About Discover Music Studio
Enjoy the warm, inviting atmosphere of Wendy's home studio in Lower Mission, Kelowna. The studio is equipped with a variety of five keyboards, digital pianos and an acoustic piano.
Meet the Teacher
Hello, I’m Wendy Puttick. Welcome to my studio. I began teaching piano right after I first got married in 1990! I can’t believe it has been that long. I have enjoyed getting to know each of my students, watching them grow and develop, both in their musicality, and also their personality. I decided to become a piano teacher in my late teens. I had realized that having the skills to sit down at the piano and play to work out whatever emotions I was dealing with was so healing, and kept me out of mischief. I realized this is a worthwhile skill to offer to other young people. So I continued with my piano studies until I received my Grade 10 with Royal Conservatory of Music. I am thankful every day that I made that decision. Teaching piano and general music skills to children and adults has been so rewarding for me, and from all the research I keep reading about I see it as such a gift to give to my students. Each of us are on our own unique journey, and therefore what we each receive out of this skill is different. Some will play for only a year or two, others for the rest of their lives. Some will only play for themselves, others will play in great symphonies. Whatever the end result is, the journey to get there is where I fit in. I am here to guide you and/or your little one to discover what music can do for you.
Being that the studio is in my home, I feel it is important that you know we have a cat (Rowena) and dog (Darla) living in the house. There is a closed door between the studio entry door and the house that the pets do not go through, so if anyone is fearful of animals, there is no need to worry as the animals won't be able to come to the door. If you or your child has allergies, that may be a concern. I currently have several students with cat allergies, but they have been fine coming to lessons. If you would like to stop by and see the studio or see if you or your child will react to the pets, please contact me to arrange a time. It is very important to me that all my students feel comfortable coming to classes
About the Music for Young Children program
Each class has 3-6 children in their age group, and a parent or caregiver attends as well. We learn about the keyboard geography, and then learn where the notes are on the staff. We include singing, rhythm instruments, composing, theory, technique, listening activities, piano solos and ensembles. Students will need a proper keyboard or piano at home for practice each day. Expect student, with the help of their parent, to practice 15-40 mins each day depending on their age/level. Unfortunately unregistered siblings are unable to attend as we need each parent actively participating in the class and other children may cause a distraction for the students. We follow the school calendar for lessons with a Christmas and Spring break. We will have 34 classes and two recitals.
Music for Young Children (MYC) is an international program developed in Canada by Francis Balodis in 1980. Each group class teaches children with age appropriate stories, songs, etc. to learn the fundamentals of music. Having the parent participate with their child helps the program be so successful. The program is a 3, 4, or 5 year program depending on the age the child begins. Upon completion of the program the student is prepared to do their Level 1 Royal Conservatory of Music Piano exam and their Level 5 Theory exam. Students are well prepared to continue on into private piano lessons after this, or they may be ready to try a different instrument at that time. For more information about MYC please go to www.myc.com
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Wendy Puttick is the best music teacher ever and is one of the many reasons why I love music so much. She has helped me grow as a person and musically. -Tate
Very well choreographed program, with many talented kids shining bright! -Aunty & Uncle
We love your humour and how fun you make learning piano Ms Wendy! -Mary
Wendy has been very patient and accommodating.We thank you for all your efforts. -Lisa
Teacher Wendy is a natural with the kids and must have endless patience. Her pleasing demeanor brings out the best in the kids’ abilities. – Grampa
You have an excellent way with children -Kay
My son loves coming to your class and has grown so much musically. He especially loves that he gets to learn how to compose his own music -Kat
“Wendy teaches a wonderful parent participation program that is focused on the age of the students and incorporates stories, singing, dancing and other instruments. We started when my daughter was five, and are going into our third year with her and absolutely love it!” – Jenna
Ms Wendy is very focused on building her students’ confidence and competence. – Grandfather
Awesome instructor! My son loves it – Katrina
Genuine love and care for the students and their growth and success. -Clay
Our 10 year old child has been taught by Ms Wendy for the last six years and the progress has been amazing. – Phillip
I highly recommend Wendy and the Music for Young Children program. My son is learning music in such a fun, fast-paced way. -Pam
Wendy keeps the classes entertaining and fun! -Shannon
Ms Wendy is so patient and has an amazing way with abilities and learning needs. Our entire family has learned so much through 1.5 years of piano lessons. Our twins are growing in their ability, not just in piano but I am sure with their cognitive ability too. Thank you! -Kelly
My son attends piano lessons here and can play (and has for his entire school and other large groups) O’Canada, he has composed at least 4 songs and has grown so amazingly musically, AND he’s only 9! Sign up your kids and get their creativity flowing! Mrs Wendy is just awesome! – Kate
Wendy is always cheerful and the girls love attending their classes with her. They are eager to learn and she makes the learning fun! -Tori
Last year our son was introduced to music in Sunbeam I, and he thoroughly enjoyed it. I was amazed at how much he had learned in one year, and how wonderful his composition piece sounded. “If that is how much a 5 year old can accomplish in a year,” I thought, ” I would like to do that too.” This year our MYC instructor offered a class for adults, so I enrolled in Moonbeam I, and am enjoying every moment of class and practice time.
Discover Music Studio
Lower Mission, Kelowna, BC