Sing Flower and Lei Songs for May

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Join in singing flower and lei songs to celebrate May Day is Lei Day (May 1st) for the monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong series on May 3 on Maui.

Join in singing flower and lei songs to celebrate May Day is Lei Day (May 1st) for the monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong series on Thursday, May 3 from 10 a.m. – noon at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui.

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

Review Hula Songs Sing-Along Program

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June Jones visiting from Arizona commented how excited she was to take ukulele classes again from Mele Fong after many years. Photo shows Richard Tom (Mele’s husband), Mele Fong, and June Jones at the start of the monthly “Sing-Along with Mele Fong” series at Kaunoa Senior Center on Maui.

“Singing these songs brought back memories of my sister learning hula when we were growing up,” commented one lady after the Hula Songs program. June Jones visiting from Arizona commented how excited she was to take ukulele classes again from Mele Fong after many years.

Twenty-three people signed up for my monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Hula Songs on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui.

During the new “Hawaiian history moment of the month” I talked about April 1-7 being the 55th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, a week-long event in Hilo, Hawai’i that features an internationally acclaimed hula competition and more dedicated to the memory of King David Kalākaua, also known as the “Merrie Monarch” for his fun loving ways and support of Hawaiian music and hula. Read more by clicking here.

The “Sing-Along with Mitch Miller” format of projecting the song lyrics and ‘ukulele chords on a screen at the front of the room, and having my husband provide the u-bass line to fill in the lower tones to the higher pitched ‘ukulele worked great! New for this program I changed the graphic layout, background color, and font to Arial after learning this font is the easiest to read at a distance. These changes were in addition to a slide showing the strum graphic and ukulele chord shape images before each song. We continued the routine of learning how to pronounce any Hawaiian words in the songs, the story behind each song whether it was Hawaiian or not, and playing each song twice to reinforce what we learned.

We sang all ten songs that we had prepared for the 75-minute program including Hawai’i Aloha (in the Hawaiian language) that is traditionally sung to end a public event in Hawai’i. Here is the song list with my unique ‘ukulele strums:

  1. Keep Your Eyes on the Hands – I Wanna Rest Strum and 4And Strum.
  2. Papalina Lahilahi – ‘Ōlapa Strum.
  3. Hula Lolo – I Wanna Rest Strum and 4And Strum.
  4. Ka Ulu Wehi O Ke Kai – Latin Strums.
  5. Hukilau Song – Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  6. E Huli Makou – ‘Ōlapa Strum.
  7. My Little Grass Shack – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  8. Sophisticated Hula – Boom Shaka I Wanna Strum.
  9. Lovely Hula Hands – I Wanna Rest and 4And Strum.
  10. Hawaii Aloha – Morse Code Strum.

HERE’S HOW UKULELE PLAYERS CAN LEARN THE ABOVE SONGS FROM WHEREVER YOU LIVE:

LISTEN TO THE RECORDINGS IN THE FREE ONLINE FAN CLUB and then schedule private lessons on Maui or via webcam to get the song sheets and feedback on how to play it.

  1. From the Hawaiian Songs Category – E Huli Makou, Ka Ulu Wehi O Ke Kai, and Papalina Lahilahi.
  2. From the Hapa Haole Songs Category – Hukilau Song, Hula Lolo, Keep Your Eyes on the Hands, Lovely Hula Hands, My Little Grass Shack, and Sophisticated Hula.
  3. See all categories of songs with over 100+ audio recordings that you can sing and play along with professional entertainers on voice, ukulele, and ukulele-bass.

DOWNLOAD A SINGLE SONG PURCHASE to your digital device. Get the song sheets, video lesson, audio recording, and video story behind the song for only the song you select.

  1. Hawaii Aloha
  2. See all Single Song Purchases

PURCHASE A PACKAGED SONG SET OF BOOK/DVD/CD. Get the song sheets, video lesson, and audio recording for 6 songs with 8 unique strumming styles for beginners to advance ukulele players.

  1. Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs, Vol. 2 – Hawai’i Aloha plus 5 other songs for intermediate ‘ukulele players.
  2. See all packaged song sets

Stay tuned for the next Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Flower and Lei Songs on Thursday, May 3.

