Next Generation Steel Guitarist Alexis Tolentino
Alexis is 14 years old and a freshman in high school. She has received training in the Hawaiian steel guitar for three years. She is a Next Generation steel guitarist at Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music and a recipient of a music scholarship from the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association. She also trained in the upright bass since she was in the 7th grade and now plays the upright bass in her school's orchestra.
Alexis has always been interested in Hawaiian music and culture. At age five, she started playing the 'ukulele and dancing hula. She started with and still belongs to the Ka Hale I o Kahala halau. When she's not involved with music, Alexis enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with family and friends, cooking, baking, drawing and arts and crafts.