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.  


August 15, 2022
Early Bird Conference Registration deadline
Save $50 off your full conference fees by registering by August 15th.  The complete schedule, session topics, and background of clinicians and concert artist for our September 23 & 24 conference in Red Deer can be found on our conference information page.  If you end up having to cancel for any reason, your registration can be converted to a livestream pass and you will be refunded the difference.  Cancellations after September 10 will not receive a refund but will receive access to the livestream.
August 15, 2022
Deadline for newsletter submissions
Our newsletter editor will be away for part of September so he’s hoping to get as much work done on the Fall edition of the News & Views before he leaves. Please submit any articles, stories, tips, or “it worked for me” suggestions that could be of benefit to other piano teachers to editor@aptaonline.net. Your submission doesn’t have to be long. Even a single paragraph could light a spark for a colleague. If sending time-sensitive information about an upcoming event, keep in mind that the newsletter comes out in October.
August 23, 2022
Expanding Beyond the Lesson
Tuesday, August 23
1 – 3 p.m.
St. David’s United Church (3303 Capitol Hill Cres. NW Calgary)
Revitalize and reenergize this teaching year with some fresh ideas. What can you incorporate into your studio that is exciting and new? Come gather ideas, connect with old friends, and make new ones. Listen to the panel discussion, ask questions and stay for a coffee chat. This event is open to current APTA members, those who haven’t yet renewed for 2022-2023, and any teachers who have not yet discovered what makes APTA such a great organization to be a part of. The location is the venue for the 2023 Calgary APTA festival so the committee will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our annual non-competitive festival. 

August 31, 2022
Last day to view Webinars from our 2021-2022 season 


2022 Annual Conference

We’re Back! 2022 Conference Your Way
September 23 & 24, 2022
Crossroads Church
Red Deer AB

We are pleased to have Adam Johnson as our headliner for our first-ever hybrid conference allowing you to join us in-person or watch a live-streamed version from home.  The last time we were together was in 2019, so this is a much-anticipated “family reunion” of piano teacher friends and colleagues.  APTA members will remember Dr. Johnson from two of our most highly-rated webinars which are available in the members-only sign in section of the website.  He will be joined by other session clinicians to provide a conference you won’t want to miss.  The complete schedule, session topics, and background of clinicians and concert artist can be found on our conference information page.