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Students & Faculty

quartet performing at Fiddler's Fair

Students & Faculty

perform at Chatterbox


perform at Fiddlers Fair

Students & Faculty

perform at Irish Festival

Clothesline Arts Festival

Summer Camp students

Creative Ability Development Conference 2018!

Join us for the first ever International Creative ability Development Conference in Chicago, from April 6 to 8.  www.creativeabilitydevelopmentconference.org Creative Ability Development – using music as a language and...
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CAD Pre-School Arts Program

The CAD Pre-School Arts program is an innovative, multi discipline approach to developing each child's innate creativity. It also focuses on the child's ability to communicate, collaborate and perform. Using CAD's famous "There's No Such Thing...
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House Competition

House Competition         This is the healthiest kind of competition there is! Students compete for points by practicing at home, listening to classical music, attending classes, and helping take care of...
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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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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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2017 "Adult Only" Summer Camp

  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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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