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.
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.
They focus on proper technique applied to a variety of musical styles.
We are growing here at Forte again, and thrilled to introduce our newest teacher, Alie Mathieson. Alie will be teaching singing, piano and theory at Forte beginning January 2023. Alie’s musical training: Alie graduated from Victoria Conservatory of music with diploma in music performance (classical voice). She was placed on the Dean’s Honour Roll twice Read more about Meet Alie[…]
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[…]
We often hear the question from parents “What are RCM exams?” and “Should my child be taking one?”. Those are both very good questions, and ones that we love to answer! Have a quick read of our breakdown to the answers to these questions. What are RCM exams? RCM stands for the Royal Conservatory of Read more about What are RCM Exams? Should my child be taking one?[…]
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION 2022-2023 As we progress through the 2022-2023 school year, health and safety will be our number one priority by working hard to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. ONGOING MEASURES Please do not enter the studio if you are ill of any kind, have been asked to isolate by public health, or Read more about Studio Update – Communicable Disease Prevention Plan[…]
We are excited to announce that we’re growing our team here at Forte! We are seeking to fill a part-time teaching position with an energetic, creative and qualified teacher. Are you or do you know someone who is passionate about teaching singing or piano? Do you love teaching and sharing your musical skills with others? Read more about We’re Growing Our Team![…]
We are excited to welcome Angelica López-Arzate as the newest team member at Forte School of Music. Angelica teaches piano, theory and composition at Forte. Angelica’s musical training: Angelica graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Master of Music in Piano Performance, where she also studied music pedagogy, composition, and theory. She has performed Read more about Meet Angelica[…]
Summer is a great time to begin music lessons for the first time, or to continue building on skills developed throughout the school year. We will be offering summer lessons for piano, singing and music theory this summer. Did you know that we offer lessons to students of all ages and levels? This means young Read more about Summer Lessons at Forte[…]
In compliance with WorkSafeBC we have reinstated our Covid-19 safety plan to ensure the safety and wellness of our students and teachers. Should Covid-19 cases worsen within the community, we reserve the right to suspend in-person lessons and provide online learning. Safety of our community, students and teachers is our number one priority. Elimination measures Read more about Studio Update – Covid-19 Safety Plan[…]
We are excited to welcome Rhonda Vertefeuille as the newest team member at Forte School of Music. Rhonda teaches singing and piano at Forte. Rhonda’s musical training: Rhonda graduated from the UBC School of Music in 2003. She completed a Bachelor of Music, voice being her concentration, with a focus in elementary school education. In Read more about Meet Rhonda[…]
With another surge of Covid-19 cases in the Cowichan Valley, there are many questions being asked about when it is okay to come into the studio and when should you opt for an online lesson instead. We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions, to help clear up any confusion. If you Read more about Should I Stay, or Should I Go?[…]