I leave every guitar lesson feeling inspired!

– Aysia Loeppky

Welcome To Nelson Music Academy!

Are you ready to embark on a musical journey like no other? My name is André and at Nelson Guitar Academy, we believe that music, ukulele, or guitar lessons, are not just about mastering notes and chords; it’s about unlocking your creativity, nurturing your passion, and discovering the joy of music.

Our mission is simple: to create a positive, enjoyable learning experience together, where qualities like curiosity and creativity are not just welcomed but actively encouraged. We recognize that every person is unique, and so is the way we teach and connect with each student.

With over 30 years of experience in teaching electric guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar, and ukulele, we’ve honed our craft to ensure that every lesson is an enriching and memorable experience. Whether you’re a budding musician or a parent seeking the best for your child, you’ve come to the right place.
Join us, and together, we’ll explore the magical world of music. Let’s create and play music that resonates with your soul.

Teaching Philosophy

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Explore your options

Guitar lessons and ukulele lessons in private or in a group at nelson guitar academy

Group Lessons

Learning music in a group is both fun and powerful, fostering connections among students and providing motivation as they witness each other’s progress and challenges.

Group Lessons Available:

Riff Ninjas: Ages 8-11
Kids Rock: Ages 12-15
Singer Songwriter’s Toolbox (Adults)
Blues Guitar Tool Sh(r)ed (Adults)
Learn to play your favourite songs on guitar or ukulele with Andre van Berlo at nelson guitar academy.

Private Lessons

Are you or your child in need of a more personalized approach? All private guitar and ukulele lessons are fun and focused on the student’s interests.

There’s thoughtful coaching to help get through the difficult parts and all lessons come with excellent online support such as:

Video courses, video summaries of your lessons, and video-messaging and zoom classes which can be used when you are stuck or can’t make it to class.

Guitar Lessons & Ukulele

Over the past 30 years I have studied both electric guitar, acoustic guitar, classical, and ukulele. Whatever your instrument of choice and playing style is, I will assist and guide you on your journey. 

The first goal is to connect with the music and each other so you or your child feel at ease and supported during the lessons. Together we’ll find out what gets you excited and we’ll plan a way to get you there comfortably.

As with any instrument, practice is essential and also there I can coach you to get the most out of the time that is available.

What my students think!

My son, age 13, has taken lessons with André for a year. I’m stunned with the progress he’s made in such a short time with guitar lessons. He’s playing his favourite hits! He’s inspired, clearly, as he practices heaps each day and looks forward to his lesson days. He says that André is an excellent teacher, patient, very descriptive, explains things very clearly and it feels intuitive for my son.

Rachelle Marsden

Andre is a fantastic guitar teacher! My son would do lessons everyday if he could. Andre is patient, kind and works with the student’s interests which makes my son so happy. I can’t believe how much he has learned in such a short time. Look no further for a guitar teacher, Andre’s the best!”​

Kristine Voykin

My son did the group uke/guitar class and he really enjoyed learning along with a small group of other children. The online learning videos/resources were an incredible tool for reviewing and practicing everything that was learned in the class ! I highly recommend Andre as a music teacher. We are truly grateful for his skill and lovely nature.

Kate Butt

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Email: nelsonbcguitarlessons@gmail.com
Address: Johnstone Rd, Nelson BC
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