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Bill Mangham Memorial Scholarship Fund

Did you know that Forte Music Education has a scholarship fund? If ever [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|KiDS GUiTAR|1 Comment

More for the Money

It’s always cool to find out you’re getting more than you pay for. [...]

By |October 19th, 2016|KiDS GUiTAR|0 Comments

How to Use That Practice Journal

Your child is picking up their guitar and practicing. Hooray! Now what to do [...]

By |September 19th, 2016|KiDS GUiTAR|0 Comments

Supporting Your Child’s Guitar Practice at Home

How much should a young guitarist be practicing? What time of day should [...]

By |September 9th, 2016|KiDS GUiTAR|0 Comments

Practice Video How-To

Often when students are in lessons, things are clear as a bell...or a [...]

By |August 30th, 2016|KiDS GUiTAR|0 Comments


Here’s a big, fat monster announcement for ya. Forte will no longer be [...]

By |June 13th, 2016|Ever Evolving|0 Comments

We’re Hiring a Communications Assistant!

Are you an amazing writer?  Is there nothing that gives you more pleasure [...]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Ever Evolving|2 Comments

How to Re-Program Your Sluggish Guitar Hands

Brain:    GO! Hands:  Huh? Happens to the best of ‘em. Hard working students, [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|Daily Grind|3 Comments

Music and Memory

By now, most of us have seen the viral video of Henry, the [...]

By |January 12th, 2016|Ever Evolving|2 Comments

Holiday Sing-Alongs (with chords!)

When I was a kid, my big Italian family gathered at my Aunt [...]

By |November 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment