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Our music programs are open to all Simcoe County children/youth. They are free for those in need and have a low fee for those with financial means.

Glowing Hearts Charity recognizes the value, benefit, and impact of music education and music opportunities and believes that all children/youth, regardless of the financial situation of their household, should be able to experience the benefits and rewards of being included in these types of programs. Children who participate in music lessons show growth in many aspects of their lives.

The goal of our music offerings is for growth and development, but also to use music as a vessel to build community, connection, self-esteem, mental health and wellness in a barrier-free environment.


Location: Orillia Public Library

 36 Mississaga St W, Orillia, ON L3V 

Time: Tuesday, March 19th to May 7th from 5:00-5:45pm

Cost: $40 or free for those in financial need 

Additional Information:

  • 8-week beginner program is geared toward students in grade 4-6+ (older students are also welcome along with mature grade 3 students)

  • Limited spaces

  • Includes free loan of a ukulele for the duration of the program if parent/guardian signs a loan agreement.

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Beginner – introduction to the basics of a new instrument. Participants will learn very simple chords and chord progressions.


Level 1 – has learned the basics, can play a few simple songs/tunes at a slow speed.


Level 2 – has a good grasp of the basics and can play or accompany approximately a dozen songs/tunes at a slow speed.


Level 3 – has mastered the basics, can play or accompany many songs/tunes at a medium tempo with ease and proficiency, and has experience learning by ear. 


Level 4 – For highly experienced players who can play a large repertoire of songs/tunes at performance tempo with ease and proficiency, and has experience learning by ear. Higher level skills like finger picking chord inversions, and alternate tunings will be explored. Music will be taught more quickly with greater attention to style and technique.

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