5 Songs for September


Learn songs by Lili’uokalani for her birthday

To inspire you this month, here are 5 songs composed by Queen Lili’uokalani that you can that you can learn to play The Ukulele Mele Way as we celebrate the Queen’s birthday on September 5th. She was Hawai’i’s last monarch.




Click the song title to hear audio samples

  1. Sanoe – with Waltz: Thumb Strum Up and Pick in 6 Strums
  2. Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani – with Pick in 4 Strum
  3. Makalapua – with I Wanna Rest Strum
  4. Queen’s Jubilee – with Morse Code Strum
  5. Kaulana Na Pua – with Morse Code Strum

Here is how you can learn to play the 5 songs and more (get song sheet, video lessons and audio recordings)

  1. Subscribe to Complete Monthly Online Lessons for Advanced players to learn to play all 5 songs plus 45 others for 30 days at-a-time access. Plus, only online do you get the video stories behind the songs in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions whether the song is Hawaiian or not.
  2. Purchase Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Volume One packaged song set of book/DVD/CD to learn Makalapua and Sanoe plus 4 other songs.
  3. Purchase Nostalgic Hawaiian Songs Volume Two packaged song set of book/DVD/CD to learn Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani plus 5 other songs.

How is my method unique?

  1. No need to read music to learn the Ukulele Mele Way.
  2. My method shows how to form chords without muscle strain, plus you learn unique strums taught nowhere else.
  3. I am an experienced educator and entertainer with over 50+ years playing the uke.
  4. I offer different ways online and offline line to learn from wherever you live in addition to lessons on Maui.
  5. I give free Fan Club access to 95 audio files of songs available to learn via private lessons on Maui or via webcam.

Questions? Contact me for general questions, or schedule a private webcam lesson  to get feedback from me about what you’re learning from the comfort of your home.

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.