Visit my webpage about classes at Kaunoa and see photos from past classes for more information.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

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

Review Maui Nui Sing-Along Program

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“Mele and Richard, Thank you for the joy you have given me,” wrote Gail Ainsworth in the autographed copy of her book Maui Remembers A Local History which she presented before the monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong program.

“Mele and Richard, Thank you for the joy you have given me,” wrote Gail Ainsworth in the autographed copy of her book Maui Remembers A Local History which she presented to me before the program. Gail is a retired librarian and her book is in its 10th printing. “You just extended my life by a year; singing is when words aren’t enough,” commented John Murphy after the program. John loves to sing.

Twenty-six people signed up for my monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Maui Nui Songs on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. Maui Nui refers to Maui County (Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe). We started the program by talking about the significance of wearing the color pink (Maui’s color) as every island has its own color and flower. During the new “Hawaiian history moment of the month” I talked about the royal birthdays of Queen Ka’ahumanu on March 17 and Prince Kuhio on March 26. Read more about their legacies by clicking here.

The “Sing-Along with Mitch Miller” format of projecting the song lyrics and ‘ukulele chords on a screen at the front of the room, and having my husband provide the u-bass line to fill in the lower tones to the higher pitched ‘ukulele worked great! New this year I also added an additional slide showing the strum graphic and ukulele chord shape images for each song. We continued the routine of learning how to pronounce any Hawaiian words in the songs and playing each song twice to reinforce what we learned.

We sang eight of the ten songs that we had prepared for the 75-minute program including Hawai’i Aloha (in the Hawaiian language) that is traditionally sung to end a public event in Hawai’i. Here is the song list with my unique ‘ukulele strums:

  1. Medley: Maui Boy/Maui Girl – Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  2. Medley: Sea Breeze/Puamana – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  3. Lahaina – Latin Strum.
  4. Maui Waltz – 2 Waltz Strums.
  5. Hasegawa General Store – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  6. Maui – Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  7. Lahainaluna – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  8. Hawaii Aloha – Morse Code Strum.

HERE’S HOW ‘UKULELE PLAYERS CAN LEARN THE ABOVE SONGS FROM WHEREVER YOU LIVE:

LISTEN TO THE RECORDINGS IN THE FREE ONLINE FAN CLUB and then schedule private lessons on Maui or via webcam to get the song sheets and feedback on how to play it.

  1. From the Hawaiian Songs Category – Maui and Puamana (not including Sea Breeze).
  2. From the Hapa Haole Songs Category – Hasegawa General Store, Maui Waltz, Medley: Maui Boy/Maui Girl,
  3. From the Pop Songs Category – Lahaina.
  4. See all categories of songs with over 100+ audio recordings that you can sing and play along with professional entertainers on voice, ‘ukulele, and ukulele-bass.

DOWNLOAD A SINGLE SONG PURCHASE to your digital device. Get the song sheets, video lesson, audio recording, and video story behind the song for only the song you select.

  1. Hawaii Aloha
  2. See all Single Song Purchases

SUBSCRIBE TO ONLINE LESSONS. Get the song sheets, video lesson, audio recording, and video story behind the song for 16 songs with unique strumming styles for beginners to intermediate ‘ukulele players. Select the One Month Trial or the Recurring Monthly Package.

  1. Intermediate Online Lessons aka Ukulele Mele Beyond the Basics – Maui and 15 other songs.

PURCHASE A PACKAGED SONG SET OF BOOK/DVD/CD. Get the song sheets, video lesson, and audio recording for 6 songs with 8 unique strumming styles for beginners to advance ‘ukulele players.

  1. Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs, Vol. 2 – Hawai’i Aloha plus 5 other songs for intermediate ‘ukulele players.
  2. See all packaged song sets

Stay tuned for the next Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Hula Songs on Thursday, April 5.

Visit my webpage about classes at Kaunoa and see photos from past classes for more information.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Review Paniolo Sing-Along Songs 2018

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Twenty nine people signed up for the February 22 Sing-Along with Mele Fong series – Paniolo Songs.

