About Us

Who we are

Forte Toowong and Coorparoo are one of Brisbane’s biggest private music schools. Since it’s inception in 1997, Forte music has expanded from Brisbane to have popular music schools all over the world.


Forte Toowong and Coorparoo’s director David Doherty came on board with Forte in 2008, under Forte’s creator Gillian Erskine’s guidance. Having graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium, where he was awarded the Conservatorium guitar prize in 2003, David then went on to travel and live in Japan, Canada and the US. Teaching and performing in those countries proved the bedrock for a life of teaching and sharing music.

With a team of over 35 passionate musicians and educators, Forte Toowong and Brisbane now teach over 750 students each week, and are passionate about introducing the magic of music to students aged 6 months and up.