, Switzerland, the U.S. Vrgin Islands and at least 15 states in America sharing Christ's love and forgiveness with others around the world. 

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