A couple from Switzerland was the first to request an intensive week of private ukulele lessons at the Bailey House in 2016. They took two 1-hour back-to-back lessons per day for five days the last week of February/first week of March. We had fun singing and playing ukulele and getting to know each other’s cultures and love of travel during breaks. They even recorded some videos which are on my YouTube channel.
“While we were traveling the world by bicycle, we came up with the idea to carry an ukulele would be fun. What could be a better place to start playing the ukulele than Hawaii? So we booked a flight to Maui and here we are. We booked intensive lessons for one week and are more than happy with our progress. Not only we are able to play the song “Happy Birthday,” we also can sing it in Hawaiian! Besides teaching ukulele, Mele also taught us a lot of Hawaii. We never played the ukulele before, but after one week of intensive lessons, we have a variety of songs we can play such as the Happy Wanderer, Happy Birthday and many three chord songs more.
We really love her style and her approach of teaching. The beautiful location of Bailey House Museum is another highlight, we even played outside in the garden surrounded with a lot of native plants. We can highly recommend Mele as your future ukulele teacher.
By the way, Make sure you can get a lesson on Friday: So you can see Mele in her beautiful “Aloha Friday” dress. :-)” – Bruno and Sibil from Switzerland, 8 March 2016.
(Photo of Bruno and Sibil from Switzerland who took 10 small group lessons over five days 27 February-4 March 2016)