Featured artist

Derick Sebastian

Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Instructor

Through faith and hard work, Maui born local sensation Derick Sebastian continues to live his dream as an accomplished international ‘ukulele virtuoso. Derick’s critically-acclaimed instrumental album, From His Heart, earned a Na Hoku Hanohano 2010 nomination, has shared the stage with singer/songwriter pop star Jason Mraz, the melodic Raining Jane, powerhouse Trombone Shorty, country star icons Thompson Square and Sara Evans, fellow ukulele ace Jake Shimabukuro and R&B sensations, Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight, and a highlighted private performance and ukulele lesson with Oprah Winfrey. Derick has notable performances at Staples Center Los Angeles, TEDx Santa Cruz, PIXAR Animation Studios, ABC’s Greys Anatomy, and professional sports industry’s MLB, NBA, PGA, NCAA, ESPN and EA SPORTS. He’s also toured full-fledge around the globe to Australia, Thailand, Philippines, Korea, China, Germany, Finland and Estonia. While garnering these many accomplishments, Derick is humbled and stays true to himself, and continues his dedication to inspire lives through his music and impact the world through the pure sounds he evokes through the ukulele.

These opportunities presented to Derick have not come without hard work and dedication. So he is very honored and grateful to be part of the Kanile`a Ohana with a personal commitment to his work in music. Partnering with Kanile`a makes the combination of his superb `ukulele skills and a company that puts its heart and soul into producing exquisite instruments to be seen and heard, simply fantastic!

Derick’s musical journey is on the upswing, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to watch this young Maui boy’s star continue to rise… stay tuned!

Spread Aloha through Music

  • Ke kanile‘a maika‘i pū kākou!
  • The joyful sound that is pleasing to all!
    Ua hana i Hawai‘i nei
  • Made in Hawai`i