Forbes Music Company

About Forbes Music Company

What We Do

With the finest teachers and staff, Forbes Music Company fosters the love, appreciation and enjoyment of music. Our in-home and online music lessons develop skills, build confidence, and promote overall happiness. We go beyond the notes to teach life’s greatest lessons. It’s your music, on your schedule, with the best teachers.

Why We Do

Forbes Music combines the personal touch of your neighborhood music studio with the convenience of in-home and online lessons. We’re built to make your life easy.

How We Do

Forbes Music Company has established itself as a market-leader in private music education by creating a valuable support network and growth opportunities for educators, and inspiring creativity and making a positive difference that enriches the lives of our clients.

Bottom line, we do it by focusing on you!

Our Credo

Forbes Music Company’s pillars of success include respect, patience, understanding, thoughtfulness, and care. By maintaining focus on these core principles, we promote our positive, cooperative culture of happiness to all our stakeholders.

We have a responsibility to teachers to respect and faithfully support their teaching practice by being a resource for administration, pedagogical strategy, and education management.

We have a responsibility to our clients to provide exceptional service in all facets of their experience, to be thoughtful and understanding with respect to their needs, and to provide qualified, thoroughly vetted instructors that exceed expectations.

We have a responsibility to our management team to create an open, respectful, productive and cooperative environment where we can flourish and succeed both individually and collectively. By maintaining an innovative atmosphere driven by pursuit of excellence, we will ultimately improve, grow, co-create new opportunity and leverage each individual’s strengths to produce synergy.

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“Being an instructor for Forbes Music Company has been the best experience. Their support for their staff transcends to the success we as instructors are able to deliver to our students.”

Kelly B.

Voice and Piano Instructor, Forbes Music Company

“Working with Forbes has given me the wonderful balance of having the personal freedom to call the shots, while retaining the luxury of having a team in place to support me when I need it.”

Garet R.

Guitar and Piano Instructor, Forbes Music Company

“I couldn’t be happier to be part of such an incredible organization. The support from the office administration gives teachers all the assistance and tools they need to succeed!”

Nica S.

Piano and Voice Instructor, Forbes Music Company

Meet a Few Of Our Teachers


Guitar, Piano, Bass, Songwriting, Improvisation, Music Theory, General Music


Drums, Percussion, Improvisation, General Music
Linda Shea


Clarinet, Piano, Saxophone, Flute, General Music, Music Theory
Michael Becker


Saxophone, Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Music Theory
Lily Brosseau


Piano, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Lizzie Podany


Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, General Music, Music Theory
Kelly B.


Voice, Piano, Songwriting, Improvisation, Music Theory, General Music
Julie Ferrara


Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Woodwinds, Double Reeds, Piano, Improvisation, Music Theory, General Music
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Piano, Voice, Guitar, Music Theory, General Music, Songwriting, Composition


Saxophones, Clarinets, Flutes, Woodwinds, Drums, Piano, Improvisation, Music Theory, General Music

About Curtis Forbes

Curtis has dedicated his career to sharing the joy of music through education. As a performer, Curtis has shared some of the world’s biggest stages with music elite. His work across myriad organizations—Forbes Music Company, the Grammys, Grammys in the Schools, MediaTech Ventures, and Lifeworks Ventures—demonstrates his passion for music, education, helping others, and delivering creative, positive experiences to wide audiences.

Curtis is a dedicated philanthropist, musician, performer, business owner and music educator who is driven by excellence, benevolence, and continuous personal and professional growth. By creating and nurturing opportunities for exceptionally talented music educators, and developing platforms for support and success, Curtis and the Forbes Music team have brought smiles and happiness to students of all kinds.

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