Waialae Arts Program Spring 2023

Private lessons offered in piano, violin, voice, drums, bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, theory

Group lessons offered in creative dance and ballet

Tuition varies by instructor


November 25, 2022 – Returning Student Registration opens

December 1, 2022 – New Student Registration opens

Returning students please email Cheryl to reserve your lesson time. You will receive a link to register

New student registration opens on December 1. Please email cheryl@waialaebaptist.com to request a lesson day and time. 

For more information please email cheryl@waialaebaptist.com



Sam Chen (B. M. Piano Performance)
Piano and Violin

Reid Ishikawa (B. Ed. Music, Percussion)
Drums, Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Music Theory

Cheryl Toma Sanders (B. Ed. Music, Piano)
Piano (Not accepting new students at this time)

Jonathon Palompo (B. M. Vocal Performance)
Voice (ages 13 and up)

Crystal Yukumoto (BFA, M. Ed. Dance)

Creative Dance (ages 4-6), Ballet (ages 7-18)



14 weekly thirty-minute (30 minute) private lessons offered in piano, voice, violin, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, drums, music theory, songwriting. To reserve a timeslot for a private lesson, and receive a link for registration, please email: cheryl@waialaebaptist.com


Private lesson tuition: 

$441 for students of Reid Ishikawa (drums, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar) and Jonathon Palompo (voice)

$492 for students of Sam Chen (piano and violin)



January 16 (Monday): Lessons Begin

February 20 (Monday): PRESIDENTS DAY – No Lessons

March 13-17: SPRING BREAK – No lessons

March 27 (Monday): PRINCE KUHIO DAY – No Lessons

April 7 (Friday): GOOD FRIDAY – No Lessons

April 28 (Friday): Last Day of Lessons

May 1-5: Make-up Lessons

May 5, 2023 (Friday): Student Recital at 6:30pm



email cheryl@waialaebaptist.com for a link to the dance registration form. 

Instructor: Crystal Yukumoto


Creative Dance Class (ages 4-6) $168/semester (14 classes)

Mondays 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. (45 minutes)


Thursdays 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. (45 minutes)


45 minutes of creative movement that offers space for exploration, improvisation, and expression through dance movement. With a whole-body approach, young students will have an opportunity to continue developing large and fine motor skills, coordination, rhythm, dance vocabulary, and listening skills.


ATTIRE – Any style or color leotard, stretch pants or shorts. t-shirts, tank tops and pants that you can move in. Barefoot or non-slip socks are preferred, but any dance footwear you are comfortable dancing/moving in are an acceptable option.


Ballet 1 (ages 7- High School)
Mondays 4:20 – 5:20 p.m.

$210/semester (14 classes)

Ballet is a classical dance form of grace and precision, that employs formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement. This 60-minute class that will cover basic ballet positions, steps, and vocabulary with a focus on the student’s awareness of proper posture and body alignment. Standing barre work and center floor exercises will be given to enhance coordination, strength, balance, and flexibility.



Girls: Any style or color leotard, pink tights, pink canvas or leather ballet shoes. Hair in a proper ballet bun.

Boys: Athletic pants, solid colored fitted t-shirt (no baggy clothes), black canvas or leather ballet shoes.


Stretch and Strength (for ages 12 and up)

Thursdays 4:20 – 5:20 p.m.

$210/semester (14 classes)


Taking classic stretching poses and the best of Joseph Pilates core exercise, students are taken through a structured series of exercises to lengthen, strengthen and rebalance specific muscles of the body. Students will gain core strength, flexibility, particularly focusing on postural alignment and all the strength, balance and vitality that can be gained from yoga poses. This 60-minute class is designed to achieve optimum muscular balance, good posture and superior levels of physical performance, appearance, health and well-being.



Any style or color leotard, stretch pants, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops and pants that you can move in. Barefoot is preferred, but non-slip socks are allowed. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, and water bottle with you to class.