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.
Coming to Maui on vacation and looking for an authentic Hawaiian experience learning to play a Hawaiian instrument? Do you live on Maui and are looking for an experienced 'ukulele teacher? Whether you are a beginner or more experienced 'ukulele player, you can have fun learning to play better with Ukulele Mele.
Read what some of Mele's students are saying
"A lot of ukulele and guitar teachers just want to teach you how to play a song, which anyone who knows how the use the internet can figure out on their own. I was pleasantly surprised that Mele was teaching me technique, which is what I've always wanted, and is much more elusive if not impossible to find online. The internet cannot point out to you what you are doing wrong in your technique. This, by far, was the highlight of my trip to Maui. I recommend this to any musician visiting the island. It was an experience I will never forget." -- Desiree Dymond, New York, New York
"Mele is a great teacher. She gave us a lot of background information and hints during the lesson which improves the understanding and quality of playing ukulele. We really enjoyed the private lesson and highly recommend Mele for anyone who would like to learn or improve playing ukulele in Maui (during vacations or not)." -- Michael H. and Markus M., Austria
Choose how you want to learn with on Maui
1. Private one-on-one lessons at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku or at our music studio in upcountry Kula on the slopes of Haleakala.
2. Small group lessons for 2-4 family members or friends at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku.
3. Workshops at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku.
4. Classes for adults 55 and better at Kaunoa Senior Center in Paia. Call Mele or call the Center at 808-270-7308. Mele's class schedule is posted on her Event Calendar.
Cost: For products, online lessons, Maui lessons and more
Let's Talk Story: Call (808) 281-4981 or complete the online Lesson Request Form and you will be contacted.
Locations: Wailuku (central Maui) and Kula (upcountry)
- Bailey House Museum - 2375A Main Street, Wailuku (on the way to Iao Valley in central Maui)
- Ukulele Mele On Maui's Music Studio - Kula (for lessons when the museum is closed or is more convenient)
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.