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

Integrating the Study of Theory into the Piano Lesson
Wednesday, November 14
9:30 am

140 Clareview Rd, Edmonton
RSVP to Michelle


Calgary Workshop

Playing Expressively:  The Three Essentials
Friday, November 23
9:30 – 11:30 am
The Village Event Centre, 4039 Brentwood Road NW, Calgary
Part I will be a discussion on how three essential elements should be present in your music lessons in order to foster expressive playing. When these three elements come together at a music lesson, creativity and expressiveness take off.
Part II will be a discussion on specific ideas and strategies to bring out expressiveness in each of your students.
Clinician:  Marian Parrott
Marian has a Licentiate Diploma (LTCL) from Trinity College London, and a Licentiate Diploma (LLCM) in piano pedagogy from London College of Music (affiliated with West London University, UK). She also holds Associate Diplomas, both performance and teachers, as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. Marian enjoys performing and teaching duet and two piano repertoire and, with her duet partner Andrea Kazmaier, achieved a distinction standing in an Advanced Duet examination with the London College of Music. She currently has an independent piano studio with 30 students from beginner to diploma. Additionally, she is currently in her third year as the President of the Alberta Piano Teachers Association. Previously she has been a sessional instructor with Rocky Mountain College, and was advisor for six years for the Piano Pedagogy Group for ARMTA Calgary Branch.
Cost: $10  for  APTA  members, $15  for  non-members (Pay at the door; cash  only)
Please RSVP to Elisabeth Desruisseaux by November 15


Edmonton Student Showcase

A Non-Competitive Festival of Student Performances
Sunday, March 10
1:00 – 5:00 pm

St. Albert Lutheran Evangelical Church
11 Glenview Crescent, St. Albert
Registration fee $10 per student due January 31


26th Annual Conference

September 27 and 28, 2019
Black Knight Inn, Red Deer AB

Headliner:  Gail Berenson, Professor Emerita of Piano at Ohio University, Athens

As a result of her distinguished work as a piano pedagogue, along with her reputation as an expert on musician wellness issues, Ms. Berenson is much in demand as a performer, clinician, master class artist, adjudicator, author, reviewer and pedagogy consultant. She will be joined by her Lyric Duo partner, Alison Brown Sincoff, for a concert of flute and piano music at Red Deer College as part of our conference.  Mark your calendars now!   A complete list of session topics will be announced when conference registration opens July 1, 2019.