Welcome to Bytown Instruments!

My name is Mark Rogers, sole owner of Bytown Ukuleles and Fleur de Lyre Music, known together as Bytown Instruments, a Canadian company. My home workshop is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to ask questions or to arrange a visit!

I invite you to explore my website, but in a nutshell, here’s how I can help you:


  • I sell ukuleles and am the Canadian distributor for Mainland Ukes and Romero Creations.
  • I carry a full line of ukulele parts like strings, necks, bridges, saddles, nuts, and resonator parts.
  • I sell accessories like tuners, humidifiers, straps, and stands etc.
  • I do in-shop instrument set up, maintenance, repair, restringing, and customization.
  • In my spare time, my wife Sue and I lead the hugely successful Bytown Ukulele Group (BUG). If you’re in Ottawa, join us for a jam!


  • I do in-shop harp set up, maintenance, and repair.
  • I sell harp strings and accessories.
  • I sell sheet music for harps through my company, Fleur de Lyre Music.
  • I make, sell, and rent out Novice 26 Harps