1st Private Student

Maui Ukulele Guild Exhibition

It was my classroom students at Kaunoa Senior Center who encouraged me to reach out to the virtual classroom and to the world. Thus in July 2011 my business Ukulele Mele On Maui was born. I offered lessons for residents and visitors on Maui, and ways to continue learning online or by packaged sets of Book/DVD/C from home.

The location for private ‘ukulele lessons and workshops was at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku from 2011-2018. My first private student was Susie K from California in 2011.

(Photo taken with Susie, my first private student, while visiting the 10th Annual Maui Ukulele Guild Exhibition at Queen Kaahumanu Center, 11 November 2017)

VISIT THE ARCHIVES WEBPAGE to learn more about Ukulele Mele On Maui including what we did and what people said about their learning experiences. “Are UKE having fun yet?”

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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.