Largest Private Group


The Funstrummers Group of 15 from Modesto, California was the largest group who scheduled a private lesson at the Bailey House. Mele taught 3 Hawaiian songs with Hawaiian strums as requested and they performed a few songs. Mele arranged “Be My Baby” after being inspired by their version.

“You are a fantastic teacher” commented one player after the workshop.

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(Photo of Mele with Funstrummers Group of 15 from California at Bailey House, Friday 22 April, 2016)

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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.