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Students & Faculty

quartet performing at Fiddler's Fair


Creatuve Ability Development Tour Group performing in Rhode Island

Students & Faculty

perform at Irish Festival

Clothesline Arts Festival

Summer Camp students


perform at Fiddlers Fair

Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin Class Starting JAN 31

  Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin Class Starting January 31st 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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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

Creative Ability Development Performance Workshop and Teacher Training with Alice Kay Kanack   Experience the magic of this unique system! The Creative Ability Development pedagogy of practiced free...
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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