YOU MAY BE SURPRISED THAT YOU CAN BUILD A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IN MUSIC.

What a dream job we have. Almost everyday a little story is revealed of the difference music and learning at Forte with all of the programs designed to build self confidence has made in someone's life. 

When we get together the air is infectious with excitement as we share these stories with each other. Forte business partners feel good about what they do and the contribution that is made. How great it is to be in a business that makes a difference. 

When considering going into your own business you might also be surprised just how much easier it is if you join a group of successful people with proven business systems, marketing programs, exclusive course materials and a website that sends enquiries to your door!

Our thriving network was launched in 1994 and our business systems have been refined over more than 20 years AND we are always evolving, learning and refining.

Gillian Erskine Forte School of Music founder and Paul Myatt Forte School of Music founder creators of the proven business system are very much hands on and we love to expand our business with positive, like-minded people who love nurturing others enthusiastic about learning new things and want to build a truly satisfying music school business.

"If you love music education and feel that you would like to be involved in a business where you make lifelong connections with families the next step is to download your copy of our prospectus"






Gillian Erskine  0416 135 313


David Statham - Forte Canning Vale, Perth

David launched Forte School of Music in Perth in September 2008. Since then David has built his Forte school into a substantial thriving business teaching music to over 900 students each week. Anyone who knows David, knows that he is passionate about music and takes time out to do what he enjoys; playing in piano bars in and around Perth one or more nights a week. 

David's talent and skills in sales & marketing from his previous career with international corporate giant Coca-Cola Amatil  combined this with his love of music and the Forte systems has been an awesome combination leading David to build the largest music school in Australia. In 2015 David was inducted into Forte Hall of Fame having won Forte School of the Year for 3 successive years.


Meet some of other successful business partners and hear their amazing stories below. You may be surprised to discover that each Forte Business Partner has a completely different background. All of them have been successful in growing their schools into great businesses. Here's some of our business partners telling their Forte story.

 Angel McIntosh -  Forte Windsor.

Angel took the plunge from Jungle Music teacher to Forte Business owner at 2008 at Forte Windsor. Forte School of Music Windsor is located in an inner city northern suburb of Brisbane.  Angel's drive and passion for music and teaching littlies has seen her grow her business to 300 students. Angel's success is down to her ability to learn and implement the Forte systems and develop the other skills she needs as a business person. Above all, Angels driving force is her genuine desire to share her passion for music with children. 

Before Forte, Angel had mostly been a stay at home Mum to for four children holding down part time jobs that could work in with her mothering role including telemarketing and sales. Angel has been able to have her family working with her. Son, Mitchell is in great demand as a class teacher and daughter Cassie is a key person in both teaching and customer service.


Kia Leong - Forte Wantirna, Melbourne

Kia started her Forte school in 2003. Kia built her business from nothing to the highly successful and thriving business of around 500 students that it is today.

In the beginning, Kia taught all of the students herself until she got on her feet financially. After 5 years she moved into her current larger premises which now boasts nearly 500 students.

Walk into Kia's school are you are surrounding by warmth, energy and enthusiasm for music and learning.  Kia's love of musical theatre comes through in her amazing creative practice programmes and Forte festivals complete with staging, lighting and costumes. 

Having established her business, Kia has been able to pull back now works in business owner role in her school leaving most of the teaching to her capable team of teachers as she takes time out to raise her young family.

David Doherty - Forte Toowong & Forte Coorparoo.

After working as school manager, David decided he really wanted to own his own Forte School and in 2009 David took over the reins of Forte Toowong, one of the founding schools in the Forte network.  In 2011 David re-established Forte Coorparoo.

David studied music at the Qld Conservatorium of Music majoring in classical guitar. David has had quite a musical upbringing. Mum Deborah Cox is a music specialist and expert flautist. David was accepted into Brisbane State High due to his expertise in music and was involved in a range of musical activities at State High including Battle of the Bands Rock program where his band won premiere in the years he was involved.

David's musical interests are broad from classical guitar to Rock band program which is popular addition to the Toowong school.


Lionel Reekie - Forte Glenfield & West Auckland, NZ

Lionel together with Marcel took to the Forte business in 1998 as a premium offering to augment their well established business MEC which offered mostly private tuition.

Almost 20 years later, Forte is an established part of the Music Education Centre (MEC) business and Lionel and Marcel see the Forte programs as the premium offering in their business.

Both Marcel and Lionel whole heartedly believe in the values and philosophy of Forte music education programmes and their respective children have completed all of the Forte courses and like so many school owners are delighted that their kids have stuck with music (often a rarity with musician parents) and are blossoming into fine young musicians through the suite of skills they were taught as littlies.

Nunzio Giunta - Forte Joondalup

Nunzio was interviewed by the National Australia Bank (NAB) as part of their new business advertising strategy. Here's the their advertising video.

Share the Journey

Forte Conference is the one time of the year we get together in the same place and share ideas, expertise and recharge, re-energise and re-connect to our vision for the year ahead. Click on the images below to read more about the achievements shared at our recent Conferences.