Piano | Singing | Guitar | Ukulele | Theory | Choir | Composing

our offerings

Music lessons are offered in a variety of formats for all ages. We offer lessons in piano, singing, ukulele, music theory, guitar, 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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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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Ukulele

Whether you’re just starting out, or would like to brush up on skills, we will tailor your ukulele 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 adult choir “In Harmony”.
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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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COMPOSING

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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Guitar

From beginner to advanced, we offer guitar lessons that suit all levels of musicians. Our highly qualified guitar teacher specializes in classical guitar, but enjoys to teach a wide array of styles to genres to customize each lesson to each students personal goals and interests.

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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.

Meagan Devauld

Piano | Singing | Ukulele | Composing
Meagan’s love for music started early with piano, then into band instruments, choir and musicals in high school. She has Level 9 RCM on Piano and a bachelor’s degree from UVic in Spanish and Music. She looks forward to inspiring vocalists and musicians of all ages to grow a love and passion for music as deep as her own. 

SIMON FARINTOSH

Guitar | Classical Guitar | Theory
Simon Farintosh is an award-winning guitarist from Victoria, BC. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree at The University of Victoria and recently completed his Master’s Degree at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Simon enjoys teaching a variety of musical backgrounds and abilities, and prioritizes the goals of his students.

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