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.
As we approach cooler days and cold and flu season, 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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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. 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 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[…]