Are "uke" having fun yet? Ukulele Mele On Maui is a family business welcoming adults of all ages to have fun while learning to Play Better with Ukulele Mele through private lessons, online lessons, packaged song booklets/DVD/CD and more. Ukulele teacher and professional Hawaiian music entertainer Mele Fong lives in Hawaii, the birthplace of the ukulele. You will learn different strums to a variety of songs. The word “Mele” means song or merry in the Hawaiian language.
Beginners: Are you interested in learning how to play the ukulele before you invest in buying the instrument?
Intermediate: Do you already play the ukulele and want to learn how to play different strumming styles?
Family and friends: Do you want an authentic cultural experience learning to play a Hawaiian instrument while in Maui? Whether you are in town for a short vacation or live on Maui part-time or full-time, you can take private ukulele lessons or small group ukulele lessons for 2-4 family members or friends.
Hawaiians At Heart: Miss Maui? Do you love Hawaiian music but live away from Hawaii? Can't remember how those old Hawaiian songs go? Then subscribe to monthly online lessons so you can learn from the comfort of your home and go at your own pace, whenever it's convenient for you.
However you learn and wherever you live, you can learn how to Play Better Ukulele with Mele!
HOMER, ALASKA UKULELE PLAYERS EVENT: Save The Date for Labor Day Weekend 2013. Ukulele Mele On Maui is traveling to south central Alaska to give workshops, private and small group lessons, and two concerts of different musical genres by The Hawaiian Serenaders. You can print the event flyer, watch the introduction video and learn about the entire event, or go straight to register for the workshops and group lessons!
NEW! June's monthly online lesson is now available. Subscribers learn the sing-along song "Down in the Valley" with two waltz strums for ukulele, plus get access to the past 18 lessons with different strumming styles. For those interested in Hawaiian history, check out the new video about the story behind the song "Aloha 'Oe". A new songbooklet/DVD/CD has just been released! Targeted for beginners, Ukulele Strums for Sing-along Songs has easy chords with complex strums. The next Play Along with Ukulele Workshop will be Saturday, July 13 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. Ukulele Mele is going North to Alaska to the Homer Ukulele Players Event this summer.
Want to "meet your ukulele?" Download information sheets about the instrument, and get simple one and two chord song arrangements when you subscribe to monthly online lessons. Got radio? Now you can hear Ukulele Mele's interview about the workshops and lessons held at the Bailey House Museum. You can also hear The Hawaiian Serenaders during a one-hour radio show telling stories, singing, and receiving call-in comments from listeners.
Students can improve their ability to play by taking our private webcam lessons, or subscribing to a monthly lesson bundle that includes the song arrangement with strumming pattern, video on how to play the arrangement, an audio accompaniment to play along with The Hawaiian Serenaders, and even a video about the history and tradition behind each song!
Wondering what Mele's students have to say? Read testimonials from students who found Mele through her YouTube videos, or have taken her ukulele lessons.
Mele gives private (in person and webcam) lessons, and small group lessons at the Bailey House Museum in central Maui. Sample lesson videos show different strumming styles that you could learn. Workshops on Maui and workshops for groups outside of Maui are also possible.
Mele provides more than just instrument lessons: she also enjoys bringing information about the songs themselves, the oral traditions behind the songs, and how the songs came about. Learn fascinating details in Hawaiian History along with the music!
Packaged sets of ukulele lessons by skill level including song booklet/DVD/CD can be purchased for delivery to your home for unlimited use.
Gift certificates are also available.
We also offer a wide variety of Ukulele Accessories, including everything from capos and cases, to strings and straps.
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