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Did you get a guitar for Christmas? See below for information about group guitar classes, starting soon at Forte Music Studios. And if you're interested in the possibility of taking private lessons on the guitar -- or any other instrument -- give us a call at Forte at 540-899-6787. The start of a new year is the perfect time to pursue your musical dreams!
THANK YOU for visiting Forte Music Studios online! We strive to provide a positive environment for collaborative teaching and learning. Music at Forte is taught by expert, professional instructors to students of all ages who learn through both study and performance. (Click on the Instructors link above.)
FORTE is located at the familiar crossroads where Route 3 and Highway 1 meet in Fredericksburg. We are open regularly from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and sometimes on Friday and Saturday as well. Our phone number is 540-899-6787 (540-899-OPUS). We cordially invite you to stop by and see what we do!
OUR GOAL is to share our knowledge and love of music with each student in an individual setting. At Forte Music Studios our experienced and enthusiastic instructors teach bass, cello, Chapman stick, clarinet, drum, flute, French horn, guitar, music theory, oboe, piano, recorder, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin and voice lessons. Whether you have a musical background -- or have never before taken a music lesson -- there is a place for you at Forte.
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VERY NICE PIANO FOR SALE: Good condition, Kimball (25"x57"x42"). Our daughter has stopped playing piano and we have no need for it. Works well. Needs to be tuned; last tuned two years ago; previously tuned yearly. You must remove/lift. Willing to haul; have truck but no trailer, if needed. Front porch has 4 steps, landing 4 steps. Asking $1600. Fredericksburg Craigslist reference: 6380853463. Contact number: 931-237-2253.
TENOR SAXOPHONE FOR SALE: Bought new and used about four years. Just refurbished and like new. It's still in the case and has song books. Asking $1,500 or best offer. Contact number: 540-295-9713. Only serious inquiries, please.
VIOLA FOR SALE: Beautiful 2007 12" Frederick A. Strobel Viola, case and shoulder rest in excellent condition. Was well taken care of and is ready for a new owner. We are asking $275. Please contact Kelly at 540-604-0942.
VIOLIN FOR SALE: A student has moved from violin to flute, and the family would like to sell a one-half size violin that was made by Scott Cao Violins and purchased from Kapeller Violins in Richmond about two years ago. The violin was well taken care of and is in great shape, with an asking price of $500. The contact phone number is 540-899-6351. Email: email@example.com.
BASS FOR SALE (PRICE LOWERED): A family has a one-half size bass -- gently used and with no observed marks or imperfections in the finish -- for sale. It is a Meisel Mozart Model 8700, serial # 812241. The violin was bought in 2008 for $1,600 and the asking price is $750, which includes the German bow, soft case and rosin. If interested, please call 540-846-4529.
IF YOU HAVE an instrument that you would like us to list on the Forte website, please use the form on the Contact Us page to tell us about it. Be sure to include a brief description, plus whatever contact information you would like us to use. Thank you.
"FIFTY MINUTES OF FORTE MUSIC," featuring performances by several Forte students was held on Sunday, November 11, at Peace United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg. "This was be an opportunity for people throughout the Fredericksburg area to support and celebrate these young musicians," said Young Devereaux, instructor-owner of Forte Music Studios. Here is a photograph of the performers, with a portion of the program shown below.
PICTURED BELOW are students who participated in Forte's Spring Concert and Senior Recognition Recital on May 6 at Peace Methodist Church. They are (from left): Meredith Adams, violinist; Madeline Marshall, cellist; Kayla Rush, vocalist; Devon Montgomery, pianist, and John Giannini, saxophonist. During the program Madeline and Kayla also were presented with scholarships from Forte Music Studios, designated for students who will pursue music-related careers. Madeline will attend West Virginia University in Morgantown, and Kayla will attend Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The scholarships are named to honor Christine D. Hartigan, cello instructor and founder of Forte. More photos from the May 6 event are posted on the Photos page of this website.
Scroll down this page for complete information about Forte's Rock Orchestra Class, beginning in late January, and "Fast Forward with Forte" for saxophone and clarinet students, starting in February. You don't want to miss these upcoming opportunities!
BRITTANY FROMPOVICH -- internationally known bass performer, clinician and Forte Music Studios instructor -- reports these details about ROCK FOR STRINGS:
Rock for Strings 2019 has begun. WANTED: String players for the Winter/Spring Rock Orchestra class! WE ARE LOOKING FOR acoustic and electric string players: violinist, violists, cellists and double bassists of all ages and skill levels. We will be performing rock, pop and original music in an orchestral setting that uses a rock rhythm section (drums, guitars and bass guitar). We use both electric and acoustic string instruments. We still have room for a drummer to join us.
WHEN: Rock for Strings meets at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights in the lower level performance space at Forte Music Studios, 1691 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg.
Here is where Rock for Strings is different than school or community orchestra: We teach the basics of live sound, amplification, playing on electric instruments, using effects and mics. We've played house concerts, venues, flash mobs, churches, the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, and we've been filmed for a TV show. Winter session 2019 will focus on prepping for the May 19 Marine Corps Half Marathon. There will be multiple concert events as part of this prepwork, including Willstock house concert on May 11.
New enrollment for Rock for Strings is open until January 30th. To pre-pay each month, the cost is $15 per session. The pay-as-you-go rate is $20 per session. Enrollment fees are payable by check, cash or credit card. Paypal is accepted (please request an invoice). For more information, contact Brittany Frompovich via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PICTURED HERE are students and teachers who took part in the "Fifty Minutes of Forte Music" performance on February 18. More photos from the February program, as well as from other Forte student performances may be found on the Photos page and the Calendar/Pix page of this website.
Forte Music Studios will be open today -- Thursday, February 21. Please contact your individual instructor if you have questions about your own schedule and make-up lessons from days when Forte was closed. Thank you.