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 Uschool.ca 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 (empiremusic.com). 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.