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.


Edmonton Pedagogy Etude
Wednesday, November 13
9:30 a.m.
57 Longview Cres. St. Albert
The focus on this month’s APTA member gathering will be on warm up and technique.  We will watch a video by Marvin Blickenstaff and share ideas afterward.  Anyone interested in furthering his or her development as a piano teacher and developing friendships with colleagues in the Edmonton area is welcome to attend.   RSVP to Joan

Calgary APTA Festival
Registrations open November 15 for our non-competitive Festival February 29 – March 14, 2020.  Students must be studying with an APTA member teacher in order to participate.  Registration deadline is January 15.  

Calgary APTA Book Club
Friday, November 22
9:30 a.m.
215 Sandpiper Place NW, Calgary
Each year, this informal book club tries to read three books which will impact your teaching.  The book choice this time around is “Coffee with Ray” by Nick Ambrosino. If you don’t have time to read the entire book, or even if you have yet to open the cover, feel free to come and enjoy the discussion. RSVP Marian 

APTA Staffroom
Friday, Deecember 6
9:30 a.m.
215 Sandpiper Place NW, Calgary
Back by popular demand is the holiday theme of “My Favourite Things.” Bring along a favorite activity, song, idea or resource that has been a hit in your studio.  The holidays are a time for sharing so all are welcome.  RSVP Marian.  


27th Annual Conference

September 25 & 26, 2020
Black Knight Inn, Red Deer AB

Join us for two days of inspirating lectures, cameraderie of colleagues, great food, music and learning for all levels.  Our headliner will be Nicola Cantan, of “Colorful Keys” blog fame.  Registration will open in June 2020.