Monthly Online Lessons for self-study were offered since my website launched in November 2011. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Online Courses were offered to people who want to learn the Ukulele Mele Way without traveling to Maui. Each song lesson included the downloadable song sheet, viewable video lesson on how to play the song, audio recording to play along, and video story behind the song in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions whether the song was Hawaiian or not. Students chose a recurring monthly subscription or a 30-day trial which saved $5.00.
Free sample lessons were offered to learn to play the Ukulele Mele Way:
For beginners: the 2-chord song Horse with No Name using the Chalang-alang Strum and the 3-chord song Happy Birthday using the Chalang-alang Strum.
For experienced players: the 4-chord harder version of Happy Birthday using Chalang-alang and Latin Strums and the 8-chord song Mele Kalikimaka using the Hum Ding-Ah Strum.
The monthly online courses were:
1. Ukulele Mele Basics aka Beginner Online Lessons – 8 plus song lessons for $25/$20.
2. Ukulele Mele Beyond the Basics aka Intermediate Online Lessons – 16+ song lessons for $35/$30.
3. Complete Monthly Online Lessons aka Advanced Online Lessons – 50+ song lessons for $55/$50.
The first student who subscribed to online lessons on my website happened to be my first private ukulele student on Maui. Susie Kusagaya from California subscribed online in March 2012 after taking private-in-person lessons in November 2011.
(Photo taken of Holly Hueslmann learning online from home, 7 December 2015)