Through faith and hard work, Maui born local Derick Sebastian continues to live his dream as an accomplished `ukulele virtuoso. Derick’s critically acclaimed instrumental album, From His Heard, earned him a Na Hoku Hanohano 2010 nomination. He has shared the stage with fellow ukulele ace Jake Simabukuro and opened for R&B singer sensation Brian McKnight, with notable performances at PIXAR Animation Studios, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, and professional sports industry’s MLB Arixona Diamonbacks, along with events for the PGA, ESPN and EA SPORTS. Derick recently broke into the Hollywood scene composing the them song to the movie Life’s An Itch. While garnering these many accomplishments, Derick is humbled and stays true to himself, and continues his dedication to inspire live 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!