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.  


June 1, 2023
Application deadline 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.


June 1, 2023
New Membership Year Opens
APTA Memberships run from July 1 to June 30 of each calendar year.  Members who renew before June 30 do so at a rate of $45.00, after which the rates remain at $50.00 for the duration of the year.  There are no partial memberships.  New members can join at $45.00 anytime during the 2023-24 year.  If you were a member in the past and are having trouble logging into your account, contact Joan membership@aptaonline.net for help.  


June 7, 2023
Calgary Play and Visit
10:00 a.m. to noon
703 Kincora Bay NW Calgary
RSVP to jennifer@imaginemusicinc.com


July 15, 2023
Scholarship Application Deadline
APTA is pleased to offer several scholarship and bursary opportunities to members to encourage and reward continuing education.  Interested in attending conference in the fall but feeling pinched financially?  We can help!  Completed a practical or theory exam in the past year?  Send us your mark!  We have money to give away, so apply soon.  Successful applicants will be presented with their awards at the APTA Conference banquet in September.


September 22-23, 2023
“Pearls of Wisdom” Conference
First Alliance Church (Deerfoot), 12345 40 St SE, Calgary 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.  Registrations will open on June 1st.