Students from Connections Public Charter School in Hilo tell the story of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Master Cyril Pahinui and his life as an educator. For the past four school years, Pahinui has traveled from Oahu to Hawaii Island every Tuesday to teach Slack Key, steel guitar and ukulele to students at Connections. Pahinui cites his late father, the legendary Gabby "Pops" Pahinui, as his primary musical influence. In all of his workshops he employs his father’s teaching method — the "eyes and ears" school of learning by observing.

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