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.
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.
They focus on proper technique applied to a variety of musical styles.
Throughout the past 12 months we have done a lot of learning about the world of technology! We have compiled a quick and easy resource for our students and parents for 5 tips for a great online lesson. We hope these tips and tricks elevate your online music making, and aid in a great online Read more about 5 Tips for a Great Online Lesson[…]
Ben Rossouw is the newest team member at Forte School of Music. Ben teaches piano and theory lessons at Forte. While Ben is highly qualified in classical piano, he has a passion for jazz piano as well! Whether you are a beginner, looking for classical piano study, or looking to learn some jazz piano, Ben Read more about Meet Ben[…]
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[…]
We’re Growing Our Team! Are you passionate about piano or singing? Do you love teaching and sharing your musical skills with others? Come join our growing music school, based in the heart of Downtown Duncan, where we value teaching strong music skills and technique using a variety of repertoire to students of all ages. We Read more about We’re Growing Our Team![…]
Gather the members of your household for one (or all!) of our Christmas Carol Virtual Sing-along’s this holiday season. This year we will carol together virtually via Zoom with three dates to choose from: December 3, December 5, or December 12. Partial proceeds of the virtual sing-along’s will be donated to Cowichan Women Against Violence Read more about Christmas Carol Virtual Sing-along Series[…]
Simon Farintosh is the newest team member at Forte School of Music. Simon teaches guitar and theory lessons at Forte. While Simon specializes in classical guitar, he enjoys teaching many different genres to all levels of ability. Whether you are looking to learn to strum the guitar you’ve had sitting at home, or are interested Read more about Meet Simon[…]
Covid-19 Safety Plan In compliance with WorkSafeBC we have come up with Covid-19 safety plan to ensure the safety and wellness of our students and teachers as we transition back to in-person lessons. Should Covid-19 cases worsen within the community, we reserve the right to suspend in-person lessons and provide online learning. Safety of our Read more about Covid-19 Safety Plan[…]
Make music with us this summer by enrolling in summer music lessons, online theory group classes or one of our online sing-along options! With summer holiday plans looking a little different this year, we wanted to create as many opportunities for students to keep their creative juices flowing over the summer months. We have many Read more about Summer Lessons at Forte[…]
It is with sadness we announce the departure of one of Forte’s creators and teachers, Stephanie Robinson, as she carries on to the next chapter of her life. As of July 1, 2020 Stephanie, will no longer be teaching music with us at Forte as she pursues a new career path and the growth of Read more about Farewell Stephanie[…]
We are excited to announce that we have fully transitioned to online lessons at Forte and will continue to do so until it is safe to return to in person lessons. We have singing, piano and ukulele students of all ages and levels continuing their music lessons online via Zoom. Each teacher worked very hard Read more about Online Lessons at Forte[…]