Forte Community Office Hours – Topics & Schedule

Forte Community Office Hours are back and better than ever!

We love our Forte teaching community, and we want to do everything we can to help you be the best Forte teacher you can be. With that in mind, we’re restructuring our beloved Forte Community Office Hours to make them more focused and more useful for you.

The Forte Community Office Hour is a weekly, laidback video chat for the whole Forte teaching community. Join a themed group session on alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays to connect, listen, get answers, and share thoughts.

Community Office Hours Themes

  • Technology and Teaching:  This is your chance to explore the latest and greatest in online music education technology and to address any challenges you may be having with teaching lessons on the Forte platform – What’s not working, what’s unclear, and how can we help?
    Led by Liam Day, Forte’s Artistic and Education Director
  • Forte Introductions:  For teachers who are new to Forte, join us to learn about our audio-prioritized video platform built specifically for music lessons (you’re going to love it!). Ask questions, address concerns, and get the inside scoop on teaching on Forte. We can help you get started with Forte, so you can inspire more music.
    Led by Katie Hone Wiltgen, Forte’s Chief Education Officer
  • Community Chat:  Network and socialize with other teachers, harness the combined knowledge of the Forte teaching community, and lend your expertise for the benefit of others! Share online teaching successes and strategies with the rest of the Forte music education community and look to the group for solutions to challenges or struggles.
    Led by Katie HW
  • Innovative Ideas:  How can we improve the Forte teaching or learning experience?  What would you love to see be part of Forte that we haven’t thought of yet? As a Forte teacher, you are the expert. Work with us as we build Forte into the ideal online lesson platform, with your input front and center!
    Led by Ben Johnson, Forte Senior Vice President of Product

Sessions and Dates/Times

Tuesdays (alternating weeks) – Register here for Tuesday COH sessions

1:30 pm (Eastern) / 12:30 pm (Central) / 11:30 am (Mountain) / 10:30 am (Pacific)

Thursdays (alternating weeks) – Register here for Thursday COH sessions

12 pm (Eastern / 11 am (Central) / 10 am (Mountain) / 9 am (Pacific)

  • Thursday, January 25 – Technology and Teaching
  • Tuesday, January 30 – Forte Introductions
  • Thursday, February 8 – Community Chat
  • Tuesday, February 13 – Innovative Ideas
  • Thursday, February 22 – Forte Introductions
  • Tuesday, February 27 – Technology and Teaching
  • Thursday, March 7 – Innovative Ideas
  • Tuesday, March 12 – Community Chat
  • Thursday, March 21 – Technology and Teaching
  • Tuesday, March 26 – Forte Introductions
  • Thursday, April 4 – Community Chat
  • Tuesday, April 9 – Technology and Teaching
  • Thursday, April 18 – Innovative Ideas
  • Tuesday, April 23 – Forte Introductions
  • Thursday, May 2 – Technology and Teaching
  • Tuesday, May 7 – Community Chat
  • Thursday, May 16 – Forte Introductions
  • Tuesday, May 21 – Innovative Ideas

Don’t worry: We’ll send you reminder emails before each session.

Not able to make it to Community Office Hours? No problem! You can always reach out to us directly with questions, issues, or ideas:  help@fortelessons.com