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Tuesday Student Takeover: Iris Sim

Punahou senior Iris Sim plays the flute, bass, piano, violin, guitar and more. Iris plans on continuing her studies at a conservatory next year, but in the meantime, always has new music to discover. She shares some of her favorites on Classical Pacific. Iris Sim studies with Iggy Jang, John Kolivas, Shoji Ledward, Sabrina Saiki-Mita and Wendy Yamashita,

This classical music conversation aired on February 7, 2023. Classical Pacific airs on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on HPR-2. Sharene's Tuesday Student Takeovers air weekly on Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

Sharene Keliʻipunilei Lum Taba grew up in Pearl City listening to a variety of music – mostly in the car and the choice of the driver (Grandma, Mom, Dad, sister or brother). It ranged from Hawaiian to Japanese Enka to Top 40 to HPR. Sharene played the violin in school, and is now a professional freelance harpist and mother. She and husband jazz bassist Dean Taba love to play and listen to music, and are raising their children to celebrate the love of learning and of all kinds of music.
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