Dan Forbes Music

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Teacher Ms. Rebekah Frost shown below with current youngest student Sylas Oakley.

Dan's student Emily Batzloff plays Schubert's "Moment Musical".

Brother and sister Hugh and Eleanor Ford, ages 8 and 3, playing in video shown below. Adorable!

Dan's student Martin Dams, shown below. Great job!

Yes we are able to offer options during these challenging times! Looking forward to our Spring recital on May 1, 2021!


  • Homeschoolers take note: We are an approved community partner for Gull Lake Virtual Partnership! We will be teaching Partnership lessons at new apostolic church building, 3600 w milham, portage mi with masks unless GLVP administration asks us to go virtual.
  • FaceTime and ZOOM Lessons are being offered to all at this time. 
  • Live Piano Lessons, age 6-80, Kalamazoo MI. In-home lessons with masks are now being offered at this time.
  • Piano Tuning and Repair. We are able to safely follow 6 foot rule and wear mask as needed.
  • Violin Lessons, Kalamazoo MI and Portage, MI. (NEW!)
  • Guitar Lessons, Kalamazoo, MI and Portage, MI. Guitar Limited to Zoom at the time, hoping to start LIVE again soon.
  • Voice Lessons, Kalamazoo, MI and Portage, MI.  Voice Limited to Zoom at the time, hoping to start LIVE again soon.

  • Our goal and mission is to help as many students as possible experience the joy of music while reaching their specific goals and potential.

In short, we knock down barriers!

Why lessons at Dan Forbes Music?

  • Optional Fun Recitals with games offered twice per year. Yes, we will be having a recital THIS Fall 2020! Hopefully LIVE with social distancing and masks.
  • ZOOM gathering events for groups of music students
  • Battle Creek Morning Musical Club allows you to meet students from all over and participate in club events as well as Festival at WMU.
  • Get your piano sounding good first with piano tuning and repair services.
  • No ruler bangers here! We believe learning music enhances life, and should be a joyful experience.
  • Great supplemental technology for tablets with lessons.
  • Discounts for multiple students.
  • Travel lessons available in certain areas on certain days.
  • Fun Summer Ensemble jam sessions and social music opportunities.
  • Unlimited makeups (ask for more details). Does not apply to Partnership students.
  • Songwriting classes available.
  • Progress reports available.
  • Annual Festival personal growth opportunities at WMU.
  • Learn classical, pop, folk, gospel, boogie woogie, jazz or video game music.
  • Learn a broad array of musical skills thus making music more enjoyable- sight reading, pitch identification, music history,  theory, performance, improvisation.
  • Ages 4-79.
  • Openings M-F.
  • High marks for reputation.