“I’m going to extend my vacation on Maui just so I can complete your ukulele class,” said Patricia Hans from New York whom we first met at my February 10 Ukulele Strumming Workshop at Kaunoa. At the workshop Patricia told me she had signed up for my Ukulele Strumming 101 class from February 12 – March 12 at Kaunoa. Patricia’s original travel plans had her leaving Maui before class ended, but after experiencing how much fun it is to learn to play ukulele from me, she chose to extend her trip. What a great testimonial!

Patricia was one of twenty-nine people signed up for my monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Paniolo Songs on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. Paniolo is the Hawaiian word for cowboy, so we sang a mix of Hawaiian cowboy and American cowboy songs. The “Sing-Along with Mitch Miller” format of projecting the song lyrics and ‘ukulele chords on a screen at the front of the room, and having my husband provide the u-bass line to fill in the lower tones to the higher pitched ‘ukulele worked great!

New this year for the “Hawaiian history moment of the month” I talked about the significance of February 23, 2003, the date a flatbed trailer carrying an enormous bronze statue of Ikua Purdy roping a steer was pulled into the Parker Ranch Shopping Center in Waimea on the Big Island. In 1908, Purdy stunned the American West at the World Championship in Wyoming by winning the steer-roping contest. Read more about Ikua Purdy, the first Native Hawaiian voted into the National Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame by clicking here.

New this year I also added an additional slide showing the strum graphic and ukulele chord shape images for each song. We continued the routine of learning how to pronounce any Hawaiian words in the songs and playing each song twice to reinforce what we learned.

We sang ten of the eleven songs that we had prepared for the program including Hawai’i Aloha (in the Hawaiian language) that is traditionally sung to end a public event in Hawaii. Here is the song list with my unique ‘ukulele strums:

  1. Paniolo Country – Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  2. Ulupalakua – ‘Olapa Strum.
  3. Could I Have This Dance – 2 Waltz Strums.
  4. Hey Good Lookin’ – Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  5. Kaula ‘Ili – 2 Waltz Strums.
  6. Ring of Fire – Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  7. Wahine Holo Lio – Pick in 4/I Wanna Rest Strums.
  8. King of the Road – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  9. Country Roads – Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  10. Hawaii Aloha – Morse Code Strum.

UKULELE PLAYERS CAN LEARN THE ABOVE SONGS FROM WHEREVER YOU LIVE:

LISTEN TO THE RECORDINGS IN THE FREE ONLINE FAN CLUB and then schedule private lessons on Maui or via webcam to get the song sheets and feedback on how to play it.

DOWNLOAD A SINGLE SONG PURCHASE to your digital device. Get the song sheets, video lesson, audio recording, and video story behind the song for only the song you select.

PURCHASE A PACKAGED SONG SET OF BOOK/DVD/CD. Get the song sheets, video lesson, and audio recording for 6 songs with 8 unique strumming styles for beginners to advance ukulele players.

  1. Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs, Vol. 2 – Hawai’i Aloha plus 5 other songs for intermediate ‘ukulele players.
  2. See all packaged song sets

Stay tuned for the next Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Maui Nui Songs on Thursday, March 15.

Visit my webpage about classes at Kaunoa and see photos from past classes for more information.

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

Review Hawaii’s Last Queen Program in January

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Twenty people signed up for Lili’uokalani, Hawaii’s Last Queen, the first program in the new Hawaiian History and Song Series for 2018 on Wednesday, January 31.

Twenty people signed up for Lili’uokalani, Hawai’i’s Last Queen, the first program in my new Hawaiian History and Song Series for 2018 on Wednesday, January 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. The focus was on learning about Queen Lili’uokalani, the kingdom of Hawai’i’s last monarch, and the stories behind some of her compositions that we sang and played. Part one lecture took 30-minutes, followed by Part two taking 45-minutes to get through four songs. We omitted one planned song as we ran out of time (had to allow for lunch).

Afterwards, one lady commented how much she enjoyed the singing part of the program because it “made the subject come alive”. Another lady expressed how much she loves learning about Hawaiian history.

Here is the list of 4 songs with my unique ‘ukulele strums that we played:

  1. Queen’s Jubilee – Morse Code Strum.
  2. Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani – Pick in 4 Strum.
  3. Sanoe – Waltz Strum and Pick in 6 Strum.
  4. Hawaii Aloha – Morse Code Strum.

