The ukulele program at Wilkinson is an extra-curricular program that is run by Melanie Doane.

Melanie Doane

Melanie is a former Wilkinson parent, and is also a Juno award winning singer and songwriter. Melanie began the ukulele program at Wilkinson in the Fall of 2009. Since then, her program, known as Uschool, has spread throughout Toronto schools, and now serves over 900 students throughout Toronto! Uschool is based on Melanie's father's (Chalmers Doane) famous Ukulele in the Classroom program. Chalmers is an Order of Canada recipient for his contributions to music education.

Ukulele at Wilkinson

All ukulele classes run on Mondays. There are 3 levels at Wilkinson:

  • Beginner Ukuleles - 2 groups - 1 at lunch on and 1 after school

  • 2nd Year Ukuleles - Mondays after school

  • 3rd Year Ukuleles - Mondays at lunch

The first day of ukulele is Monday, September 30, 2019.

To find out more about Melanie's ukulele program, click here.

CONTACT: For particular inquiries, you can email Melanie directly at

Watch this incredibly inspiring and uplifting video with Melanie Doane, Jann Arden, and the students from her uschool.