Beginner Ukulele for Gr. 4-5

Frankland Ukulele Program Beginner

Spaces still available!  Register today by email

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This exciting subsidized music program will be offered to Grade 4’s and 5’s for the 2019/20 school year. 

“The ukulele is an ideal tool for delivering music education. Note reading, melody, rhythm and harmony all on one affordable and fun instrument. I grew up with this program in the Halifax school board and I am the musician I am today because of how it shaped my musical education.”  Melanie Doane

Melanie Doane will be overseeing the program with weekly teacher Tiffany Knight that will begin in fall 2019. See Melanie at discussing this charitable organization.


  • The program will run for the entire school year, every Tuesday during lunch hour
  • The cost of the program for the full year is $240.00 (this is a subsidized rate for all)
  • Includes school concerts, online practice assistance and the Uke Day event
  • Projected start date, first week of October


Students are required to purchase a ukulele that they will bring to class and practice with at home. The cost is $70 for the uke and soft nylon case. For the best price and quality, ukuleles will be ordered together by Uschool from Empire Music ( These student soprano models have proven to be the best sound for the lowest price.

*** Students are encouraged to purchase a good ukulele through the class order because this is a fun and serious educational program that requires a proper instrument for success.
Purchasing along with the class is the easiest route for parents and is recommended. If you already have your own ukulele, it must be approved first by Melanie at registration time by email. Tell her the instrument you are planning to use.  Finding a ukulele on your own, if yours is not workable, can become more expensive as some brands are not suitable.

Parents are expected to support weekly practice and must accept this responsibility if their child becomes a participant. Melanie provides video assistance for parents in regards to tuning and practicing at home.

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ALL REGISTRATION WILL BE DONE in June, first come first served directly with Melanie Doane

15 Spots Available

To request and secure a spot for your child, please email:

Once you’ve contacted Melanie you can send an e-transfer to, or you can send a cheque by mail to: 266 Monarch Park Ave, M4J 4S7.