From the beautiful town of Kaneohe, Hawaii, Ko is a composer, songwriter, and teacher. His heart is to share the gift of music! He has 25 years of experience playing the piano and also dabbles in saxophone, guitar, ukulele, bass and voice. Ko’s background is in classical music, but his musical style has evolved over the years. He now plays a unique blend of pop, rock, reggae and gospel.
The past 10 years of his music career have been comprised of teaching one-on-one music lessons and touring as the keyboard/saxophone player for a popular island reggae band. His band has brought in numerous awards over the years and stands amongst the top reggae acts, with millions of fans from all over the world!
Ko’s other musical adventures include music directing for multiple churches, audio engineering, session musician work, and writing a collection of original solo piano compositions. Of all of these lanes in music, however, he finds teaching to be the most fulfilling. He believes in the calling of sharing one of his greatest passions with those who are eager to learn. He specializes in catering lessons toward each student’s learning style and interests. As a result, his students continue to grow in their playing abilities! Ko married his beautiful wife, Bri, and they have two big fur-babies, Bear and Blue.
Hometown: Kaneohe, Hawaii
Musical influences: Bruce Hornsby, John Mayer, Coldplay, Bob Marley
Instruments you teach and play: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Saxophone, Ukulele, Bass
Favorite non-musical hobby, past-time or activity: Surfing
Favorite food: Chicken Katsu
Fun/random fact about you: I love making up songs on the spot and singing them around the house—I think it might drive my wife nuts!