Hans Staab, Colorado
24 April 2016
"I can't express to you how much I enjoy working with your lessons that I purchased two years ago via the Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs, Vol. 1 packaged set of book/DVD/CD. There is so much to learn that I don't know and your lessons help me to make learning both fun and help me to get to a place where I feel like I'm actually learning the strums and me and my Uke are friends :)."
Patrick Greeson - La Mesa, CA
02 October 2013
"Mele: Aloha. I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know I am enjoying your book Ukulele Strums for Nostalgic Hawaiian Strums. After watching your instructional video a few times, I was playing Aloha Oe with the play along CD in a matter of minutes. Your instructions were very easy to comprehend and apply to the song. I see how these strum patterns can apply to other songs as well. Now if we can do something about my vocals...
Mahalo and I enjoy getting your newsletters."
Patrick P.S. Ang - Australia
25 December 2012
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all at home. Thank you for the very systematic and easy to learn lessons in the DVD you sent to me. I really enjoy the songs and have been practising them regularly. As a retired teacher myself, I find your method of teaching very suitable for beginners like me. I am also interested in your subsequent volumes. All the best."
Donna Deel - California
29 July 2012
"I was born and raised on Oahu and came to California in my early twenties, some 30+ years ago. Within the last year we have begun playing ukulele through the Polynesian Club of Fresno and we are having so much fun with it.
I came across your videos on YouTube and just love your Ukulele Pops Band, watching a number of the videos over and over. I've forwarded many of them to my friends, who are also starting ukulele, and they also are impressed. One friend, in particular, was brought to tears by Koko Ni Sachi Ari as it was a song her late mother loved, sang to her as a child, and even sang it in competition. Of course, we loved all the songs you were to perform in Japan, a wonderful variety and yet many reminders of Hawaii. A few of them we have also learned to dance at the polynesian club. You all do a fantastic job!
I have purchased your packaged lesson set and am now learning the different strumming patterns and hopefully will be as good as your group one day. Your lessons are wonderful, just the right amount of detail and so easy to follow to learn the strums. The history of the story of the songs is a great addition. So important, I think, when you're learning a song or dance.
Mahalo for sharing your music and talents via YouTube and your packaged lessons! I look forward to seeing more of your group on YouTube!!"
Holly Huelsmann - Maui
1 July 2012
"I have been a student of Mele Fong's for over 2 years. Knowing what I know now, I would urge anyone interested in learning to play the ukulele well, to look into her book with the CD and DVD. I am sure you will find her teaching techniques to be fun and easy to follow."
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