Sing Hula Songs on April 5, 2018

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Hula songs to celebrate the 55th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival from April 1-7 at Hilo, Hawaii is the theme for this month’s Sing-Along with Mele Fong series on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon at Kaunoa Senior Center on Maui.

Hula songs to celebrate the 55th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival from April 1 -7 at Hilo, Hawaii is the theme for this month’s Sing-Along with Mele Fong series on Thursday, April 5 from 10 a.m. – noon at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui.  Learn more about the Merrie Monarch Festival by clicking here.

My sing-along program is one of a monthly series that evokes the feeling of sing-along with Mitch Miller programs as the lyrics and ‘ukulele chords are projected on the large screen in the front of room for everyone to follow. ‘Ukulele players are invited to bring instruments to play along as I lead everyone by singing and playing my ‘ukulele while my husband accompanies us on ‘ukulele-bass. Don’t worry if you don’t know the ‘ukulele chords or the unique strumming pattern for the songs. The focus is on singing the songs, finding out the stories behind them, and enjoying the group experience.

Why are people returning? “It’s fun!” is what I’ve heard.

Lunch is optional and recommended as a good time to meet people who enjoy learning the Ukulele Mele Way. Kaunoa Senior Center is located in Spreckelsville, Maui.

SIGN UP NOW by calling 808-270-7308.

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Other learning options with Ukulele Mele:

Whether you are a beginnerintermediate, or advanced ‘ukulele player, you can have fun learning to play the Ukulele Mele Way from wherever you live!

Aloha, Mele Fong, aka Ukulele Mele

March Ukulele Strumming Workshop on Maui

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Ukulele Strumming Workshop by Mele Fong is this week Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku.

‘Ukulele Strumming Workshop by Mele Fong is this week Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku. Come join us for an introduction to the joy of making music the Ukulele Mele Way from an experienced educator and professional entertainer with a unique method of forming ukulele chords with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles taught by no one else on Maui. Play fun, sing-along songs while accompanied by a professional ukulele-bass player.

Do you play C, F, and G7 chords confidently? Then you will have more fun at this workshop. We will go beyond the chalang-alang strum (even up and down strums) and give you a taste of other rhythm patterns. There is no need to read music as we play songs by ear without looking at music.

After the workshop you can discover ways to continue learning on Maui, online, by single song lesson downloads, and/or by packaged sets of book/DVD/CD for beginners, intermediate, and advanced ukulele players.

Cost for the workshop is $10 or $5 for museum members at the door. Seats are limited so pre-registration is recommended.

REGISTER ONLINE or call/text me at 808-281-4981 Hawaii Time. For more information, visit my website at www.UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com.

Come and experience firsthand how much fun it is to “Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way.”

Can’t make it to Maui? No problem. Choose how you want to learn from the comfort of your home:

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Sing Paniolo Songs on Maui in February

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Hawaiian cowboy and other country songs is the theme for this month’s Sing-Along with Mele Fong series: Paniolo Songs on February 22 from 10 a.m. – noon at Kaunoa Senior Center.

Hawaiian cowboy and other country songs is the theme for this month’s Sing-Along with Mele Fong series: Paniolo Songs on Thursday, February 22 from 10 a.m. – noon at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better.  This program is one of a monthly series that evokes the feeling of sing-along with Mitch Miller programs as the lyrics and ‘ukulele chords are projected on the large screen in the front of room for everyone to follow. ‘Ukulele players are invited to bring instruments to play along as I lead everyone by singing and playing my ‘ukulele while my husband accompanies us on ‘ukulele-bass. Don’t worry if you don’t know the ‘ukulele chords or the unique strumming pattern for the songs. The focus is on singing the songs, finding out the stories behind them, and enjoying the group experience. Plus, in the new “Hawaiian history moment of the month” learn about Ikua Purdy, a Native Hawaiian who won the World Roping Championship in 1908.

Why are people returning? “It’s fun!” is what I’ve heard.

Lunch is optional and recommended as a good time to meet people who enjoy learning the Ukulele Mele Way. Kaunoa Senior Center is located in Spreckelsville, Maui.

SIGN UP NOW by calling 808-270-7308.

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Other learning options with Ukulele Mele:

Whether you are a beginnerintermediate, or advanced ‘ukulele player, you can have fun learning to play the Ukulele Mele Way from wherever you live!

Aloha, Mele Fong, aka Ukulele Mele

Ukulele Strumming Workshop Coming February 10

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Ukulele Strumming Workshop is this Saturday, February 10 from 10-11 a.m. at the Bailey House.

