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 are hosting an event in your community which would be beneficial to your piano teacher colleagues, please let us know.  Remember that APTA has continuing education funds to help bring clinicians and workshops to our members.

Calgary Workshop with Rosemarie Penner

Friday, March 1
Brentview Baptist Church
3512 Charleswood Drive NW
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Session #1 (9:30 – 10:45 a.m.) – Who Says You Have to Stay on the Bench?
Off-bench activities to make lessons fun and enhance your students’ understanding of music theory.  Your students will love this multi-sensory approach to learning.  Wear comfortable clothes as this is an interactive session.
Session #2 (11:00 – 12:30 p.m.) – Make-up Lessons in Real Time
Rosemarie shares information about how she uses FaceTime to solve the problem of make-up lessons and cut her teaching days in half with make-up lessons in real time.
Feel free to bring a bag lunch so you can chat with other teachers afterward!
APTA Member Fee for both sessions – $30 ($35 for non-members)
Register before Feb 22 and save $5.00
For more information, contact Robyn

Edmonton Student Showcase

A Non-Competitive Festival of Student Performances
Sunday, March 10
1:00 – 5:00 pm

St. Albert Lutheran Evangelical Church
11 Glenview Crescent, St. Albert
Registration fee $10 per student due January 31

26th Annual Conference

September 27 and 28, 2019
Black Knight Inn, Red Deer AB

Headliner:  Gail Berenson, Professor Emerita of Piano at Ohio University, Athens

As a result of her distinguished work as a piano pedagogue, along with her reputation as an expert on musician wellness issues, Ms. Berenson is much in demand as a performer, clinician, master class artist, adjudicator, author, reviewer and pedagogy consultant. She will be joined by her Lyric Duo partner, Alison Brown Sincoff, for a concert of flute and piano music at Red Deer College as part of our conference.  Mark your calendars now!   A complete list of session topics will be announced when conference registration opens July 1, 2019.