Ukulele virtuoso and composer, Anthony Ka’uka Stanley is the youngest son of renowned Kumu (hula teacher) Kathy Heali’i ‘O Nālani Gore Stanley of Heali’i’s Polynesian Revue, a Polynesian dance company that has been in existence since 1967. He has been the Music Director for Heali’i’s since the age of 15, where he has helped them win numerous awards and competitions. As a full-time professional musician, Anthony shares his music locally and internationally, playing acoustic music touring mainly with partner Keahi Rozet. Seemingly always on his way to a recording session or a performance, Anthony still finds the time to collaborate on projects with organizations such as the San Diego Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A devoted leader in his community, he teaches ‘ukulele to the San Diego Unified School District representing the Center for World Music. As an endorsed ukulele artist for Kala Brand Music Co. since 2018, Anthony has also traveled internationally playing as a guest artist for the Royal Caribbean Cruiseline. Although he has been a professional musician performing and touring since the age of 2, Anthony found time to pursue education graduating recently from Occidental College as a Music and Economics double major. Anthony seeks to create music that retains its cultural qualities while bridging gaps and creating connections between people from all walks of life.