• 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!

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    photo by Jonathon Sugarman
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This program ran from 2012 to mid 2014 and was originally funded by The United Way  as a project.

  • Spots for  children (ages 8-11, to learn ukulele) and  youth (ages 12-16, to learn guitar)
  • Classes were delivered by professional music teachers
  • Collaboration with Kingston School of Music, Limestone Music and Renaissance Music and Kingston Sound Works, each supplying a teacher, instrument and supplies.
  • Ukulele or guitar and songbooks supplied
  • Children got to keep the ukulele, songbook and CD
  • Fall, winter and Spring  sessions of 10 weekly lessons were available

Classes were run as groups and it was phased out  due to lack of registration, we needed a minimum of 5 students/per group to run a class.

In total, 30 children were put through the program over the 2 years that it ran, we are focusing on the supply of instruments and collaborating with other  teaching programs such as Rising  Artists program in Rideau Heights delivered by Kingston Community Health Centre and Sistema Kingston, in collaboration with the Queen’s Conservatory and Limestone District School Board.


2012-06-25 15.13.17 Ukulele at the Wally Elmer

  • Our Hours

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

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