Gift by Maui Author

Heartfelt Highlights

“Mele and Richard, Thank you for the joy you have given me,” signed author Gail Ainsworth, 2018.

Note: Frequent “Sing-Along with Mele Fong” class participant Gail Ainsworth passed away on February 20, 2020. She had just attended the “Paniolo Songs” class earlier in the day.

(Photo of Mele with Gail when she presented “Maui Remembers A Local History” after Sing Along class at Kaunoa Senior Center on 16 March 2018)

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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.