Musician, composer, producer, Patrick Landeza is considered a leading exponent of the Hawaiian slack key style. Born and raised in Berkeley to Hawaii-born parents, Patrick picked up guitar while in high school and learned from the styles best players. A protégé of the Hawaiian slack-key masters, Landeza has dedicated his life to sharing this art form with the world. Jim Harrington of the Oakland Tribune says “Trying to get a lesson from Patrick is like trying to get into Standford.”
Landeza conducts monthly lessons in San Diego, Sacramento, Seattle, Santa Cruz and weekly lessons in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the founder of The Institute of Hawaiian Music and Culture and is responsible for planting the seeds for many Hawaiian music performers and concert tours. Landeza is the youngest recipient of the prestigious Aloha Spirit Award for his work with Slack Key Guitar and is extremely honored to be teaching this year at WinterSongs West!