Creating Music, Uniting People, Building Communities

Join lessons for 2018!

Start taking lessons either at our new Vista site or Oceanside!

Wednesdays 9am-10am at 260 Cedar Rd, Vista, CA 92083 starting June 13th.

Thursdays 6pm-7pm at 4070 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92057 now.

New Students welcome to join at anytime!

Call 760-525-0565 or email to reserve a spot!


Music is a unifying experience that the world shares. It is what unites us and makes us live in the moment together. We believe our mission is to share this experience with our community by providing access to the schooling, culture, creation, and performance of this art form.

Kainga Music established its non-profit corporation 501(c)(3) in 2014 with a mission statement Creating Music, Uniting People, Building Communities. Music is uplifting, healing, and gives the opportunity for starting and strengthening the bond between people of different backgrounds, genders, and ages. The featured instrument in the school, the steel pan, is played throughout the country of origin, Trinidad & Tobago, in community centers called “Panyards” that welcome the variety of members in the surrounding neighborhoods to find a common place and common voice. 

Kainga Music’s Founder, Keli Ross-Ma’u, has a vision for the school to be modeled more like a Panyard. Keli chose the word “Kainga” from his Tongan heritage, which means “extended family,” to help embody the intention of community-building as the core goal of Kainga Music. Our music school has a focus on learning and performance of music as an extension and expression of that shared bonding experience between the students and audience members alike.

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"Music is a unifying experience that the world shares. It's what unites us, it's what makes us live in the moment together."

Keli Ross-Ma'u
Founder Kainga Music

A Community of Rhythm 2016 Highlight 1
Highlight From "Steel For Your Soul" Concert
Highlight From Fundraiser Concert Featuring Music Of Michael Jackson

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