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Open Houses - June 15, July 1, Aug. 12, 24, 26

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 6 - 9 pm June 15 9 - noon July 1  1 - 4 pm August 12 5 - 8 pm August 24 9 - noon August 26 9 am - 12 August 27 Special Pricing homeschool, low income & large families Pre-Twinkle Suzuki start up group only $185 for 10 classes  Register Anytime by calling (585) 244-6910   


Musical Theater Camp presenting Annie!

At this camp students will have the chance to express their dramatic side! Classes will focus on acting, vocal technique, dancing, and staging. Students will work together to create a production of "Annie" which will be performed at the end of the camp.  Cost: $350 Registration Fee: $15 See attached form to register and select a date to audition for a part assignment. 


MAY 20th -- BARNRAISER EVENT!

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 be followed by square dancing to live music played by KSMA’s own bluegrass bands, our faculty members Ben Proctor and Tahlia Cott, and guest artists Food for Thought, Timothy Ball, and more! Inside things will be a bit more refined.  There...


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 Crafts, Food & Fun! ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE KANACK SCHOOL EXPANSION PROJECT


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 will last approximately one hour. Performers: Invite friends and family to come watch you perform! Performers: Please arrive at 6:30 for tuning. If you have never participated in one of our group concerts, we would really like to have you join! All that...


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: ·        First choice of days and times will be given to students paying a full year’s tuition in the order in which they are received. (This plan does not require a registration fee)   ·        Second choice of days...


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 be performing. The concert will last approximately one hour.  Performers: Invite friends and family to come watch you perform! Performers: Please arrive by 6:30 pm for tuning.  


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 & Arts (young instrumental students, mornings only) July 10-July 14:  Exploring Music & the Arts! (for children who do not yet play an instrument) July 17-July 21:  Adult Orchestra & Chamber Music (Adults) August 7-August 11:  Creative Ability Development Teacher...


CLOSINGS

Closings are posted to 13 WHAM and 8 WROC (and emails sent to students/families whenever possible).


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 fullest potential: artistically, creatively, socially, and intellectually. Ø    With a focus on the opportunities for enhanced learning, personal growth, character education, leadership, community involvement, and true artistic...


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 and how to help their child at home. The class meets 1 hour weekly.   Space will be limited so register early!   Saturdays 1:30-2:30  (Class starts February 11th)   Cost: $185 plus $15 registration fee   To register, please call or stop...


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 $20,000 in scholarships since September, and our building cost is estimated at $500,000. Donate Any gift will be deeply appreciated!


DEC 3 at 4 pm - Chamber Master Class

All are welcome and encouraged to attend the fall chamber master class on Saturday, December 3rd, at 4pm at the Kanack School of Musical Artistry, 2077 South Clinton Avenue in Brighton. A masterclass is a chance for everyone to learn by watching and listening, and as such is a useful experience not only to the musicians performing, but to all who are present. This class is also a wonderful way to find out what our chamber music program entails, and to find out how these groups...


DECEMBER 11--Chamber Groups performing at 4:00 pm

Everyone is invited to a recital given by ensembles in the Chamber Music Program at the Kanack School of Musical Artistry. Chamber ensembles formed in September will perform at the Kanack School on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 4pm. Our players range from age 5 to adult musicians. Composers featured in this recital include Mozart, Debussy, Telemann, Utrecht, Bach, and more.   All musicians interested in joining the chamber music program at KSMA are encouraged to...


Annual HALLOWEEN Party! Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 -9 pm

This is an annual family friendly, musical, costume party.   Faculty performances Games, a costume contest and lots of good food and fun. Bring a dish to share! Saturday October 29th 6:00 pm  -> 9:00 pm        


Kick-Off Party to start the Academic Year! Fri, Sep.16!

This year we're opening the academic season with a kick-off party! This is for all students, their families, and faculty. The date is Friday, Sept 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring a snack or drink to share, an instrument, and prepare to have some fun. We will play music, eat, chat, and get the year off to an inspiring start.


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 ages 2-9 and their parents. Students are introduced to basic techniques on cello or violin; parents learn techniques plus Suzuki philosophy and how to help their child at home. The class meets 1 hour weekly. Space will be limited so register now! Day/Time: Violin: Saturdays 1:30-2:30  Cello:...


*ADULTS ONLY Camp - AUGUST 1-5

  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 camp that will focus on chamber music and ensemble playing.  Participants will learn and develop skills important for all musicians through groups classes and work in small ensembles.  The camp will meet from 9:00am to 12:30pm, Monday, August...


