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Instructor: Kamuela Kimokeo

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MUS121Z, Fall 2012
MUS121F, Spring 2012
MUS121Z, Spring 2012

Kamuela Kimokeo: MUS121Z, Fall 2012

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: MUS 121Z - Beginning Ukulele Crn (Section): 61427 (0)    
1. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 14 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
2. I learned more in this course than I expected to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
3. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 14 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
4. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
learning to play and reading notes.
It really teaches you about the dynamics of the ukulele.
learning music
Be able to play many song after I complete this course...Picking, amount of chords learned, ability to change keys. Enjoyed the music Kamuels plays!
Its not the course that made this class so amazing, it was the teacher. Kamuela has to be the best teacher I have ever had. He is a real person with a great sense of humor and knows has to challenge us and create new ways for us to understand concepts if the first way left anyone confused. He pays attention to every single student and cares about us all. Learning from him is fun!
what was valuble to know was the chromatic scale and what was valuble was the way kamuela broke down the chromatic scale to better understand then expanding the scale to learn new chords from the basic chords.
The most valuable thing I learned in this course is now I can walk away with knowing how to play different chords in different keys. For example, I can playing D using the C form on the ukulele.
Everything ;-}
We learned the basic scale of the ukulele, once we knew the common cords, we were able to play an infinite scale. It was cool and unexpected. Most songs and picking are used from scales. I think this class was very valuable in learning keys and music. It was awesome!
What I found that was most valuable to me was that my instructor Kamuela, was not just instructing the class but enjoying the times and memories spent with us as a class. Kamuela not only loves teaching but he lives his dream everyday and I thank him for sharing that with our class.
the email computer recordings were very helpful.
5. The instructor is not confused by unexpected questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
6. The instructor is sensitive to student difficulty with course work.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
7. The instructor's voice was clear and understandable.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 14 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
8. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
9. The instructor maintains an atmosphere of good feeling in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
10. The instructor gives individual attention to students in the class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
11. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
12. The instructor has been helpful whenever I have encountered difficulties.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
13. The instructor tells students when they have done especially well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
14. I received personal attention from the instructor.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 14 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 2 (14%) 10 (71%)
15. Comment on the instructor's concern for the students.
He's very easy to approach, he's not intimidating.
Very lenient class
awesome professor
Took the time needed for individuals to get the lessons.
He cares about what we think and what we learn. He is more interested in us learning and having fun than anything else. He pays attention to every student and is more than willing to help us even if its only one person that doesn't understand the concept.
kamuela made students concern his number one priority and made it easy to understand and also made a joke or two to lighten the tension
He is very concerned with his students. If someone doesn't know or understand a certain chord or material, he explains very clearly until everyone understands.
He is the bomb digity!!!
He was very helpful to any who was struggling.
He's really helpful and tries to make sure that everyone is on the same page. When I had questions, he went into more detail so I could better understand.
Kamuela had no concerns for us as students. He believed in each and every one of us and his motivation pushed us to complete two concerts and most of us had never played in front of a crowd before.
He always made time during and after class to help anyone struggling with the class content.
16. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 14 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
17. Audiovisual materials (or computers) were an asset to this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 14 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 11 (79%)
18. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 14 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
19. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
20. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
21. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.64 14 0.74 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 11 (79%)
22. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
23. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
24. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
25. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
26. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.43 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (21%) 11 (79%)
27. The instructor clearly explains complex ideas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
28. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
29. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
30. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
31. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
32. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
33. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
34. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
35. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
36. The instructor engages in a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions with students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
37. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
38. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 14 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (14%) 12 (86%)
39. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He makes the class feel at ease, whenever a student is behind he reminds the class that we have to all be on the same page, and encourages everyone to help each other out if needed.
Helped students with individual problems with there ukulele.
always happy to help a student
Spent the time needed to reach out to students. That is a strong ability he has as a teacher. He is able to recognize when a student may need guidance just by facial expressions.
By paying attention to each student and not leaving anyone out. Some students were shy and afraid to ask for help so he would watch their strumming while we all played in the group, then he would help them without making anyone look less important or less talented. He is an awesome teacher, Windward is blessed to have him.
kamuela asked if anyone had questions, if any students had a question he would work with them individually until they got it
Always willing to help those who struggle and encourages those who get em.
Always encouraging and made sure we were able to play our songs.
He pays a lot of attention to detail and he pretty much reads the expression on your face and can tell that you need help. He makes me laugh when he uses that as an example, then we find that a lot of other students felt the same way or needed help with the same thing.
Kamuela never had to show concern for our class because he believed that we could accomplished many things and he pushed us to do so.
He was able to see where everybody was at and help or challenge them individually.
40. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
His knowledge and ability to share his talent of playing the ukulele, it's fun to watch him play.
It's VERY slow but informative.
super entertaining makes learning fun
Liked the music chosen for the course and his abilities to pass on importance of their meaning. Took the time to explain: regarding hawaiian music and it's importance also.
He is completely real and unpretentious. He knows exactly what he is doing and I always look forward to coming to his class. Not only does he teach how to play; he is a professional musician who teaches from experience. That is a major plus to his teaching style because we learn so much more than just ukulele while in his class such as how to be professional and find jobs and get hired as musicians.
like: kamuela made learning easy by all the extra attention he would give to those who need it. kamuela also made learning fun by making jokes or telling funny stories dislike: none
I liked everything that was taught, but I wish we could've learned more things. Especially with picking, but whatever was learned, it was great information.
How well he explains everything.
I liked that he was funny and made the class more comfortable, especially if you have a low level of confidence. I really learned more than I expected and wish that there was time to do more.
I loved that Kamuela did not only know how to teach us but he also encouraged us and pushed us in the correct path to greatness.
Although I do not like performing in front of an audience I really enjoyed our class concert that Kamuela was able to put together for us. This event really touched me and was very happy I was able to share it with my family and friends. He began our class teaching us about how music can effect us in many ways and he ended it by allowing us to experience it in many ways. I will always remember and brag about this event.
41. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Fun teacher, easy going
Thank you!
Hope he does workshop on how to educate for public school teachers and administrators
Great teacher. Good example to students. Understands his students needs.
Every teacher should learn how to teach from him.
YOU DA MAN!
I loved this course. Kamuela is an amazing individual and teacher. He obviously knows his material and is very good at what he does.
He is just amazazing!!!
He is a really down to earth kind of person and has very interesting way of teaching. He makes learning fun. The only thing bad about the class is that the time flies by so quickly.
I really enjoyed his class and hope to take his class again.
Kamuela is truely a teacher. He was able to take a mixed level class and come out with all students being challenged. I was also very surprised on how much we learned and took from this class. I never expected to learn so much from a beginning coarse.
42. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
Yes, because it's a fun class to learn.
Yes. It's an easy A class and fun.
Yes HEʻs bomb
Yes. He Makes you want to continue to play music with his abilities and encouragement.
Yes, because his teaching style is appropriate for every person since he is attentive to detail, understands his subject thoroughly, and genuinely cares for every student.
i would garentee recommend kamuela because he knows this subject very well and can help anyone from beginners to experts.
Yes. He is very good at explaining and makes the class fun and engaging. The way he explains things are relative to the topics. He knows what he is doing and is an amazing musician.
Yes, because you learn plenty in his class and it's super duper fun!!!
Yes, he is a great music teacher, and an expert in his field.
Yes, i would recommend Kimokeo to other students because he has some groundbreaking material for some potential students who might become professional one day.
Yes, I would recommend him to all of my friends and in fact I already have. A lot of my friends and I play all the time and they want to learn more so I told them to take his class.
Yes I would recommend Kamuela to other students because he is very knowledgable and is able to pass his knowledge to his students.
43. Other comments:
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and making it fun to be in your class.
I will go on to his next class. Would like to see laulima used more. Maybe encourage students to share through laulima to feel support as a group or class.
Kamuela is the best teacher I've ever had. I wish he taught more classes at Windward.
I want to play like him when I grow up lol
This class was great. We learned how to play some complex stuff, but after practicing a piece it would come so easily and naturally. Practice is a must like studying is a must. He made music more understandable and easier than it actually is. You can add your own style to it and be like ah, I can do it too!
Thank You Kamuela for such a great semester.
Thank you Kamuela for all your time, efforts, and instruction!

Kamuela Kimokeo: MUS121F, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: MUS 121F - Beginning Slack Key Guitar Crn (Section): 64433 (0)    
1. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
10. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 0 (0%) 12 (92%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 13 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 12 (92%)
12. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
13. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
14. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
15. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 11 (85%)
16. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
17. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 12 0.29 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 11 (92%)
18. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
19. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 13 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (15%) 11 (85%)
20. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.77 13 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (23%) 10 (77%)
21. How did the instructor show concern for students?
he waited until we all got one part of slack key done before he moved on
Kamuela would help each individual if need be. Especially with tuning, or chord positions, Kamueala would have no problem assisting and reflecting his knowledge to make us better.
Kamuela always made sure that his students were comforble & relaxed. Because it's hard to learn when your under presure and tense.
he played for us and made it look so easy. he took the time to show us we can succeed even when we suck. not all, just us chosen few.
Kamuela Kimokeo shows concern for students by really wanting his students to experience what he experiences and find the joy of slack key and Hawaiian music in it or to what ever degree can be appreciated by his students of his love for Hawaiian music.
