Summer Lessons

Summer Lessons at Forte

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[…]

theory lessons

3 Reasons Why Theory Lessons Are A Good Co-Requisite to Your Primary Instrument

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[…]

RCM exams

What are RCM Exams? Should my child be taking one?

We often hear the question from parents “What are RCM exams?” and “Should my child be taking one?”. Those are both very good questions, and ones that we love to answer! Have a quick read of our breakdown to the answers to these questions. What are RCM exams? RCM stands for the Royal Conservatory of Read more about What are RCM Exams? Should my child be taking one?[…]

Jaye Watts

Meet Jaye

Jaye Watts (pronouns: they/them) is the newest member to the Forte School of Music team of teachers. Jaye is from Victoria, BC and has been classically trained in piano and theory through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Jaye teaches piano, songwriting, guitar, and recording and production. Jaye’s musical training: Jaye is classically trained through the Read more about Meet Jaye[…]

Music Theory Summer Camp

Music Theory Summer Camp

This August we will be teaching a music theory class perfect for beginners! So, what is music theory, you might ask? Music theory is basically the language of music. Studying music theory would be like studying the components of a language, how those components work together, and how they are used practically by writers (composers) of music. Read more about Music Theory Summer Camp[…]

Music School | Stephanie, Vicky, and Christina

5 Things That Make Our Music Studio Stand Out

About one year ago, the three of us (Vicky, Stephanie, and Christina) sat around a table with a pot of tea and brainstormed what our ideal music studio would look like. After lots of brainstorming sessions (and many pots of tea), the foundation finally emerged for what is now Forte School of Music in the Read more about 5 Things That Make Our Music Studio Stand Out[…]

Meet Christina

Christina Hoffman is one of our fabulous music teachers at Forte School of Music. Christina teaches singing, piano, and music theory. Her musical training: Christina began her musical studies when her and her family moved to the Cowichan Valley at the age of 11. She was constantly found singing anywhere and everywhere she went, so her family decided Read more about Meet Christina[…]