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Bailey House

Ukulele Mele teaches at Bailey House MuseumUkulele Mele schedules private 'ukulele lessons for adults and children, small group lessons, and 'Ukulele Strumming Workshops in central Maui at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House at 2375A Main Street in historic Wailuku town. Nowhere else on Maui can you learn to play Hawai'i's official instrument, the 'ukulele, from a Native Hawaiian in a historical Hawaiian place. (Photo of new sign taken February 3, 2018).


Built in 1833, the Bailey House was home of missionary teacher Edward Bailey and his family. It now houses the largest collection of Hawaiian artifacts in Maui County and is run by the Maui Historical Society, the oldest historical and preservation society on Maui. "The name Hale Ho'ike'ike - a house to display, exhibit or demonstrate - was suggested by David Kahanamoku and was felt to be most appropriate by early members of the Maui Historical Society. Its meaning is: "House, building or museum, to display collections of objects of interest, art, crafts or works of history." 


  • Private students do not need to pay admission to the Bailey House unless a tour is desired either before or after the lesson.
  • Students may access the gift shop for free and should not wander around the buildings before paying for admission.
  • Guests waiting for students to complete their lesson may shop, wait outside or in the gallery, or pay admission to take a tour.


Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House (Bailey House website)
2375A Main Street
Wailuku, HI 96793

street signs to Bailey House Museum

Turn left at sign (ahead is Iao Valley)
2375A Main Street

enter the grounds and park

Enter the grounds and park


ask for Ukulele Mele

Walk into the main building
Ask for Ukulele Mele



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