Forte, the industry-leading online music education platform, has announced a ground-breaking partnership with the Recording Academy®, the organization that oversees the GRAMMY Awards®. The collaboration radically expands Access to the highest quality music education for students of all levels. Forte will be the only online platform where students can access accomplished musicians from the ranks of Recording Academy members, often nominees or winners of GRAMMY Awards, the music industry’s highest achievement.
Forte believes that the only thing preventing someone from pursuing their musical dreams is a need for Access to the correct teacher. That makes it the world’s most trusted platform for online music education. Its goal is to ensure that anyone, wherever, who aspires to any degree of musicianship – or who wants to make a living teaching it – has the necessary skills and assistance to make that dream a reality.
Speaking about the development, Co-founder & CEO of Forte, Mark Murtagh, said:
Members of the Recording Academy are among the most experienced and prestigious music creators in the world, working in the highest levels of the music industry. Forte now makes that possible if a student has ever dreamed of learning an instrument or songwriting from a GRAMMY® nominee or winner. This unprecedented partnership exemplifies Forte’s mission to radically expand Access to high-quality music education and the Recording Academy’s dedication to advancing the future of music.
Over 100 Forte teachers have been officially verified as Recording Academy members or GRAMMY nominees or winners. Forte has screened each to ensure they possess substantial teaching experience complemented by a robust pedagogical background. This vetting process guarantees that students receive instruction from educators of the highest calibre. Users can browse these teachers at www.fortelessons.com/tra-student.
All lessons are delivered on Forte, the industry’s leading online music education platform distinguished by its high-definition audio quality and user-centric design.
Forte, co-founded by Mark Murtagh and Hunter McGranahan, has an impressive suite of innovative features, including effortlessly recorded lessons, simultaneous dual camera angles, and interactive live shared notebooks – all within a single, user-friendly interface. The global market for music instruction is massive. In the United States alone, 7% of the population has taken music instruction in the last year. It is the most expensive additional activity purchased by parents for their children, surpassing sports and academic test prep.
Chief Executive Officer of Recording Academy, Harvey Mason jr, commented:
Online learning is revolutionizing education, expanding Access and creating new opportunities for families and students everywhere. The Recording Academy is proud to help develop music instruction through our partnership with Forte. Our extraordinary members are excited to share their expertise and knowledge with future music creators.
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. The platform ensures the recording arts remain a thriving part of its shared cultural heritage. The Academy honours music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, the company works year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.