2015 Ukulele Lesson

Steel Guitar Festival

About 43 people total, mostly beginning ‘ukulele players, participated in two free 1-hour workshops held on Saturday morning and one workshop in the afternoon of the Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kaanapali Hotel. The workshops were held outdoors once again under the “Chapel Hut.”

New this year, people could pre-register online (the only workshop you could do so). Our numbers of participants were definitely higher that what we saw at other workshops. Since we were not performing at the Sunday brunch, we left the hotel after the workshops were done (instead of staying overnight as in previous years).

(Photo taken of Rich and his u-bass 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.