Audience Participation

Ukulele Mix Plate

“It was jammed,” is what one of the maintenance workers who setup the 50 chairs for the audience told his supervisor when asked early on how the event was going. There were large crowds with about 80-120 people attending at any given night.

(Photo of the crowd taking ukulele lessons at 1 of 8 Ukulele Mix Plate events at the Shops at Wailea on 9 February 2015)

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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.