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Dan Forbes Music


Piano Tuning and Piano, Voice, Beginner Guitar, and Digital Recording Lessons offered. Some travel available. Thank you for 10+ years serving Kalamazoo / Portage, MI.

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!

  • IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We are now hiring!! Due to our strong reputation in the Kalamazoo / Portage community over the past 10 years, demand for our services  has become intense. If you love teaching, have a music degree or more than 10 years music background, please email us @ [email protected] We offer very competitive wages and flexibility for our instructors. 
  • Dan Forbes and Meridian Prall are GLVP (Gull Lake Virtual Partnership) approved homeschooling teachers.
  • Optional Fun Recitals with games offered twice per year. Yes, this has finally resumed, our next recital is November 2021.
  • 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).
  • 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.

Yes, music lessons improves grades and test scores! For adults, music keeps us young, keeps our minds sharper as we age.