About Us

    • Since it’s inception in Brisbane in 1997, Forte Music has expanded to create popular music schools all over the world.

      Forte Toowong and Forte Coorparoo is now among Brisbane’s largest private music schools. Forte Toowong is passionate about providing inspiring and dynamic music lessons to people from all ages. Our teachers use award winning programs to share our love of music with our students. Come along and be inspired!

      David, our Director

      David Doherty joined Forte in 2008 and under the guidance of Forte’s creator Gillian Erskine to soon become the owner manager of Forte Music in Toowong & Coorparoo.

      As a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium David was awarded the Conservatorium guitar prize in 2003. David then went on to travel and live in Japan, Canada and the US.

      Teaching and performing in those countries proved the bedrock for a life of teaching and sharing music.

    • “Seeing students young and old learn and go from strength to strength is tremendously rewarding for me and my team” 

      “I have been impressed with the quality of lessons my son has been receiving at Forte. David has been incredible in finding the balance between challenging and keeping it fun. He knows when to press with technical work, or throw something completely different in to keep my son interested and motivated. Highly recommend.”
      Mrs Trinity Bond, Toowong