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Where Can I Take Guitar Lessons in Kelowna?

Take Guitar lessons near me with Noel Wentworth at the Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna in Glenmore.

What you need to know

  • $31/half hour private lesson
  • Open door policy, large studio with waiting area
  • Highly encourage parents to sit in during lessons with access to our Wifi.
  • Ages 9 and up

Noel’s Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 6:00pm-9pm
Fri: 9am-1pm

Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna
455 Glen Pine Ct
Kelowna, BC
V1V 1R3
Ph:250-681-4067

Learn your favourite songs and get helpful advice on the Guitar!

Noel Wentworth teaches in person Guitar lessons and online Guitar lessons focusing on musical styles and methods like:

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Metal
  • TAB (Tablature)
  • Rockschool (UK equivalent to RCM but in popular music)
  • Reading musical notation (sight reading)
  • Post secondary prep exams
  • Or what the student wants to learn to keep the engaged, and motivated to play the Guitar

As a Guitar Teacher, Noel also teaches:

  • Guitar Lessons for Beginners
  • Guitar Lessons For Adults
  • Electric Guitar Lessons
  • Ukulele Lessons
  • Guitar lessons for Kids
  • Guitar scales and modes
  • Chording
  • Improvisation
  • Blues Guitar Lessons
  • Jazz Chording
  • Online Guitar Lessons
  • Pentatonic Guitar Scales and Blues Scales
  • Composition
  • Songwriting
  • and more…

Learn your favourite songs or get helpful hints on the Guitar!

See Noel’s lesson policies here

For children under the Age of 9, please consider Piano lessons with Lora Wentworth first to prepare your fingers or we can discuss Ukulele lessons.

About Noel Wentworth

Noel has decades of experience as a professional musician playing bars, nightclubs, special events and touring.

He has been a Private Guitar Teacher and Bass teacher for over 30 years, holds his Diploma in Music performance as well as his Licentiate in Music education.

After you meet Noel, it won’t be hard to see why he is known for being one of the best Guitar teachers in Kelowna.

Performance Diploma
Licentiate in Music Education

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    Guitar Lessons Kelowna | Upbeat Music Academy

    Where Can I Take Guitar Lessons In Kelowna?

    Take Guitar lessons near me with Noel Wentworth at the Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna in Glenmore.

    What you need to know

    • $31/half hour private lesson
    • Open door policy, large studio with waiting area
    • Highly encourage parents to sit in during lessons with access to our Wifi.
    • Ages 9 and up

    Upbeat Music Academy Kelowna
    455 Glen Pine Ct
    Kelowna, BC
    V1V 1R3
    Ph:250-681-4067

    Noel’s Hours:
    Monday-Thursday: 6:00pm-9pm
    Fri: 9am-1pm

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    Learn your favourite songs and get helpful advice on the Guitar!

    Noel Wentworth teaches in person Guitar lessons and online Guitar lessons focusing on musical styles and methods like:

    • Pop
    • Rock
    • Metal
    • TAB (Tablature)
    • Rockschool (UK equivalent to RCM but in popular music)
    • Reading musical notation (sight reading)
    • Post secondary prep exams
    • Or what the student wants to learn to keep the engaged, and motivated to play the Guitar

    As a Guitar Teacher, Noel also teaches:

    • Guitar Lessons for Beginners
    • Guitar Lessons For Adults
    • Electric Guitar Lessons
    • Ukulele Lessons
    • Guitar lessons for Kids
    • Guitar scales and modes
    • Chording
    • Improvisation
    • Blues Guitar Lessons
    • Jazz Chording
    • Online Guitar Lessons
    • Pentatonic Guitar Scales and Blues Scales
    • Composition
    • Songwriting
    • and more…

    See Noel’s lesson policies here

    For children under the Age of 9, please consider Piano lessons with Lora Wentworth first to prepare your fingers or we can discuss Ukulele lessons.

    About Noel Wentworth

    Noel has decades of experience as a professional musician playing bars, nightclubs, special events and touring.

    He has been a Private Guitar Teacher and Bass teacher for over 30 years, holds his Diploma in Music performance as well as his Licentiate in Music education.

    After you meet Noel, it won’t be hard to see why he is known for being one of the best Guitar teachers in Kelowna.

    Performance Diploma
    Licentiate in Music Education

    Start Today!

      Your Name (required)

      Your Email (required)

      Your Phone Number (required)

      What instrument(s) are you interested in?

      How old is/are the student(s)(required)

      What days are available to take lessons?

      MonTuesWedThurs

      What time of day is the student available?

      9am-12pm12-3pm3-5pm5-8:30pm

      How did you hear about us?

      Your Message

      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 Lora’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 refund owed.

      Reviews and testimonials for Noel Wentworth

      “My son was taught guitar by Noel, and he simply is one of the best teachers 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!