HERE’S HOW TO LEARN THE ABOVE SONGS FROM WHEREVER YOU LIVE:

DOWNLOAD A SINGLE SONG PURCHASE to your digital device. Get the song sheets, video lesson, audio recording, and video story behind the song bundled for one low price.

PURCHASE A PACKAGED SONG SET OF BOOK/DVD/CD. Get the song sheets, video lesson, and audio recording for 6 songs with 8 unique strumming styles to learn off-line.

  1. Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs, Vol. 1 – Sanoe plus 5 other songs for intermediate ‘ukulele players.
  2. Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs, Vol. 2 – Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani, Hawaii Aloha, plus 4 other songs for intermediate ‘ukulele players.

The Hawaiian History and Song series continues on the 5th Wednesdays of the month for the year. The next program is May 30 and is titled State Holidays (about Kuhio Day and Kamehameha Day).

Visit my webpage about classes at Kaunoa and see photos from past classes for more information.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Hawaiian History and Song for January

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The new Hawaiian History and Song program for 2018 debut about Liliuokalani, Hawaii’s last queen, will be Wednesday, January 31 from 9 -11 a.m. at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. Ukulele players welcome to play along.

Lili’uokalani, Hawai’i’s Last Queen is the title of my program for the new Hawaiian History and Song Series for 2018 on the 5th Wednesdays of the month at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. On Wednesday, January 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. we will learn about Queen Lili’uokalani, the kingdom of Hawai’i’s last monarch, and her legacy. Plus we will sing some of her compositions and learn the stories behind the songs in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions. Participants can follow the song’s lyrics and ‘ukulele chords projected onto the large screen at the front of the room (similar to Sing-Along with Mitch Miller).

All ‘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 learning Hawaiian history, singing the songs, finding out the stories behind them, and enjoying the group experience.

Similar to the new additions in my Sing-Along with Mele Fong series, there is a slide before each song that shows the unique strum graphic (how we play the rhythm) and the chord shapes with finger numbers.

Lunch is optional and a good time to sit around and talk story with like minded people who enjoy Hawaiian history, singing, and playing the ukulele. Kaunoa Senior Center is located in Spreckelsville, Maui.

SIGN UP NOW by calling 808-270-7308.

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KEEP HAWAIIAN MUSIC ALIVE from wherever you live! Click here.

  1. Download Single Song lessons to your digital device
  2. Purchase Packaged Song Sets of book/DVD/CD for Nostalgic Hawaiian songs
  3. Schedule Private Webcam Lessons for feedback
  4. Subscribe to Complete Monthly Online Lessons and learn many Hawaiian songs
  5. Listen to free audio recordings of Hawaiian songs and then schedule lessons to learn how to play them

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

Review Hapa Haole Sing-Along Songs 2018

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Arizona visitors Larry and Trudy came to the Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series-Hapa Haole Songs on January 4, 2018

What a way to start of the New Year! I ended up giving a 45-minute ad lib talk about what’s new and different in this year’s Sing-Along with Mele Fong series as we were waiting for my husband to arrive with the digital file for the day’s program. It took him that long to drive home and back with the external hard drive with my digital file because my laptop was not working properly so we needed it to plug into Kaunoa’s laptop. Good thing I knew the subject matter and could talk spontaneously while teaching people about Hawaiian music and cultural history.

Twenty people signed up for my monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Hapa Haole Songs on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. Two visitors from Arizona whom we met at the previous month’s Ukulele Strumming Workshop at the Bailey House also joined us. We sang 8 of the 11 songs that we had prepared for the program including Hawai’i Aloha (in the Hawaiian language) that is traditionally sung to end a public event in Hawaii.

The “Sing-Along with Mitch Miller” format of projecting the song lyrics and ‘ukulele chords on a screen at the front of the room, and having my husband provide the u-bass line to fill in the lower tones to the higher pitched ‘ukulele worked great!

New this year was a Hawaiian history moment of the month – January 17, 1893 was the date of the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, and an additional slide showing the strum graphic and chord shape images for each song. We continued the routine of learning how to pronounce any Hawaiian words in the songs and playing each song twice.

