Manoa Strings
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about us

Who we are...

We are professional musicians and members of The American Federation of Musicians, Local #677.  Although we’re based in Honolulu, we perform throughout the Islands of Hawaii. We’re also active chamber music and studio recording musicians, teachers in the community, and full-time members of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.  We’ve shared the stage with artists ranging from Luciano Pavarotti, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Chang, Kenny Loggins, Natalie Cole, to Yo Yo Ma.  We’ve enjoyed performing with home-grown Hawaii talent too such as Brudda Iz, Na Leo, Kealii Reichel, The Brothers Cazimero, Jake Shimabukuro, and the Makaha Sons.
Home About Us F.A.Q. Music Library Music Samples Contact Links Maile Reeves earned her Bachelor's in Performance from Boston University.  She coaches orchestra at BYU-H and chamber music at Iolani School.   She is a dancer and instructor with Tunui's Royal Polynesians and enjoys surfing and yoga.
Maile Reeves  violin
Laurilyn Krantz Butin is a founding member of Manoa Strings.  She received her Bachelors in Music Performance and a Masters in Secondary Music Education from UH-Manoa.  She enjoys Tahitian dancing, swimming, baking, and traveling.
Laurilyn Butin violin
Steve Flanter joined the Honolulu Symphony in 1989.  Native to Stony Brook, NY, Steve earned his Bachelor's from State University of NY at Purchase and his Master's from the Cleveland Institute of Music.  He has been a member of Manoa Strings since 1999.
Steve Flanter  viola
Louise Kefford Ching is the manager of Manoa Strings and a dedicated cello teacher of young students.  Louise received her Bachelor's in Performance from UH-Manoa.  In her spare time she likes to keep active with jogging, cycling, and paddling.
Louise Ching cello
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