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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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 Workshop and Show March 18

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Participate in an ukulele workshop and then watch us perform on stage on March 18

We have two back-to-back events for ‘ukulele players to participate and enjoy on Saturday, March 18 in central Maui.

First, there’s the monthly Ukulele Strumming Workshop from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Museum. Bring your instruments and join in the fun learning my unique method of forming chord shapes with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles for the ‘ukulele that are taught nowhere else. This introduction aims to get you coming back for more via private lessons on Maui, online lessons, single song purchases, or packaged song sets of book/DVD/CD. This will be the last monthly workshop for the season until we resume in October.

Sign up now online to reserve your seat and then pay $10/5 at the door of the museum.

Second, The Hawaiian Serenaders will be in concert at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center from 1– 1:45pm as part of the entertainment lineup for Queen’s Fest honoring the Center’s namesake. Come and enjoy our mix of traditional Hawaiian and hapa haole favorites with unique strumming patterns as we play and sing on ‘ukulele and u-bass. We hope to inspire you with what is possible to play with practice. I teach many of the songs that we perform via private and online lessons. Stick around and visit with us after the show. The Hawaiian Serenaders are the only husband-wife duo that sing and play ‘ukulele professionally on Maui.

Read more about Queen Ka’ahumanu and the festival.

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

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Feb 18 Ukulele Workshop

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REGISTER NOW for fun making music in a group setting

My monthly ‘Ukulele Strumming Workshop is this coming Saturday, February 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku. Join my introductory class to learn unique strumming styles for the ‘ukulele and a method for forming ‘ukulele chords with minimal muscle strain taught by no one else on Maui. Plus, play fun, sing-along songs while accompanied by a professional ‘ukulele bass player who happens to be my husband, Richard Tom (we entertain as a duo, The Hawaiian Serenaders).

Do you play C, F, and G7 chords confidently? Can you strum up and down evenly? Then this workshop is for you. 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 continue learning by scheduling private lessons with me, purchasing packaged sets of book/DVD/CD to take home, or subscribing to online lessons. Experience first hand how much fun it is to “Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way.”

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

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

For more information, read student testimonials and about past and future workshops on Maui.

Questions? Call me at 808-281-4981 or email mele@ukulelemeleonmaui.com.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Ukulele Workshop Saturday

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Learn the Ukulele Mele Way in a fun group setting

The monthly ‘Ukulele Strumming Workshop is this coming Saturday, January 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. Join my introductory class to learn unique strumming styles for the ‘ukulele and a method for forming ‘ukulele chords with minimal muscle strain taught by no one else on Maui. Plus, play fun, sing-along songs while accompanied by a professional ‘ukulele bass player.

Do you play C, F, and G7 chords confidently? Can you strum up and down evenly? Then this workshop is for you. 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 continue learning by scheduling private lessons with me, purchasing packaged sets of book/DVD/CD to take home, or subscribing to online lessons. Experience firsthand how much fun it is to “Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way.”

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

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

For more information, read student testimonials and about past and future workshops on Maui.

Questions? Call me at 808-281-4981 or email mele@ukulelemeleonmaui.com.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Learn New Ukulele Strums Saturday

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Register for Ukulele Mele Workshop Saturday

The monthly ‘Ukulele Strumming Workshop is this coming Saturday, December 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. Participants will get an introduction to unique strumming styles for the ‘ukulele and a method for forming ‘ukulele chords with minimal muscle strain 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? Can you strum up and down evenly? Then this workshop is for you. 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 continue learning by scheduling private lessons with me, purchasing packaged sets of book/DVD/CD to take home, or subscribing to online lessons from wherever you live. Experience firsthand how much fun it is to “Watch. Listen. Play. The Ukulele Mele Way.”

Cost is $10 or $5 for museum members at the door. Seats are limited so pre-registration is recommended. Register online by clicking here.

Learn more about my workshops on Maui by clicking here.

Questions? Call me at 808-281-4981 or email mele@ukulelemeleonmaui.com.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Summer Sing-Along Series Starts

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Summer Sing-Along Series starts July 18

Do you remember “Sing-Along with Mitch Miller” when the audience would follow the bouncing ball on the screen? Join us next Monday, July 18 for Sing-Along with Mele Fong from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville. Instead of the bouncing ball, I use the digital pointer from the remote control to the projector that shows up as a red light on the screen. I have found that using PowerPoint as the tool to display words and ‘ukulele chords onto the large screen for audiences works really well. This month’s program is American Songs as found in the Great American Songbook and the American Song Treasury. Although advertised as a sing-along, ‘ukulele players are invited to bring their instruments to play along.

Click on the song titles to hear audio samples of 5 of the 11 songs we’ll be singing:

  1. America the Beautiful – Pick in 4 Strum
  2. Medley: Daisy Bell/Sidewalks of New York – Waltz and Pick in 6 Strum
  3. She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain – Hum Ding-Ah Strum
  4. Sloop John B – Latin Strum
  5. The More We Get Together – 2 Waltz Strums

Want to learn how to play my arrangements? Purchase my Sing-Along Songs Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 packaged sets of book/DVD/CD and get the song sheets, video lessons and audio recordings to 6 songs with 8 different strumming patterns all bundled in one package. These two sets are geared for beginners.

Contact me for more information at mele@ukulelemeleonmaui.com.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele