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Musical Arts Camp Hawaii was originally established by Jakob Meir as a music and arts summer program for young talented musicians. Today, it continues as a Honolulu-based organization that provides quality music education, student performance events, and unique cultural experiences.

Founder and Instructor

Jakob Meir is a multi-instrumentalist, music educator, performer, and founder of Music Arts Camp Hawaii. He specializes in teaching plucked string instruments (guitar/ukulele), woodwinds (saxophone/oboe/clarinet/flute), and beginning piano. As an experienced band director, Jakob also teaches percussion and all other band instruments from a beginner to intermediate level.


Jakob completed his Bachelor of Music degree as a classical oboe and guitar player at the Aaron Copland School of Music and has a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from CUNY Queens College. He completed his graduate studies in ethnomusicology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has performed and taught in

both the US and Japan.

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