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perform at Irish Festival


perform at Fiddlers Fair

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perform at Chatterbox

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quartet performing at Fiddler's Fair


Let's raise funds to build our much needed and anticipated addition!  The Barnraiser! will be an exciting event for the whole family. Outside under the tent there will be a chicken barbeque dinner provided by Sticky Lips. Dinner will...
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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 2017-18 academic year   Kanack School policy is as follows: ·...
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JUNE 1--Violin, Viola, Cello Group Concert

Our semi-annual Violin, Viola, and Cello group concert will be held on Thursday, June 1st 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 10th--Orchestra Concert

  Our semi-annual Orchestra concert will be held on Saturday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. It will be held here at the Kanack School, 2077 S. Clinton Ave., 14618. The Saturday Reading Orchestra and the Saturday KSSO Orchestra will...
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Summer Camps

June 26-June 30  Orchestra & Chamber Music (Suzuki Book 4 and up) Piano & Chamber Music (Ages 5-18) Vocal Music Program (Ages 11 and up) Suzuki and Jr. Chamber Music (Suzuki Book 1-3) Twinkle &...
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Kanack Stock V Sunday August 13, 2017

KANACK STOCK V August 13, 2017 ***** Alternative Styles Concert ***** 1 Night of Peace & Music  *****   Folk Music, String Rock, Improvisation, Jazz & More Music, Memories & More...
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Pledge to the Kanack School of Musical Artistry

The Kanack School of Musical Artistry is the not-for-profit epicenter of Creative Ability Development (CAD) within our community and internationally. We provide an enriching, nurturing, and inclusive environment where all can grow to reach their...
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Closings are posted to 13 WHAM and 8 WROC (and emails sent to students/families whenever possible).

2017 CAD Performance Workshop and Teacher Training Sche

Creative Ability Development  Teacher Training and Workshop August 7-11, 2017 Rochester, NY Imagine a place where you cannot make a mistake, where everyone listens when you speak and everyone applauds your...
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  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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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