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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.

Calgary Workshop with Eric Nyland

Edmonton Student Showcase

25th Annual Conference

 

Calgary Workshop with Eric Nyland

Friday, March 2
Brentview Baptist Church
3512 Charleswood Drive NW

9:30 – 10:15
Successful Studio Management
This session offers advice for streamlining your administrative tasks to free up time and money; use and management – especially time management – of online marketing tools; and advice for establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with students

10:45 – 12:30
Integrating Drama into Music-Making
Drawing upon his experience as a stage actor and theatre producer, Eric Nyland learned to think of the lesson as an improvised performance between student and teacher which follows prescribed rules but demands creativity and imagination from both participants. This session will discuss how students and teachers can work together to craft a story about where we come from, where we are and where we would like to be at the end of the lesson, the week, the month, the year, and the lifetime.

Cost if registering before Feb 23:  $25.00 for APTA members, $30 for non-members
Add $5.00 if registering after Feb 23
Cheques should be made payable to APTA and sent to Calgary Extended Executive, 374 Hawkstone Drive NW, Calgary AB, T3G 3T7
For more information, contact Regina or Charlotte 

Edmonton Student Showcase

Sunday, March 11
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
St. Albert Evangelical Lutheran Church
11 Glenview Crescent, St. Albert
Registration Fee:  $10 per student

For details and Registration Form please Click here!

The APTA Edmonton Student Showcase is a non-competitive festival of student performances.  The goal of the Showcase is to bring together pianists of all ages and skills to provide a performance opportunity that is both encouraging and celebratory.  The festival is non-competitive and will not be adjudicated.  As this is the first year for the Showcase, all classes will be OPEN and students can play pieces of any level, style or genre.  Memorization is optional.  Once online registration and payment has been received, students will be assigned a performance time.  All participants will receive a certificate for participating.

Please direct questions to Michelle Miller or Reinette Shabert.

25th Annual Conference

September 28 and 29, 2018
Black Knight Inn, Red Deer AB

Headliners:  Randall Faber and Fred Karpoff
Registration opens in July … hope to see you there!