Inspire more music.

With Forte, you can teach live music lessons to anyone, anywhere. We are an online music education platform that empowers teachers to do their best, uninterrupted teaching online.

Why Forte

Committed to excellence.

Committed to excellence.

Our platform feels different because it is. From the simplicity of the design to our proprietary, music-first audio experience, Forte leverages the artistry of our conservatory partners through all aspects of the experience.

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Fewer buttons, more learning.

Fewer buttons, more learning.

Instructions and endless options are complicated; Forte is not. Since the best tool a student can leverage is their teacher, we’ve made sure the learning curve is minimal so that the learning potential can be exponential.

You're in control.

You're in control.

With Forte, your lessons will always be your lessons. Our technology fades into the background so you can focus on what truly matters – music. No games; no gimmicks, just a smooth running platform for you to run and grow your business.

Set-up is simple and quick:

2

Invite your students to register in your Forte Studio.

3

At lesson time, connect live in your studio.

Listen, teach, and be heard. All at once.

Meet Forte Pure Audio, our proprietary audio experience built to capture the richness of music. With the help of our partners from the world’s top music conservatories, you can now hear the nuances in your students’ playing and teach essentials such as dynamics, tone color, phrasing, and articulation; all online.

Hear the difference
  • Zoom

  • vs

  • Forte

Dual Camera Angles via QR code

Exclusively on Forte: Use your mobile device (iOS or Android) to launch our Second Camera feature. You can then use your phone to emphasize close-up angles of your finger placement, hand positioning, or attach it to a stand to show a bird’s-eye view.

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Shared Notebook

Another Forte exclusive: Use our Shared Notebook feature to add notes, track practical goals and homework, and communicate with your students in between lessons or in real time.

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  • No Cost
  • No Time Limit
  • No Downloads
  • Forte Pure Audio
  • Hands-On Customer Service
  • Shared Notebook
  • QR Code Second Camera
  • Optimized Screen Sharing
  • Flexible Recording
  • Noise Suppression Toggle
  • Mirrored Camera Optionality
  • Chat Download
  • Share All File Types
  • No Cost
  • No Time Limit
  • No Downloads
  • Forte Pure Audio
  • Hands-On Customer Service
  • Shared Notebook
  • QR Code Second Camera
  • Optimized Screen Sharing
  • Flexible Recording
  • Noise Suppression Toggle
  • Mirrored Camera Optionality
  • Chat Download
  • Share All File Types

Features that enhance your lessons instead of distract from them.

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Next:

We’re connecting you to more students.

Our dream is to create greater access between teachers and students regardless of where they are in the world. To do this, we are removing as many technical and geographical barriers as possible. First, we built the technology to account for the sound of instruments. Then, we invited you to teach with us. Next comes the power of connection. Forte Connect will allow you to find new students from anywhere in the world. Soon you will be able to run your studio on Forte and grow it too.

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Trusted by teachers around the world

What do we need for a great online lesson experience? Great sound, great video and the ability to communicate naturally. We need a simple interface because we want to focus on our music – not on adjusting settings or finding our way around. With Forte you log in and you are ready to go. Everything is right in front of you; easy and intuitive.”

Dennis Frehse, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Japan

It was very refreshing to switch to Forte from Zoom. I was surprised to be able to hear the beautiful tone of my students’ pianos. My students were happy that they didn't have to hear my complaints about the audio any longer. One of my students was thrilled that I could send her notes about her lesson instead of emailing her mother.”

Suzanne Romey, North Carolina

I love the clarity of audio in Forte as well as the simplicity of the platform. The support team is exceptional.”

Glafkos Kontemeniotis, glafkosjazz.com

Renewed my faith in online music teaching. Thank you.”

Andrea Charles, Royal College of Music, London

The incredible sound and video quality by Forte Pure Audio is a game-changer for music teachers, students, and musicians in comparison to other existing platforms.”

