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.  


March 4 – 18
Calgary APTA Festival
St. David’s United Church 3303 Capitol Hill Crescent NW
The Calgary APTA Festival is a non-competitive, volunteer-run piano festival that takes place each spring. The goal of the festival is to provide students with an opportunity to expand their musical and performance skills in a non-competitive setting.  Classes are held from 9 to noon, 1:30 to 4:30, and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  We hope you can join us, https://festival.aptaonline.net/  


March 21, 2023
Calgary Coffee Party
10:00 a.m. to noon
2334 54 Ave SW (North Glenmore Park), Calgary
The Calgary APTA Festival wraps up on March 18, so join us as we discuss how it went, our students’ experiences, things that went well, and suggestions for possible improvements next year. We will also be introducing a new APTA initiative, the “Great Giveway Event” which can take place in any community where retiring or soon-to-retire teachers can share wisdom and teaching materials with the next generation of piano teachers.  What would you like this mentorship program to look like?  Please text Sonia, 403.615.9993, so she has an idea of how many will be attending.  If it’s a last-minute decision and you don’t get a chance to RSVP, that’s okay too.   We’ll be happy to see you.  Refreshments will be provided and newcomers are always welcome — bring a friend!  


April 15, 2023
Applications open for Creative Music Writing Competition
Do you have students who like to write or improvise their own work?  Composing and winning a placement or honorable mention is a life-changing confidence booster for many young musicians.  We welcome submissions from composers of all ages and levels of experience and for any instrument or group of instruments.  Applications for our CMW Competition are accepted from April 15 to June 1 each year.


April 21, 2023
Calgary Potluck Lunch
Details to be decided at the March 21 Coffee Party


May 26, 2023
Calgary Coffee Party
10:00 a.m. to noon
Details to be decided at the April 21 potluck lunch


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 later this spring.