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Dan Forbes Music

Piano Tuning and Piano, Voice, Guitar, Ukulele and Digital Recording Lessons offered. Some travel available. Call or text (269) 303-7997. 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!

  • We are a JoyTunes affiliated studio! Click here to learn more. PianoMaestro is an iPad game that gets kids to practice that don't normally want to practice, and also helps teach timing without a metronome. This app subscription free to the customer is a perk of being part of our studio. 
  • Click here for a link to our most recent studio newsletter.
  • 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 will be Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
  • Exciting small group workshops several times per year provide a unique learning experience not typically offered elsewhere.
  • Dan is President of Battle Creek Morning Musical Club.  This non-profit Club offers a child the chance to meet music students from all over and watch professionals perform both in-person and virtually, as well as perform themselves at Festival at WMU earning points toward trophies.
  • BCMM also offers other awards and scholarships.
  • 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 families of 3 students or more.
  • Travel lessons available in certain areas on certain days.
  • Unlimited makeups (ask for more details).
  • Ever popular songwriting and piano mechanics classes available.
  • Progress reports available.
  • 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, theory and songwriting.
  • 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.