Mele's Music

Are you a beginning ‘ukulele player with little or no experience looking for a teacher to help you build good foundation skills and gain confidence playing your instrument?

Do you already play the ‘ukulele and are looking for a teacher to help you progress to the next level by learning more complex chord shapes and different strumming patterns that you can apply to your favorite songs to have more fun?

Adults at all levels of ‘ukulele playing abilities are invited to take classes from an experienced instructor who sings and plays the ‘ukulele and entertains professionally. Maui’s Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele teaches a unique method for forming ‘ukulele chords with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles to fun, sing-along songs taught by no one else. Join the fun today playing with others the Ukulele Mele Way!


Professionals sing and play ‘ukulele in public

Mele Fong and her husband Richard Tom are professional entertainers who have represented the state of Hawai’i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. They play a variety of music and also lead other groups in performing on Maui. “The Hawaiian Serenaders” are artists with the University of Hawai’i Statewide Cultural Extension Program. Read More

About Mele

A Native Hawaiian teaches how to play Hawai’i’s official instrument


Mele Fong is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for the ‘ukulele. She grew up in Hawai’i playing the piano, guitar, ‘ukulele, dancing hula and entertaining audiences since childhood. Mele entered the Conservatory of Music at the University of Pacific with the goal of becoming a music therapist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation, Youth Agency Administration, and worked for the YMCA, USDA Forest Service and National Park Service. Now semi-retired, Mele has returned to her original goal of using music as a tool to help people by teaching adults the fun of making music the Ukulele Mele Way.

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