Here is the list of 8 songs with my unique ‘ukulele strums that we played:

  1. On The Beach at Waikiki – Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  2. Haole Hula – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  3. Yellow Bird (local style) – Latin Strum.
  4. Tutu E – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  5. Medley: Tiny Bubbles/Pearly Shells – Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  6. One Paddle, Two Paddle – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  7. Hawaiian Lullaby – Pick in 4/Latin Strums.
  8. Hawaii Aloha – Morse Code Strum.

HERE’S HOW TO LEARN THE ABOVE SONGS FROM WHEREVER YOU LIVE:

LISTEN TO THE RECORDINGS IN THE FREE ONLINE FAN CLUB and then schedule private lessons on Maui or via webcam to get the song sheets and feedback on how to play it.

DOWNLOAD A SINGLE SONG PURCHASE to your digital device. Get the song sheets, video lesson, audio recording, and video story behind the song for only the song you select.

PURCHASE A PACKAGED SONG SET OF BOOK/DVD/CD. Get the song sheets, video lesson, and audio recording for 6 songs with 8 unique strumming styles.

  1. Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs, Vol. 1 – On The Beach at Waikiki plus 5 other songs for intermediate ‘ukulele players.
  2. Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs, Vol. 2 – Hawai’i Aloha plus 5 other songs for intermediate ‘ukulele players.

Stay tuned for the next Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Paniolo Songs on Thursday, February 22.  Visit my webpage about classes at Kaunoa and see photos from past classes for more information.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

2018 Ukulele Mele Classes Announced

Are you 55 years-old or better and live on Maui? Then you are age eligible for one of the 90 classes that I will be teaching in 2018 at Kaunoa Senior Center. Read the class descriptions in the calendar view on my upcoming events webpage and then visit my Senior Classes webpage for information on how to sign-up and more. The classes below are open to new students so join in the fun today!

Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series (Updated and with new Hawaiian history moment of the month)

  1. Hapa Haole Songs (Jan 4)
  2. NEW Paniolo Songs (Feb 22)
  3. Maui Nui Songs (March 15)
  4. Hula Songs (April 5)
  5. Flowers and Lei Songs (May 3)
  6. Small Kid Time Songs (June 7)
  7. Patriotic Songs (July 19)
  8. Hawaiian Island Songs (Aug 16)
  9. NEW Pop Hits of the 50s, 60s, & 70s (Sept 6)
  10. Hawaiian Party Songs (Oct 25)
  11. American Classics (Nov 8)

Classes that include 30-day subscription to Online Courses on my website
1. Ukulele Mele Basics aka Beginner Online (April 9-30).
2. Ukulele Mele Beyond the Basics aka Intermediate Online (May 7 – June 4).

Classes that use my packaged song sets of book/DVD/CD of 6 songs with 8 strumming styles
1. Ukulele Strumming 101 uses Sing-Along Songs Vol 1 (Jan 8 – Feb 5)
2. Ukulele Strumming 101 uses Sing-Along Songs Vol 2 (Feb 12 – March 12).
3. Hawaiian Songs uses Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Vol 1 (July 9 – 30).
4. Hawaiian Songs uses Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Vol 2 (Aug 6 – 27).
5. Hapa Haole Songs uses Hapa Haole Songs Vol 1 packaged set (Oct 16 – Nov 5).
6. Christmas Songs uses Mele Kalikimaka Vol 1 (Nov 26 – Dec 17).

NEW Hawaiian History and Song (on 5th Wednesdays)
1. Queen Lili’uokalani (Jan 31)
2. State Holidays –Kuhio and Kamehameha (May 30)
3. Legacies of Hawaiian Leaders (Aug 29)
4. Merrie Monarch (Oct 31)

NEW Ukulele Mele Workshops
1. For Beginners (June 18)
2. For Beginners (Sept 10)
3. For Intermediate level (Sept 17)
4. For Beginners (Nov 19)

 6th Annual Ukulele Mele Christmas Party (Dec 19).

Adults of all ages can also take private lessons and workshops at the Bailey House in Wailuku, download single song lessons, learn online, and purchase packaged sets of book/DVD/CD.  Enjoy!

NOTE: Dates may change as the year goes on, so check the calendar view for current details.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele