J. Chalmers Doane
J. Chalmers Doane of South Maitland, Hants Co., has been called one of the most outstanding music educators in Canada. He was a supervisor of music education in the Halifax school system from 1967 to 1984. He established an innovative music education program that taught thousands of children to play an instrument and helped foster a lifelong appreciation and love of music. His unique, accessible program, featuring the ukulele, was so successful that it quickly became adopted in schools across North America. He is a multi-instrumentalist and has founded many orchestras and bands. His passion for music and his ability to generate enthusiasm in students and teachers has had a lasting influence on generations of Nova Scotians.