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Clothesline Arts Festival

Summer Camp students


Creatuve Ability Development Tour Group performing in Rhode Island

Students & Faculty

perform at Irish Festival

Students & Faculty

quartet performing at Fiddler's Fair


perform at Fiddlers Fair

Pre-Registration for Fall

April 1 through June 1 FALL REGISTRATION *   will be held from April 1 through June 1. Rates will not change for the 2015-16 academic year   Kanack School policy is as follows:   ·  ...
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Jump Start Twinkle Summer Program

Offered for the first time 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...
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JUNE 8--Orchestra Concert

  Our semi-annual Orchestra concert will be held on Monday, June 8th 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 Saturday...
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JUNE 11--Violin, Viola, Cello Group Concert

Our semi-annual Violin, Viola, and Cello group concert will be held on Thursday, June 11th 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--Chamber Groups performing at 1:30 pm

Everyone welcome. Chamber ensembles formed in February will perform at the Kanack School on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 1:30 pm.  Enjoy  music by Mozart, Beethoven, Piazzolla, Glazunov, Cambini and more . ...
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Summer Camps

Week 1: June 29-July 3 Week 2: July 6-July 10 Week 3(Fiddle): Aug 10-Aug 14 Orchestra & Chamber Music: Weeks 1 & 2, Book 4 and up Students participate in daily orchestra, improvisation, master class, chamber music and fiddle....
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Save the Date: FIDDLE CAMP 2015--AUGUST 10-14

Openings available-- Kanack School Fiddle Camp 2015 August 10-14, 2014 The Kanack School Fiddle Camp brings together outstanding teacher/performers in Celtic, Old Time and Bluegrass, Contra, Klezmer, and Rock fiddle styles for a...
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2015 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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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