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.
If you have an idea for an online 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.
APTA Student Bursary
Application Deadline: Saturday, October 31
The APTA Student Bursary is designed to help students of APTA members continue their lessons during a period of financial difficulty. Students do not need to be accomplished musicians; instead, they simply have to show a love of music and a strong desire to succeed. The amount of money to be given out varies from year to year and can be split among successful applicants. Cheques are issued directly to the teacher. Names of students, their teacher and their hometown are kept in strict confidence by the bursary committee. To apply for the bursary, please submit a letter explaining the financial need of your student’s family and have the child submit a letter explaining why music is important to him or her.
Webinar: “May the Force be With You: Finding Nature in the Notes”
Friday, November 27
Clinician: Adam Johnson
Bring life and possibilities to musical phrasing through playing with the natural forces behind the notes, whether at student or professional levels. This simple but powerful dimension will enliven the way you and your students experience music, and will quickly raise the quality of musicianship.
This webinar is part of a series APTA is holding on the fourth Friday of every month. All past webinars are available in the members sign-in area until August 31, 2021.
September 24 & 25, 2021
Red Deer AB
We are pleased to be welcoming Nicola Cantan, the powerhouse behind Vibrant Music teaching based in Dublin, Ireland, to Red Deer for our 2021 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. More information will be released in the Spring.