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Learn About our Faculty, Tuition and Why to Choose Forte

Director of Forte Academy of the Arts San Diego

About the Director

Mrs. Marla  Morrison is the owner/director of Forté Academy of the Arts.  She has taught piano lessons and voice lessons professionally for 24 years. She is a piano and voice instructor, pianist, singer, music director, choir director, and song writer.  


She has professionally recorded and has served as an adjudicator for both state and national piano and voice competitions. Her student's include Grammy nominated artists and more.

About our Faculty

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From decorated recitalists to composers, our faculty is dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. The qualified and passionate teachers at Forté will teach you the songs you want to learn.


All instructors have University training and professional recording and/or performing experience. They are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. We are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs.


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For your convenience, there is no long-term contract and tuition will be automatically billed monthly on the first of the month. Tuition for San Diego music lessons includes the student entry fee for optional fun and live performance opportunities with the academy twice a year and at North County area events.


For students starting lessons mid-month, tuition will be prorated based on the number of lessons remaining for the month. Thereafter, tuition will be billed at the first of the month.

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Why Choose Us

Whether it’s Forté Seasons for your toddler, a performance-driven program for your teen, or something in-between, the exceptional staff at Forte Academy of the Arts can instruct, nurture, and help instill a passion for music that leads to academic and social success.


Learn more about the lessons we offer in piano, guitar, voice, drums and ukulele.

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Frequently Asked Questions

View frequently asked questions about music lessons in North San Diego with Forté Academy of the Arts, our comprehensive teaching methods, private music lessons, and our esteemed faculty.

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Performance Opportunities

Our North San Diego music lessons provide students with unique performance opportunities including our on-stage performances held twice per year at our own state of the art performance auditorium.  Our San Diego County music schools is known for our first class shows. 


Experience The Forté Difference

Dream Big, Be Creative, Play Music

A Welcoming Community 

Of Friends and Teachers


Exceptional Performance Opportunities

Achieve Your Dreams

An encouraging and supportive environment to reach your goals

A Variety of Music Genres

From Classical Music Lessons to

Rock, Jazz, and Pop Music



Defined as: Talent, skill; or something that one excels in.  

Synonyms: Excellence, strength, strong point, specialty, or proficiency.

Italian Musical Definition: To play loudly


Forté Academy of the Arts is family-owned and operated here in Vista, CA. Since our company opened its doors in our North SD County location in 2012, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services are top quality and come with a personal touch.  


​At Forté Academy of the Arts we believe every person has a "forté."  Discovering your forté begins with desire, interest, or enjoyment of that skill or art. It is our passion to help you further develop your ability ranging from a beginner to an advanced student. Our commitment is to teach you something new each week AND to create learning environments for you to enjoy music and fine arts.  




  •  See results concerning your growth as a musician, singer, or artist  

  •  Like your teacher

  •  Experience enjoyment from your talent...HAVE FUN LEARNING, CREATING & PERFORMING!


Our N. San Diego music lessons are individually tailored to best equip you to excel in your area of interest. Learning music is like learning a language. Our staff is gifted in preparing you not only to play and read music well, but also to understand it, write it, arrange it, perform it, and use it!  


We offer private music lessons in San Diego County for guitar, piano, voice, singing, and drums. If you’re in the North San Diego area looking for the one school that will give you the best music education, you need to give us a call at Forté Academy of the Arts!  Register today for music lessons right here at Forté Academy in North San Diego County. Call 760-622-6336 now or stop on by!

We’d love to hear from you!

615 Sycamore Avenue | Vista, CA | 92083 |

Tel: 760-622-6336

Thank you for inquiring! We look forward to meeting you.

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