picture of Ron and Pomai performing


Ron Loo - Biography

Ronald J. K. Loo is recognized as a Slack Key Master by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA). He is a respected Slack Key guitarist and teacher, has won the Excellence in Teaching Award at Windward Community College (where he provides instruction in Philosophy, Slack Key, Classical, and Hawaiian Style Guitar, and Ukulele) and Kamehameha Schools (where he taught Slack Key).

Ron provides Slack Key instruction to senior citizens at the Kaneohe Community and Senior Center. He has lectured for Lama Ku (University of Hawaii), and for Kamehameha Schools' Hawaiian Lecture Series, performed at the Hawaiian Slack Key Festival and Masters of Slack Key Concert, and has recorded 3 albums: Pomaika’i (cassette), Kahalu’u Slack (CD), and Back To Back (CD).

He is the author of three Slack Key Instructional books, "He Kalana Kakau Ki Ho'alu" and performs throughout the island with his son, Pomaika'i, and their musical group,"Pila Nahenahe". His teachers include: John Almeida, Alice Namakelua, Sonny Chillingworth, and Gabby Pahinui.




Last modified: February 3, 2010   Copyright 2009 Ron Loo / Pila Nahenahe. All rights reserved.