Continuing Education for Teachers

ARMTA Edmonton Branch, Continuing Education 2016-2017

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.

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

Pre-registration is required. Registration form is below session information.


3.  Cameron Watson workshop “Composing and Exploring Creativity at the Piano”
Monday March 20, 2017,  9:15 – 11:45 am 

Location: Sylvia Shadick-Taylor’s studio  (10327 - 137 St, Edmonton — use the side door)

Let’s get creative at the keyboard using some of the contemporary elements such as the blues scales, pentatonic, whole tone and other 20th century idioms.  This will help give teachers tricks and tools to bring these theoretical concepts “to life” with hands-on ideas for improvisation and creativity in the student’s lessons.

Fee - $25.00 for members/$30 non-members*

NOTE: * Workshops #2 & #3:   
Members: $25.00 each or $40.00 to attend both
Non-members: $30 each or $50 to attend both


4. Workshop and Masterclass by Dr.  Magdalena Adamek – Clinician from Virginia Commonwealth University
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Location: PCL Hall, 5th Floor, Alberta College Campus (10050 MacDonald Dr, Edmonton)

Pedagogy Workshop: 9:30-11:45am
Lunch: 11:45-12:30pm
Masterclass: 12:30-2:00pm

Morning Pedagogy Workshop: Strategies to teach young students beautiful tone production and how to establish natural habits from the very beginning. Learn how to teach active listening and how to gain a desirable level of comfort in playing the piano at a young age.

Afternoon Masterclass: Will be devoted to collaborative playing.  A brief lecture will be followed by students performing with their partners (strings, brass or woodwinds, vocalists, or piano duos) We will be looking for ensemble groups or students, to perform in this masterclass setting. 
Click here to sign up as a performance group in the Masterclass.

Morning workshop: $30 (members) /$35 (non-members)
Afternoon workshop: $30 (members) /$35 (non-members)
Lunch:  $20 (wraps, fruit, veggies & dip, dessert)


Previous sessions:

1.    Canadian Music Celebration
Saturday October 29:  7:00–9:00pm  

At Leslie Bai’s studio,  7811-158 Street.  Come enjoy some music, wine, cheese and appetizers!  A gathering to share Canadian music with friends and colleagues.  We are featuring  local composer and ARMTA member Heather Hindman and some of her music.  Several other teachers will be presenting and performing some of their favorite Canadian pieces with us. We are hoping to include some vocal works and some other instrumental selections, in addition to piano works.  More program information will be available closer to the event.    Come out for an interesting and fun musical evening.   

Fee: $10.00 for all attending (including performers)
LIMITED SEATING: Register Early!