About Us

About Us

Musical Beginnings

The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is a group which serves to introduce the fine art of music to the many talented children of Maui. We hope to support and enrich the many students of Maui with a new vision of what the world of music has to offer.

In 2005, Ms. Iolani Yamashiro founded the Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, which is the first youth orchestra outside of Honolulu, the capital of Hawai’i. It is proven that playing an instrument  positively changes children’s lives (click here for brain studies and  playing an instrument) and opens a new dimension in each child’s  world. It may even hold the “key” to their fulfillment in life. 

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Our Team

BOARD MEMBERS

Iolani Yamashiro-Rahimi

President

Robin Yarborough

Vice President

Michelle Ancheta

Secretary

Sua Nakama

Director

Kurt Muroki

Director

Rona Landrigan

Director

The Late Mr. Lance Jo

Co-Founder/Director Emeritus

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