Sing Paniolo Songs February 21

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The next Sing-Along with Mele Fong is Thursday, February 21 from 10 a.m. – noon with the theme of Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy), country, and western songs at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui.

The next Sing-Along with Mele Fong is Thursday, February 21 from 10 a.m. – noon with the theme of Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy), country, and western songs 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 participants have told me.

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 Oahu Stories and Songs

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Oahu Stories and Songs was the title of an Ukulele Mele On Maui class on Wednesday, January 30 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better.

“We went to places I’ve never seen before,” commented a returning participant after the program. “The first time I saw Hawaii was as a sailor on a Navy ship entering Pearl Harbor, and when I saw the mountains I knew I wanted to live here someday,” commented another participant.

Fourteen people signed up for the first of my new Oahu Island Stories and Songs class on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui. The class was the first of my new Island Stories and Songs Series this year scheduled for the 5th Wednesdays of the month. I chose Oahu to kickoff the series because that it is the island where I grew up. It was fun to add personal stories to places I have been to over the years. My idea worked – the audience clapped and expressed their appreciation for my new class.

Part 1: A virtual tour of 22 places of cultural, historical, or scenic interest that are easily accessible for adults as we travel clockwise from Honolulu and go around the island:

Iolani Palace, Kamehameha’s Statue, Lili’uokalani’s Statue, Washington Place, Kamaka Ukulele Store, Foster Gardens, Mt. Tantalus, Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Pearl Harbor for the Arizona Memorial and U.S.S. Missouri, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Plantation Village, Dole Plantation, Waimea Valley, North Shore – Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center, Byodo-In Temple, Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Queen Emma Summer Palace, Hanauma Bay State Park, Waikiki and Kapiolani Park including the Shell and Honolulu Zoo, and Honolulu City Lights (Christmas display in December).

Part 2: Audience sing and play along to my song arrangements with unique ‘ukulele strums to five songs about Oahu (including the traditional song to end all public events):

  1. On The Beach At Waikiki – Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
  2. O Beautiful Ilima – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  3. Hukilau Song – Hum Ding-Ah Strums.
  4. Honolulu I’m Coming Back Again – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  5. Hawaii Aloha – Morse Code Strum.

‘UKULELE PLAYERS – LEARN THE ABOVE SONGS FROM WHEREVER YOU LIVE:

DOWNLOAD A SINGLE SONG PURCHASE to your digital device. Buy the bundle and get four downloadable files: song sheets with chords and lyrics (no musical notes to read), video lesson on how to play the song, audio recording by professional musicians, and video story behind the song in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions whether the song is Hawaiian or not.

  1. Hawaii Aloha
  2. Honolulu I’m Coming Back Again
  3. On The Beach At Waikiki
  4. See all Single Song Purchases

SUBSCRIBE TO ONLINE LESSONS. Get the song sheets, video lesson, audio recording, and video story behind the song with unique strumming styles for 30 days at-a-time. Select the One Month Trial or the Recurring Monthly Package.

  1. Advanced Online Lessons aka Complete Monthly Online Lessons – Hawaii Aloha, Honolulu I’m Coming Back Again, On The Beach at Waikiki, and 47 other songs.
  2. See all levels available for beginners to advanced players.

LISTEN TO THE RECORDINGS IN THE FREE ONLINE FAN CLUB.

  1. From the Hapa Haole Songs Category – Hukilau Song.
  2. See all categories of songs with over 100+ audio recordings by professional entertainers on voice, ukulele, and ukulele-bass.

Stay tuned for the next Island Stories and Songs Series – Big Island of Hawai’i on Wednesday, May 26.

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

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Oahu Songs and Stories on Wednesday

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Oahu Stories and Songs is the title of an Ukulele Mele On Maui class on Wednesday, January 30 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better.

Oahu Stories and Songs is the title of my class on Wednesday, January 30 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui. This is the first in the new series this year of Island Stories and Songs scheduled for the 5th Wednesdays of the month. I thought it a good idea to offer a virtual tour of the four major Hawaiian Islands, especially for those who don’t travel that much anymore.

