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Public Libraries Offer Self-Paced Online Music Lessons From Master Musicians

Posted May 10, 2022, 6:30 AM HST ·Updated May 9, 1:59 PM

Want to learn how to play an instrument? Want to learn from a professional who mastered their art? Then look no farther than your public library.

The Hawaiʻi State Public Library System launched ArtistWorks, an online program that provides world-class instruction for popular string and band instruments, including ʻukulele, via self-paced lessons from professional musicians.

“Our libraries are about opportunities for everyone,” State Librarian Stacey Aldrich said in a news release. “Now you can borrow an ʻukulele and take classes with just your library card.”

Anyone with a valid library card can access the lessons through the Libby app, along with ebooks and audiobooks.

Plus, using ArtistWorks is easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. Download the Libby app on your mobile device or click here.
  2. Select “Hawaiʻi State Public Library System” as your library.
  3. Log in using your libary card number and four-digit personal identification number, or PIN.
  4. Tap “Extras” on your Libby library home screen.
  5. Select “ArtistWorks.”

For more information about all the programs offered through the state’s public libraries with just the use of your library card, click here.