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

  • 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
  • Forte Raffle Winners!!


    -Outdoor Fun- 31 Bag- Lisa Mencke

    -Creative Memories- Shawn Michlitsch

    - Pahl’s Market- Pam Dahl

    -Occasionally Yours- Margot Peterka (Elko)

    -Twins- Alex Schumann

    -Buffalo Wild Wings- Barb Hartmann

    - Jeff Vigness Book- Char Wellens

    -Wild Shirt/Hat- Shari Soens

    -$40 Bouquet- Troy Patterson

    -Lynx Tickets- Ann Tibbets

    -Music-Go-Round $25- Greg Ross

    - Golden Ridge Stables- Missy Toombs

    -Fantastic Sams- 1. Mara Croghan 2. Dina Aune

    -Great Clips- 1.Allie Schultz 2.Maddie Toombs

    -Costco- Heather Buege

    -Berry Blenz- 1.Jill Breen 2. Jeremy Barth 3.Heather Buege 4. Lavon Bertucci

    -Subway- 1.Lorinda Bergstein 2. Pam Dahl 3.Maddie Toombs 4.Bob Fecke 5.Cristine Preston 6. Kristin Fink 7.Lupe Martinez 8.Karen Brettingeh 9.Jean Ross 10. Lavon Bertucci

    11.Logan Aune 12.Lupe Martinez

    - VIP Nails- 1.Barb Ross 2. Lupe Martinez

    Posted Jun 13, 2013, 7:17 AM by Joy Afdahl
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