Senior Classes in 2012

Highlights of the year 2012 at Kaunoa Senior Center included new continuing classes for ‘ukulele and leading students to perform shows in the community. A student, Andrea Kaumeheiwa, wrote the Band jingle in response to my challenge to the class to come up with an ending song for our shows.

I taught 68 classes during the year 2012:

  • 60 classes
  • 8 Band shows

Here are the details:

32 continuing ‘ukulele classes. Band class focused on performing. Advanced ‘Ukulele class focused on using the He Mele Aloha Songbook with my arrangements..

  • Band (Intermediate ‘Ukulele). 17 classes.
  • Advanced ‘Ukulele (Mele’s Alumni Club). 15 classes.

8 new Strumming 101 classes. Students received bound Xerox copies of song sheets and practice CD.

  • Strumming 101. 8 classes (July-August)

9 new Strumming 202 classes open to new students every month.

  • 2 classes (February)
  • 2 classes (March)
  • 2 classes (April)
  • 2 classes (May)
  • 1 class (June)

9 new Strumming 202 continuing class.

  • 9 classes (July-December)

1 Lunch and Learn class. I used a PowerPoint format.

  • Maui’s Historical Places (February)

1 new Hawaiian history class for the special program. I used a PowerPoint format and presented the program in Ahahui Ka’ahumanu society official regalia as a member.

  • History of the Ahahui Ka’ahumanu (October)

8 Maui Ukulele Pops Band shows accompanied by Rich on u-bass.

  • Keiki Karnival at Christ the King Church. (February)
  • Ukulele Explosion at Kalama Intermediate School (March)
  • Kaunoa nutrition program at Kahului Union Church (May)
  • Maui Matsuri at Maui Community College (May)
  • Kaunoa Showcase at Maui Mall (May)
  • Upcountry Fair at Oskie Rice Park (June)
  • Kamehameha Day at Lahaina (June)
  • 5th Annual Maui Ukulele Guild Exhibition at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. (November)

In addition to offering the above classes and performances, my husband and I held an extra Band practice at Hinano and Andrea’s followed by the Band close out party. I decided to stop pursuing gigs for the Band and instead perform as requested.

The Maui Ukulele Jazz Trio also performed 7 shows with Hinano as our third member:

  • Keiki Karnival at Christ the King Church. (February)
  • Ukulele Explosion at Kalama Intermediate School (March)
  • Queen’s Festival at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center (March)
  • Upcountry Fair at Oskie Rice Park (June)
  • Maui County Special Fair at War Memorial fairgrounds (September)
  • National Museum Day at Bailey House Museum (September)
  • 5th Annual Maui Ukulele Guild Exhibition at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. (November)

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Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele