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 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[…]
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREVENTION 2021-2022 As we progress through the 2021-2022 school year, health and safety will be our number one priority by working hard to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. ONGOING MEASURES • As of April 9, 2022, masks will be optional at the studio. We support everyone’s comfort levels to do what feels Read more about Studio Update – Communicable Disease Prevention Plan[…]
We are excited to announce that we’re growing our team here at Forte! 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? We would love to hear from you! Come join our thriving music school, based in the Read more about We’re Growing Our Team![…]
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?[…]
As we return to lessons for the 2021/2022 school year and are navigating the transition out of the pandemic, we will be easing into the New Normal at Forte. Following the direction of the public health authority, businesses have been allowed to eliminate their Covid-19 Safety Plan, and to begin to remove some protection measures Read more about The New Normal[…]
We are excited to welcome Brenna Bazinet as the newest team member at Forte School of Music. Brenna teaches singing and piano at Forte. Brenna’s musical training: Brenna grew up in the Cowichan Valley, and began singing at the age of 6! Brenna grew up singing in local choirs and participating annually in the local Read more about Meet Brenna[…]
Make music with us this summer at Forte School of Music! Enroll in private singing, piano, guitar, or ukulele lessons for the months of July and August. Forte will be open for in-person summer lessons, but also have the flexibility to teach online lessons for those that prefer this method. We will be adhering to Read more about Summer Lessons at Forte[…]