Our lending and teaching program fosters music appreciation, knowledge, community enrichment and provides opportunities for youth and adults to meet their full potential.
The library has over 1000 instruments and resources including guitars, keyboards, drums, horns, violins, percussion, amplifiers, exotic instruments, sheet music, and much more – and they’re all available to borrow … free of charge!
Free of Charge
Stop by the library, register ($15) and pick an instrument. Athena, the coordinator at Joe’s M.I.L.L., will be happy to answer questions and help you find the right instrument to borrow. Roger – our instrument technician – has vast experience in repairing, maintaining and restoring musical instruments of all kinds.
We are a registered charity in Kingston, Ontario founded by musician, Wally High, in memory of his friend and band member, the late Joe Chithalen, who was a talented bass player in several well-known Kingston bands. Joe’s M.I.L.L. operates in tribute to Joe’s love of music, so that anyone who wants to can enjoy playing music as much as he did.
Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, and Autoharp
Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, and Tuba
Classical, Acoustic, Electric, and Bass (lefties available too)
Drum Kits, Djembe, Conga, Bongo, Tabla, and Glockenspiel
Electric Piano, Keyboard, Accordion, Synthesizer, and plenty more!
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Recorder, Tin Whistle, and Didgeridoo