Ukulele Underground


Register Today!

Join Aldrine Guerrero, Kalei Gamiao, and Ukulele Underground for a weekend of ukulele, performances, Hawaiian culture, and community on the beautiful island of Kaua'i . 

February 6-8, 2020.


Full access to all classes and activites duing the retreat.

Only 25 spots will be sold.

Poipu, Kaua'i HI 

Feb 6 - 8 2020

You're Invited to Our Home

For the very first time, you are personally invited to join Ukulele Underground on its home island of Kaua'i to experience the ultimate ukulele vacation. 

This 3-day event will be limited to only 25 people, with a focus on elevating your ukulele playing through in-person, one-on-one interaction with some of the best ukulele players and teachers in the world. Along with very personalized guidance, we also want to share with you the culture, mana'o, and specialties that make Kaua'i and the music of Hawaii so great.  

No matter what your skill level, the retreat will offer you many opportunities to hang out, ask your own questions, get specific guidance, and be able to jam along with, talk with, even record with both Kalei Gamiao and Aldrine Guerrero. In addition, guest speakers will be featured throughout the event to share their knowledge about songwriting, music, Hawaiian culture and musical history, ukulele making and more.

For more information, feel free to contact us.  

Register now to attend this truly one of a kind ukulele event - the first ever Ukulele Underground Retreat.

Instructors & Mentors

Aldrine Guerrero (Ukulele Underground)

Kellen & Lihau (Kūpaoa)

Aldrine Guerrero is a world renowned ukulele artist and instructor.  He is the co-founder and Head Instructor at Ukulele Underground. As an ukulele instructor he has taught seminars all over the US, Asia, Canada and Europe. As a artist, Aldrine's music has been featured in major motion pictures such as Hotel Transylvania and the hit TV show The Simpsons

Kellen and Lihau Paik are a husband and wife duo who have swept the Hawaiian music industry by storm. Since their debut album in 2009, they have won a total of 6 Na Hoku Hanohano awards for their music with Kellen winning the prestigous Haku Mele award for the best Hawaiian Language Composition of 2014.

Maka Herrod (Na Hui O Kamakaokalani)

Kalei Gamiao is an award winning ukulele artist who has traveled and taught the art of the ukulele all around the world sharing his passion for the ukulele.

Kumu Maka Herrod is an internationally renowned Kumu Hula based on Kaua'i. He has been teaching hula, music, Hawaiian language and culture on Kauai and abroad for nearly 30 years.

Joe Souza (Kanile'a 'Ukulele)

Mike Odo

Joe Souza along with his wife Kristen are the owners of Kanile'a 'Ukulele. One of the fastest growing Hawaiian-made ukulele companies in the world and sponsors of Aldrine Guerrero and Ukulele Underground.

Mike Odo

Mike Odo is a walking encyclopedia of music knowledge. He is a regular guest on the Ukulele Underground Podcast.

Full Schedule to be released soon!

Tentative Schedule - Look forward to more fun things to be added!

Wednesday 2/5/20


Pre-retreat meet up @ Oasis on the Beach (Kapaa)

Thursday 2/6/20


  • Kellen & Lihau Hawaiian song writing workshop
  • Q&A Coaching with Aldrine
  • Hula & Hawaiiana with Kumu Maka
  • Group song and technique workshops
  • Reception Dinner and open mic

Friday 2/7/20


  • Q&A Coaching with Kalei Gamiao
  • Ukulele Building & Reforestation with Joe Souza
  • Group song and technique workshops
  • Record with Aldrine and Kalei
  • Performances with Aldrine and open mic

Saturday 2/8/20


  • Aloha 'Oe with Kahea and Randell
  • Record with Aldrine and Kalei
  • Group Ukulele Showcase
  • Ukulele Battle with Aldrine & Kalei
  • Farewell Dinner

Poipu, Kaua'i

The retreat activities will be held at a private residence in beautiful Poipu, Kaua'i. If you book a hotel or B&B in Koloa or Poipu, we can pick you up every morning before the start of the first sessions.

There are many hotel and condo options in the Poipu / Koloa area.  Popular hotels include the Koloa Landing Resort, Sheraton Kauai Resort, and the Grand Hyatt Kauai

Please contact us for more info or recommendations.