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quartet performing at Fiddler's Fair


Creatuve Ability Development Tour Group performing in Rhode Island


perform at Fiddlers Fair

Students & Faculty

perform at Irish Festival

Pre-Registration for Fall

April 1 through June 1 FALL REGISTRATION  will be held from April 1 through June 1. Rates will change for the 2016-17 academic year   Kanack School policy is as follows:   ·...
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Summer Lessons

Summer is coming!   The Kanack School is delighted to provide music lessons and camps throughout the summer.   Our summer policy is as follows:   1.     Choose a number of lessons you would like to...
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Open Houses - June 9, July 2, Aug. 6, 25, 26, 27

Extraordinary teaching in a warm, disciplined, non-competitive environment   Open House your opportunity to meet our innovative director and try instruments with our experienced faculty...
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JUNE 2--Violin, Viola, Cello Group Concert

Our semi-annual Violin, Viola, and Cello group concert will be held on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 p.m. It will be held in the auditorium at Council Rock Primary School (in Brighton), 600 Grosvenor Road, Rochester, NY  14610 . The concert...
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JUNE 13--Orchestra Concert

  Our semi-annual Orchestra concert will be held on Monday, June 13th at 7:30 p.m. It will be held at The Kanack School of Music .   The Saturday Reading Orchestra and the Monday KSSO Orchestra will be performing. The concert...
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Jump Start Twinkle Summer Program

Offered this summer on violin, cello, piano, and guitar. This 4 week (8 classes) concentrated session is open to children ages 2-9 and their parents. Students are introduced to basic techniques; parents learn instrumental technique plus...
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*KSM Camp Week 1- June 27th to July 1st*

Enjoy a week of music and fun. Programs include: Orchestra, Chamber Music, Vocals, Piano Chamber Music, Twinkle & Arts, master Classes, Movement, Suzuki, Fiddling and Improvisation.  Orchestra and Chamber Music Weeks 1 & 2...
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*KSM Camp Week 2- July 4th to July 8th*

Enjoy a week of music and fun. Programs include: Orchestra, Chamber Music, Vocals, Piano Chamber Music, Twinkle & Arts, master Classes, Movement, Suzuki, Fiddling and Improvisation.    Orchestra and Chamber Music Weeks 1...
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Kanack Stock IV Sunday August 7, 2016

Less Bach, More Rock! A Fundraiser Event. More details to follow.

*KSM Camp Week 3 - AUGUST 8-12

Openings available-- August 8-12, 2016 The Kanack School Fiddle Camp is a fiddling day camp in Rochester, New York. We bring together outstanding teacher/performers in Celtic, Old Time and Bluegrass, Contra, Klezmer, and Rock fiddle...
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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