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Students & Faculty

quartet performing at Fiddler's Fair

Students & Faculty

perform at Irish Festival

Students & Faculty

perform at Chatterbox

Clothesline Arts Festival

Summer Camp students


Creatuve Ability Development Tour Group performing in Rhode Island

Annual HALLOWEEN Party! Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 -9 pm

This is an annual family friendly, musical, costume party.   Faculty performances Games, a costume contest and lots of good...
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Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin Class Starting SEPT 24

  Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin Class Starting September 24th These 10 week sessions are open to children ages 2-9 and their parents. Students are introduced to basic techniques on violin; parents learn techniques plus Suzuki...
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Pre-Twinkle Violin and Cello Groups starting soon

    Tell Your Friends!! We are now accepting registrations for Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin and Cello Classes Fall Session Starting Sept 2016 This 10 week session is open to children ages...
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Chamber Program - Register by SEPT 17

Any students who have already been participating and any new students are welcome to join our chamber program!   We have a separate "Adults Only" program also. The deadline for registration is SEPTEMBER 17 th; coaching...
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Kanack School Offers "Adult Only" Camp Aug 1-5

  Kanack School of Musical Artistry “Adult Only” Summer Camp – Join members of our faculty for an exciting week of music making.  Instrumentalist of all levels (but not all ages!) are welcome to attend this...
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2016 CAD Performance Workshop and Teacher Training Sche

Performance Workshop & Teacher Training in Creative Ability Development with Alice Kay Kanack   In 1984 Dr. Suzuki nicknamed Alice Kay Kanack “Mozart’s Mother” for her ground breaking work in the...
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Who Actually Quits?

Who Actually Quits Musical Instrument Instruction — Children or Their Parents? From The Music Parents Guide - A Survival Kit for the New Music Parent Posted on   10/14/2015   Written by   TONY  ...
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Breaking the Tradition of Imitation: Creativity in Musi

From Musicovation Blog: The positive news about music, for a change. Breaking the Tradition of Imitation: Creativity in Music Education and Performance Click on the link to view an interview with Alice Kay Kanack on February 20, 2015. 
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Improvisation Tour Group performs in Toronto, NOV 2014

The Creative Ability Tour Group was formed over 20 years ago. Its purpose is to demonstrate, through live improvised concerts, that all children can develop their innate creative ability to a very high level. The students in the tour group...
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NY Times: Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

When children learn to play a musical instrument,  they strengthen a range of auditory skills . Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at least for those who continue to be engaged with music. But a study...
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Promote lifelong feelings of well-being--brief article

Music and art provide the two most important elements needed to promote lifelong feelings of well-being. These elements are distraction and purpose. Each helps remove us from our day to day worries, our focus on loss or on feelings of isolation....
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Creative Ability + Music = Musicality,
Musicality + Technical Facility = Artistry