2019 Ukulele Classes


Ukulele teacher Mele Fong announces the 2019 calendar of 37 open ukulele classes at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui.

My 2019 schedule has been set for my ‘ukulele classes open to new students 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 37 classes as follows:

NEW! Ukulele Mele Basics – January 3 – 28 except the 21st (3 classes).
‘Ukulele Strumming 101 – February 4-25 except the 18th (3 classes).
‘Ukulele Strumming 101 – March 4-25 except the 18th (3 classes).
Hawaiian Songs for ‘Ukulele – April 4-29 (4 classes).
Hawaiian Songs for ‘Ukulele – May 6-20 (3 classes).
NEW! Hawaiian Songs for ‘Ukulele – July 6-29 (4 classes).
NEW! Hawaiian Songs for ‘Ukulele – August 5-26 (4 classes).
Hapa Haole Songs for ‘Ukulele – September 9-30 (4 classes).
‘Ukulele Strumming 101 – October 14-28 (3 classes).
‘Ukulele Strumming 101 – November 4-25 except the 11th (3 classes).
Christmas Songs for ‘Ukulele – December 2-16 (3 classes).

Class materials include downloadable single song purchases from my website OR packaged song sets of Book/DVD/CD available for purchase at class. Each song lesson includes the song sheet, video lesson, and audio recording. BONUS – video stories behind the songs available with downloadable lesson files only in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions whether the song is Hawaiian or not. Students have tools to practice the songs outside of class and then ask questions in class. Some of the songs are also presented in my Sing-Along with Mele Fong series and/or my new Island Stories & Songs series for further reinforcement and fun playing along with other students learning the Ukulele Mele Way.

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.