Forte Music School Private music education in Portland, OR

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 2 reviews
A powerful music education must focus on skill building. Genius potential though a child may have, very little release will occur without a strong possession of music skills. Forte Music School places a strong emphasis of sight-reading, technique, theory and musicianship. Instructors guide students through a series of benchmarks, specifically articulated for each level of study.

We are not like anything you've ever seen before. Our strong focus on core skills (theory, technique, site-reading) will give students the tools they need to keep them playing for a lifetime. But that's not what keeps them motivated. Enter Forte's unique approach: student's are challenged to record the pieces they're learning utilizing computer recording equipment in each studio.
Lessons Offered
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Music Theory
  • Piano
Highlights and Features
  • Piano Private Lessons
  • Guitar Private Lessons
  • Violin Private Lessons
  • Singing Private Lessons
  • Drums Private Lessons
Contact Information
Contact Person Jonathan Haidle
Phone Number (503) 690-3505
City Portland, OR
Zip Code 97229
Address 15280 Northwest Central Drive #103
Key People
Jonathan Haidle
Jonathan Haidle
Jonathan has a long history with education. After completing a bachelors degree in performance and composition from Portland State University, where he studied with Harold Gray and Tom Svaboda, he spent the next several years directing youth music programs for high school students.
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 2 reviews
  A fantastic music school
by Jane
Nov 08, 2012
I am a local English teacher in the Beaverton district and multiple of my students enrolled this fall at Forte Music School. The Forte approach to "literacy" within music amazed me when I first learned of it (reading, writing and speaking/improvising); now I witness its powerful effects firsthand. One of my thirteen-year-old male students struggles in his reading and writing in the academic classroom. However, at Forte, he finds great success in this other, different type of literacy. At Forte, the teachers are not only highly qualified musicians, but are also passionate about kids. I love this new approach to teaching music!
  Great options
by jeff hagel
Apr 05, 2005
We were very interested in getting both of the kids into lessons and Forte has so many different options that we were able to get them both into piano lessons. My son is really excited about playing guitar and it's going to be great that we don't have to switch schools when he's ready (a little older) to take guitar lessons.
  • Practice Tip #1 by: Ryan
    Practice Tip #1 by: Ryan
    Each month Forte Music School features our student RYAN who will give you some GREAT practicing tips for your music lessons!
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