2077 South Clinton Ave Rochester, NY 14618
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Clothesline Arts Festival

Summer Camp students


perform at Fiddlers Fair

Students & Faculty

quartet performing at Fiddler's Fair

Students & Faculty

perform at Chatterbox


Creatuve Ability Development Tour Group performing in Rhode Island

Open Houses on August 22, 30, Sept 3, 4, 5

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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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 2015-16 academic year   Kanack School policy is as follows:   ·  ...
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Save the Date: FIDDLE CAMP 2015--AUGUST 10-14

Openings available-- Kanack School Fiddle Camp 2015 August 10-14, 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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Jump Start Twinkle Summer Program

Offered for the first time this summer on violin, cello, piano, and guitar. 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 instrumental...
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Summer Camps

Week 1: June 29-July 3 Week 2: July 6-July 10 Week 3(Fiddle): Aug 10-Aug 14 Orchestra & Chamber Music: Weeks 1 & 2, Book 4 and up Students participate in daily orchestra, improvisation, master class, chamber music and fiddle....
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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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2015 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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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