J. Chalmers Doane and the ukulele

The ukulele is a small stringed musical instrument famous both for its unique look and for the pain of its sounds. Appreciated for decades, the ukulele is an ideal instrument to begin learning music. Upa Upa Tahiti presents today the portrait of a great gentleman who contributed a lot to the learning of the ukulele in schools, here is the story of Mr. J. Chalmers Doane.

Biography of J. Chalmers Doan

Chalmers Doane is an educator and both a musician born in 1938 in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. When he was 4 years old, when his mother gave him his first plastic ukulele, Doane developed an attachment to this instrument that he could never part with.

He distinguished himself from the music teachers of his day by his desire to develop the use of the ukulele in music classes in Canada. Talented and drawing on all his experience and everything he has learned in his lifetime, J. Chalmers Doane has received a number of diplomas and awards. On February 8, 2005, he was recognized as a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country's highest honors. That same year, Doane was named the Public Education Champion for his method of learning. Then in 2010, Doane was awarded the Order of Nova Scotia in 2010 for his commitment to music education.

Considered to be an outstanding educator in everything related to the ukulele, J. Chalmers Doane also presents several works written by him. We can cite the Ukulele Method in the classroom in 1971, the Ukulele Encore in 1975, The Teachers Guide to Classroom Ukulele in 1977 and the Ukulele Method in the Hawaiian version in class in 1988. Works which further prove this devotion. educator qualified in encouraging and facilitating ukulele learning in Canadian schools, and even around the world. J. Chalmers Doane is, so to speak, a true ukulele lover who never ceased to want to transmit what he had known from an early age.




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