2019 Advanced Ukulele Classes


Ukulele Mele announces the 2019 calendar for 21 continuing Advanced Ukulele classes at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui. Photo taken January 2018.

My 2019 schedule has been set for continuing Advanced ‘Ukulele classes on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 9 – 11 a.m. at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. Class dates and descriptions in my online calendar are kept current on my upcoming events webpage. There are a total of 21 classes as follows:

January 9 and 23
February 13 and 27
March 13 and 27
April 10 and 24
May 8 and 22
June 12 (Kaunoa on recess June 26)
July 10 and 24
August 14 and 28
September 11 and 25
October 23 (Kaunoa on recess Oct 9)
November 13 and 27
December 11

In addition, our Annual Ukulele Mele Christmas Party is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18 from 9 a.m. – noon at Kaunoa. The party is open to all ‘ukulele players and singers and is a great event to make new friends and renew the old as we enjoy playing and singing Hawaiian style Christmas songs the Ukulele Mele Way and more.

During the year we will learn a new curriculum of songs in class every quarter including some songs that are also played during my monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong series. I will continue to email students my song arrangements with unique ‘ukulele strums and teach how to form ‘ukulele chord shapes with minimal muscle strain taught by no one else. In class we’ll have fun singing and playing music together.

Outside of class, students can listen to and play along with my song arrangements. My husband and I have produced over 100 audio recordings on vocals, ‘ukulele, and u-bass and made them accessible on my website’s Fan Club for free. The songs are listed alphabetically within 4 categories – Hawaiian, hapa haole, pop, and Christmas songs. Each song shows the title, key, number of chords, strum, and the length of the audio recording.

January 2019 marks my 10th year of teaching ‘ukulele classes at Kaunoa. Visit my webpage dedicated to senior classes for more information including links to past events and photo galleries. The journey continues as I pursue my mission to share the joy of making music, one ‘ukulele player at-a-time.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele


Mele Fong is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for the 'ukulele. She is an experienced educator with over 50+ years experience playing the 'ukulele and entertaining worldwide. Mele performs with her husband in the duo "The Hawaiian Serenaders" and leads student groups. In 1996, the duo represented the State of Hawai'i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Mele and her husband Richard Tom were both born and raised on Oahu and now reside in Maui.