There are four Forte business models to consider. Each business model caters for different skill levels and your ambition. Imagine the business you want to develop, the skills and experience you have right now and you will know where the best place to start is.

Everyone wants to know how, what is the bottom line, how much is this going to cost me and how much money can I make? We understand that you will want to know this too. We will be delighted to share the costs with you during your compatibility call (so book your call now). You’ll understand that we don’t know how successful you’ll be in your business, however we are able to share with you what others have achieved in their Forte businesses. We encourage you to speak to Forte school owners to ask them about their experience of running a Forte School of Music.

Home Studio

This model is available in specific ares. The model is designed for a piano teacher who wants expand their current practice into small group lessons for 2 - 4 students at a time. You’ll learn how to teach small classes and will be a great place to build your confidence should you wish to expand in the future.

You’ll get access to the Forte piano teaching curriculum and contemporary examination teaching strategies designed for exceptional student results. Depending on the mix of students as well as other factors, Home Studio Forte teachers may be able to expand their practice to between 40-90 students per week. Please note, that we can not predict what you will achieve. Results are dependent on many factors, so you will understand that we cannot guarantee results you will achieve.

There are many costs and requirements you will to need to consider including: local council regulations, number of instruments and marketing your studio.

Single Classroom or Small School

This is the owner teacher model where you will be the central teacher in your school located in small commercial premises. You’ll be holding the principle teacher in the classroom teaching Jungle Music and Music is Fun in the mornings and piano/keyboard classes with up to 8 students, in the afternoons.

There are a range of expenses to kick off a new school including fitting out your premises, kitting out your location with instruments and equipment and marketing your business. The comprehensive business package includes a generous territory, Forte’s School Operations training on how to build, run and and manage your school, training in teaching the various programs, access to all of our online resources for teachers and owners, your own website page, and a marketing pack.

A single classroom or small model school owners will require a budget to fund your set up, working capital and marketing to power up and build your business.


As single classroom Forte School can cater for up to 200 students and a small school up to 200 - 300 students.

Medium School & Large School

This is the business person's starting model. You may do some teaching in the early major growth phase to get up close and personal with the courses and manage the cashflow whilst the student numbers are building.

You will bring skills you've learnt in your previous career to the business. You may have lead a team of staff before or you may have sales and marketing skills and/or management skills. This model is for someone who has a mature outlook and great business skills.

Some of our business partners started small and moved into this model as their business has developed..

Financial Investment

A medium model school will require working capital to cashflow you through the first months when you are building your student numbers and to back your business with local marketing and promotions.

School Size

This size Forte School can cater for around 450 - 500 students. A Large School will have over 500+ students. This takes time and requires exceptional business acumen.