WHY CHOOSE US?
Forté Academy of the Arts is the largest and fastest growing music schools in North San Diego County. With over 325 students, 18 teachers and 15,360 lessons taken annually, we are the clear choice for musical instruction in North San Diego County.
While you are here researching the best music school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a student at Forté Academy of the Arts and find out why we are North San Diego, California's number one choice for music lessons!
THE BEST Comprehensive Music Lessons in North San Diego County
Piano, Guitar, Violin, Voice/Singing, Drums, Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Art and more in one location! At Forté Academy of the Arts, we offer music lessons in a variety of instruments. Our piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons, bass lessons, voice/singing lessons, saxophone lessons, flute lessons, clarinet lessons, and ukulele lessons provide a comprehensive and robust music education. We also now offer Art lessons in our San Marcos music studio. Learn more about our music programs.
The most highly qualified teaching faculty in North San Diego County
We have 18 music teachers, who we've handpicked so your student can have the right personality and the right teaching style that works for them. All our teachers have teaching experience, a degree in music or extensive performing experience, and most importantly, a fun, motivating personality that you're sure to love! Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal music goals and helping you to achieve them.
No matter what your musical goals are, we want to help you reach them. Our goal is to inspire your student--and that's the best teaching method of all! We've prepared hundreds of students for auditions, talent shows, music theater, etc. One of our piano/voice teacher's former students is a 2011 two-time Grammy Nominated artist! You can hear her sing on our media page. Our instructors also have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and are dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lessons. Learn more about our amazing faculty.
Open 6 days a week for today’s busy families
Forté Academy of the Arts offers music instruction with piano lessons, guitar lessons, violin lessons, voice/singing lessons, bass lessons, violin lessons, drum lessons, saxophone lessons and even art lessons six days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. Music lessons are billed monthly with no semester commitment.
Business Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
A proven track record of excellence
Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. The academy has a proven track record of offering quality art and music lessons in N. San Diego County for piano, guitar, voice, singing, bass, violin, ukulele, and drum lessons in San Diego, California year round. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed.
Our full time mission is teaching music lessons, trusted by hundreds of families for nearly 6 years.
A comfortable waiting room for parents
We have the most spacious and parent friendly waiting area in North San Diego County. Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, or a cramped hallway, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with comfortable seating, a kid's homework area, magazines, free coffee, bottled water service, and FREE Wi-Fi available. All music studios also have observation capability. Or, if you prefer, you can sit in on their lessons any time you like.
State of the art modern facilities
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons including amps, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos, and more. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio for everything you need for music lessons!
Fantastic performance opportunities - June and December
We are one of the only music schools in North San Diego that offers free recitals with a grand piano in our own first class recital auditorium. Students interact with peers by participating in performances. Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to attend a recital. In June and December, many of our students choose to perform in our bi-annual recitals. We hold these at our own in-studio recital venue, so you don't have to travel far for a top-notch recital experience. Recitals, included in the tuition, display and elaborate each student’s achievements in their instrument of choice including piano, guitar, violin, bass, voice/singing, drum, violin, saxophone and more.
Professional office staff to serve you
We strive to bring you the best customer service possible. We are continually adding hours to ensure that our desk staff is able to assist you when you call or come to the studio! Most music lesson providers do not provide front desk staff, but we have full time desk staff at our music studio who are available at the front desk to assist you during ALL lessons. Our staff will quickly and professionally answer all of your questions about piano, guitar, voice, singing,violin, bass, drum and art lessons. Excellent customer service is what sets us apart!
Conveniently located in North San Diego County (Off Hwy. 78 and Sycamore Avenue)
OUR ADDRESS: 615 Sycamore Avenue, Vista, CA 92083 We're behind Albertacos & Arco AM/PM, next door to Vista Paint. Due to its central North San Diego County location, our music school is convenient to all areas of North County. Close to our music school, you will find great shopping and dining on Sycamore and Hwy 78. We have many students who come from Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, and even Poway and Fallbrook.
We are the only music school in North San Diego that offers a picture day for their students! Every year, we host a picture day with a professional photographer. We want to celebrate your music and share that memory through pictures. Examples pictured on this page! Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.
Student Discount Cards
We are the only music school in San Diego that offers student discount cards for our students, which saves you money all throughout the year. You don't need to worry about finding and purchasing music books, instruments and accessories. All of our current students receive a student discount card that saves them money on all of their music supply needs. We're here to help-- and save you the time it takes to find these items, so you don't have to!
Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement
We are the only music school in San Diego County that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them) and trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder” wristbands that they can show off to their friends. When our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder here. We also specialize in music lessons for adults.
Multiple make-up opportunities each month
Missed a lesson? Out of town? No problem. Just sign up for a make up session. They never expire, and you can come when it's convenient for you.
Month to Month Lessons
The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. Tuition is month to month with no long term semester requirements. If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.