Forte Vocal Performance Academy is trying to prepare nice singers. We concentrate on the three main supports of a performer:

Vocal Technique, Vocal Stretch & Strength, Style, Foundation, Open Throat, Focus, Clarity, Cord, Foundation, Support, and many more voice tools.

Subtext, Character Depth, Emotion, Embodiment, Translation of Lyrics, Thought Formulation, Timing Choice, Strength of Silence and much more character tools.

Stage Presence, Microphone Technique, Energy Movement, Audience Involvement, Body Movement, Physical Poses, Entrance & Exit Style and lots of others performance tools.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Singing Lessons
  • Voice Coach
  • Vocal Teacher
  • Acting Lessons

Serviced Areas

  • Indio, Palm Desert, Coachella Valley, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Bermuda Dunes

Payment Options

  • American Express, Cash Only, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Audrey McDonald
  City Indio, CA
  Zip Code 92201
  Address 81711 Hwy 111
  Phone Number (760) 565-2000

Business Representative

Audrey McDonald

Head Vocal Coach

Audrey McDonald grew up in Northern California where her talent helped lead to the development of the Harbor Select Jazz Ensemble. At 15, Audrey's skill was well beyond any other student thus proving the requirement for special funding to create the Ensemble.
During the next five years Audrey honed her skill with a long training at Aptos Academy of Music and countless local vocal competitions and performances. She even traveled to Taiwan where she spent time performing daily at Le Fu Amusement Park. Once back at the Aptos Academy she felt the need to broaden her learning and, at the age of twenty, moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled at the Los Angeles Academy of Music.
Once Audrey finished her training at L.A.M.A. she stayed in the fast-moving city to perform with several bands, attend red carpet events and live the glamor of Hollywood. This life soon became negative to Audrey's love of the simple beauty of life. During a short visit in Palm Springs with her family, and admittedly, escape the cutthroat feel of Hollywood, she discovered the desert kindness, straightforward lifestyles, and art-filled beauty of day-to-day desert living. She had packed for three days and ended up never leaving.
She has gladly continued to perform locally in such venues as The Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival Nightly Musical, Cabaret Theater West and local operas such as Cosi Fan Tutti. During these performances, while bonding with her fellow cast members, Audrey found herself naturally drawn to encourage and help the artists around her. I started teaching knowing that's what was needed so badly in the valley. I just wanted to help every singer out there who was hurting their voice. I felt so connected to all of them. Hearing their first taste of vocal freedom after lessons with me makes me just as excited for them as they are for themselves! It's hard for me to call teaching work when I love it so much!
Audrey's efforts to simply give vocal help led to multiple cast member requests for personal lessons. Audrey realized that her wish to help others grow, learn and love the vocal arts is actually a true gift of teaching. She genuinely hopes that she can use her talent and training to reach many students here in the Coachella valley.

  • I would recommend this business

I highly recommend Forte Vocal Academy it's great! Very kid friendly and positive atmosphere.

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  • I would recommend this business

Forte Vocal academy is great place to have your self or your kids to sing. My daughter is in private lesson and she has gotten so my better and only been there two months. Audrey is a great teacher I really recommend her if you want private or group lesson.

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Customer Testimonials

I've only worked with Audrey twice and I already feel like I'm learning a lot. I've been to a few other singing classes in the Santa Cruz area and Forte is definitely the best in regards to the teaching methods as well as the teachers themselves. Highly recommended.

Forte Vocals is the best! My daughter has been taking private voice lessons with Audrey for almost a year now and she has loved every minute of it! She has gone from being a very shy and quiet little singer to a "there's no stopping me" ROCKSTAR!!!

From Our Website

Whether you want to perfect your voice or just simply sing better in the car with the windows rolled up, we're here for you! Originally established in Southern California in 2011, we have the experience you can expect from an elite vocal coach.

A lot of people seek out bargains. Services, possessions, whatever it may be, it always feels better to get it cheaper. We even brag about it more to our friends and family. That's exactly why cheap singing lessons in Santa Cruz are out there. I am of the opinion that when it comes to setting financial obligations devoted to bettering yourself like; gym memberships, book reading, self defense classes, singing lessons, creative writing, acting, painting, etc., you get what you pay for. Often times the bargains don't even give you a good interpretation of what the possibilities could really be when you try it.

MOANA is a themed class where the students will choose a song or two from the new hit movie "MOANA" to work on together for Four 2hr sessions. We all know kids can get shy when having to speak in front of others, not to mention having to sing! Participating in group classes can help kids find their voice alongside their peers in a stress free environment, being able to take away from the class their new found confidence! We will be announcing the dates and theme any day now. We also will be announcing our upcoming summer camps as well.

At Forte Vocal Performance Academy we create a fun filled and joyous atmosphere. Yes We Have Fun! We believe that music is all about telling a story that you love to others that enjoy listening. Ever heard someone perform a song perfectly, but for some reason you didn't feel a connection or true interest in what they were saying? Singing a song in tune is one thing, but telling the story of the song is where the true enjoyment begins. Our singing teachers here in Santa Cruz don't just focus on singing technique, but on the WHOLEpackage.

Yes we still have room in the August Katy Perry Camp. All our camps are filling fast so I would suggest signing up your daughter asap. We accept ages 6-18 and have three vocal coaches on staff to help with the age differences. In fact the last Katy Perry camp had three 6 years olds who all had a blast!

Whether you are an experienced singer or just want to join everyone on stageat your nextkaraoke party, our private voice lessons provide all you need to start singing/performing like a pro. Our vocal coaches have an array of experience and are ready to provide up to date knowledge and wisdom in the industry of entertainment. One on one private vocal lessons allows us to give you our undivided attention as we help you progress using the "Forte Method." Private singing lessons at an early age have a huge impact on yourchild's development.