Just got in a new short scale 5 string Gold Tone “Mini” banjo! The BG-250 is so cool, stop in and check it out!
We were on Good Day Sacramento for our 2nd birthday anniversary!!!
Fooitage from Aldrine’s concert last month… Check out our video page for many more!
Teaching Schedule: Wednesday and Saturday
Lesson Rates: $90/month, 4 lessons, half hour each week
Music Styles: Slack Key, Classical, Flamenco, Fingerstyle
Student Ages: 15
Student Skill Level: All
Teaching Experience: 30 years
Education/Certifications: Bachelor of Music, University of Hawaii
Other Music Experience: Professional Guitarist
Doug’s Biography: My name is Doug Shirley and I am a professional Fingerstyle Guitarist.
I play many different styles and genres during my years of playing professionally throughout Hawaii, while receiving my degree, a bachelor of music from the University of Hawaii.
During this time I was lucky enough to have a regular spot at a Diamond Head Five star Hotel, 4 nights a week playing, at their beach restaurant for over fifteen yrs. The other three nights, I performed on rotation for different celebrity chefs at their restaurants and catered parties. During this time, I also squeezed in Dinner Shows, Sunday Brunches, and Private Parties for Hickam Officers Club and Kaneohe Marine Base O.C.
The Historical Resort Hotel at Diamond Head had so much exposure, that I literally fell into many other jobs as a performer, studio musician and instructor over the next 25 yrs.
I arranged and recorded many pieces for different Hawaiian and national TV and radio stations, as well as for other professional musicians and producers.
The Fox Morning News still uses my arrangement and recording of a tune that I gave them for their daily theme song. It has become an icon in the islands since they have been playing the song a few times a day for over twenty years.
I also arrange and perform my own pieces which are required for the many different jobs that I do. These include, weddings, luau, private events and corporate functions.
I cover many different styles, I started out as a Slack Key player on the Island of Kauai, which is rich in traditional and rare Hawaiian music.
When I performed professionally, during and after my Classical training at U.H. on the Island of Oahu. I needed to perform and arrange music of many other genres. This includes, Classical, Jazz, Popular and Flamenco music.
I started and ran guitar programs for Hawaii State Dept. of Education, I also developed and taught for three private K-12 prep. schools.