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.
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[…]
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 community, students and 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[…]
With lots of viruses going around this season, we’ve noticed and experienced laryngitis at the studio. Laryngitis can be misunderstood, so we wanted to share some information about it, including tips and suggestions to help you recover when experiencing laryngitis. What is laryngitis? The Oxford Dictionary defines laryngitis as: “inflammation of the larynx, typically resulting Read more about Laryngitis – What it is and how to help it[…]
Cooler temperatures often mean the start of cold and flu season as well. We try very hard to keep the studio as clean and germ-free as we possibly can for the hundred + students and their families that pass-through Forte each week! As a bonus this month, we’ve asked the teachers of Forte to share Read more about Tips & Tricks for Staying Hydrated & Healthy[…]
With leaves beginning to drop, our singing and piano students are setting their musical goals for the 2019/2020 school year. Students studying classical voice or piano may choose to opt to enroll in a Royal Conservatory of Music Exam, or the Cowichan Valley Music Festival. With deadlines approaching throughout the fall months, we thought we Read more about Musical Goals for 2019/2020 School Year[…]
Back to school also means back to music! For some students this also means starting fresh in new music books! We understand that the first few weeks of September can be a bit busy, so we have compiled a list of our top 4 favourite and most convenient places to purchase your music books. What Read more about Top 4 Places to Purchase Music Books[…]
First, you might be asking “what is theory?” Music theory is the foundation of how music is created; it is the “rules” of how we read and make music. As musicians and of course teachers, we believe that theory lessons are always a good idea! Whether you have been taking lessons for a short or Read more about 3 Reasons Why Theory Lessons Are A Good Co-Requisite to Your Primary Instrument[…]