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Guitar lessons Kelowna, Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna, Noel Wentworth, Music Instructor

Guitar Lessons Kelowna

Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna
455 Glen Pine Ct,
Kelowna, BC,
V1V 1R3
Ph: 250-317-3685

Take Guitar lessons near me at the Upbeat Music Academy!

Why we're a great choice:

  • In-person and online lesson options (age 9 and up)
  • Personalized lessons for quick progress.
  • Learn your favourite songs, explore new styles and techniques
  • Spacious and welcoming studios.
  • Parents are welcome to hang out and listen, and there's free Wi-Fi for you!
  • Two chances every year to strut your stuff at our musical showcases!
  • Super affordable rates, starting at just $31 for a half-hour private session.

Unleash Your Guitar Potential!

Take Guitar lessons near me with Noel Wentworth, a Guitar Teacher with over 25 years of experience at the Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna in Glenmore.

Get hyped to kick off your musical journey and learn guitar with Noel Wentworth, a total rockstar guitar teacher with more than 25 years of experience with performing in night clubs and touring with qualifications of a Diploma in Music Performance and a Licentiate in Music Education (LRSL)!

Noel's super passionate about all kinds of music and the Guitar, so get ready for an exciting ride full of different guitar techniques, guitar scales, musical styles and grooves. Let's plug in those amps or grab your acoustic and rock out like never before!

Explore Noel’s Lesson Policies here

Electric Guitar lessons Kelowna | Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna

Fast Track Your Guitar Skills!

Learn how to play Guitar with:

     • Beginner Guitar Lessons Kelowna
     Guitar Lessons for Kids Kelowna
     Guitar Lessons for Adults Kelowna
     • Intermediate and Advanced Guitar Techniques
     Electric and Acoustic Guitar Mastery
     • Chord Theory and Progressions
     • Tablature, Chords, and Exercises
     • Fretboard Mastery and Maintenance
     • Sight Reading and Fingerpicking Techniques
     • Improvisation, Pentatonic Scales, Diatonic Scales and Composition
     • Song Tutorials and Songwriting for guitar

Got little rockstars under 9? Start with Piano lessons with Lora Wentworth or dive into ukulele fun with Noel—let’s make music memories!

Guitar lessons Kelowna, Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna, Noel Wentworth, Music Instructor

Guitar Lessons Kelowna

Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna
455 Glen Pine Ct, Kelowna, BC, V1V 1R3
Ph: 250-317-3685

Start Your Guitar Lessons Today at the Upbeat Music Academy!

Why we're a great choice:

  • In-person and online lesson options (age 9 and up)
  • Personalized lessons for quick progress.
  • Learn your favourite songs, explore new styles and techniques
  • Spacious and welcoming studios.
  • Parents are welcome to hang out and listen, and there's free Wi-Fi for you!
  • Two chances every year to strut your stuff at our musical showcases!
  • Super affordable rates, starting at just $31 for a half-hour private session.
Electric Guitar lessons Kelowna | Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna

Unleash Your Guitar Potential

Take Guitar lessons near me with Noel Wentworth, a Guitar Teacher with over 25 years of experience at the Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna in Glenmore.

Get hyped to kick off your musical journey and learn guitar with Noel Wentworth, a total rockstar guitar teacher with more than 25 years of experience with performing in night clubs and touring with qualifications of a Diploma in Music Performance and a Licentiate in Music Education (LRSL)!

Noel's super passionate about all kinds of music and the Guitar, so get ready for an exciting ride full of different guitar techniques, guitar scales, musical styles and grooves. Let's plug in those amps or grab your acoustic and rock out like never before!

Explore Noel’s Lesson Policies here

Fast Track Your Guitar Skills!

Learn how to play Guitar with:

     • Beginner Guitar Lessons Kelowna
     Guitar Lessons for Kids Kelowna
     Guitar Lessons for Adults Kelowna
     • Intermediate and Advanced Guitar Techniques
     Electric and Acoustic Guitar Mastery
     • Chord Theory and Progressions
     • Tablature, Chords, and Exercises
     • Fretboard Mastery and Maintenance
     • Sight Reading and Fingerpicking Techniques
     • Improvisation, Pentatonic Scales, Diatonic Scales, Arpeggios and Composition
     • Song Tutorials and Songwriting for guitar

Got little rockstars under 9? Start with Piano lessons with Lora Wentworth or dive into ukulele fun with Noel—let’s make music memories!

The Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna serves Kelowna, Rutland, Wilden, Lake Country, Kettle Valley and West Kelowna

FAQ

Noel Wentworth charges $31/half hour private Guitar, Bass or Ukulele lesson.

9 years old is the magic age to start Guitar lessons.

Because of hand/finger size, coordination (fine motor skills), attention span, etc., unfortunately its best to wait till they are 9 years old.

The last thing we want to see, is a students love for music crushed forever because it was too hard for them.

There are some occasions when a student who is taller/ larger hand size and more mature for their age that can start at 8 years old but it rarely works out other wise.

Even though it's not what they want to learn, Ukulele is a better instrument to start with and can be learned at Age 7. All the chord shapes learning on Ukulele are directly applicable to the Guitar.

Piano lessons are also a great option if students aren't old enough to take Guitar lessons.  Piano lessons can successfully be taught from the age of 4 and in my experience, any students starting with piano and then move to guitar, excel because of the fine motor skills they have developed.

Students will need either an Acoustic or an Electric Guitar.

If they have an Electric Guitar, the student doesn't need to bring an instrument cable to their lesson. I have one at our studio.

When you sign up for lessons, you book in for a specific weekly time slot. Most commonly, September through June, as the Upbeat Music Academy follows the “school calendar”.

Lesson fees are either payable IN FULL for the entire year in advance of starting your lessons, or you have the option of choosing an averaged monthly pre-authorized payment either through your credit card, eTransfer or cash. Please note: casual cash payments are not available.

  • Method book(s), sheet music, worksheets, lesson binder/notebook for lessons and assignments
  • Even though our Guitar teacher is equipped with a Computer, if the student is wanting to learn or need help with a particular song by ear, please bring your device the song is on (Ipad, Cel Phone, Etc.).
  • If it’s your first Guitar lesson with us and you have taken lessons before, please bring any previous learning material to your lesson.

Yes! If the student is willing, twice a year we arrange a teacher supported, student showcase for our students to perform at outside our studios.

Having anxiety before a performance is completely normal but small performances like this are an important life skill to develop.

If the student understands they are supported and shown appreciation for the hard work they have put in, the more confident they will be with other areas in their lives.

Comfort with public speaking,  interacting with others and feeling safe for going outside your comfort zone all starts with goals like this.

This is highly encouraged as a life lesson.

First off, we’ll miss you!

Two lessons notice must be provided for withdrawal. Immediate withdrawal is subject to a two lesson cancellation fee. The Upbeat Music Academy reserves the right to terminate lesson contracts on unpaid accounts.

If you want to get good, you need to put in the time.

Many of us are used to instant gratification now a days. Please understand you will get out of the Guitar what you put into it time wise.  The more consistently you practice, the better you’ll get.

On average, 30 minutes of practice or more a day depending on the level the student is what is needed.

That said most younger students will need to ease into it.

With younger students, start with 15 minutes 4-5 days a week and then increase the practice time slowly till you can get to 20 or 30 minutes a day.

Set a daily time to get in the habit of practicing. For example: After dinner, as soon as you get home from school or a set time 4-4:30pm.

If you do this 5 days a week, take the weekend off.

  • Missed lessons happen from time to time. We do have options like:
    • Online lesson (ZOOM)
    • Extending a lesson (schedule permitting)
    • Rescheduling the lessons for another day (schedule permitting)Keep in mind there are no paid lessons over Christmas holidays or Spring break so make-up lessons can be arranged at those times as well. See Noel’s lesson policies for more information.
  • Hours of operation:Monday: 6:30-9pm
    Wednesday: 6:30-9pm
    Thursday: 6pm-9pm
    Friday: 6pm-7:30pm

Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna
455 Glen Pine Crt.
Kelowna, BC
V1V 1R3
P: 250-317-3685

(We’re very close to Watson Rd. Elementary School)

See our map here

The Upbeat Music Academy follows the School District 23 Calendar

Please note:
– There are still lessons on Pro D days (they are not considered a holiday)
– Clients are not charged for lessons that land on Holidays so there are no make-up lessons or refunds owed.

Reviews and testimonials for Noel Wentworth

“My son was taught guitar by Noel, and he simply is one of the best music instructors and nicest people you can ever hope to meet!”

Bill Grigg
Parent

Hundreds Of Happy Customers

Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna 5 star reviews

Rated 5/5, year after year!

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