*KSM Camp Week 2- July 4th to July 8th*

Enjoy a week of music and fun. Programs include: Orchestra, Chamber Music, Vocals, Piano Chamber Music, Twinkle & Arts, master Classes, Movement, Suzuki, Fiddling and Improvisation.   Orchestra and Chamber Music Weeks 1 & 2 Suzuki Book 4 and Up This camp is designed as an intense learning experience for serious students. Elements of study include orchestra, improvisation, master classes, fiddle, chorus and two hours of coached chamber music daily. Friday concerts conclude...


Alexander Technique Workshop with Katie Fittipaldi

Alexander Technique is a fun and relaxed way to find new ways to do the things you do - play your instrument, sing, read, sit in a chair, work on a computer, go for a walk or a run, ride a bike…anything! The workshop will focus on fun exercises and games designed to help you understand your physical habits of posture and movement and explore moving beyond them. You will learn about your habits and how to begin changing them so that you can move more freely, without pain or tension, and...


*KSM Camp Week 1- June 27th to July 1st*

Enjoy a week of music and fun. Programs include: Orchestra, Chamber Music, Vocals, Piano Chamber Music, Twinkle & Arts, master Classes, Movement, Suzuki, Fiddling and Improvisation.  Orchestra and Chamber Music Weeks 1 & 2 Suzuki Book 4 and Up This camp is designed as an intense learning experience for serious students. Elements of study include orchestra, improvisation, master classes, fiddle, chorus and two hours of coached chamber music daily. Friday concerts conclude each...


KANACK SCHOOL OF MUSIC FACULTY SHOWCASE

You are cordially invited to a night of food,wine and wonderful music at the Kanack School of Music.  On the evening of Sunday February 28th at 7pm the faculty of the Kanack School will be offering a showcase of their talents to raise money for our scholarship fund.  They will be performing works by Haydn, Borordin, Barber, Bloch, Ysaye, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin as well as some fiddle music which is such a large part of the Kanack community.   There will...


100 Day Practice Marathon PARTY! Feb 20th

  100 Day Practice Marathon PARTY! Congratulations for participating in this event! Come celebrate all your hard work! Bring your instrument, a dessert or drink to share, and your family! Saturday, February 20th 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.   The Kanack School of Music, 2077 South Clinton Ave.


Opera Scenes performing A Bit of the Bat Jan. 15 and 17

The Opera/Music Theatre Scenes class invites everyone to their adaptation of the Opera, Die Fledermaus (“The Bat”) composed by Johann Strauss.   This production, “A Bit of the Bat” will be in concert version, sung in English. The cast includes Kanack students, faculty, alumni and family. The singing is wonderful and the story is hysterical.   Admission is free.   Performances are on Friday, January 15th at 7 pm and on Sunday, January...


Toronto Tour Meeting - Oct 1

SAVE THE DATE! On Thursday October 1st at 6:30 pm there will be a meeting to discuss the Kanack School trip to Toronto for all interested families. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Ward Dilmore the Development Director at Encore Tours, who will be organizing this tour for us. He will speak about all aspects of the trip and be available for questions. The meeting should last 30-45 minutes. Please see the below information reprinted from the fall welcome back letter.    ...


Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Cello Class Starting October 4th

  Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Cello Class Starting October 4th This 10 week session is open to children ages 2-9 and their parents. Students are introduced to basic techniques on cello; parents learn techniques plus Suzuki philosophy and how to help their child at home. The class meets 1 hour weekly.   Space will be limited so register early!   Day/Time: Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm (Class starts October 4th)   Cost: $185 plus $15 registration fee   To register, please call or stop...


Jump Start Twinkle Summer Program

Offered this summer on violin, cello, and piano (guitar offered in the fall). 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 techniques plus Suzuki philosophy and how to help their child at home. The class meets 1 hour twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Offered on violin, cello, and piano (guitar will be offered in the fall).   Space will be limited so...


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 we have added a new offering this semester- fiddle bands can now coach as a part of the chamber music program! The times available for fiddle bands to coach are Wednesdays 6-8pm and Fridays 3-5pm . Please mark on your form that you want...


Book Signing/CD Release Party! FEB 22

     You're Invited! Come enjoy Live Music, Book Signing, Great Food and Fun. Featured performers will include Alice Kanack, Drew Robertson,  Linda Boianova, the "Hard Chord Harmonies" fiddle band, and  the CAD Tour Group performing "Snow White". "The Snow White fairy tale was a work of wonder ...  utilizing new improvisation techniques they created in the true sense....art!  The play evoked the qualities of...


