Piano | Singing | Guitar | Theory | Choir

our offerings

Music lessons are offered in a variety of formats for all ages. We offer lessons in piano, singing, guitar, music theory, recording & production techniques, and choir.

At Forte School of Music we strive to instil the love of music to students of all levels and ages including children and adults. As classically trained musicians and teachers, we provide a technically sound musical foundation for every student, so they have the ability to explore many genres. We feel passionately about staying connected to the musical community and provide our students with many opportunities to get involved and perform outside of their regular lesson time.
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Piano

Discover your passion for music, whatever your age or ability. Develop your gift in an encouraging and individualized environment with repertoire suited to your level and interests.
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Singing

From Handel and Schubert to Taylor Swift and One Direction: learn the joy of singing with proper, healthy vocal technique. Our qualified teachers will teach you to sing in a variety of styles.
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Guitar

Whether you’re just starting out, or would like to brush up on skills, we will tailor your guitar lessons to suit your goals and are open to different styles and genres, depending on your musical taste. Learn more.

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Choir

Experience a community of music lovers. Share your joy of song with others while exploring the melodies and harmonies of choral music, in Forte’s “In Harmony” and Glee Choirs.
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Theory

We offer both group lessons as well as individual tutoring to prepare for Royal Conservatory (RCM) practical theory examinations, or for students wishing to enhance their musical education.
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Recording & Production Techniques

Learn the basics of using Garage Band to record and finesse a recorded track, and ways to enhance your recording, layer drum beats, and manage simple editing techniques. Let your creative side grow! Learn more.

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Our Teachers

Our teachers are highly qualified, with extensive experience in both performance and music education.
They focus on proper technique applied to a variety of musical styles.

Vicky Gamble

Piano | Singing | Choir | Owner
Vicky grew up in the Cowichan Valley. She has a BFA in Music from York University in Toronto and a Diploma in Music from the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Vicky’s goal is to help students find music they can connect with so that they become inspired to grow as performers and musicians.

Christina Hoffman

Piano | Singing | Theory | Owner
Christina grew up in the Cowichan Valley and is completing her ARCT in vocal performance with the RCM, in which she has studied voice, piano, and music theory. She has also studied at the Victoria Conservatory. She loves passing on the joy of music to her students.

Stephanie Robinson

Piano | Singing | Theory | Owner
Stephanie grew up in the Cowichan Valley. She completed her BMus (voice) and certification in Music Education at UVic, along with RCM studies in piano, singing, and theory. She loves exploring the history behind music with her students and applying healthy technique to all styles of music.

Scotty Hills

Singing | Guitar | Recording & Production Techniques
Scotty is currently completing a bachelor of music in Jazz, and another in Education at VIU. He is a Juno nominated songwriter and producer, and has won a Western Canadian Music Award. Scotty has a passion for teaching a theory in a method that is highly personalized to each student, in a fun way.

Jaye Watts

Piano | Songwriting | Recording & Production | Beginner Guitar
Jaye has been classically trained in RCM piano and theory. They also hold a Diploma of Professional Recording Arts from the Art Institute of Vancouver. Jaye’s teaching provides students with a solid theoretical background, proper technique, and a fun & creative environment to explore the magic of music!

Our Mission

Foundation | Joy | Community | Performance
We strive to instil the love of music to all students. We aim to provide a sound musical foundation for every student so they have the ability to explore many genres. We feel passionately about staying connected to the musical community and provide students with opportunities to get involved and perform.

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