Finalist for the 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for his album, "Aloha this is Who We Are" and performed at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Ceremony.
Lance Takamiya was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawai’i. He was the recipient of a Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) Folk Arts Apprenticeship grant, learning the art of Slack Key guitar (Ki’hoalu) under the tutelage of renowned Slack Key Master Ozzie Kotani featured in Artist's pick Hawaiian Dreams Spotify playlist. He went on to teach Slack Key guitar at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Outreach Program in year 1994, and continued teaching there for 15 years. Learn more about Lance Takamiya on his website: www.alohaslack.com.