Forte Fine Arts Academy is a community-based fine arts school devoted to providing a high-quality and accessible education to students of all ages and levels of ability. Our teachers strive to instill a lifelong appreciation of the arts through creative teaching and nurturing learning experiences.

Please visit our Classes page for a list of course offerings. Use our class registration form for registering for all classes. Registration Forms will be accepted throughout the fall.

We also have birthday party options! Have your child celebrate their birthday at Forte.

Forte Fine Arts Academy is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization located at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lakeville, MN. Forte Fine Arts Academy is a separate organization. Forte Fine Arts thanks St. John’s for providing a home for us.

Our Kwik Trip gift card fundraiser is now available online.

Violin and Music Lessons


Forte Fine Arts Academy News

  • Little Mermaid Jr!
    Forte is happy to announce that we will be doing a production of "The Little Mermaid Jr." this summer.  Auditions will be Monday May 4th & Tuesday May 5th.  With possible callbacks (if needed) on Monday May 11th. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Please sign up for a 15 minute time slot via email.

    Auditions are open to children ages 9 -18. (Going into fourth grade.)   All who audition will be cast.

    $80 per child.  Family discounts are available for families with three or more children participating. Also scholarships are available.  Please email for details.

    St John’s Lutheran Church in Lakeville

    20165 Heath Ave

    Lakeville, MN 55044


    Rehearsals will begin the second week in June and through all of July.  They will typically be scheduled 

    Mondays – Thursdays from 6-9 pm.  Not all actors will be required at every rehearsal.  Conflicts will be 

    requested on the audition form.


    Friday July 24th, 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, July 25th, 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.

    Posted Jul 9, 2015, 7:43 AM by Joy Afdahl
  • Huge Thank you to Cub Foods in Lakeville
    A huge thank you goes out to Cub Foods in Lakeville on County Road 50 and Dodd for hosting the Forte Fine Arts Volunteers on Super Bowl Sunday.  We bagged groceries from 10-5 p.m. and were able to meet and greet a lot of great people in our community.  It's businesses like yours that help make our nonprofit a success.  Thank you so much!!
    Posted Feb 5, 2014, 12:34 PM by Joy Afdahl
  • Solo Ensemble at Forte is coming!!
    Register now for solo/ensemble at Forte coming March 7.  This is for 6-9 grade playing in band or orchestra, as well as guitar.  Please contact Joy at for more information!!
    Posted Feb 13, 2015, 12:53 PM by Joy Afdahl
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