‘Ukulele Strumming Workshop is this coming Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku. Come join us for an introduction to the joy of making music the Ukulele Mele Way from an experienced educator and professional entertainer with a unique method of forming ukulele chords with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles taught by no one else on Maui. Play fun, sing-along songs while accompanied by a professional ukulele-bass player.

Do you play C, F, and G7 chords confidently? Then you will have more fun at this workshop. We will go beyond the chalang-alang strum (even up and down strums) and give you a taste of other rhythm patterns. There is no need to read music as we play songs by ear without looking at music.

After the workshop you can discover ways to continue learning on Maui, online, by single song lesson downloads, and/or by packaged sets of book/DVD/CD for beginners, intermediate, and advanced ukulele players.

Cost for the workshop is $10 or $5 for museum members at the door. Seats are limited so pre-registration is recommended.

REGISTER ONLINE or call/text me at 808-281-4981 Hawaii Time. For more information, visit my website at www.UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com.

Come and experience firsthand how much fun it is to “Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way.”

Can’t make it to Maui? No problem. Choose how you want to learn from the comfort of your home:

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Ukulele Workshop January 20, 2018

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Ukulele Strumming Workshop is this Saturday, January 20 at 10 a.m. at the Bailey House. Pre-registration is recommended.

‘Ukulele Strumming Workshop is this coming Saturday, January 20 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku. Get an introduction to the joy of making music the Ukulele Mele Way from an experienced educator and professional entertainer with a unique method of forming ukulele chords with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles taught by no one else on Maui. Play fun, sing-along songs while accompanied by a professional ukulele-bass player.

Do you play C, F, and G7 chords confidently? Then you will have more fun at this workshop. We will go beyond the chalang-alang strum (even up and down strums) and give you a taste of other rhythm patterns. There is no need to read music as we play songs by ear without looking at music.

After the workshop you can discover ways to continue learning on Maui, online, by single song lesson downloads, and/or by packaged sets of book/DVD/CD for beginners, intermediate, and advanced ukulele players.

Cost for the workshop is $10 or $5 for museum members at the door. Seats are limited so pre-registration is recommended.

REGISTER ONLINE or call/text me at 808-281-4981 Hawaii Time. For more information, visit my website at www.UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com.

Come and experience firsthand how much fun it is to “Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way.”

Can’t make it to Maui? No problem. Choose how you want to learn from the comfort of your home:

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Ukulele Strumming Workshop December 16

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Ukulele Strumming Workshop with Ukulele Mele is December 16 from 10-11 .am. at the Bailey House in Wailuku, Maui.

‘Ukulele Strumming Workshop is this coming Saturday, December 16 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku, Maui. Get an introduction to the joy of making music the Ukulele Mele Way from an experienced educator and professional entertainer with a unique method of forming ukulele chords with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles taught by no one else on Maui. Play fun, sing-along songs while accompanied by a professional ukulele-bass player.

Do you play C, F, and G7 chords confidently? Then you will have more fun at this workshop. We will go beyond the chalang-alang strum (even up and down strums) and give you a taste of other rhythm patterns. There is no need to read music as we play songs by ear without looking at music.

After the workshop you can discover ways to continue learning on Maui, online, by single song lesson downloads, and/or by packaged sets of book/DVD/CD for beginners, intermediate, and advanced ukulele players.

Cost for the workshop is $10 or $5 for museum members at the door. Seats are limited so pre-registration is recommended.

REGISTER ONLINE or call/text me at 808-281-4981 Hawaii Time. For more information, visit my website at www.UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com.

Come and experience firsthand how much fun it is to “Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way.”

Can’t make it to Maui? No problem. Choose how you want to learn from the comfort of your home:

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Ukulele Strumming Workshop November 18

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Ukulele Strumming Workshop with Ukulele Mele is Saturday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bailey House

‘Ukulele Strumming Workshop with Ukulele Mele is this coming Saturday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku. Get an introduction to the joy of making music the Ukulele Mele Way from an experienced educator and professional entertainer with a unique method of forming ukulele chords with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles taught by no one else on Maui. Play fun, sing-along songs while accompanied by a professional u-bass player.

Do you play C, F, and G7 chords confidently? Then you will have more fun at this workshop. We will go beyond the chalang-alang strum (even up and down strums) and give you a taste of other rhythm patterns. There is no need to read music as we play songs by ear without looking at music.

After the workshop you can discover ways to continue learning on Maui, online, by single song lesson downloads, and/or by packaged sets of book/DVD/CD for beginners, intermediate, and advanced ‘ukulele players.

Cost for the workshop is $10 or $5 for museum members at the door. Seats are limited so pre-registration is recommended.

