Continuing Education for Teachers

ARMTA Edmonton Branch, Continuing Education 2017-2018

Look forward to an exciting series of workshops, to provide inspiration and new teaching ideas for teachers. Reconnect with old friends, make new friends and learn from each other. 

Coffee and refreshments will be provided. All scheduled for mornings, 9:15-11:45

Bring payment to the first workshop or pay online with registration.

Pre-registration is required. 


2) Jan Janovsky - Monday, January 29, 2018, 9:15-11:45am  - Beginner Jazz and Composition

Location: Studio of Melissa Morelli Lacroix, 1646 Forbes Way, Edmonton, T6R 2R9
How to teach jazz and composition to any beginner in only 5 minutes. Practical exercises for teaching jazz rhythms to students and more! 

3) Dr. Bianca Baciu - Monday, March 5, 2018, 9:15-11:45am - Mindfulness at the Instrument: the Andover Approach

Location: Bianca’s Studio, 7243 May Road NW, Edmonton, T6R 0V8 (In McGrath)

The workshop will explore mind and body awareness at the instrument and will be based on Andover and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction principles. It will address the struggles, both mental and physical, that we face at the instrument and will offer strategies for increased wellness and ease. This is an experiential workshop in which precise and practical suggestions will be provided. Participants are encouraged to experiment at the instrument, and a mini masterclass will also be offered.

4) Tova Olson -  Monday, May 7, 2018, 9:15-11:45am - Hand Drumming and Teaching Rhythm

Location: Rosemarie Horne’s studio: 7809-102 Ave, Edmonton 


Workshop Fees:

Members:  $75 for 4 workshops / $25 individual workshop
Sign up for all four and receive one workshop free!

Non-members: $100 for 4 Workshops / $30 individual workshop

Edmonton Branch Pedagogy Group  - members free

Full time students free - with valid student ID

For more information about the workshops feel free to contact Annette George at or Leslie Bai at


Past Sessions:

1) Alexandra Munn – Friday,  Oct. 6, 9:15-11:45am - Classical Style – Teaching Sonatinas 

Location: All Saint's Anglican Cathedral 10035-103 Street (paid parking directly South, beside  the cathedral)  Repertoire list for registrants to follow soon.