Mission

UkeDay2012Achieving the Highest Level of Music Education: Uschool is committed to offering the highest standard of musical instruction in schools and throughout the community. As with the Royal Conservatory and Suzuki programs, there is an established curriculum followed by the experienced professional teachers to ensure a rigorous and disciplined approach to student development.

Maintaining Accessibility:

Accessibility for public school students, especially those with financial challenges means keeping the program affordable. Fees therefore, have been heavily subsidized for all students. We have been able to offer the program at an average cost of one-half to one-third of the cost of other extra-curricular programs. Thanks to the generous support of our donors and sponsors, 30% of our students receive the program at no cost.

Cooperation with School and School Board Programming:

Our strategy has been to deliver the program in a way that does not compete with any existing instrumental programs but rather, supports and encourages the good work of schools, music specialists and administrators. This complementary and coordinated approach has led to a very successful relationship with public education.

The Promotion of Professional Behaviors Which Transcend Music:

Though a high number of students of the Doane Method have gone on to pursue professional careers in music, we recognize that the principles of discipline, rigorous training and the art of public presentation are transferable to all of the students’ future endeavors.