Online Lessons and Webcam Lessons

By Self-Study or For Feedback

Online Lessons

Learn the Ukulele Mele Way Online

MONTHLY ONLINE LESSONS for self-study were offered from November 2011 – November 2019. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Online Courses were offered to people who want to learn the Ukulele Mele Way without traveling to Maui. Each song lesson included the downloadable song sheet, viewable video lesson on how to play the song, audio recording to play along, and video story behind the song in keeping with Hawaiian oral history traditions whether the song was Hawaiian or not. Students chose a recurring monthly subscription or a 30-day trial which saved $5.00 for unlimited access during the 30-days to their level of lessons.

PRIVATE WEBCAM LESSONS for feedback from Mele without traveling to Maui were offered from November 2011 – December 2018.

TESTIMONIALS

“Took advantage of the awesome online lessons and they were a big help. The videos, printable song sheets and mp3s of each song combined with Mele’s fantastic teaching skills helped improve my skills and strumming techniques while having fun too. Mahalo Mele for providing this great online lesson program.” – Spanky K. from San Juan Capistrano, CA, 16 February 2015 YELP 5-Star Review.

“This was my first private lesson I ever took for the ukulele. I took advantage to take a lesson on our trip to Maui.  After googling on the Internet for someone with vast experience, Mele’s name kept coming up. She is a very talented musician and I was very impressed with her.  She catered the lesson to where I lack knowledge and provided me insight of my weakness. The best part is, I will continue my private lessons with Mele through webcam. The books Mele provide are easy to follow with the aid of a DVD.” – Eddie Vargas from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 6 November 2016 YELP 5-Star Review.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS – CLICK ON A PHOTO for the story behind it

DETAILS

The first lesson (Lesson 0) included corresponding videos to the complimentary 7-page publication Meet Your ‘Ukulele that was only available to subscribers who signed-up for the free monthly e-newsletter UKE News You Can Use (last issue to the mainland and locals was December 2019).

Online Lessons

Ukulele Mele Basics aka Beginner Online Lessons – $25 for 30-day trial/$20 for recurring every 30-days. The curriculum was designed to build confidence as your skills develop. Course consisted of 8 songs with 5 different ukulele strums for people with little or no experience playing the ‘ukulele:

Are You Sleeping? – Chalang-alang Strum in key of C-1 chord.
Horse With No Name – Chalang-alang Strum in key of Am – 2 chords (complimentary sample lesson).
Happy Birthday – Chalang-alang Strum in key of C-3 chords (complimentary sample lesson).
For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow – Chalang-alang Strum in key of C-3 chords.
The More We Get Together – 2 Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up/Thumb Pluck in the key of C-2 chords.
Down In The Valley – 2 Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up/Chicken Pluck in the key of C-2 chords.
Clementine – Waltz Strum: Thumb Pluck Pluck/Pick in 6 Strum in the key of C-2 chords.
Goodnight Irene (variation 2) – 2 Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up/Thumb Pluck in the key of C-3 chords.

Online Lessons

Ukulele Mele Beyond the Basics aka Intermediate Online Lessons – $35 for 30-day trial/$30 for recurring every 30 days. The curriculum introduced new chords and new unique strums while building upon lessons learned in Ukulele Mele Basics. Course consisted of 16 songs with 9 different strums for people who play a little and want to go to the next level:

  1. Maui – Hum Ding-Ah Strum in the key of C-2 chords.
  2. She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain – Hum Ding-Ah Strum in the key of C-3 chords.
  3. Camptown Races – Hum Ding-Ah Strum in the key of G-3 chords.
  4. Sloop John B – Latin Strum in the key of C-3 chords.
  5. Jamaica Farewell – Latin Strum in the key of G-3 chords.
  6. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – I Wanna Rest Strum in the key of C-3 chords.
  7. Kaulana Na Pua – Morse Code Strum in the key of F-4 chords.
  8. Aloha ‘Oe – Morse Code Strum in the key of F-5 chords.

