Tag Archives: Alberta Piano Teachers Association

Tips for First-Year Teachers

A piano teacher asked the following question on the Alberta Piano Teachers’ Association facebook page. “I’m a first year teacher. What would be your one piece of advice? I absolutely love it and can’t image not teaching now that I’ve … Continue reading

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It’s OK. Play a wrong note.

Last spring we heard an excellent talk by Edwin Gnandt (ProfessorĀ at Ambrose University College) on the shifts in piano playing and teaching from the Romantic Period to the current scene. A summary can be found by clicking here. Last week … Continue reading

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Attitude Adjustment

You go to workshops and conferences hoping to learning something new. How much you learn depends in part on how much you already knew. Some sessions are great, some are not. Sometimes I walk away thinking I don’t know a … Continue reading

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Conference in September

One of the best pedagogy conferences is the Alberta Piano Teachers’ Association conference, held every year in September. This year’s headliner is Marvin Blickenstaff – no stranger to piano teachers in North America. By all accounts, he’s well worth hearing. … Continue reading

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Alberta Piano Teachers’ Association

The Alberta Piano Teachers’ Association (APTA) is another organization for piano teachers in Alberta. Unlike ARMTA (Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association), anyone can join. You don’t need any qualifications or experience. The yearly fee is very low and there are … Continue reading

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