I chose to start the series with Oahu the island where I grew up. Students will visit twenty-two places of interest while learning the cultural symbols, geography, Hawaiian historical places, scenic overlooks, and more about Oahu. Plus we will sing and play ‘ukulele to five songs about Oahu and learn the stories behind the songs in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions. Lunch is optional and a good time to sit around and talk story with like minded people who enjoy learning about the Hawaiian Islands, singing, and playing the ukulele.

SIGN UP NOW by calling Kaunoa at 808-270-7308.

Not on Maui? Learn to play the Ukulele Mele Way – subscribe to online lessons or download single song lessons – from wherever you live!

Aloha, Mele Fong, aka Ukulele Mele

Learn Online with Ukulele Mele

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Ukulele Mele On Maui re-launches online lessons and downloadable lessons and announces private lessons, workshops, and packaged song-sets are no longer available in 2019.

Ukulele Mele On Maui re-launches online lessons and downloadable lessons and announces private lessons, workshops, and packaged song-sets are no longer available in 2019.

‘Ukulele players can continue to learn Mele’s method of forming ‘ukulele chords with minimal muscle strain and unique strumming styles to fun, sing-along songs from wherever you live! No one else teaches this method. You can benefit from choosing how you want to learn, solving problems from trying to teach yourself by learning from a professional, applying new techniques to your favorite songs, and gaining an authentic Hawaiian cultural experience learning to the ‘ukulele, Hawai’i’s official instrument, from a Native Hawaiian. Mele Fong, aka Ukulele Mele, is an experienced educator and professional singer and entertainer with over 50 years experience playing the ‘ukulele.

Each lesson includes song sheets, video lesson, video story behind the songs, and audio recording for each song. The ability to read music is not required. Song sheets show the lyrics, ‘ukulele chords, and strum graphic showing the motion of your right hand and rhythm pattern with a catchy fun name to remember the strum. There is no need to sing and play your instrument at the same time – the audio recording of vocals with ‘ukulele and ‘ukulele bass accompaniment is provided for you.

There are two ways to learn the Ukulele Mele Way by subscribing to Online Lessons here or by downloading Single Song Lessons here.

Try sample online lessons before you buy, and then choose from three levels:

Beginner Online aka Ukulele Mele BasicsOne Month Trial $25 for 8+ lessons or save $5 for Recurring Monthly Package.
Intermediate aka Ukulele Mele Beyond the BasicsOne Month Trial $35 for 16+ lessons or save $5 for Recurring Monthly Package.
Advanced Online aka Complete Monthly Online LessonsOne Month Trial $55 for 50 lessons or save $5 for Recurring Monthly Package.

Or download single song lessons. There are 55 songs to choose from Hawaiian, hapa haole, pop, and Christmas genres.

Try the free downloadable lessons for Happy Birthday and or Mele Kalikimaka before you buy, and then choose your level of difficulty:

Beginners – 12 songs with 2-3 chords
Intermediate – 20 songs with 4-6 chords
Advanced – 23 songs with 7 or more chords

Are UKE having fun yet? Have fun learning the Ukulele Mele Way from wherever you live today!

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Maui Sing-Along Songs Review

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Sixteen people signed up for the monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Maui Nui Songs on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui.

“You made my month,” commented a returning participant after the program.

Sixteen people signed up for my monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Maui Nui Songs on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui. We sang Hawaiian and hapa haole songs about our home island of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai which comprise “Maui Nui” aka Maui County for the first program for the New Year.

During January’s “Hawaiian history moment of the month,” I talked about the greeting Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to say Happy New Year. In ancient Hawaii, the Makahiki Season was a celebration of abundance of land and sea and the accomplishments of the Hawaiian People. It was the time for healing, new growth, a time of peace and spiritual cleansing of the Hawaiian mind, sound and heart, in celebration of life. The season lasted approximately four months between November and February.

