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Experience the
Forté Academy of the Arts Difference
Open for in-person and online music lessons for all ages!

Call 760-622-6336 now to get started!
615 Sycamore Avenue, Vista, CA  92083

At Forté Academy, we strive to foster creativity and confidence in students of all ages through exceptional learning that is fun! With our qualified and friendly faculty, state of the art facilities, and innovative programs, we are transforming lives and bolstering our community through the joy of music. Our teachers love to inspire students to discover the power music has to enrich their lives for a lifetime of fun.

Begin today and develop a life-long passion for music! 

Forté Academy of the Arts is a family oriented music school that has private music instruction with piano lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons,  voice/singing lessons, bass lessons, six days a week all from our convenient North County location accessible off Hwy. 78 and Sycamore Avenue! 


We provide a wide range of flexible hours to accommodate your family's schedule. Music lessons are monthly with no long term semester commitment.


Business Hours:  

Monday – Friday  9:00 am – 7:30 pm

Ranked in Top 7 Music Schools in the Nation

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Piano, Guitar, Voice/Singing, Drums, Bass, Ukulele and More All in One Location! 


At Forté Academy of the Arts, we offer music lessons in a variety of instruments. Our piano lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons, bass lessons, voice/singing lessons and more provide a comprehensive and robust music education. We care about your musical goals and will help you to reach them. Learn more about our music programs.

Strings • Drums • Guitar • Singing • Piano


1.  A Proven Track Record of Excellence Since 2012

Forté Academy has a proven track record of offering quality art and music lessons in N. San Diego County for piano, guitar, voice, singing, bass, ukulele, and drum lessons in San Diego, California year round. ​Our full time mission is teaching music lessons, trusted by over 1000 families for eight years.​​​

2.  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 SD County. At our music school, we have many students who come from San Marcos, Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, and even Poway and Fallbrook.

3.  Multiple Make-up Opportunities Each Month

Missed a lesson? Out of town? No problem. Just sign up for a master class make up session. They never expire, and you can come when it's convenient for you.

4.  Month to Month Lessons

The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student 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.

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5.  Happy Office Staff Here to Serve You 6 days a week

We strive to bring you the best customer service possible. Our staff is here to assist you when you call or come in during all lessons.  We will quickly and professionally answer all of your questions about piano, guitar, voice, singing, bass and drum lessons. Excellent customer service is what sets us apart!

6.  We Offer a Picture Day For our North San Diego County Music School Students

We are a music school in North San Diego that offers a picture day for their student with a professional photographer! Examples of our music students and art students are shown on this page. Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.

7. Early & Mid-Day Lessons For Homeschoolers, Retirees, College Students & Working Professionals

Since we are the largest music school in the North County, we are able to be a 'full service' music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 11:30 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early lunch time lesson spots.​

8. Fantastic Performance Opportunites Every 6 Months in Our Own State of the Art Auditorium

Students at our music school in North San Diego love that we offer bi-annual recitals. Students interact with peers by participating in performances. Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and see how they are really progressing.


The best way for a parent to understand that their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to attend a recital. Recitals display and celebrate each student’s achievements in their instrument of choice including piano, guitar, violin, bass, voice/singing, drum, violin, ukulele, as well as art.


For our students these recitals are FREE. Unlike many schools in North County, we do not charge recital participation fees and we have discounted tickets for parents. At Forte Academy there are NO hidden fees.

9. We Give Away More Awards & Prizes Than Any Other School Including Certificates of Achievement, Wristbands & Gift Cards

At Forté Academy we love to celebrate musical achievement! Our music and art students have the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets, trophies and certificates for passing musical challenges that they can show off to their friends. (Students love them!) When our students have a challenge coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and students are so excited. Everybody wins!


We believe in rewarding students for a job well done. We also reward your student for completing their practice log sheet! Whether it is a guessing how much candy is in the jar or winning our Halloween Costume contest students can win gift cards to their favorite frozen yogurt place or another restaurant.


We have also given away big prizes for contests including movie tickets, free trips and even a brand new iPad!

10. The Largest and Most Qualified Faculty in North San Diego County

We have an amazing team of music teachers who represent degrees and experience from around the U.S. All of our teachers have had the required background checks and many have professional performance experience. Each of our teachers has a fun, motivating personality you're sure to love! Your student can have an instructor with the right personality and teaching style that works for them.


Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With fully committed, educated and inspiring teachers, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson. 

11. State of the Art Modern Facility With Well Designed Lesson Rooms 

Our Music Academy is unmatched in Southern California.  Our first class facilities include spacious lesson rooms with everything you need for music lessons!


Feel free to "Bring Your Own Device" to your lesson in addition to your instrument! There are so many great teaching apps out there now. Our students have never run the risk of being bored by their lessons. 

Our school produces results.

Many of our students pursue their dreams!


Our former students...where are they now?












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12. Musician Owned and Operated

National adjudicator, professional pianist/vocalist and music director, Marla Morrison brings her belief in the value of quality music education to the forefront of the Academy's mission. She has prepared hundreds of students for auditions and acting roles for musical theater, commercials and movies, professional recordings, local, state and national competitions, and nationally televised talent shows (American Idol and The Voice.) 


One of her students has  been 

nominated for four Grammy's!  The #1 goal is to inspire your student to learn the music he/she wants to learn at his/her own pace. Making learning music FUN is the best teaching method of all!​   We never know how impacting our encouragement, instruction, and inspiration may be.


Schedule your first lesson today at Forte Academy of the Arts.  615 Sycamore Avenue, Vista, CA.   CALL:  760-622-6336

It's so easy to get started! Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us now

to select the day and time for your first private lesson! 

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Reviews for Forte Academy of the Arts

"The owners and staff are so nice to work with. My son's teacher is very talented and her teaching style is exactly what my son needs.
We are very happy with Forte' and plan on being part of the Forté family for years to come."

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"We have been learning music at Forté for over 5 years and they are the best! The teachers and staff are welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. We have gotten to know several of the teachers and love the different teaching styles."

says Robin on Google

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Serving North County San Diego: San Diego, Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe and Oceanside, CA.

Serving zip codes: 92084, 92081, 92056, 92057, 92058, 92029, 92027, 92008, 92009, 92010, 92011, 92078, 92069, 92067, 92091