Welcome to learning how to play the 'ukulele, Hawai'i's official instrument, from Native Hawaiian Ukulele Mele. Mele Fong, aka Ukulele Mele is a professional singer, song arranger, and master of multiple strumming styles for 'ukulele.
Check out the special for new instrument owners!
- Learn with Ukulele Mele from the comfort of your home and get feedback from a professional teacher without going to Maui.
- Ask questions about the songs with unique strums you want to learn, and be able to practice those songs on your own by:
- Subscribing to online lessons for self-study, and getting the video lesson, audio, and song sheets.
- Purchasing packaged song sets of book/DVD/CD.
- Registering for the Fan Club.
- 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.
SAMPLE LESSONS - check it out!
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 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
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.