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Rama Camarillo

Title:Kumu Hoʻokani ʻUkulele (Ukulele Kumu)
Department: Māhele Luna
Location:Maui Campus
Phone:(808) 573-7074

About me

My name is Rama Camarillo and both my parents were teachers. My Dad founded the first Ukulele Band at Waiakea Intermediate school on the Big Island. My brother George Camarillo Jr. took over the program for the past 35 years. My older son Kamaka teachers ukulele and guitar at Kaiser High School, and my younger son teachers band and ukulele at Kapalama Elementary. My twin girls are in their 3rd year at UH Manoa, and my wife keeps busy at our flower shop that we had for 30 years. In my free time i enjoy delivering flowers for my wife and making people smile. I graduated from Hilo High School, and got my BA from UH Hilo in education. In 2009 I got my Masters Degree from National University in LaJolla. I started teaching in Hilo, and got my tenure at Lahaina Intermediate School. I then taught at Kalama Intermediate School for 19 years, and now beginning my 12th year here at Kamehameha Schools Maui.