New this month, we sang the first song without my husband Rich’s accompaniment on u-bass as he was having technical difficulties plugging into the Center’s PA system (the person who usually sets up the system was unavailable). What a difference when Rich joined us on the second song by playing the lower bass notes to fill in the higher pitched ukulele to create a fuller sound!

New this month, I lowered my expectations and approach to teaching people how to sing songs in the Hawaiian language. I did not ask everyone to repeat after me for each line in the Hawaiian language – I pronounced the Hawaiian words once, explained the meaning, and asked people to do what they could – because this is music appreciation not Hawaiian language class. I believe it’s good for people to hear songs in the Hawaiian language and to know what the songs are about because we live in Hawaii, but they do not need to become proficient in singing Hawaiian lyrics in order to appreciate the songs and the stories being told through music. After the program when I asked participants for feedback, they appreciated this change.

We continued the “Sing-Along with Mitch Miller” format of projecting the song lyrics and ‘ukulele chords on a screen at the front of the room for singers and ‘ukulele players to see. Our wireless headsets and wireless instrument inputs made it possible to move around without being attached to cables to the amplifier. We also continued the routine of telling the story behind each song and playing each song twice to reinforce what we learned.

We sang nine of the ten planned songs during the 70-minute program. Here is the song list with the names of 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. Medley: Maui/Molokai/Lani songs – Hum Ding-Ah/I Wanna Rest Strums.
  6. Hasegawa General Store – I Wanna Rest/4 And Strums.
  7. Kula Morning – Latin Strum.
  8. Lahainaluna – I Wanna Rest Strum.
  9. Singing Bamboo – Latin Strum (omitted for lack of time).
  10. Hawaii Aloha – Morse Code Strum.

HERE’S HOW UKULELE PLAYERS CAN 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 for only the song you select.

  1. Hawaii Aloha
  2. Maui (part of medley)
  3. See all Single Song Purchases

LISTEN TO THE RECORDINGS IN THE FREE ONLINE FAN CLUB.

  1. From the Hapa Haole Songs Category – Hasegawa General Store, Maui Girl, Medley: Maui Boy/Maui Girl, and Singing Bamboo.
  2. From the Pop Songs Category – Lahaina.
  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.

Stay tuned for the next Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) songs on Thursday, February 21.

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

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

2019 Ukulele Classes Announced

Holly ready for class at Kaunoa

Adults 55 years-old or better are age eligible for the one of the 93 classes Ukulele Mele Fong is scheduled to teach in 2019 at Kaunoa Senior Center in Maui.

Are you 55 years-old or better? Then you are age eligible for one of the 93 classes that I am scheduled to teach in 2019 at Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville, Maui.

Read the class descriptions in the calendar view on my Upcoming Events webpage.

Visit my Senior Classes webpage for information on how to sign-up and more.

Note: class dates may change without notice so check the Upcoming Events webpage.

Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series (includes Hawaiian history moment of the month)

  1. Maui Nui Song (January 10)
  2. Paniolo Songs (February 21)
  3. NEW Broadway Show Tunes (March 14)
  4. Hula Songs (April 18)
  5. Flowers and Lei Songs (May 16)
  6. Small Kid Time Songs (June 6)
  7. Patriotic Songs (July 25)
  8. Hawaiian Island Songs (August 15)
  9. NEW Rock and Roll Songs (September 26)
  10. NEW International Songs (Oct 25)
  11. American Classics (November 21)

 ‘Ukulele Classes use packaged sets of book/DVD/CD or single song downloads from my website

  1. NEW Basics (January 7-28)
  2. Strumming 101 uses Sing-Along Songs Vol. 1 set (February 4-25).
  3. Strumming 101 uses Sing-Along Songs Vol. 2 set (March 4-25).
  4. Hawaiian Songs uses Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Vol. 1 set (April 8-29).
  5. Hawaiian Songs uses Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Vol. 2 set (May 6-20).
  6. NEW Hawaiian Songs uses Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Vol. 3 set (July 8-29).
  7. NEW Hawaiian Songs uses Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Vol. 4 set (August 5-26).
  8. Hapa Haole Songs uses Hapa Haole Songs Vol. 1 set (September 9-30).
  9. Strumming 101 uses Sing-Along Songs Vol. 1 set (October 14-28).
  10. Strumming 101 uses Sing-Along Songs Vol. 2 set (November 4-25).
  11. Christmas Songs uses Mele Kalikimaka Vol 1 set (December 2-16).

