20 hours ago
Friday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m.
Location: 51 Millbank Close SW Calgary
Music Exchange! Refreshments! Friendship!
Feel free to bring a gift to others in the form of books and/or resources you no longer use in your studio. If you have several items, bring in a box or bin for easy perusal. If you come empty-handed, that’s okay too. You just may find something useful, so bring along a container to cart your new-found treasures home in. Everyone is welcome. Items not taken are the responsibility of the original owner to bring back or leave to be recycled.
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3 weeks ago
Excitement is starting to build about having Nicola Cantan as our headliner for the 2020 conference in Red Deer. If you aren't familiar with Nicola and her creative teaching ideas, here's an interview with Tim Topham from a couple of years ago. www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZtfWmO1mu8 ...
1 month ago
Dear members of APTA,
Our APTA organization wishes to acknowledge and send our deepest regrets on the recent passing of Forrest Kinney. Forrest was well known to many of our members through his books, thoughts on music, vocal arrangements and his visit to Alberta in 2011 when he did workshops for APTA members in Lethbridge, Calgary, and Edmonton. He dedicated over 4 decades of his life to helping us become more creative and playful teachers and musicians. This gifted man left us a tremendous teaching legacy on improvisational skills.
Last week, his sister wrote the following post on his Facebook page:
Hello, fellow fans of Forrest. This is his sister, Sydney. He asked me to write you when the time came. So I am letting you know that his exuberant walk on earth is over. While this is sad for us we are also rejoicing that his spirit is flying free of pain.
Forrest met his extremely challenging diagnosis with incredible grace and good humor. He was at heart a teacher and in this season of his life we all continued to learn from him in a different kind of master class.
As you know, Forrest’s lifework was about creativity and helping it grow in each and every one of us. Our lives are altered forever for knowing him, making music with him and experiencing his tireless, loving, encouragement to live creative lives. So, in his memory, go do something creative today and other days when you think of him. Do it alone, do it with a friend or do it with your community. Do it with joy and a heart open to possibility. That’s the legacy he leaves us and creating with joy is the highest honor you can give him now.
I thank you in advance for the outpouring of love I know will be posted here and appreciate you also knowing I won’t be able to answer at this time.
You were each special and important to him. Even if you never met him in person, he was thinking of you when he wrote his books from his beloved little house amid the evergreens.
Sharing your deep gratitude for having known:
Forrest Marty Kinney
January 15, 1957 - December 8, 2019
Please keep four of his most famous words in mind as you celebrate Christmas and welcome in a new decade:
Music, Play, Creativity, Joy
Veronica Weber, President
and all the members
of the APTA Executive ...