*KSM Camp Week 3 - AUGUST 8-12

Openings available-- August 8-12, 2016The Kanack School Fiddle Camp is a fiddling day camp in Rochester, New York. We bring together outstanding teacher/performers in Celtic, Old Time and Bluegrass, Contra, Klezmer, and Rock fiddle styles for a week of learning new tunes and techniques, making friends, and collaborating. The camp is led by Alice Kanack, director of the Kanack School and master Suzuki and Improvisation teacher and by Megan Beller, an accomplished performer and Suzuki and...


Free Faculty Chamber Music Recital Thur. June 26th 7 pm

Please join us at the Kanack School of Music Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 pm   for the Faculty Chamber Music Recital. Enjoy music by Mozart, Shostakovich and Ravel!  It will also be a good opportunity to explore the many opportunities at the Kanack School of Music!  The musicians are: Violins Thomas Rodgers  http://www.kanackschoolofmusic.com/faculty/thomas_rodgers.html Daphne Pickens...


MAY 18 -- Greatest Hits Concert -- CAD Tour Group

The Creative Ability Development Tour Group Greatest Hits Concert Highlights of the 2013-2014 Season May 18th, 7:00 pm   at the Kanack School of Music


Musical Improvisation for Children Class

This class is based on the book and taught by the author Alice Kanack. Children ages 2-5 are highly imaginative and ready to explore music on their own terms.  This class encourages the students’ innate musicality and curiosity while developing their ears and preparing them for beginning instrumental instruction.   Register now!   Saturdays 8:30 to 9:30   Cost: $150 plus $15 registration fee


Corinna Eikmeier

Take a 15 minute Lesson…..Have a  unique Musical Experience  With  Corinna Eikmeier March 17th or 18th. You will receive a short lesson.  It will be easy, and a pleasure and also interesting.  You will sound better afterwards.  You will help a brilliant, dear, German, blind cellist with her  Doctoral research!  Corinna Eikmeier was born in 1969 in Germany.  Corinna studied Violoncello, Improvisation, contemporary music  and professional...


JUNE 15--Faculty Recital at 3 pm

3 p.m. One team…two players…three instruments… Drew Robertson, viola and violin Michelle Bitler, piano performing works by Bach Brahms Mendelssohn Granados    


NEW Group Guitar class starting on Thursday evenings

We are delighted to be offering a NEW group Guitar class!!! This class will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings starting Nov 29th. All Levels are welcome. This class is free for students who currently attend the Kanack School. Please contact the office if you are interested in attending this class and are not a current student. The class will be organized as follows: 8:00-8:30    Tunes/Repertoire for all levels 8:30-9:00    Small groups (Guitar...


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 their learning environment. The rules: 1)  Practice between each lesson; keep track of how many minutes you practice (lesson minutes don't count). a.   Pre-Twinklers and early Book 1 students: Practice at least 6 days = 1 point b.  Book 1...


CLOSED MONDAY 2/2

THE KANACK SCHOOL IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2. STAY SAFE.


Register Now for Music Alive!

  November 9th & 10th, 2012 RIT Inn & Conference Ctr. 5257 West Henrietta Road West Henrietta, NY  14586   Music Alive !    a musical retreat for families and teens Bring your Instrument or Your Voice! Featuring the PUBLIQuartet  and award winning violinist/ composer Jessie Montgomery  Concerts ♪ Workshops ♪ Great food ♪ Pool Parties ♪ Jam Sessions Friday evening Dinner and Concert package sold separately PUBLIQuartet’s educational...


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:  1.    Choose a number of lessons you would like to receive. 2.    Discuss the arrangement of lessons with your private teacher. If your teacher is not available during the summer, please check with the office for your choice of available teachers. It’s fun and beneficial for students to study with a...


Camp Announcements

      Please register NOW for all camp weeks. Payment is not due until the first day of camp. I need to form groups and settle faculty schedules as soon as possible so we need to know who is coming. Thanks, Alice   I.           The Kanack School is pleased to announce a voice program during the weeks of June 25th & July 2nd – Week 1 & 2. Students will participate in daily choral, improvisation, master...


OPEN REGISTRATION starts June 5th

  Open Registration begins June 5th   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 register. You only need to pay the registration fee ($25) to reserve your slot.]  


Sat, Jan. 8, 6:30-8:30 House Party

Let's get the new year off to an inspiring start! Come celebrate all your hard work! Come meet your new "House" and House Leaders! Come eat and chat and have some fun! Please bring a snack or drink to share!


Creative Ability + Music = Musicality,
Musicality + Technical Facility = Artistry