Edmonton Alberta, Canada

about monica ...


I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could teach anyone the ukulele.  

                                                                                                         Monica Dear (inspired by Leigh Stanley)​

James Hill Ukulele Initiative Teacher Program Certificate Holder​           

Level I Certified Teacher                 Level II Certified Teacher                      Level III Certified Teacher                                              

JHUI Teacher Directory 

This interactive map shows the location of JHUI Certified Teachers around the world.

... and without going into all the gory details, here are a smattering of points from my professional resume

Teacher of Ukulele Teachers  

Please see the Inspired section of this website

Elementary Music Teacher                                             

Elk Island Public Schools, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada                                                                      Edmonton Public Schools (Current)

Choral Director                                                                  

Elk Island Senior Honour Choir (Founder), Sherwood Park
Vic Young Company Singers, Victoria School of Performing & Visual Arts , Edmonton                                Strathcona High School Choir, Edmonton
Ascension Lutheran Church Choir, Edmonton (Current)
Con Spirito award recipient, Alberta Choral Federation

Adult Education Instructor                                     

Strathcona County Parks and Recreation, Adult Guitar, Levels 1-3
University of Alberta, Summer Program, Ukulele in the Classroom

Arts Administration                    

Education & Outreach Coordinator and Manager, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Program Coordinator, Music Enrichment Program, Edmonton Public Schools