Welcome!

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 an online 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.  

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2020-2021 Membership Renewals
Our new membership year has begun!  Renewals are $50 and can be paid online or by cheque made payable to APTA.  Your membership fee helps us in our efforts to provide support to teachers as we wait out coronavirus restrictions and adapt to the “new normal” in our teaching profession.   
New Members – $45, regardless when you join in the calendar year.
Memberships run from July 1 to June 30 annually.

 

Coffee Time Chat (Zoom)
Tuesday, August 4
10:00 a.m. (full)
1:00 p.m. (full)
7:00 p.m. (full)
It’s official.  Students are heading back to school in September.  What will the Scenerio 1 announcement mean for your piano studio?   Will you continue to teach online or will you return to in-person lessons?  If it’s the latter, what kind of precautions will you be taking to make sure you and your students stay safe? One of the encouraging aspects of APTA is how comfortable we are sharing our ideas. We’ve had a great response to our first Coffee Time Chat of the 2020-2021 membership year and are looking forward to some engaging conversations. We will post some of the highlights on our group Facebook page

 

Scholarship Deadline
Extended to August 15 
We offer several adjudicated and mark-based scholarships in order to encourage and reward continuing education.  Scholarships are awarded to members, not students of members.  More details can be found here or by calling Dara at 403-618-8340.

 

27th Annual Conference

September 24 & 25, 2021
Black Knight Inn, Red Deer AB

Rather than facing a compromised 2020 conference with limited registrations and social distancing procedures, we have made the decision to postpone our “World of Piano Teaching” conference to September 2021.  We will still have the same headliner, Nicola Cantan, the powerhouse behind Vibrant Music teaching based in Dublin, Ireland.  Much as we will miss the warmth, comradeship and mingling over meals that accompanies our in-person conference, we are making enthusiastic plans to reach out to you in other ways during the 2020-2021 membership year and are looking forward to being able to hold workshops, professional development gatherings, and public recitals once the threat of COVID-19 has been mitigated.  Thank you for your understanding.