Hula For Life – CMTE


This course is for anyone who wants to connect with the beauty of Hawaii and tap into the transformative power of music. You learn all the basic steps, three full dances, and the ukulele chords and arrangements.

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This online CMTE course teaches essential hula steps, three fully choreographed dances, three traditional Hawaiian songs (with ukulele instruction), and presents the many health benefits of Hula.

See the LIST OF LESSONS for details and free samples.

For general information about site services, taking courses, passing quizzes, and receiving a certificate, see the FAQ page.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Length: Unlimited

Learning Objectives and CBMT Board Certification Domains (BCD):

> Identify basic hula dance steps and three full dance arrangements. BCD: II. A. 5. q) (Integrate movement with music.)

> Learn to play and sing three Hawaiian songs on the ukulele. BCD: II. A. 5. ac) (Utilize a varied music repertoire (e.g., blues, classical, folk, jazz, pop) from a variety of cultures and subcultures.)

> Identify three ways to continue to expand one’s skills and knowledge. BCD: IV. A. 3. (Participate in continuing education.)

CMTE units: 4

Evaluation and Documentation:

Lessons include streaming video, audio, and other types of digital files. In order to move to subsequent lessons, participants are required to pass quizzes with a score of 75% or higher. Quizzes feature multiple choice & true-false questions. Lessons may be reviewed after failing to pass a quiz and quizzes may be taken multiple times, until passed. A record of progress (lessons and quizzes) is automatically maintained until the course is completed. Participants may leave a course and pick up where they left off at a later date. Certificates are issued upon completion of all course elements, including the course evaluation. Records of completed courses are sent to the CBMT on a monthly basis. Cancellation and refund policies.

Instructor: Kalani Das, MT-BC

Kalani_Das, MT-BCKalani Das is a professional percussionist, educator, and music therapist at the Tierra del Sol Foundation and the Centre for Neuroskills. He is a respected and experienced author and teacher who presents at regional and national music therapy conference. He is the author of, “The Way of Music – Creating Sound Connections in Music Therapy,” and a music therapy fieldwork supervisor for California State University Northridge. Kalani is co-creator of the Music Therapy Drumming curriculum and training programs,a long with Bill Matney, MA, MT-BC. More information is available on and

Hula for Life is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for four (4) Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. ExpertCEU’s, Provider #P-142, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.