New Ukulele Program for Students entering Grade 4 in September

Parents of grade 3s going into grade 4 at RH McGregor next fall,
Last week we sent home a registration form with the Grade 3 students for an exciting ukulele music program for kids coming into our school, called “U School”. This is an extra curricular, non profit, subsidized program, run by Juno Award-winning music artist Melanie Doane, taught by herself and a her bank of teachers teaching her ukulele method. The program starts with grade 4 students, and moves on from there. There are 15 spots open in total. If you didn’t get a form, please ask at the office, or email the PSC (Parent Student Council) at and request one. Registrations need to be in by the end of this school year.
For more information about Uschool see here:
A form is also attached here:  Beginner Ukulele registration R.H.(1)
Full details:

Beginner Ukulele registration at R.H. McGregor
This exciting subsidized program will be offered to Grade 4’s and 5’s for the 2017/18 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 that will begin in fall 2017. See Melanie at discussing this music method and charitable organization.

• The program will run for the entire school year, every Wednesday after school
• The cost of the program for the full year is $240.00 (this is a subsidized rate)
• This will include school concerts, online review and the Uke Day event
• Start date, first week of Oct

Students are required to purchase a ukulele that they will bring to class and practice with at home. The cost is $65 for the uke and soft case. For the best price and quality, ukuleles will be ordered together by the school 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.

If you already have your own ukulele, it must be approved first by Melanie at registration time. Purchasing along with the class is the easiest route for parents and is recommended. Finding a uke on your own, if yours is not acceptable, can become more expensive.

Ukulele brands not recommended: Mahalo, Beaver Creek, Diamond Head and Denver brand ukes.

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.


ALL REGISTRATION WILL BE 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 had email contact with Melanie directly, further instructions will be given.


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