• What’s Joe’s M.I.L.L.?

    The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library has over 750 instruments and many new arrivals, that you can borrow for free!

    How to Register

  • Who was Joe?

    photo by Jonathon Sugarman
    Joe Chithalen
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  • Join Joe’s Crew!

    We need volunteers to help with administration, maintenance, events, fundraising, ticket sales, solicitation, implementing grant programs, fundraising projects, marketing and serving on the board of directors.

    Lend a hand!

“I Can Be Great” Music Program

Discover the magic of music, develop skill, take pride, develop discipline and confidence.
  • Spots for 30 children (ages 8-11, to learn ukulele) and 4 youth (ages 12-16, to learn guitar)
  • Classes delivered by professional music teachers
  • Collaboration with Kingston School of Music, Limestone Music, Renaissance Music and Kingston Sound Works. Each supplying a teacher, instrument and supplies.
  • Ukulele or guitar and songbooks supplied
  • Children get to keep the ukulele, songbook and CD
  • 2 sessions of 10 weekly lessons x 30 children = 600 hours of free music lessons
  • Registration ongoing
  • I Can Be Great Registration Form
  • Teaching  sites –The Wally  Elmer Centre, The Boys & Girls Club and the Kingston School of Music
  • Cost: ***FREE***
  • I Can Be Great is sponsored by The United Way  and the Community Foundation  For Kingston and Area
  • Our Hours

    Tuesday: 3pm – 7pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 2pm
    Thursday: 3pm – 7pm
    Friday: 10am - 2pm
    Saturday: Noon – 4pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: Closed

    Directions & Contact

    Calendar & Events

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