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Learn from the world’s best professional musicians. Verified by The Recording Academy. Vetted by Forte.

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About Forte and The Recording Academy

The Recording Academy is the world’s leading academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals. The mission of the Recording Academy is to recognize excellence in the recording arts and sciences, cultivate the well-being of the music community, and ensure that music remains an indelible part of our culture.

The Recording Academy is famous for its GRAMMY® Awards. Recognizing excellence across all genres and aspects of the recording industry, The GRAMMY® is the most prestigious music award in the world.

Forte is the only place where you can find a music teacher who is officially verified to be a member of the prestigious Recording Academy, the organization that administers The GRAMMY® Awards. Members of The Recording Academy are among the most experienced and prestigious musicians in the world.

Through Forte’s exclusive partnership with the Academy, verified members are eligible to apply to teach on Forte. The Forte team vets each teacher, ensuring they have substantial teaching experience and a strong pedagogy background.

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Recording Academy Verified Teachers

The official Recording Academy verifications on Forte fall into three categories:

Recording Academy Member

These teachers have been verified as members of The Recording Academy and therefore are among the most elite music professionals in the world.

GRAMMY® Award Nominee

These teachers have been nominated for a GRAMMY® Award and therefore have had their work recognized by their peers for excellence in their field.

GRAMMY® Award Winner

These teachers have won a GRAMMY® Award, the world’s most prestigious music award.