He was always willing to help if you needed.
Yes the quizzes were a good tool to find out the strengths and weaknesses and make sure people hit certain progressive marks.
He took the time to make sure everyone was on the same page before we moved on.
when we are practicing a song he would put us in groups. he would put the people that are struggling a little more than others in one group and specifically work with them.
He took the time to go around to each student
22. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
i liked his original aproach to slack key
We had a lot of fun learning. He would always make us laugh, as well as really explain thoroughly the reason his experiences are as meaningful as they are to him, and why he feels that it is important that we understand certain cultural significance in order to be true at what we are learning.
Kamuela always made you feel welcome and happy to be a part of his class. It didn't matter if you were having a hard or difficult time learning how to play slack key. Kamuela has a way of making you feel confident and he taught our class to take our time in learning the notes. Try to make time to practice as much as possible, little by little you will start to get better and as you get better you will start to enjoy playing slack key,
he is brilliant...funny...and so talented.
I really enjoyed when Kamuela brought Cyril Pahinui to our class. One of my most favorite Hawaiian albums was Kane Fire by Peter Moon Band, and to hear him sing Sweet Memory was such an experience. When that albulm came out I listened to that song over and over and wrote down the words as I heard them being sung with out understanding its translation while feeling and expressing the kaona of the song. Maika'i !!!
I liked the way we played music not learn notes. I want to learn to play music not read notes.
I like it to be a little more organized with handouts and I'd like to see him teach more chords and variety than just being focused on preparing for the Spring concert with most of the class time
I think I would have liked to have more written material so if you didn't catch on as quickly there was more to take home and work on.
I liked the way he taught the course becasue it was more hands on and it felt like your friend or someone who actually cared about you and your grade was teaching me not some stuck up professor.
the thing i liked about the way he taught this course is that he made it feel that Slack key was a part of us..and it is. he taught how to make a memorable connection with the music that we play so the feeling is muck more sentimental.
It was a very good speed...not too fast
23. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
good teacher
He's a funny guy. Very entertaining and pleasant.
As for me Kamuela is my favorit teacher. Because his method of teaching is so inspiring it makes you want to play slack key cause of the beautiful melodies that your figers and your mind works in harmony,thats priceless.
blessed to have him as my kumu
I enjoyed being a part of Kamuela's experience with creating his own style of finger placement tableture for the beginning slack key class. I found exciting his defiance to the finger positioning with the drawings of the guitar fingerboard which Ron Loo uses. You go boy !!
Great teacher!
I really liked that he brought in Cero to show us someone that is a big part in slack key today.
He is an awesome teacher.
Kamuela is very passionate of what he teaches. By him teaching this course i have felt a better connection and desire in learning one of Hawaiʻi"s Treasures (Slack Key)..you can feel the Aloha spirit that he brings everyday to class.
Awesome personality and knows how to teach very well
24. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
yes because hes awsome
Absolutely! His lessons are great, and for anyone who really does appreciate music, this is the teacher for you.
I would recommend Kamuela, slack key class to anyone who would be intastead in playing slack key. Kamuela is a great teacher in the art of slack key.
yes, you will enjoy it more than you will know.
Yes I would recomment Kamuela Kimokeo to other students. Kamuela is patient and enjoys everyone in class getting involved and making an experience for all of us. Kamuela also sings and plays music very very well. Kamuela is also very real, da kine, da kine, braddah, braddah.
Yes. Because you learn to play music not read notes.
Yes, i think this is a good class to not only learn how to play slack key but to learn about the culture too.
Yes because no matter if your beginning or are experienced he finds some way to challenge you.
Yes..As some of Hawaiʻiʻs traditions fade away due to modern ways i feel it is important for people to be able to continue a tradition that has been originated in Hawaiʻi. By learning under Kamuela, people can gain this knowledge from someone with the genuine feeling of aloha and desire to pass and teach others the gift that he as blessed with.
Yes because he teaches at a level that's easy to understand
25. Other comments:
Great semester.
I hope he can continue with more teaching at WCC
Great teacher. I highly recommend him and his method of teaching.
I learned more than i thought, i thought it would just be about learning a few songs on the guitar but I ended up learning a lot about the culture.

Kamuela Kimokeo: MUS121Z, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Windward Community College Department: Arts & Humanities
Course: MUS 121Z - Beginning Ukulele Crn (Section): 64434 (0)    
1. The instructional materials (e.g., texts, handouts, etc.) were relevant to course objectives.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
2. The instructor clearly explains course procedures (attendance, assignments, exams, etc.).
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
3. The instructor uses class time well.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
4. The instructor is well-prepared and organized for class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
5. The instructor is available for help outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.79 14 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 1 (7%) 12 (86%)
6. The instructor clearly explains the goals, objectives, and overall purpose of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
7. The instructor speaks clearly and is easy to understand.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
8. The instructor makes good use of examples in class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
9. The instructor appears to know his or her subject.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
10. The instructor effectively uses the blackboard, films, pictures, computers, slides, or other aids.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
11. The instructor allows time for questions and encourages them.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
12. The instructor is interested in the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
13. The instructor is willing to help with individual problems.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 14 0.27 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (7%) 13 (93%)
14. The instructor grades tests fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
15. The instructor clearly explains the grading system.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
16. Overall, the instructor is a very good teacher.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
17. The instructor treated students with respect.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
18. The instructor makes the material interesting.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
19. The instructor makes the student want to learn.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 13 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (100%)
20. The instructor suggests specific ways students can improve.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 14 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 14 (100%)
21. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He is always checking up on students if they have been missing in class (: He is always willing to help in any way that he can!
He took the time to go through everything slowly, and explain it to each of us individually. He would stop everything to explain it in a way that you would understand
he would teach us something and would sit there and help us until we get it even if it means that we would have to take up the whole time in class to do it.
He takes time to see all students
When he seen that not everyone was one the same page he would help students individually in class and help them improve.
He was very caring and attentive to the needs of the individual students.
He took the time to make sure everyone was on the same page before moving on.
The concern that Kamuela Kimokeo had for his students was real and very caring.
he had gave us a lot of help in whatever we needed
Kamuela always took time to make sure the students understood what he was trying to teach us.
He was available during office hours and he helped people after class.
I only have 2500 characters it would be shorter to tell you where he didn't show concern. The End In other words he helped us succeed in playing ukulele in ways we didn't know when we began this semester.
22. What did you especially like/dislike about the way the instructor taught this course?
It was about the history of the Ukulele and music which is one of my interests and i love this class its fun!
I liked how he was so chill, understanding, fun, and the atmosphere in the class was just super comfortable.
he has his own style of teaching and i like it he did very well when it came to teaching us about the ukulele
He taught at a good speed
There was nothing i disliked about the course. Since this was my first time playing the ukulele i liked the way he kept the pace of the class real steady.
He performs on stage so he make it very exciting and plays alot of music that keeps the class interested and eager to learn.
He was concerned about us learning and wasn't like the rest of the professors who are stuck up and are only doing it for the paycheck
I liked the way Kamuela Kimokeo taught this class, because he can teach anyone he's funny,plays the ukulele like no other, and can motivate any students to learn.
i liked everything i learned from that class
i liked what songs he taught us
I liked the way he explained things and made it clear for everyone to understand.
I especially liked everything about they way he taught this class. Passing on a passion to others is just a blessing. I know I "pay" for the class but he doesn't teach like it's a job. He teaches like he does it because he just likes to. If that makes sense, it makes perfect sense to me but I march to a beat of my very own, as we all should.
23. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
your the best teacher ever in music! very inspirational and i hope to attend your next class soon!
he's the bomb!
Kamuela is a great teacher i am going to take his class again next semester and he is willing to help you if you need help and if you have any questions he will be there to answer them and he is just a local kine teacher who respects everybody and he can see that we are there either cause we are passionate about the ukulele or we want to learn how to play the ukulele
He preserves Hawaiian culture very well
He is a really great teacher and i would recommend him for anyone who wants to learn to play the ukulele
Awesome teacher
he was one of my best teachers in my life
Kamuela is a great teacher for his first year as an ukulele instructor he deserves an A+
He is a good teacher overall and it was a pleasure having him as a teacher.
I would just like to thank you for being patient and passing along your knowledge and passion for playing. I look forward to next semester Ukulele II
24. Would you recommend this instructor to other students? Why or why not?
if students are interested yes i will (: his class is awesome!
Helll yeah I would recommend him because this teacher is so chill and you learn many things from him.
yes because he is a good teacher who can understand you and will do anything to help people out
Yes because of his teaching style
I would recommend him because he makes class enjoyable and actually made me want to go to class.
Yes i think his way of teaching and the songs we learned were very useful.
yes because he finds a way to always challenge you.
I would recommend Kamuela Kimokeo to any student who wants to learn ukulele because he is a out standing teacher. I am taking his next class in the fall.
yes
yes, because he makes learning the ukulele easy
Yes i would recommend him because he really knows everything about ukulele and they would have fun in his class.
Yes, he's just amazazing, he plays like he was born playing and believes in others as well as himself.
25. Other comments:
thanks for everything you taught i am really thankful
Kamuela your the man i'm gonna miss being in your class.
Blessings ;-}