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.  


March 4 – 18
Calgary APTA Festival
St. David’s United Church 3303 Capitol Hill Crescent NW
The Calgary APTA Festival is a non-competitive, volunteer-run piano festival that takes place each spring. The goal of the festival is to provide students with an opportunity to expand their musical and performance skills in a non-competitive setting.  Classes are held from 9 to noon, 1:30 to 4:30, and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  We hope you can join us, https://festival.aptaonline.net/  


April 15, 2023
Applications open for Creative Music Writing Competition
Do you have students who like to write or improvise their own work? It’s tough to cram the notation of a song during the busy academic months of April and May. Notation software isn’t the easiest to use so get a head start! Encourage your students to start notating their music earlier and make it a good holiday project over the winter break. Composing and winning a placement or honorable mention is a life-changing confidence booster for many young musicians. Applications for our CMW Competition are accepted from April 15 to June 1 each year.


September 22-23, 2023
Conference in Red Deer, AB
The Alberta Piano Teachers Association will celebrate its 30th year with powerhouse Nicola Canton from Ireland as our headliner.  Mark your calendars now.  Nicola has been patiently waiting for the green light to come to Canada and we are so excited to welcome her to our APTA family.  Details of the conference will be announced later this spring.