Christina Zhou, Founder of 12Petals, Director of Coronation Music School, Singapore

My student and I both felt things sounded clearer. His drums sounded soooo much better. He thought the video looked better as well. It’s difficult to express, but it felt more natural...”

Steve Borgovini, drum teacher, Malaysia

Forte solves many issues regarding dynamics, musical intention, and overall sound quality. It is also very easy and simple to use. I highly recommend this platform for any music teacher!”

Jesus Saenz, Musicians for the World

I was so unsatisfied with Zoom that I searched high and low for the perfect online solution for piano lessons. One where you can hear dynamics, pedal use, and even play duets. Forte is it!”

Dana Griffith, Griffith Piano Studio, Virginia

I shudder to think where my online teaching would be without Forte! The audio and video qualities afford me the opportunity to go full throttle with technology — multiple cameras, auxiliary mics, mixers, and various screen sharing activities. Because of Forte, I have a studio that is capable of fulfilling the needs of the most discriminating musicians. It allows me to be totally professional while at the same time provides a seamless and enhanced experience for the student.”

Richard Bosworth, DM Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, www.richardbosworth.org

One of the things I was most excited about was being able to hear double stops on the violin - this is not doable on Zoom”

Esther King-Smith, Royal College of Music, London

The sound quality on Forte is exceptional! This has amazing benefits for teaching music online and being able to hear the subtle nuances in my students playing. The biggest difference I've noticed is with no lag and continuous back and forth sound I can have a natural conversation and connect on a human level with my students.”

Ian Campbell, teacher, pianist, composer, www.iancampbellmusic.ca

The main thing is I could hear everything the students were doing. In comparison to Zoom, I could hear everything even when the student doesn't have the right equipment. I could hear nuances, the use of pedal, which I struggle to hear in Zoom lessons depending on the type of piano they have.”

Carlos Vargas, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

It’s important to me that my students and their families know that I’m always looking for ways to give them the best online experience possible. Forte is delivering just that! I’m grateful for their commitment to their product, as well as their continued customer support and service.”

Anna Fagan, Fagan Piano Studio, Florida

Forte is worth using if for no other reason that the sound is leaps and bounds ahead of any other online lesson platform I have used. Second to none. So easy to use. And on the rare occasions where I’ve needed to troubleshoot, the Forte team have responded with amazing promptness and helpfulness. The platform continues to develop and with each improvement becomes even more useful and user-friendly. I wouldn’t recommend anything else.”

Hilary Travers, Australia

Forte is made specifically for musicians, with the audio quality prioritized over the video quality - ensuring that you get the best possible sound even when your internet connection is not optimal. I highly recommend using it for your online lessons!”

Gabriel Lee, Violinist and Managing Director of the SEA Music Academy Online, Singapore

How much does Forte cost?

Forte is currently completely free to use! Forte’s investors support our mission to expand access to high-quality music education through online lessons. Thanks to this support, Forte can provide our video conferencing platform to teachers and students at no charge. 

In early 2023, Forte will introduce Forte Connect, which will provide the opportunity for teachers to expand their studios and find new students. Any lesson taught on Forte between a teacher and student who found each other on Forte Connect will be charged a small fee. However, lessons between a teacher and a student they brought to the Forte platform will remain free.

How does Forte use and protect my data?

All personal information and lesson recordings are stored on secure servers. Personal information is only used so Forte can provide its services to users. Personal information, recordings, and any uploaded materials/intellectual property will never be sold or used outside of Forte.

Questions about this? We’re always live at help@fortelessons.com.

What is the best hardware and browser setup for a lesson on Forte?

Forte can be used on any laptop or desktop computer. You must log in using the Chrome browser (v105 or later). If you do not have Google Chrome, you can download it for free here

You can also use Forte on an iPad. You must log in using the Safari browser. We only actively support the latest versions of Safari so make sure that your iPad is up to date.

Forte does not require any specific microphone or webcam, but the use of higher-quality equipment will improve the student and teacher experience. Consider using an external USB microphone and a high-definition webcam during your lessons. You can read more about external microphones in one of our blog posts here.

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