There are so many creative ways to express yourself. Try these other ideas:

Dance & Hula—Let your movements speak with any dancing style. Hula is just one of many graceful ways to keep your body and mind healthy and happy.

Acting & Theater—Be as dramatic, funny or energetic as you want. The possibilities are endless when you can be whoever you want to be.

Not Exactly You?

Everyone has their own substance.
If music doesn’t sound
like yours, you can explore more
options below.

Take the quiz to discover your substance and find out what
motivates you.

Check out these other substances:

Get inspired by our Voices With Substance— learn about people from Hawai‘i who have found their substance.

Get Started Now

You don’t always have to go far to find your passion—it’s easy to start right where you are, right now:

  • Create and share your music playlists through Hype Machine

Get Moving

Just go out there and explore music at your school, community and more:

  • Watch and listen to the Royal Hawaiian Band that’s been performing for over 150 years
  • Join your school’s band or choir
  • Get involved in a local church and be a part of the performing arts or worship band
  • Enter Brown Bags to Stardom for a chance to win money and potential recording contracts!
  • At the Ukulele Festival Hawaii listen to live music with food stands, ukulele lessons, giveaways and more
  • A fun way to practice your singing is to go to karaoke
  • Want to learn about music production and record your own track? The Waianae Boys and Girls Club has a recording studio, as well as a program for youth interested in sound recording, podcasting, music production, and vocal production

Stay Focused

Focus on music, keep improving, and have fun as you set and fulfill goals:

  • Take classes through the Audio Engineer Program at Honolulu Community College
  • Take music lessons through your school or a private teacher or studio
  • Build your own handmade ukulele at Hana Lima ‘Ia 

Get Involved

Great minds think alike. Connect and work with other people who like music as you reach your dream:

  • Volunteer with a local music festival near you, such as the Hawaii Book and Music Festival which celebrates storytelling and music
  • Work in a store that sells music or instruments to gain more experience
  • Look for performing opportunities to share your gift