How to Help Your Child Practice

How to Help Your Child Practice – a Guide For the Non-Musical Parent

Too often as teachers we hear the phrase “I am not musical at all, so I’m no help when it comes to practicing.” This post is to help end that statement and help guide you in the ways you are able to help your child practice. We’ve summed up how to help your child practice Read more about How to Help Your Child Practice – a Guide For the Non-Musical Parent[…]

Scotty Hills

Meet Scotty

Scotty Hills is the newest member to the Forte School of Music team of teachers. Scotty teaches guitar, singing, as well as recording and production techniques. His musical training: Scotty moved to Vancouver Island in 2011. He is currently completing a bachelor of music in Jazz, as well as another in Education, both at Vancouver Read more about Meet Scotty[…]

Music Lesson and Home Practice

Music Lessons and Home Practice

Music lessons only come around once a week, which means that the majority of learning time is spent at home. We capitalize on the weekly lesson time with regular home practice. Learning any musical instrument, including piano and singing that we teach here at Forte, takes both intellectual understanding and muscle memory. The understanding we Read more about Music Lessons and Home Practice[…]

Sickness and Music Lessons

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Sickness And Music Lessons

As the weather is changing and cooling with the start of fall and we spend more time indoors with other people, the occurrence of cold and flu bugs begins to increase. The first illnesses of the season have started hitting children in schools including some of our students at the studio. The goal is always Read more about Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Sickness And Music Lessons[…]

4 Recital Tips

4 Tips For a Fantastic Recital Performance

Recital season has officially arrived, so we wanted to offer some tips and advice to have a fantastic recital performance with a big smile on your face. Keep reading below! 1. Repetition The saying goes “practice makes perfect.” Fortunately this is true. When we repeat an action over and over it is committed to long term Read more about 4 Tips For a Fantastic Recital Performance[…]

Takenote 2017 Summer Camp

TAKENOTE Summer Camp 2017

Shine bright this summer at Takenote 2017 – Forte’s singing, dancing and acting summer camp! WHAT: Singing, dancing and acting camp for children ages 7-14 WHEN: Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, 2017 from 9:00am – 3:00pm each day WHERE: Quamichan Campus of Cowichan Secondary School This exciting day camp will include Putting together a show Read more about TAKENOTE Summer Camp 2017[…]