‘Ukulele Workshop Season Resumes Oct 15

The 5th season of ‘Ukulele Strumming Workshops resumes October 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and continues on the third Saturday of the month through March at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku.

I teach a unique method of forming ‘ukulele chords with minimal muscle strain and strumming styles taught by no one else on Maui. The ability to read music is not required. ‘Ukulele players who play C, F, and G7 chords confidently will have an easier time learning unique strums to fun, sing-along songs. Players will also find out how to continue learning the “Ukulele Mele Way” by lessons on Maui, online, and/or  packaged song sets.

My husband Richard Tom plays u-bass during the workshops. We both entertain professionally as the husband-wife duo The Hawaiian Serenaders, performing nostalgic Hawaiian, hapa haole, pop and jazz favorites. Our best gig ever was representing the state of Hawai’i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The event costs $10 or $5 for members at-the-door of the Bailey House Museum. Pre-registration is recommended as seats are limited. Register online or call me at 808-281-4981.

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Hope to see you at one of the workshops!

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.