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Clothesline Arts Festival

Summer Camp students


Creatuve Ability Development Tour Group performing in Rhode Island

Students & Faculty

quartet performing at Fiddler's Fair

Students & Faculty

perform at Irish Festival


perform at Fiddlers Fair

Open Houses on August 23, 28, 29, Sept 5, 6

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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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:   Choose a number of lessons you would like to receive. Discuss the arrangement of lessons...
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  Open Registration begins June 9 th   Lesson times will be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. Please stop in the office to register.   [At this time, you do not have to pay for the Fall quarter to...
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Openings available-- Kanack School Fiddle Camp 2014 August 11-15, 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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CAD Performance Workshop and Teacher Training-Aug.18-22

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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DECEMBER 1--TO ZAMIR Project - CD Release Event!

Event: The “TO ZAMIR” project Musicians unite to support local teens in their fundraising CD project “TO ZAMIR” in memory of Eric Levy.   Date and time:  2 – 6 pm December 1 st , 2013...
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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