Welcome!

This website is designed to help piano teachers interested in developing a network of colleagues and accessing professional development opportunities as well as for parents looking to enroll their children in piano lessons.  We encourage existing members of APTA to log into the members-only area where we have posted electronic versions of our newsletter and a detailed, searchable database.  Should you be unable to find what you’re looking for, please contact us.  We’d be glad to help.

Upcoming Events

If you have an idea for a session that would be beneficial to your piano teacher colleagues, please let us know.  APTA has continuing education funds to help bring clinicians and workshops to our members.  

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December 2, 2022
10:00 a.m.
General Meeting (held over Zoom)
The purpose of this very short meeting is to pass the following Special Resolution:

“That the bylaws be amended from (Current)  
VIII. REVENUE and Finance
B. Membership fees are due annually on September 1st, and shall be submitted to the Membership Convener.
to (New)
VIII. REVENUE and Finance
B. The membership year shall run from July 1 to June 30. Membership fees are due annually on July 1st.”

 

January 15, 2023
Registration deadline for APTA Festival
This year’s APTA Festival takes place in Calgary’s St. David’s United Church (near the U of C) from March 4 – 18, 2023. There are categories where all of your students will fit, whether it’s pop, classical or other!  Please encourage your students to register soon, and share this information with your studio news and social networks. Our festival is an excellent opportunity for students of all levels to perform in front of an expert adjudicator with a peer group, and receive constructive feedback and real-time coaching.

 

April 15, 2023
Applications open for Creative Music Writing Competition
Do you have students who like to write or improvise their own work? It’s tough to cram the notation of a song during the busy academic months of April and May. Notation software isn’t the easiest to use so get a head start! Encourage your students to start notating their music earlier and make it a good holiday project over the winter break. Composing and winning a placement or honorable mention is a life-changing confidence booster for many young musicians. Applications for our CMW Competition are accepted from April 15 to June 1 each year.

 

September 22-23, 2023
Conference in Red Deer, AB
The Alberta Piano Teachers Association will celebrate its 30th year with powerhouse Nicola Canton from Ireland as our headliner.  Mark your calendars now.  Nicola has been patiently waiting for the green light to come to Canada and we are so excited to welcome her to our APTA family.  Details of the conference will be announced next spring.