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Chamber Program - Register by Feb 5th

It's time to register for chamber music for the spring semester! Any students who have already been participating and any new students are welcome to join our chamber program!  We have a separate "Adults Only" program AND w...
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Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin Class Starting Feb 11

  Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Violin Class Starting Feb. 11th 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 philosophy...
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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 Winter Session Starting January 2016 This 10 week session is open to children...
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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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DEC 13-20 -- **Annual Scholarship Fund Drive**

We ask for your assistance through donations. All donations will directly benefit over one  third of our student population currently  receiving financial aid, and also  support our building fund. We have  given out over...
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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" Camp Jul 17-21

  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