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Makua Steel Guitarist Robert Antonio

Robert Antonio Robert Antonio is a General Engineer with the Army Public Works at Wheeler Army Airfield in Wahiawa. When asked why he took up the steel guitar, Robert replies, "I was interested in finding a hobby or activity to occupy myself in retirement and I liked the slow easy sounds of the Steel Guitar.
"On my 20 mile drive to work each day, I listened to the Hawaiian music on Hawaiian105-KINE and periodically heard Ke Kula Mele being mentioned if one wanted to learn a Hawaiian music instrument. One day, I called and spoke to Alan Akaka just to check out what he had to offer. I didn't intend to start until retirement which was still a few years away but he persuaded me to join his new class of seniors immediately. That was 22 months ago."
Robert's goal is to master this unique instrument and be able to play slow melodic music of all kinds.

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