Aunty Carolee is the director of Hula Hui O Kapunahala, a Hawaiian Studies Program at the Nuuanu YMCA. This program incorporates hula, ukulele and Hawaiian language and singing for boys and girls
ages 3 - 83.
In addition to being a volunteer teacher there for 48 years, Aunty Carolee has also volunteered in the public schools for about 20 years. She also prepares performers for
competitions, most recently the Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition in July.
Recently, she taught free ukulele lessons every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at ‘Aupuni Place (formerly Na Mea Hawai’i at Ward Warehouse). She taught traditional Hawaiian songs and
shared local history, customs and culture.
In February of this year, she was one of the clinicians featured in the annual Hawai’i Music Educators Conference here at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.