2015 Testimonial

Steel Guitar Festival

“I miss you already,” said Barb Shields from Canada as she was leaving Mele’s second ukulele workshop at the Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. We first met on Wednesday, April 8 at Ukulele Mix Plate (entertainment and workshop) at the Shops at Wailea. Since then, Barb scheduled two private ‘ukulele lessons, and then brought her sister to the Saturday workshop.

(Photo taken with Barb Shields at the Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kaanapali Beach Hotel on Saturday, 25 April 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.