Forte Philosophy

What We believe….

At Forte we grow the young musician inside your child…

Forte courses are designed to nurture a whole suite of musical skills including:

  • - music reading
  • - theory (the symbols of music and how to write them)
  • - aural (note recognition, identifying and playing phrases and chords by ear)
  • - rhythm & beat
  • - keyboard harmony (chord playing)
  • - piano (learning to play piano, concert performance and playing by memory)

Why are aural skills necessary?

A good ear is essential for a budding musician as music is an ‘aural art’. Traditional methods of teaching music virtually ignore aural development as it is difficult to teach in a private lesson format. The key to aural development is singing. And we sing, lots and lots. Your child will develop a confident, accurate and listenable singing voice. A great voice is a gift for life.

Our multi sensory approach engages all learners!

A multi-sensory approach is one which involves the three main senses:

  • auditory
  • visual
  • kinesthetic

We all take onboard information utilising our senses; visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Traditionally music has been taught in a visual way where reading is the key. This approach makes it more difficult for auditory and kinesthetic learners.

Forte teaches music in a multi-sensory way utilising the three main senses of visual, auditory and kinesthetic in teaching every piece so each type of learner is catered for. Furthermore with a multi-sensory approach, often children strengthen their weaker senses leading to a stronger and more robust learner in other areas of their education.

The best way to experience the Forte difference is to book in for a FREE TRIAL lesson.