A little about our background
Chantal was born in Venice from both French and Italian parents and began playing piano from the age of 9. She developed a natural flair for the instrument and music in general. After playing and teaching for many years she later studied gaining music diplomas from her local conservatoire. At 19 she moved to France and studied at Strasbourg university gaining both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in music. A supremely talented and qualified teacher capable of teaching in French and Italian as well as English!
Paul has been teaching all forms of guitar privately and in schools for many years and is a regular gigging musician based in Derby. Paul is capable of teaching complete beginners all the way to grade 8 and beyond and also teaches the drums as well as the guitar. As well as teaching, Paul is in a number of bands that regularly perform in Derby and the rest of the UK performing both original material as well as covers. Paul has only very select days and teaching time slots available, so book whilst you can!
Gemma is our woodwind teacher at the academy. Whilst her specialty is in teaching saxophone, she is an excellent teacher of all woodwind instruments including clarinet and flute. As well as teaching at Forte, she also teaches as a peripatetic woodwind teacher in schools across Burton. Gemma also works in the Foulds music shop which means she is also the perfect person to ask for advice on purchasing or renting an instrument. Time slots for Gemma's lessons are almost fully booked so enquire whilst you can!