Music Lessons at the Music Factory


Kimo Muraki – Sax, Banjo, Ukulele, Guitar, Lap Steel, Bass, Voice, Sitar, Composition

Kimo Muraki was born in Honolulu Hawaii in the 70’s and moved to the mainland of the United States at an early age.He is one of the Northwest most talented and well respected musicians / multi-instrumentalists.

Kimo is currently teaching Voice, Ukulele, Banjo, Guitar, Songwriting/Composition, Theremin as well as introduction to Saxophone, Mandolin, Sitar, Piano, and Music Theory! 

Kimo has been busy the last few years! Most recently he has appeared on recordings for both major and independent labels including a JUNO AWARD WINNING ALBUM! Muraki has been working with some amazing artists and producers including the legendary producer of The Lumineers, Ryan Hadlock!

Some of the most recent projects he has worked on include:

Vance Joy – “Dream Your Life Away” on Atlantic Records (backing vocals, sax,cornet, trombone, mellophone, flute) Btw, Vance Joy is now touring as the opening act for Taylor Swift! Crazy…

The Strumbellas – “We Still Move On Dance Floors” on Six Shooter Records, WINNER of the 2014 JUNO AWARD for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year!!! (backing vocals, banjo, sax, cornet, trumpet)

Ewert And The Two Dragons – “Circles” on Warner Bros. Records / Sire Records(sax, flute, mellophone)

Aqueduct – “Wild Nights” on Barsuk Records (pedal steel, sax, cornet, trombone, flute, bass clarinet)

All Time Low (Backing vocals and horns on a song that we are not allowed to name until it is released!!!)

Chef’Special (Backing vocals and horns… again on a song that we are not allowed toname until it is released on Atlantic Records!!!)

Conrad Sewell (Backing vocals, ukulele, and horns… you guessed it, song is not yetreleased! Btw, Conrad just toured with Ed Sheeran!)

Kimo currently performs with several Seattle music ensembles including:

Shaprece, Surrealized, Marmalade, Tiny Messengers, Super Sonic Soul Pimps,Henry At War Please keep an eye out for concerts happening with any or all of these bands!!! Beware! Seeing Kimo perform may just be enough to make you want to sign up for lessons!

Other artists he has worked with, both in studio and live, playing any of the above instruments and/or singing, include: The Maldives, Soko, Ed Harcourt, Fences, Daniel Kirkpatrick & The Bayonets, Cayucas, Michael Vermillion, Hallways, Grace Love & The True Loves, IG88, Joe Plummer (formerly of Modest Mouse) and Yuuki Mathews of The Shins, Shawn Smith of Satchel and Pigeonhed, legendary producer Steve Fisk, Emily Wells, original Santana drummer Michael Shrieve, and of course, Music Factory’s own Ari Joshua!

All lessons are tailored to the student. All instruction is carefully crafted to fit the student’s needs to achieve success. There is no genre that should be discriminated by the teacher when it comes to discovering one’s abilities and I firmly believe that a teacher who feels otherwise only limits the student… and themselves. I have many years of experience in all of these genres… so bring it!

If you made it this far, THANK YOU! Please feel free to contact The Music Factory with questions, goals, dreams, concerns, hopes, insight, anything that moves you…
Kimo has been teaching music in the Seattle area for quite some time and is great with both Kids, and the most Advanced Pupils.

He is comfortable working with students of All Styles, and All Levels.


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