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.  


January 15, 2022
Registration closes for the Calgary APTA Festival
January 28, 2022
Webinar with Kendall Hafermehl: The Pianist and Their Piano: Exploring Vital Connections Between Excellence in Piano Performance and Piano Technology 
10:00 a.m.
It is natural for pianists or instructors to focus on technique. But how many consider the profound impact one’s instrument can make on musicianship and development?  Join piano technician and teacher Kendall Hafermehl as we look at how the health and optimal setup of your piano can deeply impact the engagement and progress of your students as musicians.  The registration link for this webinar has been sent by email to all APTA members.
February 25, 2022
Webinar with Karen Gerelus:  The ‘I’ in Why: Musical Identities and Student Retention
10:00 a.m.


February 26 – March 12, 2022
Calgary APTA Festival
Renfrew Baptist Church
1204 Renfrew Drive NE (directions)
Calgary, AB
February 26:  Quest for the Hidden Tale
February 28 – March 11:  Festival Performances
March 12:  Festival Showcase, 7 p.m.
March 25, 2022
Webinar with Cynthia Fehr:  Ask an Accountant
10:00 a.m.
April 22, 2022
Webinar with Pamela Pike:  Sight-reading for Intermediate Students
10:00 a.m.

May 27, 2022
Webinar with Samantha Coates
10:00 a.m.



2022 Annual Conference

September 23 & 24, 2022
Red Deer AB

We are pleased that Nicola Cantan, the powerhouse behind Vibrant Music teaching based in Dublin, Ireland, is committed to coming to Red Deer for our 2022 conference.   As the headliner, Nicola will present four sessions to an eager audience of APTA members, and will be joined by other session clinicians to provide a conference you won’t want to miss.