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perform at Irish Festival

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quartet performing at Fiddler's Fair


perform at Fiddlers Fair

100 Day Practice Marathon PARTY! Feb 20th

  100 Day Practice Marathon PARTY! Congratulations for participating in this event! Come celebrate all your hard work! Bring your instrument, a dessert or drink to share, and your family! Saturday, February 20...
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Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin Class Starting FEB 6

  Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin Class Starting February 6th 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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Opera Scenes performing A Bit of the Bat Jan. 15 and 17

The Opera/Music Theatre Scenes class invites everyone to their adaptation of the Opera, Die Fledermaus (“The Bat”) composed by Johann Strauss.   This production, “A Bit of the Bat” will be in concert version,...
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Save the Date: FIDDLE CAMP 2016--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