Welcome to learning how to play Hawai'i's official instrument, the 'ukulele, from Native Hawaiian Ukulele Mele.
- Learn with Ukulele Mele and get feedback from a professional teacher from the comfort of your home without traveling to Maui
- 45-minute instruction per lesson
- lessons scheduled as convenient, based on Hawaii Standard Time
- Learn from Ukulele Mele when you want, repeating lessons as many times as you want, from the comfort of your home.
- Choose from traditional Hawaiian, popular hapa haole and American songs arranged for different levels of abilities.
- Includes Fan Club membership to more song sheets and audio recordings, but without video lessons of how to play the arrangements.
Want to learn 'ukulele without traveling to Maui? You can do so via private webcam lessons with Mele or monthly online lessons for self-study. Prefer to learn without relying on your internet connection? You can also purchase packaged song book/DVD/CD for home delivery. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced ukulele player, you can have fun learning to play better with Ukulele Mele.
For free samples of my ukulele lessons, student performances, and more of what you can learn from me online, visit my YouTube Channel. But wait, there's more!
Intro to Ukulele Mele YouTube Channel
Read what some of Mele's students are saying
"I had so much fun learning ukulele from Mele, that I decided to continue lessons via Skype once I got home to Boston."
-- Harvey Leong, Boston, MA
Benefits of online lessons with Ukulele Mele vs. free YouTube videos
1. You get the words and chords to the songs so you can play along in the same key as the lesson videos (downloadable PDF song sheets available).
2. You don't need to figure out how to play the rhythm of the song (strum graphic on the PDF song sheets and lesson video explain how to).
3. You can play traditional Hawaiian and American sing-along songs without having to sing them, too (we sing for you so you don't have to, and thus you can concentrate just on your ukulele playing).
4. You can learn about the story behind the song (we do the research so you don't need to).
5. You get lessons from a professional musician and teacher from Maui without having to travel (learn from wherever you live, whenever you want).
Computer software requirements:
1. Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the song arrangements. Click on the graphic on the right to download if you need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
2. A music player to hear the audio file of the song you’ll be playing along with. Either iTunes or Windows Media Player should be sufficient.
3. A video player to watch the video lesson. Most computers are using the Adobe Flash player for many online videos, including YouTube.
Cost: For products, online lessons, Maui lessons and more
Let's Talk Story: Call (808) 281-4981 to customize your learning experience, or complete the online Lesson Request Form so Mele can contact you.
KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH WHAT'S HAPPENING
1. SIGN UP NOW to receive our monthly e-newsletter. "UKE News You Can Use" comes to your email inbox on the 1st of the month. Find out about workshops, events, monthly lessons, Mele's blog, and more.
Plus, you get the free 7-page publication "Meet Your Ukulele" that introduces you to the history, types, parts, tuning, hand positions, buying tips and more. This is your reference document for your first private lesson with Ukulele Mele, whether in person or via webcam.
2.Like Ukulele Mele on Facebook as well as on Maui!
3. Visit Mele's blog on Ukulele Mele Mondays to gain insights on Maui's music scene, Hawaiian history, and more. Special New Year's posts were published on December 31, 2013, with continuous postings starting on January 6, 2014.
4. Check Ukulele Mele's calendar of upcoming events.