NEW Island Stories and Songs (virtual tours on 5th Wednesdays)

  1. Oahu (January 30)
  2. Big Island (May 29)
  3. Kauai (July 31)
  4. Maui Nui (Oct 30)

 7th Annual Ukulele Mele Christmas Sing-Along Party (Dec 18).

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Review 2018 Senior Classes

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A highlight of 2018 was having hula dancers from Na Kupuna O Kaunoa participate in the two shows The Hawaiian Serenaders gave as part of the Picnic for Poki Hawaiian Music series on the grounds of Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku.

I gave a PowerPoint presentation on Highlights of 2018 at the 6th Annual Ukulele Mele Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 19 at Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville, Maui. This was my 9th year of teaching ‘ukulele classes and more at the Center for adults 55 and better. Here is a summary:

A highlight of the year was having hula dancers from Na Kupuna O Kaunoa participate in the two shows The Hawaiian Serenaders (our duo) gave as part of the Picnic for Poki Hawaiian Music series on the grounds of Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku. It is an honor to be asked to perform. Our show themes were Nostalgic Hawaiian music on June 21 and Hawaiian Style Christmas on December 20. One of my ‘ukulele students also danced hula in both shows – she is so talented!

I offered 90 classes for the year, but actually taught 67. Twenty-three classes were cancelled due to Maui County closures due to Hurricane Lane in August and Tropical Storm Olivia in September, not enough sign-ups, my poor health, or my summons for federal jury duty on Oahu for the month of November (when I had to cancel 7 classes that month alone).

My two continuing classes (unadvertised) – Advanced ‘Ukulele and ‘Ukulele Strumming 202 – met twice a month on alternating Wednesdays throughout the year. Students received emailed song sheets of my arrangements and could play along to our audio recordings produced by my husband and I on my website’s online Fan Club, with a new song curriculum every quarter. Advanced ‘Ukulele class met for 15 classes and ‘Ukulele Strumming 202 class met for 16 classes.

Anyone could sign up for the following open (advertised) ‘ukulele classes:

  1. January. ‘Ukulele Strumming 101 for 4 classes used my Sing-Along Songs Vol. 1 set of book/DVD/CD for the curriculum.
  2. February. ‘Ukulele Strumming 101 for 4 classes used my Sing-Along Songs Vol. 2 set of book/DVD/CD for the curriculum.
  3. April. ‘Ukulele Mele Basics Online for 4 classes used my online course for 30-days for the curriculum.
  4. June. New one-day ‘Ukulele Workshop introduced my unique method and included navigating my website to learn outside the classroom.
  5. July. Hawaiian Songs for ‘Ukulele for 4 classes used my Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Vol. 1 set of book/DVD/CD for the curriculum.
  6. August. Hawaiian Songs for ‘Ukulele for 4 classes used my Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Vol. 2 book/DVD/CD for the curriculum.
  7. September. New one-day ‘Ukulele Workshop introduced my unique method and included navigating my website to learn outside the classroom.

This year I updated the Sing-Along with Mele Fong monthly series that I started in 2016. I changed the background colors and font in the PowerPoint templates to be easier to see from a distance. In addition, my husband added our personal wireless headsets and wireless instrument pickups for my ukulele and my husband’s u-bass so we could move away from the amplifier. I love this program because students could sing their hearts out and/or play along on their ‘ukulele. Monthly themes were hapa haole, paniolo, Maui nui, hula, flowers and lei, small kid time, patriotic, island songs, pop hits of the 50s and 60s, Hawaiian party, and Christmas songs. Read reviews of past events to find out the songs we played during each sing-along program.