REGISTER ONLINE or call/text me at 808-281-4981 Hawai’i Time. For more information, visit my website at www.UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com.

Come and experience firsthand how much fun it is to “Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way.”

Can’t make it to Maui? No problem. Choose how you want to learn from the comfort of your home:

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Maui Ukulele Guild Exhibition November 11

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Ukulele Mele On Maui will have a display booth and lead 2 ukulele groups to perform on stage at the 10th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Guild Exhibition on Saturday, November 11 from 9:30-3:30 at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului, Maui.

Visit our display booth and see us perform twice on stage at the 10th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Guild Exhibition on Saturday, November 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului. This is our seventh year of participating in the annual event that showcases how the ‘ukulele is built from people who actually build them, and how the instrument is played by community and school groups on stage. We lead my students performing as the Maui Ukulele Pops Band at 1:20 pm. and then we return with a new master student performing as the Maui Ukulele Jazz Trio at 2:40 p.m. Each group has a 30-minute set. Come and hear what makes our music sound different than all the rest with my husband Rich playing his u-bass.

Here is the line-up:

9:20 La’au Street Band – opening ceremony
10:00 Kamehameha Middle School ‘Ukulele Band
10:40 Pennies From Heaven
11:20 808 Uke Jams
‘Ukulele Giveaway #1
12:00 Kalama Intermedia School ‘Ukulele Band
12:40 South Maui Strummers
‘Ukulele Giveaway #2
1:20 Maui Ukulele Pops Band (my students from Kaunoa Senior Center led by us)
2:00 Hula Hui ‘O Kapunahala (halau from Oahu)
2:40 Maui Ukulele Jazz Trio (my husband and I and a new master student)

Come see us this Saturday. It is the one time of the year when you can see both of our ‘ukulele performing groups on stage for free. Can’t make it? See photos from previous years.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Ukulele Strumming Workshop October 21

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Ukulele Strumming Workshop with Ukulele Mele is this Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Bailey House in Wailuku, Maui

My monthly ‘Ukulele Strumming Workshop starts the sixth season this coming Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku. Get an introduction to the joy of making music the Ukulele Mele Way from an experienced educator and professional entertainer with a unique method of forming ukulele chords with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles taught by no one else on Maui. Play fun, sing-along songs while accompanied by a professional ukulele bass player.

Do you play C, F, and G7 chords confidently? Then you will have more fun at this workshop. We will go beyond the chalang-alang strum (even up and down strums) and give you a taste of other rhythm patterns. There is no need to read music as we play songs by ear without looking at music.

After the workshop you can discover ways to continue learning on Maui, online, by single song lesson downloads, and/or by packaged sets of book/DVD/CD for beginners, intermediate, and advanced ukulele players. Visit my website at www.UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com for information.

Cost for the workshop is $10 or $5 for museum members at the door. Seats are limited so pre-registration is recommended. Register online by clicking here or call me at 808-281-4981 Hawaii Time.

Come and experience how much fun it is to “Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way.”

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Sing Island Party Songs for September

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This month’s Sing-Along with Mele Fong series theme is “Island Party Songs” to be held September 7 to celebrate Aloha Festivals month on every island.

In celebration of Aloha Festivals held on every Hawaiian Island in September, join us for the next Sing-Along with Mele Fong series: Island Party Songs on Thursday, September 7 from 10 a.m. – noon at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better.  The mission of Aloha Festivals is “to foster the Aloha Spirit through the perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture and the celebration of the diverse customs and traditions of Hawaii.” Read more about Aloha Festivals.

This program is one of a monthly series that evokes the feeling of sing-along with Mitch Miller programs as the lyrics and ‘ukulele chords are projected on the large screen in the front of room for everyone to follow. ‘Ukulele players are invited to bring instruments to play along as I lead everyone by singing and playing my uke while my husband accompanies us on ‘ukulele bass. Don’t worry if you don’t know the ‘ukulele chords or the unique strumming pattern for the songs. The focus is on singing the songs, finding out the stories behind them, and enjoying the group experience.

Why are people returning? “It’s fun!” is what I’ve heard.

Lunch is optional and recommended as a good time to meet people who enjoy learning the Ukulele Mele Way. Kaunoa Senior Center is located in Spreckelsville, Maui.

SIGN UP NOW by calling 808-270-7308.

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Other learning options with Ukulele Mele:

Whether you are a beginnerintermediate, or advanced ‘ukulele player, you can have fun learning to play the Ukulele Mele Way from WHEREVER you live!

Aloha, Mele Fong, aka Ukulele Mele