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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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’re Growing Our Team!
We are excited to announce that we’re growing our team here at Forte! We are seeking to fill a full-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![…]
Spring into Music | Spring Workshops at Forte
We are excited to announce a few fun musical workshops taking place at the studio throughout the month of April for students to spring into music! With the two-week studio closure for spring break in March, this gives students the opportunity to set some new musical goals when they return to lessons and have something Read more about Spring into Music | Spring Workshops at Forte[…]
5 Tips for a Great Online Lesson
At Forte we provide the optionality to switching to online lessons when we are feeling under the weather. This helps us to avoid missing a lesson when a student has a case of the sniffles, but still feels up to doing their music lesson. We have compiled a quick and easy resource for our students Read more about 5 Tips for a Great Online Lesson[…]
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[…]
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[…]
What are RCM Exams? Should my child be taking one?
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?[…]
Studio Update – Communicable Disease Prevention Plan
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 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 Lessons at Forte
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[…]
Studio Update – Covid-19 Safety Plan
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[…]