NEW this year I started a Hawaiian History and Song series (lecture and sing-along) scheduled on the 5th Wednesday of the month:

  1. January. Queen Lili’uokalani included her compositions.
  2. May. State Holidays included songs about King Kamehameha and Prince Kuhio.
  3. August. Legacies of Hawaiian Leaders included songs honoring Queen Emma, Bernice Pauahi Bishop, King Lunalilo, Queen Kapiolani, and Queen Lili’uokalani.

The Maui Ukulele Pops Band performed at the 11th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Guild Exhibition on Saturday, November 10 at Queen Kaahumanu Center. My husband and I led my students from my Advanced ‘Ukulele class in singing and playing 9 songs for our 30-minute set. New this year, I did not staff a display booth all day and the Maui ‘Ukulele Jazz Trio (my husband and I and a master student) did not perform. Read the review to find out the songs the Maui Ukulele Pops Band played.

View class photo galleries from 2018.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Ukulele Christmas Party Review

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Thirty-seven people signed up for the 6th annual Ukulele Mele Christmas party that included a sing-along of 14 Christmas songs at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better.

“You have more people signed up than there is room to fit everyone comfortably.” What a problem to have!

Thirty seven people signed up for the 6th Annual Ukulele Mele Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon. at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. We were in room 101-102 with limited capacity instead of the usual multi-purpose room that is much larger. The party is open to anyone regardless if they are my current students or not. One student (Gail) found a friend (Maricruz) whom she had not seen for 30 years! It’s a small world when making music brings people together.

This year we omitted the ornament exchange game and the “guess how many pieces in the candy jar” game – and both activities weren’t missed.

The three-part program consisted of Highlights of 2018 (PowerPoint presentation), sing-along of 14 Christmas songs (PowerPoint presentation), and catered buffet lunch. We added the song Silent Night at the last moment so that one of my students could practice dancing hula which she would also perform at our Hawaiian Style Christmas show at Kaahumanu Church the following day. Here are the songs with name of my unique ‘ukulele strum that we sang and played at the party:

  1. Jingle Bells with a verse in Hawaiian – Hum Ding-Ah Strum
  2. Silver Bells – 2 Waltz Strums
  3. Feliz Navidad – Latin Strum
  4. Silent Night with a verse in Hawaiian – Pick in 6 Strum (hula by Bev)
  5. Mele Kalikimaka Ia ‘Oe – Hum Ding-Ah Strum
  6. Hawaiian Santa – I Wanna Rest Strum and 4And Strum
  7. Holly Jolly Christmas – Hum Ding-Ah Strum
  8. The Christmas Song – Pick in 4 Strum
  9. Winta Wandaland – Hum Ding-Ah Strum and X Marks the Spot Strum
  10. Christmas Island – Swing Strum and 4And Strum
  11. White Christmas – I Wanna Rest and Latin Strums (hula by Bev)
  12. Aloha Kalikimaka – 2 Waltz Strums
  13. Christmas Luau – Play ‘Ukulele Yes I Can Strum and 4And Strum
  14. Mele Kalikimaka – Hum Ding-Ah Strum

Do you live away from Maui and want to learn Christmas songs? ‘Ukulele players can purchase downloadable Single Song Lessons to learn to play some of the songs we did. Each lesson includes the song sheet with unique strum, video lesson on how to play it, audio recording to play along, and video story behind the song.

  1. Jingle Bells – $10
  2. Silent Night – $10
  3. Mele Kalikimaka – Free

View our classes photo galleries and visit our Senior Classes webpage.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Ukulele Christmas Concert Review

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The Hawaiian Serenaders presented Hawaiian Style Christmas with hula dancers from Na Kupuna o Kaunoa on Maui.

THE HAWAIIAN SERENADERS presented Hawaiian Style Christmas at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 20 at Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku, Maui. This was our second performance this year at the Picnic for Poki Hawaiian music concert series. The morning before the show, the organizer informed me the show was moved inside the church instead of outside due to inclement weather. It was magical to be singing “Silent Night” as the rain gently fell outdoors as we were cozy and dry indoors.

