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We put music in your hands

Welcome to the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Lending Library where we believe music does make a difference!

A library with a difference

Offering a growing library of quality musical instruments available to anyone who needs or desires them.

Tuned in to the music community

We are focused on creating vibrant communities with access to music and musical instruments for everyone.

“Wouldn’t it be great if everybody had the opportunity to play an instrument?"

Joe’s Music Mill is here to help everyone unlock the potential and benefits that music can bring to their lives and to their communities by putting the ability to play music directly into their hands.

News

  • Acoustic Song Circle  (1)
    Acoustic Song Circle  (1)
    Wed, Jul 17
    370 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 2X4, Canada
    Jul 17, 2024, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    370 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 2X4, Canada
    Jul 17, 2024, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    370 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 2X4, Canada
    A weekly gathering of musicians at the Tett Centre's Juniper Café Patio (warm months) or the Royal Kingston Curling Club (cold months!) at 4pm Wednesdays, usually playing for about 2 ½ hours or so.
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  • North End Pop Up Musical Instrument Library (4)
    North End Pop Up Musical Instrument Library (4)
    Wed, Jul 17
    Kingston
    Jul 17, 2024, 5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Kingston, 85 Maccauley St., Kingston, ON K7K 2V8, Canada
    Jul 17, 2024, 5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Kingston, 85 Maccauley St., Kingston, ON K7K 2V8, Canada
    Visit our Pop-Up to borrow a musical instrument in the North End!
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Upcoming Events

"For the little kids that really don’t have access to music, the Ukulele Jam is their favourite time of the week. We have kids who’ve been coming every week since the start who want to try guitar, keys, ukulele…and this is a place where they can consistently come to make that happen."


Sadie McFadden, Singer-Songwriter

"A couple of years ago, as a new guitar player I borrowed many different guitars from "The Mill" and got a feel for what each one played like and how to get the best out of each guitar. It kind of super-charged my learning curve and kept my interest up for more learning."

"I love sending anyone over to Joe’s Music Mill because it’s this wonderful place where you can borrow instruments, try new things without being encumbered by this huge cost. If you have kids or just want to try new things it’s a huge lifesaver."

Bon Evans, Musician and Concert Promoter

“...musical education isn't just about creating incredible musicians,
it's about creating incredible humans...”

 

Ben Proudfoot, Co-director ‘The Last Repair Shop’

Land Acknowledgement

Joe’s Music Mill is situated on the unceded ancestral territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg peoples. We acknowledge the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg peoples as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.

Overheard

Sadie McFadden

Ukulele Jam Coordinator

Singer-Songwriter

Tim Aylesworth 

Library Coordinator

Singer-Songwriter

Bon Evans

Homegrown Venue Coordinator

Singer-Songwriter

Thanks to Our Supporters

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