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.  



November 15, 2021
Registration Opens for the Calgary APTA Festival
Please put this poster up in your studio so students can see it at every lesson!
November 16, 2021
Coffee Time Chat (Zoom)
10:00 a.m.
Would you like to teach online or do make-ups online?  Our November Coffee Time Chat is hosted by APTA member Sharon Field from Calgary who is pleased with the new Musicology platform (after having used FaceTime and then Zoom over many years). Hear how the Musicology app provides a simple solution for parents and students when logging in, about the sound quality that allows you to play duets, about the interactive whiteboard and keyboard, etc.  As a special treat, Rebecca Featherstone, a music teacher in Ontario who is founder and CEO of Musicology, has agreed to be on hand to answer any questions you may have.  Registration links have been emailed to members.
November 17, 2021
APTA Pedagogy Etude
9:30 a.m.
Location TBA
To commemorate Canada Music Week (November 21-27), we will be exploring Canadian repertoire and invite everyone to prepare their favourite Canadian piece (any level) to share with the group. We hope to see you there!  For more information, contact Joan Ritchie at joan.studio1@gmail.com or by telephone at 780-458-5771
November 26, 2021
Webinar, 10:00 a.m.
Details to follow
January 28, 2022
Webinar, 10:00 a.m.
Details to follow
February 25, 2022
Webinar, 10:00 a.m.
Details to follow
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, 10:00 a.m.
Details to follow
April 22, 2022
Webinar, 10:00 a.m.
Details to follow
May 27, 2022
Webinar, 10:00 a.m.
Details to follow

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.