Piano | Singing | Theory | Choir | Composing

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Music lessons are offered in a variety of formats for all ages. We offer lessons in piano, singing, music theory, composing, 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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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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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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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 adult choir “In Harmony”.
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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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Learn the basics of composing! Perfect for a singing or piano student interested in learning the basics of composing. Option to use 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 | Theory | 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
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.

Laura Easton

Piano | Theory
Laura has completed her ARCT in piano. Laura also completed the harmony and history that accompany her ARCT certificate. Laura is a skilled in teaching all ages and levels, and loves to pass along her passion of music to her students

Jill Ann Siemens

Piano | Theory | Composition
Jill Ann Siemens grew up in Vancouver, BC and graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto with a degree in Pedagogy and Performance. She went on to become a Faculty member for 28 years at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

Alie Mathieson

Singing | Piano | Theory
Alie graduated from Victoria Conservatory of music with diploma in music performance (classical voice). Alie believes learning music is not only fun, but it also helps us to grow personally and socially by building confidence, teaching patience and discipline, enhancing creativity and practicing teamwork.

Rhonda Vertefeuille

Singing | Piano
Rhonda earned a Bachelor of Music from UBC. She studied voice and pursued a general studies degree with a focus in elementary education. Rhonda also earned a Early Childhood Montessori diploma. She is excited to offer playful learning in the community!

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