Build confidence.
Develop artistry.
Create music.

Proudly serving the communities of Turner Valley, Black Diamond, and Millarville for 7 Years

Music that Inspires.

Are you:

  • A parent looking for a creative outlet for your child?
  • A teenager who dreams of writing your own music?
  • An adult who always wanted to learn piano but never had the time?

No matter who you are, FortePiano Studio offers individualized instruction in a creative and supportive environment.

No-Risk Free Trial.

Not sure if piano is right for you or your child? FortePiano Studio offers a free, no-strings-attached trial lesson or family consultation to every prospective client. Simply send me an email with the subject "free trial," and we'll arrange a time that works for you and your family!

In Your Words.

"It is very obvious that Kara has both experience and a love of working with children.  For each of my children (ages 3 and 5) she has created individualized lesson plans based around each of their skill sets and catering to how they learn best. She maintains a fluidity in her lessons to allow for adjustments in activities based on the child's interest.  She is a kind and patient teacher with a wealth of knowledge, and my girls really enjoy learning piano from her!"  
- Catherine, parent

"It has been a good experience to have Kara help me go back to playing the piano after many years. She has been sensitive and intuitive to my needs, picking out music I like at my level and helping me overcome the bumps along the way."
- student, senior

"Kara is a talented and engaging music teacher who has developed my daughter's confidence through keen observations of her needs and interests.  Kara helps her students compose, improvise and chord, bringing a depth to her teaching that is often missing in traditional methods.  She has taught my daughter for seven years and I am delighted with the support she has provided and the wonderful progress my child has made in so many areas."  
       - parent

‚Äč"My grandson not only enjoys his lessons, he is developing self-confidence, focus on school work and becoming more aware of his capabilities.  Opening a door to music is a lifelong love that he will take into his older years."
       - Erna, grandparent

"Kara is a gifted and enthusiastic piano teacher. She is always finding new ways to motivate me, such as the time she used my love of poetry to inspire me to compose. I appreciate that she tailors my lessons to both accommodate my learning style and to strengthen my weak areas."
       - student, age 17