Taimane Gardner: Ukulele Virtuoso

At just 17 years of age, Taimane Tauiliili Bobby Gardner had already carved out her place as an ukulele virtuoso. Since winning her first ukulele competition at the age of six, Gardner has developed her talents into a successful career that has taken her around the world. Proudly representing her Samoan heritage in her name (Taimane means diamond in the Samoan language), this High School Senior at the Honolulu Waldorf School of the Arts has been a professional almost all of her life. At the age of 14, she became a featured performer… She graduated from Waldorf and is now attending Kapiolani Community College as a sophomore working on her liberal arts degree. She often travels around the mainland and Japan promoting her music and performs with Hawaii’s largest entertainment company, Tihati Productions. Taimane has just finished her second album LIFE, The Art & Beauty of Being Human, which can be purchased in most music stores. She is twenty years old and is keeping busy with music, the business side of music and college… More – http://hawaiiredmagazine.com/?p=1213