Mele’s Blog

Learn about growing up in Hawai’i, cultural practices, and Hawaiian history from a Native Hawaiian.

Mele Fong, aka Ukulele Mele

Mele’s past events, when classes are being offered and where you can see Mele’s ‘ukulele groups perform are also featured.

Mele began blogging weekly on Mondays since December 31, 2013 and then changed frequency to monthly starting January 1, 2020.

Who invented the ‘ukulele?
What is Hawai’i’s official instrument?
When is World Ukulele Day?
How did Mele get her name?
Is there a newspaper feature about Mele?

Mele Fong is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for the ‘ukulele. She developed a unique method of forming ‘ukulele chord shapes with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles to fun, sing-along songs taught by no one else. Mele has been teaching classes since 2009 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. You can learn to play Hawai’i’s official instrument, the ‘ukulele, from a Native Hawaiian.

Return on the 1st of the month to enjoy Mele’s Monthly Blog!

The Hawaiian Serenaders entertain professionally on Maui and worldwide

Mele Fong and Richard Tom of the husband and wife duo The Hawaiian Serenaders perform a mix of Hawaiian, hapa haole, pop, and jazz favorites while singing and playing ‘ukulele and u-bass. They represented the State of Hawai’i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C in 1996. Mele and Rich were born and raised on Oahu and reside in Maui.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

SOCIAL MEDIA (stay connected)
• Like Ukulele Mele on Facebook – launched November 2011.
• YouTube Channel – launched August 2011.
• Bookmark Mele’s blog – launched December 31, 2013 with weekly postings on Mondays and then changed frequency to 1st of the month starting January 1, 2020.