Ethan is now 19 and one of Ke Kula Mele's "alumni" NextGen steel guitar players. Now a sophomore at Rice University, Ethan is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Ethan graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy on Hawai"i Island. During his free time he enjoys playing the steel guitar and playing tennis. Ethan also enjoys audio visual work and drone cinematography.
Ethan is immersed in many aspects of Hawaiian culture. Ethan has been playing and listening to traditional Hawaiian music for most of his life and is proud to be a kika kila (steel guitar) player.
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Kona Steel Guitar Festival