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Forte Community Office Hours and Schedule

Community Office Hours

Katie Hone Wiltgen, Chief Education Officer

January 23, 2024

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: