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Creatuve Ability Development Tour Group performing in Rhode Island

Students & Faculty

perform at Chatterbox


perform at Fiddlers Fair

Students & Faculty

quartet performing at Fiddler's Fair

Clothesline Arts Festival

Summer Camp students

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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Kick-Off Party to start the Academic Year! Fri, Sep.16!

This year we're opening the academic season with a kick-off party! This is for all students, their families, and faculty. The date is Friday, Sept 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring a snack or drink to share, an instrument, and prepare to have some fun....
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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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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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Jump Start Twinkle Summer Program

Offered this summer on violin, cello, and piano (guitar offered in the fall). 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 techniques...
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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