Online Lessons

Complete Monthly Online Lessons aka Advanced Online Lessons – $55 for 30-day trial/$50 for recurring every 30 days. The curriculum offered all levels of difficulty from easy to hard arrangements with more chords and complex strumming patterns learned in Ukulele Mele Basics, Beyond the Basics, and more. Course consisted of 50 lessons with different strums including 32 Hawaiian and hapa haole songs, 14 pop songs, and 4 Christmas songs for experienced players. (Total lessons for Beginner 6 + Intermediate 8 new + Advanced 36 = 50; Horse with No Name and Happy Birthday were complimentary sample lessons that added 2 to the total count = 52)

  1. Akaka Falls – 2 Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up/Chicken Pluck in the key of D and C-11 chords.
  2. Alekoki – I Wanna Rest Strum in the key of C-7 chords. 
  3. Aloha No Wau I Ko Maka – 2 Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up/Chicken Pluck in the key of F-5 chords.
  4. America the Beautiful – Pick in 4 Strum in the key of F-4 chords.
  5. Auld Lang Syne – Pick in 4/Moving On Down Strum in the key of C-5 chords.
  6. Hanohano Hanalei – Hum Ding-Ah Strum in the key of F-9 chords.
  7. Hawaii Aloha – Morse Code Strum in the key of C-5 chords.
  8. Hawaii Calls – Bossa Nova Strum in the key of F-6 chords.
  9. Hawaiian War Chant – I Wanna Rest/Latin Strums in the key of C-5 chords.
  10.  Henehene Kou Aka – I Wanna Rest Strum in the key of F-8 chords.
  11. Honolulu I’m Coming Back Again – I Wanna Rest Strum in the key of C-13 chords.
  12.  Hula O Makee – Olapa Strum in the key of G-7 chords.
  13. I Kona – I Wanna Rest Strum in the key of C-8 chords.
  14. Jingle Bells/Kani Na Pele – Hum Ding-Ah Strum in the key of C-6 chords.
  15. Kaimana Hila – Olapa Strum in the key of F-8 chords.
  16. Koni Au I Ka Wai – Hum Ding-Ah Strum in the key of C and F-6 chords.
  17. Kuuipo I Ka Hee Pue One – Pick in 4 Strum in the key of C-7 chords.
  18.  Kuu Pua I Paoakalani – Pick in 4 Strum in the key of D-6 chords.
  19. Let Me Call You Sweetheart – 2 Waltz Strums in the key of D-6 chords.
  20. Little Brown Gal – I Wanna Rest/4 And Strums in the key of C-9 chords.
  21. Makalapua – I Wanna Rest Strum in the key of C-9 chords.
  22. Maui Girl – Hum Ding-Ah Strum in the key of F-5 chords.
  23. My Little Grass Shack – I Wanna Rest Strum in the key of F-11 chords.
  24. Na Alii – Hum Ding-Ah Strum in the key of C-4 chords.
  25. On The Beach at Waikiki – Hum Ding-Ah Strum in the key of C and F-7 chords.
  26. Papalina Lahilahi – Olapa Strum in the key of F and G-10 chords.
  27. Pua Lilia – 2 Waltz Strums in the key of F-8 chords.
  28. Queen’s Jubilee – Morse Code Strum in the key of F-5 chords.
  29. Royal Hawaiian Hotel – I Wanna Rest Strum in the key of F-9 chords.
  30. Sanoe – Waltz Strum: Thumb Strum Up/Pick in 6 Strum in the key of F-5 chords.
  31. Silent Night/Po Lai E – Pick in 6 Strum in the key of F-5 chords.
  32. Soft Green Seas – I Wanna Rest/Latin Strums in the key of D-14 chords.
  33. Ua Like No A Like – Pick in 4 Strum in the key of G-6 chords.
  34. Ukulele Lady – Swing Strum in the key of F-10 chords.
  35. We Wish You A Merry Christmas – 2 Waltz Strums: Thumb Strum Up/Chicken Pluck in the key of F-7 chords.
  36. Yellow Bird – Latin Strum in the key of C-6 chords.

SAMPLE LESSONS:
For beginners: the 2-chord song Horse with No Name using the Chalang-alang Strum and the 3-chord song Happy Birthday using the Chalang-alang Strum.
For experienced players: the 4-chord harder version of Happy Birthday using Chalang-alang and Latin Strums and the 8-chord song Mele Kalikimaka using the Hum Ding-Ah Strum.

Private ukulele lessons

Gift of ‘Ukulele Lessons

GIFT CERTIFICATES were available from November 2011 – December 2018 whereas a recipient had six months to redeem it for a private lesson on Maui or via webcam.