Rylan Yashiki has loved music and singing for as long as he could remember. As a little boy growing up in Hawaii he could often be found roaming the house wearing head phones and belting out tunes. He later learned to play the saxophone, guitar and ukulele. He honed his skills, and by their request, became a vocal coach and ukulele teacher to his friends and family.
Rylan began his professional singing career as "The Voice of Hilo Hatties" where he worked as their greeting entertainer at their main Nimitz location for more than five years. He played the ukulele and sang songs to guests as they arrived. In 2005 Rylan was Hawaii's First Place regional winner in the National Talent Quest competition and went on to compete at nationals in Laughlin Nevada placing in the top 20 of more than 250 contestants. In 2006 Rylan was the only armature singer invited to participate in the Hawaii Stars Society of Seven Edition making it all the way to the finals and placing top 6 among Hawaii's renowned professional entertainers. Rylan has also served as judge for the Keiki Hawaii Stars competitions.
Currently Rylan is a worship song leader with Grace Bible Church Pearlside and has been one of their platform singers since 2008. Rylan also loves working with Pas De Deux Hawaii's Musical Theatre department as a vocal instructor and was humbled to be asked to sing live for the hula finale at Pas De Deux Hawaii's first Sunset Ho’ike.
With both of his daughters taking dance here at Pas De Deux Hawaii, the studio has become a special place. Rylan's goal as a vocal instructor is to help his students find their unique style and pass on his love of song.
To book a private lesson, please contact Noe, PDD Vocal Coordinator, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call (808) 226-0953.
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