Hula dancers from Na Kupuna o Kaunoa (where I teach classes for adults 55 and better) joined us once again and performed six hulas (see song list below). New this time was the addition of a male dancer, Michael Rhodes, who performed half of the songs with the ladies. I first saw Michael dance O Holy Night as part of his yoga class he teaches at Kaunoa that I attended for the first time the Friday before our Christmas show – and I was so touched that we added the song into the set at the last minute. “Had a good time,” said one of the female dancers after the show.

Our show lasted 45-minutes including the song Kupa Landing that we did from memory as an encore. New this time, two videographers from Paradise TV (Visitor Channel) came to shoot footage for their upcoming segment on Wailuku to include Kaahumanu Church. The film makers said they may not stay for our entire concert, but they did. We shall see if any footage shows up on TV. After the show, it was so rewarding to hear positive comments from the audience.

Here is our song list of 16 songs (some with hula) with name of my ‘ukulele strum:

  1. Jingle Bells – Hum Ding-Ah Strum with chorus in Hawaiian
  2. Silver Bells – 2 Waltz Strums
  3. Feliz Navidad – Latin Strum
  4. Silent Night – Pick in 6 Strum with verse in Hawaiian and hula
  5. Mele Kalikimaka Ia Oe – Hum Ding-Ah Strum
  6. Hawaiian Santa – I Wanna Rest Strum with hula
  7. Holly Jolly Christmas – Hum Ding-Ah Strum
  8. The Christmas Song – Pick in 4 Strum
  9. Winta Wandaland (local version of Winter Wonderland) – Hum Ding-Ah Strum
  10. O Holy Night – Pick in 6/Triplet Strums with hula
  11. Christmas Island – Swing Strum
  12. White Christmas – I Wanna Rest/Latin Strums with hula
  13. Aloha Kalikimaka – 2 Waltz Strums
  14. Christmas Luau – Play Ukulele Strum with hula
  15. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – 2 Waltz Strums
  16. Mele Kalikimaka – Hum Ding-Ah Strum with hula

Visit our Hawaiian Serenaders webpage to learn more about the professional entertainment side of Ukulele Mele On Maui.

‘Ukulele players can download some of the Christmas songs and learn how to play them via single song purchases.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Ukulele Christmas Concert December 20

 

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The Hawaiian Serenaders – the husband and wife duo of Richard Tom and Mele Fong – present Hawaiian Style Christmas on December 20 at 11 a.m. as part of the Picnic for Poki Hawaiian music series concert series at Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku, Maui.

The Hawaiian Serenaders – the husband and wife duo of Richard Tom and Mele Fong – present Hawaiian Style Christmas on December 20 at 11 a.m. as part of the Picnic for Poki Hawaiian music concert series on the grounds of Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku. The duo sings and plays ‘ukulele and ‘ukulele-bass to a variety of Hawaiian, hapa haole, pop, and jazz standards. The Serenaders are artists with the University of Hawai’i Statewide Cultural Extension Program, and they have represented the state of Hawai’i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Hula dancers from Na Kupuna o Kaunoa will be participating in the program.

The Hawaiian Serenaders are the professional entertainment arm of Ukulele Mele On Maui, an education and entertainment business since 2011 on Maui. Ukulele Mele, aka Mele Fong, has been teaching ‘ukulele classes since 2009 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better, and continues to offer online lessons and downloadable single song lessons for ‘ukulele players from her website.

Mele offers a unique method for forming ‘ukulele chord shapes with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles to fun, sing-along songs taught by no one else. You can apply this method to your favorite song so they sound better and you’ll have more fun.

Adults can learn about online lessons by monthly subscription for beginner, intermediate, and advanced ‘ukulele players at https://ukulelemeleonmaui.com/learnwithmele/learn-online/monthlylessons.

Adults can learn about downloadable single song lessons at https://ukulelemeleonmaui.com/shopping-cart/single-songs.

Adults can learn more about learning to play the Ukulele Mele Way at https://ukulelemeleonmaui.com/learnwithmele.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele